Not to mention that further investigation of his mother, his statements, and the way the other Americans feel about him. So I add that to the 1,000 word picture ... Two plus Two Equals Four.
So are you trying to say that Shani Davis is a bad American because he did not have his hand over heart during the national anthem? How do we know what he was thinking?
What about the fact that he skates around the track with a US flag and his teammate, Chad Hedrick, the very person who started this controversy in the first place? See http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/vancouver/speedskating/2010-02-18-oly-speedskaters_N.htm for photo.
(For some reason this photo will not paste, but it shows Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick smiling and skating with a US flag.)
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, which picture should we focus on? This photo this seems to me to reflect well on American sportsmanship. Given that Davis and Hedrick managed to bury the hatchet, it is too bad that so many others cant seem to do the same.
If you dont like this guy, there is nothing that will change your mind. The question becomes, is your dislike so strong that you would rather America not win any medals in this event than for Shani to win them?
After all of this time it is too bad that so many focus on personal dislike instead of celebrating American achievement in the Winter Olympics.