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One athlete to know from all 93 countries competing in the Winter Olympics

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The Olympics always captivate an international audience with their size, scope, and spirit.

Countries from all across the globe compete, and while there's a desire to be crowned best in the world, sportsmanship reigns over the fortnight's worth of events. Sometimes the best stories to come from the games are not about the champions, but rather the underdogs who finished despite the odds, or those who proved their mettle simply by making it to the Olympics.

Below we've collected a list including one athlete to watch from every country competing at Pyeongchang 2018. The athletes range from potential breakout stars to athletes helping to make their country's Winter Olympics debut, and there is no shortage of great stories to keep an eye out for and support.

Albania — Ergon Tola

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Sport: Alpine skiing

Age: 31

One thing to know: Tola was the first Albanian to ever compete in the Winter Olympics, making his debut at the 2006 Games, but had to withdraw from the 2014 games due to injury. This will be his fourth Olympics and his third time competing.

Andorra — Marc Oliveras

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Sport: Alpine skiing

Age: 26

One thing to know: Oliveras will be hoping that a miracle performance can help him bring home Andorra's first Olympic medal — the country has never taken home hardware despite appearing in every Winter and Summer Games since 1976.

Argentina — Nicol Gastaldi

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Sport: Alpine skiing

Age: 28

One thing to know: Gastaldi is making her return to the games after competing in 2010 but failing to qualify in 2014.

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