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Lia Neal

The Black Line: New Swimming Documentary Makes Timely Arrival for 2016 Olympic Games

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 08.12.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

I can still remember standing along the sidewalk of Pico Boulevard in 1984 waiting anxiously as the Olympic torch made its way toward us. I was nine-y...

Lia Neal, Brooklyn Native And Olympian, Gets Hero's Welcome

www.dnainfo.com | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York

YORKVILLE — Lia Neal began swimming when she was six years old. At age 8, with a scholarship from Swim for the Future, the Fort Greene native joi...

Why Are Some Olympic Sports Whiter Than Others?

Keli Goff | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports
Keli Goff

Pint-sized gymnastics powerhouse Gabby Douglas stands out for her strength, grace and show stopping routines, particularly on the uneven bars. She also stands out because of her race.

10 Extraordinary Black U.S. Olympians

Posted 11.14.2014 | Black Voices

Whether flipping, backstroking, lunging, or kicking, these 10 black U.S. Olympians have all excelled at sports traditionally devoid of minority compet...

17-Year-Old Swimmer Makes History At Olympic Trials

Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

Being a native New Yorker and African American meant that 17-year-old Lia Neal had two more chips stacked against her than the other young swimmers co...