African-American Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson, who set world records in track and field, stated blacks are better athletes due to slavery. Johnson stated during an interview in Britain, "All my life ... I believed I became an athlete through my own effort and determination, but it's impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn't left an imprint through the generations. Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me ... I believe there is a superior athletic gene in us. Over the last few years, athletes of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American descent have dominated athletics finals. It's a fact that hasn't been discussed openly before. It's a taboo subject in the States but it is what it is. Why shouldn't we discuss it?"
I've wondered about that myself. Many black-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans have excelled at athletics. One blog challenged Johnson's point by citing white American gold medalist swimmer, Michael Phelps, who dominated during the 2008 Olympics. I beg to differ. May I point to the evidence. Michael Phelps was caught smoking weed. So technically, that makes him a black man (LOL just teasing). That's right. We're claiming Phelps. He was hitting the weed like a rasta. You're Team Black now Phelps (wink).
One thing I know, regardless of what country you come from, if you see an African register for the long distance marathons, may as well withdraw (LOL). Africans dominate in this field, much like white people shut things down in gymnastics. So, who's to say who is best. One thing we all can agree on, the Olympics are a great time to come together as a world and put our differences aside.