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Black bobsledders achieve major Olympic milestone in PyeongChang

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On Feb. 21, 2018, as Germany, the United States and Canada finished first, second and third in women’s bobsled, four Black athletes achieved a major milestone in Winter Olympic history. It was the first time that Black athletes won gold, silver, and bronze medals in the same event at the Winter Games. Check out the [more]

Vonetta Flowers captures monumental gold at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games

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On Feb. 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers, competing in the first Olympic women’s bobsled event as the brakewoman for partner Jill Bakken, became the first Black athlete to win a gold medal in the Winter Games. Check out the video above to see Flowers capture this historic title at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Flowers, a [more]

Shani Davis breaks barriers with historic Olympic gold medal win in Torino

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On February 18, 2006, Shani Davis became the first Black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Olympic Winter Games. [more]