Shani Davis Speed Skater

Shani Davis (pronounced /ˈʃɑːni/; born August 13, 1982) is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete (from any nation) to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games (Speedskating, 1000 meters). He also won the silver in the 1,500 m. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, he duplicated the feat, becoming the first man to successfully defend the 1,000 m title, and repeating as 1,500 m silver medalist. Davis won the all-around World Allround Championships in both 2005 and 2006, after winning the silver medal in 2004. In 2009 he won the World Sprint Championships in Moscow, the site of his first World Allround Championship victory. By winning he became the second male skater to have won both the Sprint and Allround in their career, after Eric Heiden. He has won six World Single Distance Championships titles, three at 1,500 m (in 2004, 2007 and 2009) and three at 1,000 m (in 2007, 2008 and 2011). He has won nine career Overall World Cup titles, five at 1,000 m (in 2006, 2008–10, and 2012) and four at 1,500 m (2008–2011).

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Date of birth
August 13th, 1982
United States of America




1. Northern Michigan University Colleges/University

Northern Michigan University (or NMU for short) is a four-year college public university established in 1899 and located in Marquette, in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. With a population of nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Northern Michigan University is the Upper Peninsula's largest university.

Institution info

Type Public school
2010. 11.6 mil. $
Institution colors
1401 Presque Isle Avenue, 49855 - Marquette, Michigan
2010. 8,719
2009. 8,578
2010. 698
Acceptance rate
2010. 72.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 8.41 K $
2010. 7.86 K $
2009. 7.45 K $
2008. 7.08 K
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2. Marquette Senior High School High school

Marquette Senior High School (MSHS) is a public high school located in Marquette, Michigan. The high school serves grades 9-12, with current student enrollment around 1396 - approximately 51% male to 49% female.

Type High school
1203 West Fair Avenue, 49855 - Marquette Township, Michigan
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Olympic medals

2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, were a major international multi-sport event held from February 12 to February 28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the resort town of Whistler. Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games were organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee, headed by John Furlong. The 2010 Winter Olympics were the third Olympics hosted by Canada and the first by the province of British Columbia. Previously, Canada hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Following Olympic tradition, then-Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan received the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Speed skating – Men's 1000 metres February 17th, 2010 Richmond Olympic Oval
Mo Tae-Bum (South Korea)
Speed skating – Men's 1500 metres February 20th, 2010 Richmond Olympic Oval

2006 Winter Olympics Turin

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Italy, from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games, the first being the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956. Italy also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 games in 1999. The official logo displayed the name "Torino", the Italian name of the city; the city is known as "Turin" in both English and the local traditional language, Piedmontese. The Olympic mascots of Torino 2006 were Neve, a female snowball, and Gliz, a male ice cube. The official motto of the XX Olympic Winter Games was "Passion lives here".

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Speed skating – Men's 1000 metres 2006 Oval Lingotto
Speed skating - Men's 1500m 2006 Oval Lingotto


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