Well you have the Jamaican bobsled team, some figure skaters...so give kids from Chicago ski passes. Open a curling rink in Philadelphia. Invent a winter sport kids from low income families can get into. Like hickey bobbing on the back of cars. Go down the bobsled chute on Converse sneakers. Slush volleyball. There has got to be a way to make him happy.
posted on 02/15/2006 5:20:49 AM PST
(The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
In Salt Lake, a member of the U.S. 2-woman bobsled team became the first black athlete to win a gold medal at any winter Olympics. But is it really that surprising that there are so few top black athletes in these sports? So many of them are "money" sports, in that they are very expensive to participate in at all, let alone enough to become world-class. Even team sports like hockey require specialized equipment that isn't always readily available -- at least other "money" sports like golf and tennis are so widespread that there's always a local facility somewhere, and only recently are we starting to see black athletes make inroads into those two sports.
posted on 02/15/2006 5:42:21 AM PST
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