Blacks on Ice: African-American Olympians in the Winter Games

Shani Davis, Lolo Jones and more are competing in Sochi.

African-Americans Score at the Winter Olympics - The 2014 Winter Olympic games kicks off in Sochi on Feb. 6 for two weeks through Feb. 23. This year there are several  Black athletes from Shani Davis to Lolo Jones and more. Keep reading to look at Black Olympians at Sochi and other Winter Games. — Dominique Zonyéé (@DominiqueZonyee)(Photo: NBC SOCHI 2014)

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African-Americans Score at the Winter Olympics - The 2014 Winter Olympic games kicks off in Sochi on Feb. 6 for two weeks through Feb. 23. This year there are several  Black athletes from Shani Davis to Lolo Jones and more. Keep reading to look at Black Olympians at Sochi and other Winter Games. — Dominique Zonyéé (@DominiqueZonyee)(Photo: NBC SOCHI 2014)

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Aja Evans - Aja Evans is the rookie of the team. She claimed her spot on the U.S. women?s bobsled team in Sochi when she scored 794 out of a possible 800 points on the combine test, winning the 2012 U.S. National Push Championship title.(Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Aja Evans - Aja Evans is the rookie of the team. She claimed her spot on the U.S. women’s bobsled team in Sochi when she scored 794 out of a possible 800 points on the combine test, winning the 2012 U.S. National Push Championship title.(Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Speed Skater Shani Davis Heads to Sochi - Two-time Olympic U.S. speed skater Shani Davis is heading to the the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He beat out Brian Hansen by a hundredth of a second at the U.S. speed skating trials Sunday. Davis will be competing in the 500- and 1000-meter race in February.(Photo: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Shani Davis - Speed skater Shani Davis is a Winter Olympics vet. He became the first African-American athlete to win a Gold Medal for the 1000-meter race at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. That same year he won a silver medal, making him the first African-American to win multiple medals in Winter Olympics history.(Photo: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams Make Bob Sled Team - Olympian track stars Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams are showing off their athleticism. On Saturday, both women earned one of nine slots on the U.S. bobsled team team. This is Jones? second year on the team, and Williams is a rookie joining after she helped the US track team win the gold at the London Olympic games.(Photo: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Lolo Jones - Lolo Jones is trading in her track shoes for a winter coat, as she will compete for the first time on the women’s bobsled team at the 2014 U.S. Winter Olympics. After two failed trips to the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, Jones is looking to bring home a gold medal from Sochi.(Photo: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Lauryn Williams - Olympic gold medalist sprinter Lauryn Williams joins Jones in the crossover from track to bobsledder. Williams spent 15 years qualifying for the sport and will appear in her first winter games as a pusher for the U.S. team.(Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Lauryn Williams - Olympic gold medalist sprinter Lauryn Williams joins Jones in the crossover from track to bobsledder. Williams spent 15 years qualifying for the sport and will appear in her first winter games as a pusher for the U.S. team.(Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Elena Meyers - Elena Meyers is a bobsledding veteran who has competed since 2007. She won the bronze medal in 2010 Winter Olympic Games and will compete again on the women’s team in Sochi.(Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Elena Meyers - Elena Meyers is a bobsledding veteran who has competed since 2007. She won the bronze medal in 2010 Winter Olympic Games and will compete again on the women’s team in Sochi.(Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Jazmine Fenlator - Jazmine Fenlator has been an American bobsledder since 2007, but also comes from a track background. Her speed and athleticism led her to score in World Cup competitions, but she has never won an Olympic medal. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)

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Jazmine Fenlator - Jazmine Fenlator has been an American bobsledder since 2007, but also comes from a track background. Her speed and athleticism led her to score in World Cup competitions, but she has never won an Olympic medal. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)

Willie Davenport  - Willie Davenport already won a Gold Medal for 110-Meter hurdles in the 1968 Summer Olympics. But he added another Olympic accomplishment to his belt when he became one of the first two African-Americans to compete at the Winter Olympics for the men’s bobsled team. He was also only the fourth American to compete in both Summer and Winter Olympics. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Willie Davenport  - Willie Davenport already won a Gold Medal for 110-Meter hurdles in the 1968 Summer Olympics. But he added another Olympic accomplishment to his belt when he became one of the first two African-Americans to compete at the Winter Olympics for the men’s bobsled team. He was also only the fourth American to compete in both Summer and Winter Olympics. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Jeff Gadley - Along with Davenport, Jeff Gadley became one of the first African-Americans to compete at the Winter Olympics. A former track star, he also competed in the Summer Olympics.(Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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Jeff Gadley - Along with Davenport, Jeff Gadley became one of the first African-Americans to compete at the Winter Olympics. A former track star, he also competed in the Summer Olympics.(Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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Debi Thomas - Olympian Debi Thomas has won many awards for figure skating. She became the first African-American to win a non-novice title at the 1986 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Additionally, she won the bronze at the 1988 Winter Olympics, becoming the first African-American to win a medal in the Winter Olympics.(Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Randy Jones - Randy Jones made his Winter Olympics debut in 1994, finishing 13th in the two-man event. But 2002 would mark the best year of his bobsledding career when he and Garret Hines won the silver medal in the four-man event.(Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Randy Jones - Randy Jones made his Winter Olympics debut in 1994, finishing 13th in the two-man event. But 2002 would mark the best year of his bobsledding career when he and Garret Hines won the silver medal in the four-man event.(Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Vonetta Flowers - Vonetta Flowers, a seasoned jumper and sprinter, had always aspired to make the U.S. Summer Olympic team but, after several failed attempts, she took her career in a new direction, eventually joining the U.S Winter Olympic bobsled team. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, she made history when she became the first person of African descent to win a gold medal at the Winter games. (Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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Vonetta Flowers - Vonetta Flowers put away her track cleats in 2002 to try out a new sport: bobsledding. Inspired by her husband Johnny Vonetta, she crossed over to the Winter Olympics and within 18 months of training for bobsledding she became the No. 1 brake woman in the U.S. She made history when she became the first African-American to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in 2002.(Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Garrett Hines - Decathlete, track and field star and bobsledder Garrett Hines won the silver medal at the 2000 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City.(Photo: Jamie Squire/ Getty Images)

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Garrett Hines - Decathlete, track and field star and bobsledder Garrett Hines won the silver medal at the 2000 Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City.(Photo: Jamie Squire/ Getty Images)

Herschel Walker - Former Minnesota Vikings running back Herschel Walker joined the 1992 American men?s bobsled team but was dumped by the team two days before racing began.(Photo: David Banks/Getty Images for EA Sports)

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Herschel Walker - Former Minnesota Vikings running back Herschel Walker joined the 1992 American men’s bobsled team but was dumped by the team two days before racing began.(Photo: David Banks/Getty Images for EA Sports)