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02/07/2014 02:53 pm ET Updated Feb 07, 2014

19 Black Olympians Competing For Gold In The 2014 Sochi Olympics

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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:

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