Debi Thomas during her gold medal-winning performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Denver, Colo., on January 9, 1988. (AP Photo/Jack Smith)
United States four-man bobsled team, USA-1, members wear their silver medals at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics awards celebration in downtown Salt Lake City, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002. From left: Bill Schuffenhauer, Garrett Hines, Todd Hays and Randy Jones. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Aaron Parchem and Marcy Hinzmann of the United States skate in the pairs short program of the World Figure Skating Championships Monday, March 20, 2006, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Olympic bobsled gold medalist Vonetta Flowers, center, shows her gold medal to the members of the fifth grade class at C.L. Gideons Elementery School in Atlanta Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005. With less than 100 days until the opening of ceremonies of the 2006 Olympic Games, Flowers, a menber of Team DHL, is visiting schools to talk to students about the ideals and lessons of the Olympic Spirit as well as the upcoming Winter Games. (AP Photo/ Courtesy DHL, W.A. Harewood)
Shani Davis competes in the men’s 1000-meter event in the World Cup speedskating competition at the Utah Olympic Oval, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in Kearns, Utah. Davis won the event with the time of 1:06.67. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)
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Despite setting numerous records and winning several medals at the Summer Olympics, very few African-Americans have competed in the Winter games. David Brown writes about what he believes are the root causes of this disparity here. Check out these images of the black athletes who did achieve success at the Winter Olympics.