Black Sports : 19 Black Olympians Competing For Gold In The 2014 Sochi Olympics

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  1. shaka64

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    source: Huffington Post

    The 2014 Sochi Olympics begins today, and this year there are plenty of athletes of color participating in sports that traditionally and historically have not seen many black athletes.

    Within the bobsleigh category black participants are overwhelmingly present. Among them include the Jamaican team returning after not having a presence for over a decade, and Team USA has five black women on their six-woman bobsleigh team.

    Take a look at a few of the black athletes participating in this year's SoChi winter olympic games:



    Shani Davis
    [​IMG] Getty Images
    Sport: Long Track Speedskating
    Team USA
    • Bryan Barnett
      [​IMG] CHRISTOF STACHE via Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team Canada
    • Lascelles Brown
      [​IMG] ASSOCIATED PRESS
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team Canada
    • Neville Wright
      [​IMG] Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team Canada
    • Winston Watts
      [​IMG] AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team Jamaica
    • Wayne Blackwood
      [​IMG] AP Photo/Nekesa Mumbi Moody
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team: Jamaica
    • Marvin Dixon
      [​IMG] Al Bello/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team: Jamaica
    • Lamin Deen
      [​IMG] Michael Steele/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team: Great Britain
    • Joel Fearon
      [​IMG] Alex Livesey/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team: Great Britain
    • Judith Vis
      [​IMG] Dean Mouhtaropoulos via Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team: Netherlands
    • Lolo Jones
      [​IMG]
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team USA
    • Jazmine Fenlator
      [​IMG] Scott Halleran/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team USA
    • Elana Meyers
      [​IMG] Scott Halleran/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team USA
    • Lauryn Williams
      [​IMG] Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team USA
    • Aja Evans
      [​IMG] Scott Halleran/Getty Images
      Sport: Bobsleigh
      Team USA
    • Nkeiruka Ezekh
      [​IMG] TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images
      Sport: Curling
      Team Russia
    • P.K. Subban
      [​IMG] Claus Andersen/Getty Images
      Sport: Ice Hockey
      Team Canada
    • Mae Berenice Meite
      [​IMG] LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
      Sport: Figure Skating
      Team France
    • Vanessa James
      [​IMG] YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
      Sport: Figure Skating
     
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    Shani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think I'm in love with that man. :lol:
     
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    Good work bro. shaka64, this information improves on what I posted in this Thread:


    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/2014-olympics.79495/#post-859419


    Its good to know we have that many Black and/or African Americans participating in what is considered a predominately white sport-the Winter Olympics.
     
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    I am happy to see it as well Clyde.
     
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    That Lascelles Brown looks like an action figure.
     
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