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Feb. 18, 2006: Shani Davis becomes first Black athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal during the Winter Games

When Chicago-born Shani Davis competed in his fourth and final Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea, in 2018, the Tribune wrote: “Davis isn’t here to make you or U.S. Speedskating or the U.S. Olympic Committee comfortable. ... He’s a complex man reminding us that athletes don’t have to come in perfectly wrapped packages to root for them.” Davis became the first Black athlete to win an ...
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