Though we apparently are not watching the Winter Olympics, we wanted to inform you of some little known Black Olympic athletes that may make you start watching if you have not already.
1) Did you know that the first Black figure skating pair ever competed in this year’s 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver? We didn’t either! Check out this story about Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur.
2) Check out TheRoot.com’s slideshow called “Vancouver 2010: Soul on Ice” to see winter Olympians past and present.
3) Have you heard of Cheltzie Lee? This Australian figure skater who is half Chinese, half Black American (her mom is from Louisiana!) competed at the last minute after another figure skater was withdrawn from the competition. Check out this story on 16 year old Cheltzie Lee.