Thomson ReutersFebruary 17, 2014 15:02
By Alan Baldwin
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Many a true word is spoken in jest and East Timor's first Winter Olympian, Alpine skier Yohan Goncalves Goutt, is a case in point.
What started as a joke - competing at the Sochi Olympics for a tropical country whose language Tetum does not even have a word for skiing - has turned into something much more serious.
On Saturday, on Russian snow and under floodlights, the Paris-born skier will make his Olympic debut in the slalom.