Africa's role models - on and off the pitch
Coming last for a good cause
In Salt Lake City in 2002, Isaac Menyoli became the first cross country skier from Cameroon ever to take part in the Winter Olympics. He was the last to finish the 15 km course. But he did not ski to win, but to draw attention to AIDS back home. He did just that in an interview directly after the race, achieving publicity which would have been denied to him without the Olympics.
Author: Nadina Schwarzbeck / mc
| Editor : Asumpta Lattus