Erroll Fraser

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Erroll Canute Fraser (July 30, 1950 – December 24, 2002) was an ice speed skater from the British Virgin Islands, who represented his native country at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia at the age of 33. There he finished in 40th (500 m) and 42nd place (1.000 m), in the nation's first ever appearance at the Winter Olympics.[1]

Fraser is believed to be the only black speed skater in the twentieth century to compete at the Winter Games. The first black speed skater to win an Olympic medal was Shani Davis in 2006.[2]


  1. ^ BVI Olympic Legacy Project, from Sarajevo to Beijing takes shape Visited 29. February 2012.
  2. ^ "Shani Davis Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2018-07-09.