01/17/2014 11:01 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Shani Davis Paving The Way For African-American Winter Olympians


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 Sochi could earn him the status of the best American speedskater of all time along with Eric Heiden.

That would be quite an achievement, but the fact that he is the first African-American athlete to have won an individual medal at the Winter Olympics is a story on its own.

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