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Another U.S. Star Comes Up Empty In Sochi

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.15.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The closest 1,500-meter race in Olympic speedskating history came down to a final lunge of the skate — then a few more agoniz...

Suit Change Doesn't Help U.S. Speedskaters

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.15.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — When U.S. Speedskating hooked up with Under Armour to develop a new high-tech skinsuit that would revolutionize the sport at th...

'I Have To Live With This For The Rest Of My Life'

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice. For t...

MAJOR Upset In 1,000M Speedskating

AP | By Paul Newberry | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — For the Dutch, another gold medal at the speedskating oval. For Shani Davis, a stunning defeat. Davis' shot at Olympic hi...

What Black Boys in Chicago Can Learn from Shani Davis

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Kelsey Minor

With the Winter Olympics about to kick off in Sochi, I came across Chicago native Shani Davis and I thought what an honest and perfect example to boys of color in a city so hampered down by violence.

Shani Davis Paving The Way For African-American Winter Olympians

Rant Sports | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece profiling speedskater Shani Davis, and I talked about how a great performance at the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in So...

Can You Help Olympian Shani Davis Find His Superfan in Japan?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Keli Goff

I was surprised, to say the least, when during a recent Q&A Olympian Shani Davis mentioned that the person he'd most like to meet is a kid, a young superfan of his in Japan.

Mayor Of Evanston: April Is 'Shani Davis Month'

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A couple hundred speedskating fans packed the Robert Crown Ice Arena in Evanston on Thursday to meet and honor Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis. "I'm ...

Shani Davis Wins Silver In Men's 1,500

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

RICHMOND, British Columbia — Sound familiar? Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick go for the gold, only to have another speedskater snatch it away from ...

Live from Vancouver -SHANI DAVIS Wins Silver!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jack Hidary

Here in the Richmond Oval for the Men's Final Speed Skating 1500m Simon Kuipers of the Netherlands has taken the lead with a time of 1:46:76 putting...

Olympic-Sized Rumor Mill Nicely Accentuates Vancouver's Buffoonery

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Matt Stewart

The rumor mill in Vancouver is a malicious blend of possibility and imagination. All the previous information we'd heard before getting there was wrong.

Historic Day at the Winter Olympics Reveals That the Value of Gold Varies

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

The sad reality is that 2 of the 3 amazing Olympians will be afforded many opportunities to parlay their glory into millions of dollars and one will fade back into obscurity and a 9 to 5.

Shani Davis Wins Gold In Men's 1,000 Speedskating

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

RICHMOND, British Columbia — The color of the medal mattered, not the color of his skin. All Shani Davis was thinking about was gold....

Team USA's Big Wednesday: Six Medals, Three Golds

AP | JAIME ARON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Lindsey Vonn made the kind of mistake that happens sometimes in skiing, even with a medal at stake. What the Cana...

Team USA Hotties

Karin Tanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Tanabe

This year's Team USA does not disappoint! Bodies like Adonises flying through the air on skis, ice dancers who look like Sports Illustrated babes -- what a fine nation we hail from.