Black Athletes To Watch At 2022 Winter Olympics

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The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, begins on February 4.

Of the nearly 3,000 athletes competing, only a fraction of those athletes are Black.

From new faces to familiar ones, here are some of the Black Athletes who will be going for gold in Beijing.


Erin Jackson 

Team: USA

Age: 29

Short Track

Mama Biney

Team: USA

Age 22

Alpine Skiing

Mialitiana Clerc

Team: Madagascar

Age: 20

Carlos Maeder

Team: Ghana

Age: 43

Shannon Abeda

Team: Eritrea

Age: 25

Cross-Country Skiing

Samuel Ikpefan

Team: Nigeria

Age: 30


Elana Meyers Taylor

Team: USA

Age: 37

Sylvia Hoffman 

Team: USA

Age: 32

Kaysha Love

Team: USA

Age: 24

Hakeem Abdul-Saboor

Team: USA

Age: 35

Cynthia Appiah

Team: Canada

Age: 31

Shanwayne Stephens

Team: Jamaica 

Age: 31

Ashley Watson

Team: Jamaica 

Age: 28

Matthew Wekpe

Team: Jamaica 

Rolando Reid

Team: Jamaica 

Age: 29

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