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    Only some sports though - it's about the physical differences. They're great at running and stuff because their skeletons are built slightly differently so their joints are more suited to it.

    On the other hand, there are some sports where you almost never see black athletes - swimming and gymnastics for example. Some of this might be cultural, but I don't think that's responsible for the whole effect.
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    I heard something about about them having better/more efficient (or something) muscle fibres. However these are heavier which is why you don't see as many in the swimming pool as they sink faster

    can't remember where I heard that though
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    Wow, there's a lot of topics about black people today, ain't they?
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    (Original post by Markus)
    Are you sure it isnt merely the fact that by chance, more black people do sport?

    im not sure it's a case of being bettter necessarily.
    I thought the opposite - many black people did sport because they were good at it, or knew they were from a young age.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Only some sports though - it's about the physical differences. They're great at running and stuff because their skeletons are built slightly differently so their joints are more suited to it.

    On the other hand, there are some sports where you almost never see black athletes - swimming and gymnastics for example. Some of this might be cultural, but I don't think that's responsible for the whole effect.

    For swimming, its all cultural. Black people do not like getting their hair wet. :p:

    And i'm rubbish at sports. All sports.
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    Thats fundamentally wrong what you said. Yes, black people tend to have an advantage in some sports like athletics and basketball. But look at swimming or tennis, blacks hardly dominate there.

    It all depends on the sports you are referring to.
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    (Original post by Katia)
    Wow, there's a lot of topics about black people today, ain't they?
    Woo hoo i'm in fashion!
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    lol- I am in fashion 2 (however I suck at sports!!)
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    (Original post by Ads.)
    Thats fundamentally wrong what you said. Yes, black people tend to have an advantage in some sports like athletics and basketball. But look at swimming or tennis, blacks hardly dominate there.

    It all depends on the sports you are referring to.
    I was secretly referring to athletics mainly, so maybe its to do with physical build then?
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    Black people have a heavier bone structure and so are not as good in the pool.
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    (Original post by Katia)
    Wow, there's a lot of topics about black people today, ain't they?
    ahaha i was thinking the same thing. it's like groundhogs day all over again! i believe it's something to do with muscle fibres, i guess through evolution it could be related back to blacks in africa and being hunters etc. it would be a solution as to why we're not that hot at swimming! (bar the odd few)

    (Original post by Ads.)
    But look at swimming or tennis, blacks hardly dominate there.
    so serena and venus williams aren't black?

    (Original post by Scimitar_vc)
    Black people have a heavier bone structure and so are not as good in the pool.
    URBAN MYTH!

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    Blacks are the superior and more advanced race - fact. Evolution says so. I agree with the poster who said that the black race as whole - their skeletons are more fitter and athletic than whites.
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    It depends also on where that particular black persons lineage originates. Certain mountainous areas in Africa for example, have been the ancestral homes of more than a few successful black athletes. The higher altitude means the oxygen is thinner, and so the people living there had to evolve more efficient respiratory and circulatory systems, to deal with the lower oxygen levels. This gives them a genetic advantage, which can be passed down through the generations.
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    (Original post by no1mohsin)
    Blacks are the superior and more advanced race - fact. Evolution says so. I agree with the poster who said that the black race as whole - their skeletons are more fitter and athletic than whites.
    Oh dear...
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    I did read something a year or so back which looked at why in athletics the sprints and jumps are dominated by black people while the longer races throws tend to be dominated by white people (all when you consider people from the same country, eg the UK, the US or other European country).

    It said something like the genetic make up of black people meant they could more efficiently generate the energy from respiration that was necessary for the quick bursts of energy needed to power the body down the track or along the runway.

    I think there was something more cultural about the thrown....specialist equipment is needed, which not all people can get easily get hold of, especially if they are poor. In many of these western countries black people tend to be shifted more towards the poorer ends of society and so were unable to get the same access to the equipment needed to compete at more technical events.

    I wish I could remember where I read this now....
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    Just out of interest, if I had said that "Whites are a more superior and advanced race - fact." I'm sure that I would have been wilting under a barrage of comments already, telling me how racist I was. Why is your comment any different?
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    (Original post by xavier2k3)
    so serena and venus williams aren't black?
    Yes they are, he's talking in general.
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    (Original post by Roger Kirk)
    I did read something a year or so back which looked at why in athletics the sprints and jumps are dominated by black people while the longer races throws tend to be dominated by white people (all when you consider people from the same country, eg the UK, the US or other European country).
    no they don't. the kenyans and ethiopians are at the top of long distance at the olympics arent they? haille gebrisallase(sp) and all that!

    (Original post by alio~)
    Yes they are, he's talking in general.
    i still fail to see how you can miss that out though. one of the most successful female tennis sisters to date.

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    (Original post by xavier2k3)
    no they don't. the kenyans and ethiopians are at the top of long distance at the olympics arent they? haille gebrisallase(sp) and all that!

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    Since when were Kenya and Ethiopia European countries?
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    (Original post by Roger Kirk)
    Since when were Kenya and Ethiopia European countries?
    yeh, my bad but you can't not take into account the bigger picture.

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