Tongan who took up luge as publicity stunt set to become nation’s first Winter Olympian


The story revives memories of the success of the Jamaican bobsleigh team that qualified to compete at Calgary 1988, as luge is virtually unknown in the archipelago renowned not for ice and snow but instead for its sunshine and white sandy beaches.

Tonga does not have a particularly strong record in the Summer Olympics either, having just a solitary silver medal from super heavyweight boxer Paea Wolfgramm from Atlanta 1996.

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