After winning her first world title, track star Sha'Carri Richardson snubbed mainstream media and said "No, thank you" to interview requests in favor of a Black reporter, a viral social post claims.
Sha'Carri Richardson is back on top as one of the fastest women in the world after winning the 100m at the Diamond League. “I’m not back, I’m better," she said after dominating in Doha, Qatar.
Ultimately the Court of Arbitration for Sports allowed Valieva to compete because of her age, making her a "protected person" by the definition of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The Richardson and ESPN controversies were just two of the many-layered stories that emerged in the world of sports this week, where Black women are routinely targeted for their flair, athleticism, and ability.
The triumphant track star who won over hearts with her poise and athletic ability has been suspended from the Olympic team for one month after testing positive for marijuana.
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