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See Simone Biles’ road to Rio unfold on Instagram.

From Tommie and John’s Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, here are some of the most memorable moments for African Americans in the Olympics.

From Tommie and John’s Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, here are some of the most memorable moments for African Americans in the Olympics.

Muhammad Ali, known as a civil rights champion, humanitarian, The People’s Champion and who proclaimed himself “The Greatest” has died. The champ who was known around the world as the man who “floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee” died Friday at a Phoenix hospital, where he spent his most recent days being […]

Angel Rice says that her dream is to compete in the Olympics. She credits her mom for teaching her everything she knows.

The 20-year-old's return to the podium is her first win before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August. Douglas finished strong, earning a score of 60.165 during the competition.

James River High School alum Kellie Wells won a bronze medal earlier today in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 12.48 seconds. Following her victory, Wells was as exuberant as most gold medal winner. Heck, maybe even more. She seemed to savor the moment. Wells draped herself in the flag as she dashed […]

As a child she wore leg braces and underwent extensive physical therapy to help her walk properly, who would have thought she’d grow up to be the first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals in track and field. A Tennessee native, Rudolph faced great discrimination and segregation having to attend all Black schools, […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // RICHMOND, British Columbia — The color of the medal mattered, not the color of his skin. All Shani Davis was thinking about was gold. With a furious kick on the final lap Wednesday, Davis stuck his skate across the line and won his second straight Olympic title in 1,000-meter speedskating, the first […]

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Via:  TimesDispatch.com By Michael Phillips Yeshareg Demisse works two jobs at The Nile restaurant. She’s cooking up Ethiopian food for nearby VCU students, but she’s also helping her son realize his Olympic dreams. On Monday in Vancouver, Robel Teklemariam will compete for Ethiopia in the 15-kilometer cross country skiing event. This will be his second […]