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Elana Meyers Taylor, Erin Jackson, Hockey, Lauren Gibbs, Maame Biney, PyeongChang Olympics 2018, Shani Davis, Team USA -

Sunday marked the end of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with the 11 black American participants selected for Team USA making a less-than-desired impression on the Games. Only two black American athletes (bobsledders Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs) contributed to the United State’s 23 total medals (fourth among all 92 nations), […]

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PyeongChang Olympics 2018, Surya Bonaly -

The last time we saw a black woman as a serious contender for an Olympic medal in figure skating was 1998. The same year that Monica Lewinsky scandal began to unfold in the White House and the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl XXXII, France’s Surya Bonaly went after an Olympic title for the third time. […]

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Erin Jackson, Jordan Greenway, Maame Biney, PyeongChang Olympics 2018, Shani Davis -

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin Feb. 9, and with it begins a new chapter for black athletes competing for Team USA. Of the 11 black athletes chosen to represent the United States in Pyeongchang, South Korea, eight are first-time qualifiers, including Maame Biney, who finished first in short-track speedskating in December to qualify at age […]

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Pots And Pans, PyeongChang Olympics 2018 -

“When it’s your time, it is your time.” — Bruno Mars Nathan Chen, the son of Chinese immigrants, is America’s brightest hope to win Olympic gold in men’s figure skating. He enters the Olympic games in South Korea as the reigning U.S. national men’s figure skating champion. An American in Pyeongchang, Chen will exemplify the […]

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Erin Jackson, Maame Biney, PyeongChang Olympics 2018, Shani Davis, Team USA -

Erin Jackson, who took up speedskating just four months ago, qualified for an Olympic roster spot on Friday, becoming the first black woman on Team USA in long-track speedskating and the second ever to make an Olympic speedskating team. Jackson, 25, came in third in the 500 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials in 39.04 […]

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PyeongChang Olympics 2018, Shani Davis, Team USA -

Speedskater Shani Davis, the first African-American to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Olympics, qualified for Team USA on Wednesday, marking his fifth straight appearance at the Winter Games. Davis finished second (1:09.23) in the 1,000-meter race at the Olympic trials in Milwaukee, solidifying his spot on the team ahead of February’s games […]

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Boston University, Jordan Greenway, Minnesota Wild, NHL, PyeongChang Olympics 2018 -

Jordan Greenway, a forward for Boston University and a 2015 second-round draft pick of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, will be the first African-American to represent Team USA in hockey at the Winter Olympics. Greenway made the cut this week as the U.S. announced its men’s and women’s rosters for next month’s Olympics in Pyeongchang, South […]

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Ben McAdoo, Conor McGregor, Kevin Durant, LaMelo Ball, LaVar Ball, LeBron James, LiAngelo Ball, PyeongChang Olympics 2018, The Week That Was -

Monday 12.04.17 Less than 24 hours after saying he would remain the head coach of the New York Giants “as long as my keycard works,” Ben McAdoo’s keycard stopped working. Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who has paid $303,637 in fines since 2012, said Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown “faked” an injury after Burfict hit […]

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Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick, International Olympic Committee, Jerry Rice, LaMelo Ball, Last Chance U, LiAngelo Ball, NBA, NCB, NCF, PyeongChang Olympics 2018, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. Beyoncé presented former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with his Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year ceremony. “With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people,” Kaepernick said after accepting the award. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah introduced Kaepernick before […]

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Adrian Adams, Cool Runnings, PyeongChang Olympics 2018, Team USA -

Training for bobsledding is normally more expensive than the more glamorous Olympic sports, from self-funded travel across the country to training spikes that can cost hundreds of dollars. But, thanks to Dick’s Sporting Goods, U.S. bobsled athlete Adrian Adams has found a financial opportunity that is crucial for athletes who aren’t compensated for making it […]

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Cool Runnings, Devon Harris, Jamaican bobsled team, PyeongChang Olympics 2018 -

Devon Harris’ Jamaican accent is thick, his cadence measured and thoughts clear. One minute he’s part motivational speaker – dropping inspirational one-liners – and the next, he’s a quick-witted “Yardie” with a hearty laugh characteristic of his homeland’s “every’ting cool, mon” vibe. You know Devon Harris. Yes, you do. But you don’t know that you […]

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