American Samoa

Nathan Crumpton to represent American Samoa at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China

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Nathan Crumpton, 36, is the sole representative of American Samoa at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Hosted by Beijing, China, the international winter multisport event will be held from February 4-20, 2022.

Crumpton represented American Samoa in the men’s 100 metres event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, which took place at the Olympic Stadium in Shunjuku, Tokyo, Japan on July 31, 2021 and on August 1, 2021. He will be the first athlete to have represented American Samoa in both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.

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Born in Nairobi, Kenya to American parents, Crumpton is now based in Park City, Utah, United States. His mother is of Chinese and Polynesian descent.

Through Crumpton’s maternal grandmother, he has Polynesian lineage recognized by American Samoa. He has lived in six countries namely American Samoa, Australia, Kenya, Switzerland, the U.S. and Zimbabwe.

At the 2020 Winter Olympics, Crumpton will compete in skeleton. This will be the second time American Samoa is participating in the Winter Olympics following its debut in 1994.

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In July 2015, Beijing was elected as host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This marks the first time the Winter Olympics is held in China.

Including Crumpton, a total of 2,871 athletes will compete in 109 events in seven sports. Aside from Beijing, some events will be held in other parts of China including Yanqing and Chongli.

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