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Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones an icon for African-Americans

"Bronx-born swimmer Cullen Jones didn't just help power the U.S. relay swim team to Olympic gold - he just may have shattered the stereotype that blacks can't swim.
Although Jones isn't the first African-American swimmer to make the Olympic squad (he's the third), or the first to win a gold medal (he's the second), he figured in one of the most exciting races in sports history.

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Breaking the Myths: Diversity in Swimming

"White men can't jump or dance and Blacks can't swim" Type this into any search engine and you'd get a considerable amount of results mainly found on forums and bulletin boards. People do talk about this issue; some even published articles on why too few professional swimmers are African American, and this at the risk of being branded a racist or an ignoramus. But the less than satisfactory number of African Americans in the swimming arena may not be a matter of racial discrimination, but that of economic limitations.

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SHANI DAVIS: The Winning Streak

Shani Davis has marked his place as one of the top achievers in speedskating when he won world titles for this new extreme sport, but he made Olympic history when he won the Men's 1000m at the recent 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. This article traces the journey of how the young Davis became a champion from the beginning to his recent Olympic win.

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