Latin American athletes seek place in Winter Games

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Antonio Pardo of Venezuela carries a representation of his country's national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. There have been Venezuelan athletes at past Winter Olympics, but Pardo is the first to enter an Alpine skiing event. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Latin American countries made their debut in the winter edition of the Olympics at the 1928 Games in St. Moritz, where Argentina finished fourth in the five-man bobsled.

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