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Shani Davis

Shani Davis (born August 13, 1982) is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States.

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It’s crazy that Shaun White and Shani Davis still have potential to win Gold medals
Don't know why it is so important to NBC to shout "FOURTH" but they can argue, lie and shout all they want and it s…
Agreed. . With that said, Vonn & Bergsma could bring some nice hauls re: medals. Jacks…
So excited to see Nathan Chen quad all over the place, and to see Mame Biney and Shani Davis go crazy fast! Not to…
Congratulations to all of these Olympians from Illinois!. Shani Davis. Lana Gehring. Micha…
The pressure was ON! The first three men were named to the team last night! 🇺🇸
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Correction: She's the 1st in long track! Maame Biney is the 1st African American female speed skater. She's in shor…
While everybody is into speedskating now...Shani Davis is the first Black person to win gold in the event ever🔥. Ma…
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S/O to Shani Davis. Been following his career since 2006.
Shani Davis qualifies for fifth straight Winter Olympics
I root for the oldsters in the Olympic trials. "oldster" would be 35 y/o Shani Davis, who was the oldest I've seen today. . Th…
Shani Davis clinches 5th straight Olympics on familiar ice:
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Shani Davis qualifies for fifth straight Winter Olympics Speed skater was first African-American to win an...
MT Glenview native Brian Hansen headed to third Olympics in speedskating
Shani Davis punched his ticket into another Olympic race, but he won't be alone as another area native will join hi…
Shani Davis qualified for another Olympic event by finishing third in the men's 1,500 meters at the U.S. long-track…
Shani Davis of the United States competes in the men's 1000 meter final during day 3 of the ISU World Cup Speed...
D'Amato: With nothing left to prove, Olympic champion Shani Davis still finds joy in skating - Milwaukee Journal Se…
Mr. Shani Davis, on Tuesday, December 12th, at the Cook County Board meeting, on behalf of President To…
Shani Davis is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States. 2006, brought home the G…
Is Shani Davis - one of the world's fastest ice skaters - DUTCH? How come I am not surprised?…
Whenever I put myself out there on the line, skating against other p...
Speed skater claims Under Armour speedsuit in 2014 Olympics was 'defective' via
The real preparation for races is done in the off-season. I put in th...
Being born and raised in Chicago made me tough. It made me strong. I f...
[inside the games]American speed skater Shani Davis has claimed the Under Armour skinsu…
Two-time Olympic gold medalist speed skater Shani Davis claimed in a Q&A on his website that the Under Armour...
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Remember the Sochi speedskating suit crisis? Shani Davis is still looking for answers
As soon as I was introduced to ice speed skating, I was instantly hook...
Nearly three years after Sochi, is going after U.S. Speedskating over “defective” suits
Shani Davis rekindles fight with U.S. Speedskating over “defective” suits in Sochi.
Things haven't changed since I was a young kid. I just wanted to be the ...
I started skating at age 2 on roller skates on the South Side of Chica...
So good to see you back on stage Shani Davis !! . Joey Mantia won the race and Kjeld Nuis on second place! .
I developed a sense of maturity when it comes to being dependent upon...
I usually just write down what I'm doing and how I felt. How I felt ...
No other teammates can help you when you're on the ice by yourself ag...
Some of the best things in my life have happened to me because I listene...
Mentally, my key is just focusing on the little things I need to do in a ...
Robert Lusetich and Laura Okmin recap the men’s 1000m speed skating event. Find out why Shani Davis finished...
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Shani Davis became the first Black to win a individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history
I'm a speed skater. That's who I am, in my heart.
Ah thank you. Any reaction from Shani Davis yesterday?
Shani Davis out of the medals at World Championships for first time.
Shani Davis goes medal-less at World Single Distance Championships (5th in 1000m and 1500m) for the first time in his career.
Reblogged from Miriam Drori's blog - Letters from Elsewhere.
Shani Davis 5th, Joey Mantia DQ in 1500 at single distance speed skate worlds in Russia
I'm on Miriam Drori - Author's blog today with a letter from eminent Victorian medium, Rosamund Davis, to her...
Sven Kramer wins World 10,000m title for the first time since 2009, his 16th overall World title, 2x as many as No. 2 all time Shani Davis.
TODAY'S BLACK HISTORY FACTS. In 2002, Shani Davis became the first U.S. speed skater to make both the short and...
- Speedskating: At 33, former Olympic champion Shani Davis still pushing for more: Until that day comes...
Davis matches world's fastest 1,000 of 2015
Shani Davis matches world's fastest 1,000 meters of 2015
Olympic speed skating champ Shani Davis turned in the season's fastest 1,000 metre time
Aktuell: Olympic champion Shani Davis matches fastest 1,000-meter time in the world this season: SALT LAKE CIT...
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Olympic champion Shani Davis stars in World Cup qualifier
Looking forward to cheering this guy on! Olympic champion Shani Davis still pushing for more
Speedskating: At 33, Olympic champion Shani Davis still pushing for more
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Skated with shani davis and the Australian world cup team today. So thats pretty cool
actually I'm right next to Shani Davis
So awesome to meet Shani Davis at the Deloitte USOC Roadshow at Carnegie Mellon University
On this date in history in 2001, Shani Davis became the first African American to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speed skating team. Davis, a former roller skater from Chicago, beat his close friend and world cup champion Apolo Ohno in the 1,000 meter short-track final held in Kearns, Utah, qualifying for the 2002 Salt Lake Games. Upon arriving in Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics, after opening day ceremonies, Davis decided to leave the Games early to compete in the 2002 Junior Country March and Junior World Championships held in Italy, where he won the 1500 m at both competitions. Davis became the only U.S. skater to ever make both short track and long track junior world teams three years in a row. However, at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games, winning the speedskating 1000 meter event. He also won a silver medal in the 1500 meter event. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, C ...
Decision time looms for American speedskater Shani Davis - He is saying hello just when he might be...
No three-peat: Shani Davis misses out on medal in 1000 - USA TODAY
Knowing Tank since our Davis days and now he gone is really sad 😪
Shani Davis wins at Olympic trials - Shani Davis ruled again in the 1,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic speedskating...
Happy anniversary to Anthony Davis and Shani Davis. Enjoy our day.
Day three of the Long Track World Cup Final came to a close this morning with Shani Davis and Heather Richardson being named the 2013-14 Grand Overall World Cup Champions for the 2013-14 season. This is the first time since the award’s inception that an American has won the title, let alone two Amer...
Amidst so many disappointments in Sochi I'm not sure which was the biggest: men's hockey team, women's hockey team, men's speed skating team, Shaun White, Bode Miller, Shani Davis, etc.
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First Shaun White, then Shani Davis, followed by the US Womens Maple Leaf like collapse with 2 mins left in the final, and now US Hockey ugh
After these 2 hockey losses to Canada, Shaun White failing, and Shani Davis not medaling, the Olympics are a disappointment for me.
And on another note, me, Shani Davis and Jonathan Kuck go against Canada tomorrow in the Team Pursuit!! We race around 7:30 AM Chicago time. Last event here we go!
And the U.S. women's hockey team blows it AGAIN...but seriously, did ANYONE on our Olympic team train for these games..like at all? Shaun White, choke..Shani Davis, choke, figure skaters, bobsledders, choke, choke, choke. Oh well, guess we'll have to wait for Rio to crush the world in the sports that matter lol smh
It's been a Winter Olympics of new records - we've seen the first ever British Olympic medal on snow, legends like Shaun White in the half-pipe and Shani Davis in the speed-skating have been usurped by younger contenders and we've witnessed the first Olympic shared gold in Alpine skiing. The network behind the Games has also delivered its share of records: the first time IPTV has been used to transmit live TV feeds to the Olympic family over the games network, the first time wireless network traffic has outnumbered wired traffic at a Winter Games and the first fabric-connected network to be deployed at an Olympic event. While all this is very exciting, you may be wondering how Sochi 2014 relates to the businesses which make up the vast majority of Avaya's customers. In reality there are many parallels between the average business network and that of these Olympic Winter Games. Regardless of the scale and profile of the project, organisations of all sizes face many of the same challenges and therefore shou ...
Boy Team USA has had some overhyped fails this time around...Shaun White, Shani Davis, and Lindsey Jacobellis. Good thing we've had some surprises or this could have been a super disappointment.
On Lindsey Jacobellis, Shani Davis, Bode Miller and growing up since 2006:
This is a terrific column by on the maturation of Shani Davis and Lindsey Jacobellis amid defeat: http:…
... Brian Hansen 7th & Shani Davis 11th in 1,500, due to our slow skating suits. Matt Antoine gets U.S. bronze in face-first sledding.
American speedskater Shani Davis was unable to medal in the men's 1500 meters on Saturday, finishing in 11th place. Teammate Brian Hansen also finished out of the medals in 7th place. The gold went to Poland's Zbigniew Brodka. Koen Verweij of the Netherlands took silver and Denny Morrison of Canada the bronze.
speedskating: WR holder Shani Davis 11th, Brian Hansen 7th. No US medal again. Davis had lots to say after. Stay tuned.
Olympics update: Shani Davis, Brian Hansen race in speedskating; USA, Russia face off in men's hockey
Brian Hansen currently in 4th. Bart Swings in 5th. Shani Davis up next!
Ok nice showing by USA Brian Hansen, in 4th place. Shani Davis up NOW. THE SUSPENSE
Belgium's Bart Swings just finished 2nd place in the 1500m. USA's Brian Hansen, Shani Davis, and Joey Mantia still to come!
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The Olympics grind on. There are flashes of genuine excitement; but the feeling I’m watching people have peak moments in their lives while huddled on a couch in a darkened room fed intravenously with the repetitive and soul numbing commercials is turning the experience into a marathon of endurance in which spikes of pure pleasure are difficult to come by. The USA seems long in the tooth at these games - heroes from four years ago have become also-runs and dropped down the standings: Shaun White, Shani Davis, Bode Miller, Julia MancusoBob Costas has pink eye, the Under Armour speed skating suits don’t work, the snow is melting in the mountains and even the terrorists haven’t shown up. In order not to see results in contests that have been decided in a time zone nine hours earlier than eastern America I avert my head from the rest of the worlds news. If the NYTimes must post the results on the front page then I will cancel my subscription. Rival television channels take impish delight in pricking ...
For all the American fans, still a big day, Shani Davis and Brian Hansen up in the 1500m at 9 a.m. ET
It’s hard to imagine how the Sochi Games could be going worse for Under Armour. The sports apparel company spent untold hours developing a high-tech aerodynamic racing suit for the U.S. speedskating team, betting it would push an already strong group of skaters—four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis...
After a pair of disastrous Olympic results involving Shani Davis and Heather Richardson, a suspect has emerged: the high-tech Under Armour racing suits the team adopted for these Olympics.
some black ppl do love the cold lol, just ask Shani Davis & Jazmine Fenlator, recent Winter Olympic gold medalists
Just putting this out there: I've won as many Olympic medals since 2011 as Shani Davis, Shaun White, and Lindsey Vonn combined.
Ms. Powers' 3rd and 5th grade girls are wishing three time Olympic long track speed skate and world record holder, Shani Davis, luck as he goes for the gold ...
Americans stayed away so far; With no one watching, Shani Davis could've made history. via
People mad the US is struggling to get medals. America can't be number one at everything...
Shani Davis and Heather Richardson gave it their best go at this venue. We're proud of you!
Saw this headline on the morning news: Shani Davis joins Shaun White and Bode Miller as American disappointments in Sochi. Good grief!! These men made it to the Olympics. They represented their country with style and smiled in the face of defeat. If there is an Olympian who I'd like my kids to look up to, it would be Shaun White. Not because he's won medals but because he knows how to lose with grace. My mom likes to say, "The sun don't shine on the same dog's *** every day." Wish American media would shove their negativity up theirs.
Shani Davis can not get it done. Fails to medal in the men's 1000m final.
Shani Davis and Shaun White were both trying to get a 3rd gold medal in their events and neither medaled at all. Unbelievable.
Shani Davis of the U.S. takes a breather after competing in the men's 1,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Matt Dunham, AP.…
pick up your game. So many fav. going down. Shaun White, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and Shani Davis. Several missed Gold medals.
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American favorites -- Bode Miller, Shani Davis, Shaun White, Julia Mancuso, Kelly Clark -- are having rough sledding in Sochi, as they fall short of their medals goals. But room at the top is being made for new faces -- like Kaitlyn Farrington and her surprise gold in the women's halfpipe yesterday. She did a great job of navigating the difficulties of the controversial pipe.
U.S. Speed Skater Shani Davis Now Faces an Uphill Battle to Win an Olympic Medal in Sochi via
Like Shaun White before him, Shani Davis had something major on the line, but he was unable to make history.
I've found several American athletes to be hard to root for this year (Bode Miller, Shani Davis, Shaun White to name a few)
Olympics-Mixed start for U.S. after favourites flop (Reuters) By Julian Linden SOCHI, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – With more than a third of the medals on offer at the Sochi Olympics already handed out, the United States is in a familiar position. A team that was deemed to be one of the best America had ever sent to the Winter Olympics is tied for second place for gold medals with four and equal second for overall medals, with 12. Lindsey Vonn never even made it to Sochi, withdrawing from the downhill because of a knee injury, robbing the alpine skiers of their biggest drawcard. Sarah Hendrickson, the world champion in women’s skijumping, came 21st, while Shani Davis – who was chasing a third successive gold medal in the men’s 1,000 metres speedskating – limped home in eighth place. Via: Yahoo Sports February 13, 2014 at 08:53PM Sport10
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BHM are five African-American athletes to keep an eye on during the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Speed skater Shani Davis, along with women’s bobsled members Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams, Aja Evans and Jasmine Fenlator, are each in position to help make American history in the Winter Olympics. Davis, 31, already made history by becoming the first Black male athlete to win a Winter Games Olympic individual sport medal when he won gold in the 1000-meter speed skating event at the 2006 Olympics at Turin. He won gold in the same event at the 2010 Winter Games at Vancouver, and could become the first American to ever win three straight Winter Games Olympic gold medals if he wins the 1000-meter again in Sochi.---and he did!!!
new blog post about Shani Davis and the cruelty of the Olympics, and more fallout from the Michael Sam announcement:
How can you not know what All Star weekend is? Shani Davis
it's so bad in the south that shani Davis can do speed skating right here in my culdsac.
Shani Davis content as he chases Olympic history - He looked...
I still love me some Shani Davis, fan for life
American speedskater Shani Davis is beloved in the Netherlands, even as he regularly takes aim at Dutch rivals, giving him a taste of what things might be like if the U.S. paid attention to his sport.
A day of highs and lows yesterday as Shani Davis fails to medal but the women go 1 and 3 in the halfpipe. US Medal Count: G:4 S:2 B:6
Now Shani Davis can ask Gebreselassie and Bekele (and White, etc.)
Finally catching up on some Olympic action on DVR..finally a medal in Womens' Single Luge..and I swear that one German girl was or is a dude..and wow Shaun White and Shani Davis not on the podium..that a little disappointing and how does a Snowboarder from Australia take the the Gold in Womens' Halfpipe?
We watched US Womens Hockey Team lose and now we just watched Shani Davis miss out on 3rd straight Gold. We are sorry Americ…
Finally got saturated with the Winter Olympics. Just seeing highlights now. A recurring theme for an oldie like me is the failure of the Three peat oldie stars like Shani Davis, Shaun White and the pulling out of Plushenko due to injury. I guess all good things must come to an end. Sweet sorrow. Getting too sentimental. :)
How do arguably the 2 best American Winter Olympians of our time, Shaun White and Chicago's own Shani Davis not get a medal?? Shani was the reason why I enjoy watching speed skating in the Olympics. Well, at least we got a US hockey team with J Quick and Patrick Kane that likes to whoop that behind!
Seeking gold and a Winter Olympics record, Shani Davis, stunningly, came up empty in his specialty event. Davis’ shot at Olympic history ended just 2 1/2 laps into his 1,000-meter race, when he was so far behind it was clear he could not catch the leaders Wednesday at Adler Arena. Stefan Goothuis w...
Chicago native Shani Davis finishes 24th in 500 meters - ...
Down goes Shaun White & Shani Davis! This Olympics is starting to be fun. With no Lindsey Vonn and the surfboarding competition almost over, we can finally start cheering on our favorites! U S A U S A U S A
The Need For Speed: After ruling his sport for nearly a decade, is black speedskating pioneer Shani Davis out of gas?.
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Davis stunned after medal-less skate: Shani Davis flipped back his hood, put his hands on his knees, and coasted... ht…
MORRISSEY: Chicago's Shani Davis had been a sure thing, but not anymore - Chicago Sun
New post: "Shani Davis and Team USA's biggest stars crumble in Sochi Olympics'"
Olympic speed skater Shani Davis was handed his first defeat in almost a decade on Feb. 12 in Sochi. The decorat...
I love this so very much. Shani, Shani, give me your answer, do!
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OK, so football season is over and I went into hibernation. Like Phil, the groundhog, I came out briefly but I’m going back to sleep. While I was up, however, I couldn’t help but notice two seemingly disparate events. (Wait for it!) WAVY TV 10 has been in “Storm Mode” for what seems like two weeks. Luckily, in my retired leisure I don’t have to worry about going to work with so many *** on the roads. But it doesn’t help when media pushes the panic button five days before the storm even arrives, no matter how big it is. How many times do I need to see a reporter standing in the snow, telling me that it’s snowing? The second thing is that the Winter Olympics are going on in Sochi, Russia for two weeks. Too bad Sochi doesn’t have our snow! (See? I told you!) What *** in the IOC thought that holding the Winter Olympics at a quaint Russian summer beach resort on the Black Sea was a good idea? Can you say $? But payback is *** and despite NBC’s efforts to gloss over and hype up, I s ...
does Shani Davis, Bode Miller, or Shaun White have any events left?
Close Ad theGrio NEWS From Shani Davis to Lolo Jones: Which black stars will shine at Sochi Olympics? Opinion by Stefen Lovelace | February 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM Comments Print Shani Davis USA competes in men 1000m during Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2014 at M Wave on January 19, 2014 in Nagano, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images) Related Posts Shani Davis comes up short at Sochi Olympics Where's the diversity at the Winter Olympics? Speedskater Shani Davis may skip 2014 Olympics Shani Davis takes home silver in speedskating 1,500 Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams make US Olympic bobsled team The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway, featuring elite snow sports athletes from all over the globe taking center stage for the next three weeks. Of those athletes, very few are black, and even fewer are African-Americans. Black athletes have never been a dominant presence in the Winter Olympics, and Sochi will be no different. But with Lindsay Vonn’s injury, and Shaun White drawing more ...
Sorry about the gap in standings, everyone. Two nights ago I had a really intense PCP (angel dust) experience and last night I was playing FIFA '14 Soccer with three of my co-workers. Did I lose a game all night? Of course not. Anyway, these standings are complete through yesterday's events. As you know, I watch recorded material later in the evening, so the results from today will be posted late tonight or tomorrow morning. Here we go. Lot's of perfect 9's yesterday in Halfpipe, and almost all people got a zero in the Men's 1000 Meter Speed Skating because Shani Davis, Denis Kuzin, Brian Hansen, and Mo Tae Bum all decided to dog it. Updated Standings Wendy 143 Becca and Carlos 141 Eric 137 Craig 133 Conrad 132 Welsh 130 Rome 129 John 129 Cary 127 Jason 127 Erica 126 Karl 123 Nico 122 King 122 Dwayne 121 Tom 120 J 110 Sue 96 - As you can see, I am cutting off the standings with Sue's score. Everyone below Sue wrote down random picks and did zero research. I will of course update these in the next few days ...
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ARMY OF UTILITY WORKERS LABORING IN THE SOUTH A half-million homes and businesses lost power to the storm now sweeping up I-95 corridor to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. 2. COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE FOR $45 BILLION AP sources confirm deal that would combine two largest U.S. cable companies. Announcement expected this morning. 3. AFGHANISTAN FREES DETAINEES U.S. CALLS 'DANGEROUS' The release of 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison further strains relations between Washington and Karzai. 4. AMERICAN STARS WIPING OUT IN SUNNY SOCHI From Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso to Shaun White and Shani Davis, athletes expected to win gold have stumbled. 5. TEA PARTY TEEING OFF ON SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER After Mitch McConnell helped advance the bill to raise the debt ceiling, conservative groups signal they'll make his vote an issue in November. 6. ABOUT ONE MILLION SIGN UP FOR 'OBAMACARE' IN JANU ...
Prior to landing i re- read my USA today and was amazed to read the story of what the USA today called one of Americas greatest Olympians.. Yet no one pays much attention too. He is Shani Davis who is at Sochi break barriers..! I never knew much of this amazing Olympian, today.. I do. Thank you Shani Davis for showing brown skin boys and girls, to follow their hearts. That not just NFL, NHL, NBA players deserved to be recognized. To donn a tights and to be a ice skater in our culture is not prominent.. Today, you are breaking walls. Not just in February as Black History month,. But for the rest of history.. You workmanship will stand for kids .. In urban, suburban, and rural all alike to follow their dreams.
Heather Richardson joins Shani Davis in the CHOKE club...Ms BURNT GARBAGE.cough cough
SOCHI Russia Wednesday was supposed to provide the latest milestone moment in a career full of them for the American Shani Davis. Instead it featured another dominant performance by the mighty Dutch speedskating team. Davis failed in his bid to…… [ 20 more words. ]
I was pulling hard for Shani Davis last night... but I guess the flying Dutchmen have to get a turn at gold too...
As of yesterday’s Olympic competition, Norway leads the medal count with 12 medals with Canada and the Netherlands tied with 10 medals. The United States follows those 3 with 9 medals. Germany has 8 medals, but leads with 6 of them being gold. It wasn’t a very good day for the American athletes yesterday, except for this duo. Kaitlyn Farrington of the U.S. captured gold in the women's Olympic snowboarding halfpipe final Wednesday, edging defending champion Torah Bright and American teammate Kelly Clark for the title. Farrington posted a score of 91.75 during her second run, just good enough to beat Bright's 91.50. Clark, who smacked the wall during her first run in the finals, recovered to earn bronze and win her third Olympic medal. Farrington, who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, had spent most of the run-up to the games playing second-fiddle to Clark, the 2002 Olympic champion. The 24-year old needed to navigate the semifinals to reach the medal round but responded brilliantly. The victory gave ...
Watch the video Travis Jayner on Apolo Ohno and Shani Davis on Yahoo Sports . 2010 bronze medalist Travis Jayner recalls Apolo Ohno and Shani Davis' respective wins at the 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver winter games, and how Jayner and Davis pushed each other to become speed skating champions.
Speed Skating- Men's 1000m Gold and Bronze- Netherlands, Silver- Canada. For Team USA- Shani Davis finished 8th, Brian Hansen finished 9th, Joey Mantia finished 15th, Jonathan Garcia finished 28th. And so ends officially...the first week of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Don't fret USA there is still plenty of time to catch up!!!
Matthew's Olympic update: US Speed skater Shani Davis (although a favorite) did not medal, coming in at 8th, the US took Gold (Kate Farrington) and Bronze (Kelly Clark) in the womens Half Pipe, Mens individual Figure Skating starts today, the US womens Ice Hockey lost to their rival Canada with a 3-2 loss, the US Curling teams will compete today (another fave of Matt's LOL) and US skier Brody Miller and Ted Ligety skating today, the US Men's Hockey team are playing now (will update tomorrow!) the USA medal count is at 12 :)
So, Andy, guess all those chicken mcnuggets caught up with Shani Davis last night.no medal and his worst time ever! Go McDonalds!! Lol
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Bill Plaschke: Shani Davis continues U.S. fade pattern: He had grown weary of the sportsmanlike platitudes and...
Speedskating pioneer Shani Davis still doesn’t see many competitors who look like him at Winter Games.
Shani Davis: Why speedskaters love the two-time Olympic gold medalist.
Shaun White and Shani Davis are out of the Olympics and America turns off the until 2016.
Another dominant performance by the mighty Dutch speedskating team halts Shani Davis's reign in 1,000
Shani Davis had no excuses, no regrets and not a shred of self-pity. Click to Continue »
Olympics: Tough day at the office for US' Shani Davis; Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands takes gold in...
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Shani Davis fell short on his quest for a piece of American history at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Sochi.
Video on msnbc.com: If the experts are right, Shani Davis is likely to win gold in Sochi.
Athlete after athlete, US having terrible Olympics.
RESULT: Shani Davis in Men's 1000m Speed Skating - SOCHI, RUSSIA (WWBT) - Shani Davis came up short in his effort...
*** it Shani Davis just lost at the 1000m! I think I'm the only person who cares.
Shani Davis had a chance to make history today, and, as usual, no one was paying him much mind about it.
UP WATCHING THE REPEAT OF TODAYS OLYMPICS THE u.s stunk it up on the ice Shani Davis didnt even get a medal
Yesterday, Josh Levin and I wrote about why snowboarders hate Shaun White. Today, as part of Slate’s ongoing series on how athletes feel about other athletes, I want to talk about American speedskater Shani Davis, and why speedskaters love him. White and Davis have a lot in common. Both men...
*** !!? Woke Up Late, and Missed Shani Davis give them the Bizzness on the ice!!
Shani Davis fell short of his chance to make history on Wednesday. If he had won the 1000m, he would have become the first American male to win three straight gold medals in one event.
Why has nobody mentioned Shani Davis for black history month?
Man alive. What a discouraging day for Americans. Mancuso and Shani Davis go down…thank goodness for the snowboarding ladies.
Would like to see Shani Davis & Shaun White perform Meryl Davis & Charlie White's free dance. Wouldn't you?
Julia Mancuso, Shaun White, Shani Davis, and Bode Miller all have been disappointments in the step it up
I think you learn more about athletes in defeat than in victory. Shani Davis and Shaun White were good & graceful in defeat this week.
'We're number 8.' Team USA, fading away.
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Shani Davis is an example of grace and sportsmanship. I'm in awe of this young skater. NFL, NHL, NBA... take note of a true gentleman.
Day 5 Preview: goes for his 3rd straight gold in 1,000m!
Shani Davis won the event in 2010 with a time of 1:08.94, which wouldn't of even made the podium this year and only good for 6th.
I'm still depressed that Shaun White and Shani Davis didn't three peat 😒
Crap! Shani Davis is out too?! What happened to our American athletes at the Olympics?!
Shani Davis didn't win his third gold in the Olympic 1,000, but he's winning over press, teammates, with new 'tude
We are still proud of you Shani Davis! Go team USA!
Watching Shani Davis skate is eerily similar to Frozone from The Incredibles!
Shani Davis finished 8th in the 1000m? Everybody choking out in Sochi.
Americans who have had a horrible Winter Olympics: Shaun White, Shani Davis, and Bob Costas
Had a job interview today for a position as a caregiver, finished an online test for my coding class, watched some Olympics (not a good night for US downhill skier Mancuso or Shani Davis in the 1K meter speed skating event )o: ) and some Burn Notice. It's tired and I'm late. Good night!
Gold for Dutch skater Stefan Groothuis, bronze for Michiel Mulder on 1,000 meters. Where have you gone, Shani Davis? h…
Dismal showing for the USA this time around. No Gold Medals for Shaun White, Shani Davis, Julia Mancuso or Bode Miller...
We had some upsets in Sochi.. Shaun White, Shani Davis, and now an injury to Arielle Gold.. Not good.I have to check what is happening with women's hockey? Is Canada up?
Shani Davis doesn't make history or win an Olympic medal for the U.S. speedskaters
Shani Davis finishing 8th is like the Miami Heat missing the playoffs. Unthinkable.
I dunno why I'm rewatching the men's 1000m speed skating. Shani Davis... Y u let me down? I still luv u, doh
are we the only one awake watching Sochi. Lets go Shani Davis!
Wow. Shani Davis. Just really screwed the pooch on his 1000m. That is nuts.
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If Shani Davis is your "black friend," then I suggest you find someone a little more street hardened.
I feel like shani davis might be the only black guy at the Winter Olympics
Welp. Time to seen Shani Davis come up short.
Fun fact: Shani Davis went to my elementary school (Jordan Community School).
My brother just said I looked like I had the life sucked out of me after I watched Shani Davis in 1000m.
Nine medals isn't bad, but is it too early to say that Team USA is stinking it up in Sochi?
Tough to write about US Speedskating because I have so many friends who competed (emphasis on competed) at the Olympic Oval and worked there ( emphasis on worked). I feel bad for Shani Davis and the countless other skaters who still work their butts off for that shill of an organization -- yet have fallen on such hard times in Sochi. It was probably only a matter of time but it still *** to see it happen.
For American speedskater Shani Davis to feel famous—like stopped-in-the-street famous—he has to go more...
Sochi, Russia. [UPDATE: Shani Davis finished 8th in the 1,000 meter sprint Wednesday in Sochi. The event...
Bill Plaschke at Sochi Olympics: New U.S. rally cry: 'We're No. 8! We're No. 8!'
Glad someone wrote about this. Sadly, still an exception via
Olympic newbies, not veterans, are the ones winning gold.
Bondy: U.S. medaling in mediocrity: Matt Dunham/AP Shani Davis fails to become the first speed skater to win t...
Gold for the US in women's half pipe as Kaitlyn Farrington wins an extremely tight event over Australia's Torah Bright with American Kelly Clark taking the bronze. On the other hand, Shani Davis went into the 1000m spedskating event looking for his third straight gold and put up an 8th place effort with the Dutch taking gold yet again, this was a different one so they have at least 5 guys capable of taking gold on any given day. Gold medal favorite Julia Mancuso also came up short in the downhill skiing event, finishing 8th after winning the downhill portion of the super combined. More tanking by US athletes. The event featured the first tie for the gold in history for Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze. The Germans sweep the luge events with Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt flattening all competition. German Eric Frenzel took gold in the Nordic combined as well. The Russians go 1-2 in pairs Figure Skating. Norway still leads the medal count with 12, then Canada and the Netherlands with 10 and the US and Ru ...
*Oh well, not this time. US Olympic speed skating star Shani Davis lost at his attempt for a 3rd gold medal in Sochi Russia. Davis' shot at Olympic histor
I love the Winter Olympics!!! Perfect for a DVR! Although I am not sure what's going on with the U.S. athletes...they are winning medals at a decent clip compared to previous winter games but yet nearly everyone that is expected to win gold falters big time! Bode Miller, Shawn White, Julia Mancuso (in downhill), and Shani Davis come to mind - and we aren't even a week in yet! Maybe the historic success at Vancouver 4 years ago has clouded my judgement?
I watch Shani Davis and Julia Mancuso lose, then have to watch what felt like hours of pairs Figure Skating, all while enduring a second straight night of Matt Lauer as host. Then an American (Katelyn Farrington) finally wins gold and NBC SKIPS the medal ceremony. At least give me the patriotic moment, NBC!
Doubles luge. Weirdest "sport" ever. Never listen to the commentaries...just don't...it makes it even more difficult to take seriously. The Winter Olympics are quite odd altogether. I love em, but American football should be in there somewhere. ;) (hey, the Summer Olympics have soccer...) My honeys, Shaun White & Shani Davis didn't medal, so now I'm just watching to pass the time. Plus side...I've gotten to see a lot of Apolo Ohno. :D Ok. Done rambling. Back to doubles luge. Peace...
It's hard to three-peat, Joe Posnanski writes. Shaun White showed it. Seth Wescott never made. And Shani Davis, on Wednesday, just didn't have it
I am suffering. I am suffering. I am watching the Winter Olympics and i'm constantly being disappointed. First Shaun White no medal, now Shani Davis will not get a medal and Canada Women's hockey prevailed over USA. I think I am going to bed!
Bode Miller, Shaun White, and now Shani Davis! What's going on that the guys we're expecting to blow everyone out of the water aren't even making the podium?!
Wow, Shani Davis didn't win the Gold. His career must be over!
Bummer was really hoping for a 3rd Gold for Shani Davis :(
:Did Shani Davis stand up before the finish line?
Holy crap! First Shaun White NOW Shani Davis. *** is happening to TEAM USA??!?
Can Shani Davis 3pete in speed skating?I hope so
Just left the trail-blazing Olympian Shani Davis' viewing party at Sol Café. We look forward to working with his team on their I.C.E. Program.
No gold for Shani Davis or Shawn White & our medal count is low what is really going on with Team USA?
Shani Davis failed to defend his 2010 gold in the 1000m while Dutch skater Stefan Groothuis won gold.
You didn't make it happen this Olympics, Shani Davis but *** of a big-ups to you for raising the bar and giving kids a different when-i-grow-up goal.
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Midweek thoughts from a mixed up mind I have been enjoying the Olympics. Though that they are in Russia I hate that you know everything by time I get home. Hasn't been the best so far for team USA with Bode Miller, Shaun White and Shani Davis all failing to medal Tomorrow starts US men's hockey which I'll record and watch Did think it was cool to hear Santana in the pairs ice skating. Also got to hear the theme from James Bond I like that they are jazzing it up a bit. The US pairs she is 5'0 and he is 6'4. Talk about height difference I've also got into curling as well even though the US teams are not very good I'm rooting for women British team. They are cute and have Scotish accents 😄 I still can't believe that someone actually made T-shirts after the KSU win over KU. At least it's not the athletic dept that did it KSU played better that night but KU is better team and should go further in NCAA Sounds like all the snow this wknd is going to turn to mud though I'll be happy with the warmer weathe ...
Kind of a sad olympics for the USA speed skating team. I don't see why Shani Davis is so hyped. Too late to bring back Derek Parra?
It pisses me off - Joey raced before Shani Davis, and we did not see Joey Race. Joey skated in 15th!!
Well there goes our only chance at black people winning a gold medal for the USA..SHANI DAVIS JUST LOST IN SPEED SKATING. well u can still win at grabbing u some hot RUSSIAN WOMEN and drinking free vodka...ENJOY YO SELF SHANI DAVIS
American speed skater Shani Davis is a minor celebrity in America, but he's practically a folk hero in the Netherlands, where speed skating is beloved all year round. According to the Wall Street Journal, Davis is so respected by the Dutch that even his Olympic rival, Koen Verweij, considers him a h...
I cannot believe Shani Davis didn't place!
awww man Shani Davis didn't make it :(
Tonight Julia Mancuso headlines the gold medal final in women’s downhill and Shani Davis attempts to win the Men’s 1000m Speed Skating event for the 3rd time. In Women’s Halfpipe, the deep U.S. team led by Kelly Clark tries for a podium sweep. All this plus the gold medal final in Pairs’ Figure Skating. Are you enjoying the Olympics so far?
SOCHI, Russia — Shani Davis tried to go to a place no American man in Winter Olympics history had traveled. He came up just short of his destination.
Wondering if NBC is now thinking they have some major screw-ups on their hands. Acting like the NBA, the Peacock network has spent most of last year propping up and shining the light on certain Olympians. Now the ones THEY chose to get all the attention are either injured or have not captured a medal. Lindsey Vonn , Evan Lysacek, Shawn White and today Shani Davis all were given the glamour treatment from past performances and that is understandable. However, with their ages and recent injuries they were in jeopardy of being on the sidelines or unable to get a medal. When you "cherry-pick" the athletes you think are going to win, it will usually bite you in the *** Bob Costas eye situation is getting more pub then anything the American Olympians are doing in the events. One more issue with the media, when Davis doesn't medal using the word fail is an insult to any Olympian. They may not win, but fail is a poor choice. Any man or woman that makes an Olympic team is NOT a failure, they are the best in the w ...
SPOILER ALERT: Results are in for Chicago's Shani Davis in the 1000m in Sochi:
Three-time Olympian and Kids On Ice speedskating coach Nat Mills analyzed Shani Davis' Olympic race live this morning on the big screen in the lobby at FDIA for Special Olympics skaters. Shani has ties to our rink and to Coach Nat. NBC4 covered the event. Lots of excitement! Special thanks to Coach Nat for organizing the event. Congratulations to Shani for a great race! Special Olympics skaters then laced up for another lesson with Coach Nat. What a great day at FDIA!
Julie Stewart-Binks gives an update on where Shani Davis placed in Speed Skating.
Shaun White, Shani Davis, Kate Hansen, and Bode Miller...disappointment! Wish Apolo Ohno was competing in Sochi!
Speedskating: Shani Davis finishes 8th, Brian Hansen takes 9th in 1000m. Both scheduled to compete in 1,500 on Saturday:
TTI of USA congratulates our athletes at the Sochi Winter Games. Today the great Shani Davis could become the first American man to "three-peat"!
Katy speedskater finishes 28th; Shani Davis fails to medal in Sochi
Chicago native Shani Davis seeks a gold medal in his third straight Olympics in Sochi. Copy Close Link to this video Close Embed this video Replay Illinois Speed Skaters Seek Sochi Medals Local skaters Shani...
SPOILER ALERT: Results are in from the 1000 meter speedskate, see how Shani Davis fared
Click here to see the result of the men’s 1,000 meter speedskating event, featuring Shani Davis:
American speed skater Shani Davis won't three-peat as the Olympic champion in the men's 1000m.
Going for a record third consecutive speed skating medal in the 1000 meters, Chicago’s Shani Davis failed to medal in Sochi.
Native Chicagoan Shani Davis will be heading to Sochi looking to win a third straight gold medal. Here are some fun facts you might not have known about him.
Will Shani Davis bring home another WIN and be the first in his event to WIN three years in a row?!
Winter Olympic news yesterday mainly took place in the mountains, as Shaun White's bid for a 3rd straight Gold in the half pipe didn't go well. But Erin Hamlin won the 1st medal, she got bronze, of any US singles luge athlete in the 50 years luge has been an Olympic sport! In about an hour here-6p Sochi time, Shani Davis goes for his 3rd consecutive Olympic Gold in the Men's Speed Skating 1000 meter race. Let's go Shani, and way to go Erin! No matter what the medal color, or if any, you're all champions! Here's a look at the mountain village of Krasnaya Polyana near where all the action took place last night.
Seems at a certain age your body just can't perform as before no matter the training. Morning this Winter Olympics for Shawn White, Bode Miller, and the no shows Apolo Ohno and Evan Lysacek. Any I've forgotten. Still keeping hope for Shani Davis!!!
Speed Skating- Men's 500m Race 1 of 2 and Race 2 of 2. Race 1- Tucker Fredricks tied for 18th, Mitchell Whitmore came in 20th, Shani Davis came in 22nd, and Brian Hansen came in 33rd. Race 2 (Medal Race)- Gold, Silver, and Bronze all went to the Netherlands. For Team USA- Davis came in 24th, Fredricks came in 26th, Whitmore came in 27th, and Hansen did not compete.
Shani Davis is just one of the athletes sure to wow the crowds during this year’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
FIVE former Badgers are playing in women’s hockey rivalry game in Sochi tomorrow (4 for Team USA, 1 for Canada). Also tomorrow – Cheering on Olympic speed skater Shani Davis (trained at Pettit), going for 3rd 1000m win in 3 consecutive Olympic games!
Shani Davis is everywhere you look these days. Ads for Ralph Lauren and McDonald's. Promos for NBC. The cover of US magazine's Olympic edition.
Whitney Richards, Lester Holt interviewed Shani Davis this am on NBC.
African American Olympians in Sochi-Team USA--Shani Davis, Long Track Speedskating and the Bobsleigh Team of Lolo Jones, Jazmine Fenlator, Elena Meyers, Lauryn Wiilims and Aja Evans.
Shani Davis, the two-time defending Olympic champion speedskater in the 1000m, begins his Sochi Olym
American speedskater Shani Davis is headed into Sochi trying to do something that no American has ever done: win three straight gold medals in a single event at the Winter Games...
LOL, Shani Davis, "first African-American FROM ANY NATION to win a gold medal in an indiv. sport" at Winter Olympics
When the U.S. athletes celebrate their accomplishments during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia on Feb. 23, one Michigan couple will be watching extra closely. But not because they are rooting for a particular athlete. They’ll be tuned in and beaming with justified pride as more than 200 athletes promenade in Sochi wearing custom ceremony sweaters which were knitted from yarn made in Michigan, on their farm, and in their unique fiber mill. Deb and Chuck McDermott of East Jordan, were chosen to be the suppliers to Ralph Lauren of 4,000 pounds, or 400,000 yards, of their own trademarked brand of Shepherd’s Wool yarn to be used to knit the sweaters. Modeled on Ralph Lauren’s website (www.teamusa.ralphlauren.com) by speed skater Shani Davis and ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the Team USA Ceremony Sweater is totally crafted in the USA from soft wool. The turtleneck features the word “Polo” and reindeer on the front of the sweater and a U.S. flag and Olympic r ...
Competition in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi begins today. Good luck to the Black athletes representing Team USA including: Shani Davis (gold medal winning speed skater), and the women’s bobsled team which features six athletes and five of them are African-American: Elana Meyers, Jazmine Fenlator, Aja Evans, Lauryn Williams, and Lolo Jones.
Video on msnbc.com: Shani Davis talks family – his mother’s influence and what he hopes to pass on to his son now.
Who is watching the Olympics opening ceremony this evening? Keep your eyes peeled for the eleven Illinois athletes on Team USA. Best of luck to Megan Bozek, Jason Brown, Kendall Coyne, Shani Davis, Aja Evans, Gracie Gold, Brian Hansen, Jonathan Kuck, Emery Lehman, Patrick Meek and Ann Swisshelm!
Good luck to all Olympians in the A special shoutout to Shani Davis & Brian Hansen of Evanston; & Ann Swisshelm of Chicago!
I'm excited! I love speed skating. (Apollo Ohno & Shani Davis - August baby from Chicago!) I love Bobsled. (Jamaica's back! Cool Runnings! And track star Lolo Jones is now on the bobsled team.) And they have all these new X-Games like sports too. And the Olympics is the only time I'll watch Figure Skating because it reminds me of watching it as a little girl.
2014 Winter Olympians we will be watching in Sochi - Go for Gold Shani Davis!
Two-time gold medalist Shani Davis talks about his journey from the southside of Chicago to atop the Olympic podium.
Apolo Ohno interviews his old teammate and buddy Shani Davis on The Today Show as Shani gets ready for Sochi in a few weeks. Original Airdate: Wednesday Janu...
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis spoke with former teammate Apolo Ohno
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Shani Davis and Cullen Jones are my idols rn!!! I strive to be like them in Speed Skating and Swimming ✊✊✊💯
Here at Oval...1500s under way. Women just finished and award ceremony going on. They just introduced Sheila Young Ochowicz,Eric Heiden, Dan Jansen, Derek Parra, Joey Cheek, Shani Davis. Edwin Park will be skating around 5:09 ( mountain time) paired with Jonathan Garcia.
Aktuell: Shani Davis: Showing no signs of slowing down: It just makes him want to go faster ... "It's exciting...
Speaking of the Winter Olympics, Shani Davis is must see TV for me. He looks great in the Ralph Lauren ad.
Shani Davis asked if he might race team pursuit at Sochi Olympics -
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