19 Brown Athletes in the 2014 Sochi Olympics

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Bobsleigh - Winter Olympics Day 12

This year, black athletes broke color barriers at the Sochi Olympics– specifically in the bobsled category where Lauryn Williams earned a silver medal with the USA women’s team.

Historically, we aren’t used to seeing athletes of color participate in winter sports, but this year–that stigma was put to rest.

Get to know all of the brown Olympians on the next page.

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