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#Blackgirlmagic takes spotlight at Olympics

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Andrea Lawful-Sanders has a ritual for cheering the black heroines of the Summer Olympics. She gets into her corner of the living room, sets up her chair, demands silence before screaming at the top of her lungs, flails her body wildly and — in keeping with her and heritage — bangs pot covers together to celebrate victories. From Simone Biles‘ gravity-defying flips to the history-making medal trifecta of the U.S. women racing in the 100-meter hurdles, many of the Olympics’…

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Two Floridians in the hunt for Olympic volleyball medals

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Dozens of Floridians are on their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. A significant portion of those men and women are swimmers, divers and track and field athletes representing multiple countries. One Florida State graduate has a chance to take home a medal in a different sport. Nick Lucena will compete in beach volleyball along with partner Phil Dalhausser, a graduate of Central Florida, for a gold medal in a sport where American…

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