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Olympic Athletes 2014

African American athletes competing in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

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    Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams win Silver in bobsled- Lauryn makes Olympic History as the 5th athlete to win a medal in both the Summer and Winter games.

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    Shani Davis of US (R) skates during the men's 1000m event at the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships at the M-Wave Olympic Ice Rink in Nagano on January 19, 2014. Davis finished second place in the overall competition. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Shani Davis

    Davis was the first African-American gold medalist in the history of the Winter Games back in 2006, then he became the first speed skater to win two straight golds in the 1,000 meters in 2010. He also took silver at both Olympics in the 1,500 meters, and he's likely to earn more hardware in Sochi.

    Source: flickr - Team USA

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: Speed skater Shani Davis (L) of the United States skates during a training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: (BROADCAST-OUT) (L-R) Bobsledders Aja Evans, Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones of the United States visit the set of The Today Show ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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    Aja Evans - Bobsled

    Source: flickr - Team USA

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: Aja Evans and Elana Meyers of the United States practice a bobsleigh run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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    Elana Meyers - Bobsled

    Source: flickr - Team USA

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Elana Meyers, Jamie Greubel, Jazmine Fenlator, Aja Evans, Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones of the United States attend a Women's Bobsleigh team press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Centre (MPC) in the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: (BROADCAST-OUT) Elana Meyers of the United States Bobsled team poses for a portrait ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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    WINTERBERG, GERMANY - JANUARY 05: Elana Meyers and Lolo Jones of United States compete in their first run of bob women competition during the FIBT Bob & Skeleton World Cup at Bobbahn Winterberg on January 5, 2014 in Winterberg, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: Aja Evans of the United States attends a Women's Bobsleigh team press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Main Press Centre (MPC) in the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: (BROADCAST-OUT) Lolo Jones of the United States smiles on the set of The Today Show ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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    Lolo Jones - Bobsled

    Source: flickr - Team USA

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    Jazmine Fenlator - Bobsled

    Source: flickr - Team USA

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Jazmine Fenlator pilots the women's USA 3 bobsled during practice ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: (BROADCAST-OUT) Jazmine Fenlator of the United States Bobsled team poses for a portrait ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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    Lauryn Williams - Bobsled

    Source: flickr - Team USA

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: Jazmine Fenlator of United States pilots a bobsleigh practice run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: (BROADCAST-OUT) (L-R) Bobsledders Elana Meyers, Lolo Jones, Aja Evans, Lauryn Williams, Jamie Greubel and Jazmine Fenlator of the United States visit the set of The Today Show ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)