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Shani Davis is an Olympian, isn't an entry in a media guide

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Shani Davis, the first black individual gold medalist in Winter Olympics history, and stalwart of the U.S. speedskating team is definitely a member of the U.S. speedskating team. But you wouldn't know that if you looked at the U.S. speedskating media guide. Aside from the records and results section, he's not mentioned.

There has long been animosity between Davis and the U.S. speedskating federation, mostly stemming from a snafu at the 2006 Winter Olympics where Davis received undue criticism for not skating in the team pursuit event. Though never eligible to skate in the event, the federation remained quiet throughout the ordeal, alienating Davis. Now that the Olympics have arrived, Davis has made it quite clear that he does not want to be included in the U.S. speedskating federation media guide.

So he's not, though he is going to the Olympics, where he'll be skating in four events. He'll be favored to win gold in the 1,000-meter and 1,500. And if he does, he'll end up in that media guide whether he likes it or not. And still, there is no word on whether or not Davis has issue with Pixar for including his likeness in "The Incredibles".

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