Senegal Has 38 Athletes in the 2012 Olympics

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Curiosity struck me today: how’s Senegal looking at the 30th Olympiad? Here’s a good roundup from Wikipedia on Senegal’s participation in London. There are 38 athletes competing in eight different sports.

From Dakar, we’re lucky enough to have a DirecTV log-in, so we can stream all the events live. Woo! I have a slight Summer Games obsession. I cheered out loud during women’s road cycling today.

As I said in my Facebook status, I might explode into a pile of glitter during the running events next weekend.

Eighteen of the athletes comprise the soccer team – see below. I hope some of the individual performers make the finals in their events; I’d love to watch them compete in the final rounds..

Above, athletes from Senegal wave their flag and march in a parade during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London.

Below Moussa Konate celebrates after cancelling out Team GB’s lead.










Photo credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey. Second photo: Getty Images. 

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