The exciting international contest of winter sports kicked off on February 1st in the Chinese region of Beijing, and will be running until the 20th of this month.
Lebanon is among the 91 countries participating, competing with three of its best young athletes: 21-year-old Alpine skiers Manon Ouaiss and Cesar Arnouk, and 19-year-old cross-country skier Elie Tawk. Manon Ouaiss
, who picked up her hobby at only four years of age, has successfully managed to juggle between training for the Olympics and pursuing her master’s degree in Law.
Cesar Arnouk also began his skiing career at the tender age of five, and underwent professional training for the Winter Olympics in Canada where he is currently completing his bachelor’s degree.
As for Elie Tawk
, he got his pass for the game after ranking 54th in the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Germany.
Since 1948, Lebanon has competed at almost each of the Winter Olympic Games, except in 1994 and 1998, boasting a total of 17 participants.
Despite not receiving any substantial funding from the Lebanese government, these young athletes are working hard to bring pride to our country and putting it on the international sports map, and we wish them the best of luck for the Olympics!