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We’ve talked in this space before about the supposed “sports that we don’t do.”
You know, black folks don’t like/play hockey, don’t/can’t swim, don’t play polo, don’t do chess, don’t like winter sports.
The 2014 Winter Olympics opened a lot of people’s eyes that when it comes to blacks and bobsledding, we are more than just Jamaica.
The U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team featured five women of color. The sisters of sled are back on the track in 2016-17, and they have a new member, rookie Briauna Jones, a former track athlete at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
On the men’s side, there are two brothers: Adrian Adams, a former North Carolina A&T State University football player, and Chris Kinney, a former Georgetown University hurdler.
I’ve chronicled the journeys of Jones and Adams from the tack and gridiron to bobsled for McClatchy Newspapers. Please take a moment and learn about these fascinating myth-busters who hope to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.