olympics

It’s been almost a year since Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglass made history by becoming the first Black woman to be crowned individual all-around gold medalist…

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 […]

Ann Romney, the wife of the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “thrilled to death” that Rafalca competed in the Summer Olympics Dressage competition today. Rafalca, a 15-year old German mare, is partly owned by Ann Romney and is valued at approximately 1.5 million dollars. Rafalca has been the brunt of political jokes during the […]

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 […]

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 […]