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Trinidad and Tobago’s Andre Marcano, Axel Brown in Beijing, China for 2022 Winter Olympics

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Trinidad and Tobago is represented at the 2022 Winter Olympics by Andre Marcano, 35, and Axel Brown, 29. Hosted by Beijing, China, the international winter multisport event will be held from February 4-20, 2022.

During the event’s opening ceremony, Marcano served as the flag bearer. He and Brown will compete in the two-man bobsled with the latter as the driver.

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Mikel Thomas serves as an alternate. Accompanying the bobsled team are Lovie Santana as chef de mission, Rheeza Grant as the new coronavirus (COVID-19) liaison officer and Thomas Harris and Lewis Prentice as support staff.

The last time Trinidad and Tobago participated in the Winter Olympics was in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The country was represented by Andrew McNeilly, Errol Aguilera and Gregory Sun, who finished 37th and last in the two-man bobsled.

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Based in New York City, New York, United States, Marcano earned his master’s degree in exercise physiology and sports nutrition from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New City after receiving his bachelor’s degree in mathematics. As a sprinter, he competes primarily in the U.S. and was a three-time national championships finalist in Trinidad and Tobago from 2017 to 2019.

In 2014, Brown played football at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA where he studied landscape architecture. He was born to a British father and a Trinidadian mother in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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In July 2015, Beijing was elected as the 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 Marcano and Brown, a total of 2,871 athletes from 91 countries and territories will compete in 109 events in seven sports. The events will be held not only in Beijing but also in other parts of China including Yanqing and Chongli.

On February 4, 2022, the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics was held at Beijing National Stadium in Beijing. The final seven torchbearers mounted the torch itself into the center of a stylized snowflake that was constructed from placards bearing the names of the delegations competing in the event.

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