Ecuador at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Ecuador made its winter games debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018.[2][3] The only competitor was cross-country skier Klaus Jungbluth Rodriguez, who was also the country's flag bearer during the opening ceremony.[4]

Ecuador at the
2018 Winter Olympics
NOCEcuadorian National Olympic Committee (in Spanish)
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
February 9–25, 2018
Competitors1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Klaus Jungbluth Rodriguez (opening & closing)[1]
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)



The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Ecuadorian delegation per sport.

Sport Men Women Total
Cross-country skiing 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1

Cross-country skiing


Ecuador qualified one male cross-country skier.[5] In 2016 Jungbluth sought and received the help of the Ecuadorian National Olympic Committee to create a ski federation for Ecuador, which allowed him to compete for the country. Jungbluth lives and trains in Mountain Creek, Queensland, Australia.[6]

Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Klaus Jungbluth Rodriguez Men's 15 km freestyle 53:30.1 +19:46.2 112

See also



  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Santos, Manuela (16 October 2017). "Klaus Jungbluth es el primer ecuatoriano que participará en Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno" [Klaus Jungbluth is the first Ecuadorian to participate in the Olympic Winter Games]. (in Spanish). Ecuadorian National Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 26 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Klaus Jungbluth, un tricolor en Pyeongchang 2018" [Klaus Jungbluth, a tricolor in Pyeongchang 2018]. El Universo (in Spanish). Guayaquil. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  4. ^ Rodriguez, Ana (19 January 2018). "Klaus Jungbluth será el abanderado en los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno 2018" [Klaus Jungbluth will be the flag bearer at the 2018 Winter Olympics]. (in Spanish). Pichincha Universal. Archived from the original on 20 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Cross-country Skiing Quota List for Olympic Games 2018". International Ski Federation (FIS). 12 December 2017. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  6. ^ Yates, Brayden (23 December 2017). "USC student first to represent Ecuador in Olympic snow". Sunshine Coast Daily. Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia. Retrieved 26 December 2017.