Jan 13, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT
With every Winter Olympics comes the odd stories of non-traditional winter sports nations sending an athlete or two to the Games.
Enter Alpine skier Luke Steyn, who was born in the capital of Harare, moved to Switzerland at age 2 and wound up at the University of Colorado. The New York Times emailed with Steyn over the holidays.
“Though I have moved from Zimbabwe, I still feel very much connected to it,” he wrote to the newspaper. “As they say, it’s in your blood, and I hope to live and work in Africa again one day.”
Steyn, 20, has one World Cup result to his name, taking the first of two runs in a January 2012 slalom and failing to qualify for the second run.
He does have three top-10s in lower-level FIS races in California this season.
The Times of London reported Zimbabwe has recorded snowfall once, in the 1960s.
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