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‘Daily Show’ skates on thin ice with the story of Black Olympians

The comedy correspondent gave talks about the likes of figure skater Debi Thomas, the first black athlete to win a medal at the Winter Games, and other contestants with “names that sound like Ikea tables.”

But he hit a rough patch when he brought up the Jamaican bobsleigh team.

Wood said the athletes probably thought the sport was “sledding on a guy named Bob” and crushed “their sled more times than bitcoin.”

Wood pulled out his Jamaican accent, and that’s when a bit of history emerged on the monitor behind him – original 1988 bobsled team member Devon Harris.



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