Winter Games

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    SOCHI PARALYMPICS: A TEST FOR ACCESS

    By Arthur George and Gary Norris Gray Sochi is about to compete with itself to determine whether Russia and the world are ready for the 2014 Paralympics. The Paralympic Games in...

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    THREE-PEAT: BLACK SKIER RALPH GREEN RETURNS

    ON ONE LEG FOR SOCHI 2014 PARALYMPICS                                           By Arthur George and Gary Norris Gray From high school athlete to gunshot victim to amputee to Paralympic skier, as the first African-American man...

  • The Black & the Gold of Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (BASN) – As the Winter Games makes its second foray into Canada, there are no “cool runnings” going on in here! But there have been some cool people...

  • Olympic Diary: Vancouver 2010

    VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA (BASN) – The sting of death and an outpouring of protest made for an unsettling welcome to the latest edition of the Winter Olympics. The tragic death of...

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    The World Comes To Vancouver

    (Item: On December 3, 1998, The Canadian Olympic Association chooses Vancouver as its candidate city. Winning this process meant Vancouver was free to make its case to secure an Olympic bid...

  • Black Skiers Make Mark at U.S. Alpine Championships

    ALASKA–The world has witnessed Tiger Woods cut paths for black athletes in golf. The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, soared in tennis with their powerful forehands. And 60 years ago, Jackie...

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    Davis Does It His Way, and Makes History

    TORINO– “Come on, Shani,” Reginald Shuck, his father, whispered from the stands. “Come on.” The swiftest of the 1,000-meter U.S. speedskaters rounded the final turn, pushing harder off each blade, moving...

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    Winter Games Still Color Of Snow

    TURIN, Italy—When he first began ice skating, back home in Chicago, he noticed that a fair amount of kids at the rink looked like him. That was the last time Shani...

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    Team USA: Diversity Paying Off

    TURIN, Italy – Before the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, nearly all the athletes who made up the previous 18 U.S. Winter Olympic teams had one thing in common: skin color....

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    Shani Davis Back On The Right Track

    TURIN, Italy — So he has finally gotten here. Shani Davis is an Olympian. Sure, he was an Olympian, technically, four years ago in Salt Lake City. But the Chicago native...

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