10 Fascinating Facts About Speedskating Star Shani Davis

Thin crust or thick crust? Cubs or White Sox? U.S. Olympian Shani Davis loves Chicago, and he has plenty of opinions on the city's hottest debate topics.

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Shani's Got Big Post-Skating Plans:
n“When I’m done skating I would love to go to culinary school and get a degree and just really master the craft.”
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Favorite Chicago Sports Team:
n“I really like the Chicago White Sox. They let me throw out the first pitch when I came home from the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. I became the Olympic Champion and they won the World Series and they were getting their rings that day. I’m very fond of them for reaching out to me and letting me do that.”
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“I miss going to the Taste of Chicago, seeing fireworks on the lakefront, just being a regular, normal human being.”
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What is Davis' favorite food?
“I love Chicago pizza. When I’m home, I always try to get Chicago pizza.”
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“That’s tricky. Thin crust, I like Giordano’s. Deep Dish, I like Lou Malnati’s.”
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“Vancouver, absolutely, would be my favorite place I’ve been for the Olympics.”
“People are really nice. I love the Korean food and culture. I’ve been around Korean culture and food since I was 18 years old because a lot of the speedskating coaches who were training U.S. speedskating athletes happened to be Korean so they were kind enough to share with me their formalities and I really enjoy it.”
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“I love to cook. I love to bake. When I have time, I like to go to Whole Foods and grab all the really good organic ingredients and prepare certain dishes, bake certain goods.”
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“I love to play video games a lot. I bought a new gaming computer so I can keep up with my video games."
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What is your favorite movie?
“It’s hard for me to answer but I think one that I really enjoy that I can watch any time, at any part of the movie, beginning of the end, would be ‘Catch Me If You Can.’”
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