Plurality of US Bobseld Team Made up of Black Women:Yay Lauryn Williams! -- Lolo Jones Trades Underside of Bus for Bobsled
Have no intention of watching the Winter Olympics, but was somewhat surprised to see the large representation of Black women on the US Bobsled team:
From Team USA:
The six women’s bobsled push athletes named to the national team include the following athletes, listed in no particular order: 2010 Olympian Emily Azevedo (Chico, Calif.), two-time World Championship medalist Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.), two-time national push champion Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.), World Indoor Champion and American record holder 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones (Des Moines, Iowa), Army World Class Athlete Program Soldier-athlete Kristi Koplin (Cedar City, Utah), and 100-meter 2004 Olympic silver medalist and 4x100-meter relay 2012 Olympic gold medalist Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.).
And of course Lolo Jones is getting some early coverage, but she's good sports melodrama, so I vote we keep her.
But really Lolo, it is great to see you a part of a happy team.