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19 Black Olympians Competing For Gold In The 2014 Sochi Olympics

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France's figure skater Mae-Berenice Meite poses during a press conference in Chekhov Hall at the Main Media Center in Sochi on February 5, 2014 ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) | LOIC VENANCE via Getty Images

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

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