Trinidad and Tobago's delegation has appeared at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics for the first time in 20 years.
Andre Marcano carried the Trinidad and Tobago flag into the National Stadium in Beijing, China, the first time the national colors have graced a Winter Games opening ceremony since the 2002 edition in Salt Lake City, USA.
The national team and team officials walked enthusiastically into the Beijing National Stadium waving to the crowd, while Marcano hoisted the national flag proudly into the air.
The T&T team entered under a giant image of the Trinidad and Tobago national flag on the stadium, with the Olympic rings looming over.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of 19 countries set to compete in the two-man bobsleigh event at the Xiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track in Beijing, China.
T&T will be represented by Marcano, Axel Brown, and reserve Shakeel John.
Thomas Harris, and Lewis Prentice as team officials, while Lovie Santana is Chef de Mission, and Rheeza Grant as the COVID-19 Liaison Officer.
The Opening Ceremony marked the start of the 24th edition of the Winter Olympics, with almost 3,000 athletes from 91 countries slated to compete in the Games.
After the Parade of the Nations, International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, called for political authorities across the world to "give peace a chance."
"In our fragile world, when division, conflict, and mistrust are on the rise, we show the world — yes, it is possible to be fierce rivals while at the same time living peacefully and respectfully together," Bach said.
"This is the mission of the Olympic Games. Bringing us together in peaceful competition. Always building bridges, never erecting walls. Uniting humankind in all of our diversity," he added.
The competition begins on Saturday with medals on offer in six events: the women's cross country 15km skiathlon, women's 3000m speed skating, mixed relay biathlon, women's ski jumping, short track speed skating mixed relay final, and the men's freestyle skiing.
T&T bobsleigh team for 2022 Winter Olympics: Alex Brown (pilot), Andre Marcano (brakeman), Shakeel John (reserve), Thomas Harris (coach), Lewis Prentice