Shani Davis is not an Olympian?
At least that is what you would think if you looked at the list of names of the 2010 Olympic long-track team in U.S. Speedskating's 2010 Olympic Media Guide.
Shani Davis is, of course, on the team.
He is favored to win at least two medals, with a good chance at gold in the 1,000 and 1,500 meters.
But as part of a never-ending feud with the speedskating federation, Team Davis made it very clear to federation officials that they did not want Davis, the 2006 Olympic champion, in the media guide.
Someday Team Davis may realize how much money in endorsement and sponsorship opportunities its attitude may have cost him over the years of his brilliant career.
Apparently, it doesn't care.
-- Philip Hersh in Vancouver
Photo: Shani Davis. Credit: George Frey / Associated Press