As the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia begin, we will cheer on the United States Olympic Team. We will celebrate when they win and sign when they lose. Some of us will just watch certain sports such as ice skating or hockey, and in between maybe watch downhill skiing, and snowboarding. We will also take a quick look at curling and try to understand and after some time turn the channel because we still don’t get it. We love the Olympics because the Olympics represent the best of the best and once upon a time when we were young we wish one day that would be me. We also secretly wondered where was I an African American in a sea of the many faces that represented the different countries around the world. Where was I represented. Since the inception of the first Winter Olympic Games In 1924 (France) there has only been a few African Americans who have participated in the Winter Olympic Games representing the United States. Here they are;
DEBBIE THOMAS: ICE SKATING, BRONZE MEDAL
VONETTA FLOWERS: 2 PERSON BOBSLED, GOLD MEDAL
SHANI DAVIS: SPEED SKATING, GOLD MEDAL
Today there are 6 African Americans representing the United States in these 2014 winter Olympic games lets support them and maybe just maybe there will be more African American participating in the Winter Olympics.