France's figure skater Mae-Berenice Meite poses during a press conference in Chekhov Hall at the Main Media Center in Sochi on February 5, 2014 ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) | LOIC VENANCE via Getty Images

France’s figure skater Mae-Berenice Meite poses during a press conference in Chekhov Hall at the Main Media Center in Sochi on February 5, 2014 ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) | LOIC VENANCE via Getty Images

The 2014 Sochi Olympics began Friday, and this year there are plenty of athletes of color participating in sports that traditionally and historically have not seen many black athletes.

Within the bobsleigh category black participants are overwhelmingly present. Among them include the Jamaican team returning after not having a presence for over a decade, and Team USA has five black women on their six-woman bobsleigh team.

Click here to take a look at a few of the black athletes participating in this year’s SoChi winter Olympic games.

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