Senegal Has 38 Athletes in the 2012 Olympics


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. 

Rachael Cullins
Rachael Cullins is a twentysomething American girl living in Dakar, Senegal, with her husband and two dogs. She blogs about her adventures in Senegal and travels elsewhere in West Africa. She will reside in Dakar until summer 2013, when she and her family will move to another foreign post as part of her husband's career with the U.S. government. In addition to West Africa, she has traveled to France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy and Costa Rica and plans to continually add to that list.
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