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The 2012 Olympics has again seen black athletes commanding the sprint events. For French journalist Jean-Philippe Leclaire, author of “Why Whites Run Slower”, this dominance can be explained by a combination of the right genes and hard work. Ever since American runner Jesse Owens took the 1936 Berlin Olympics by storm, black athletes have generally […]

(CNN) Omie Dale has fond memories of splashing in the sea as a child, of racing through water parks and swimming in backwaters and rivers. “There’s so much joy that can be had once you learn to swim, once you’ve abandoned those fears and you can get in the water,” the 25-year-old Dale, who is […]

Jerry Rice The first person who often comes to mind when talking about the San Francisco 49ers is the one and only Jerry Rice. Not only did the famous Black football player spend 16 seasons with the team, but he also set a bunch of records and received numerous accolades. Undoubtedly the greatest wide receiver […]

In this feature, we interview organizers, journalists, scholars, and athletes working at the intersection of sports and Black struggle. We ask three general questions to all contributors and two questions related specifically to the contributor’s area of expertise. This week, we interview Courtney Cox. Dr. Courtney M. Cox is an assistant professor in the Department […]

As part of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some of the most powerful Black women who you may not have heard of. To that end, we sat down with Sandra Richards, Head of Global Sports, Entertainment, and Segment Sales at Morgan Stanley. Background Born and raised in Long Island, NY to Jamaican parents, Richards went […]

(CNN) While regarded by many as the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan’s reticence to speak on issues of social or political importance has always seemed to be a surprising misstep — his one shot that appeared to fall far wide of the basket. One year after the critically acclaimed docuseries “The Last […]

LEAD: IT’S easy to sympathize with Zola Budd, the barefooted middle-distance runner from South Africa who first made headlines as the wonder teen-ager who challenged world records. In 1984 when she adopted British citizenship and ran in British colors, Budd’s youthfulness, lanky stride and record times upset the established hierarchy of female distance runners. IT’S […]

Use Arrow Keys to Navigate Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 1Naomi OsakaTim Clayton – Corbis//Getty Images Sport: Tennis Five years after becoming pro, Osaka gained national attention in 2018 after besting Serena Williams in the US Open final, earning her first Grand Slam title. A year later, she won the Australian Open and became the […]

ANKARA Black athletes have guided the US sports for many years internationally but this country is still fighting racism and discrimination amid George Floyd’s murder in May. Several world-famous athletes such as ex-basketball superstar Michael Jordan, boxer Muhammad Ali, tennis veteran Serena Williams, the former track and field athlete Carl Lewis, and artistic gymnast Simone […]

(CNN) Across the sports world, athletes took a stand for Black Lives Matter on Wednesday night by holding an unprecedented wildcat strike and refusing to play their regularly scheduled games. The decision started with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and stemmed from the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday. The stand quickly […]

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