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Vancouver (AFP) - French pairs skaters Yannick Bonheur and Vanessa James are set to create history on Sunday when they become the first black couple to compete in figure skating at the Olympic Games.
Getting to Vancouver has been a long journey for the duo who teamed up just over two years ago after Bonheur put an advert on the internet after splitting with previous partner Marylin Pla.
Canadian-born James' aunt saw it and convinced her niece, who has lived in England since she was a child, to reply.
James, 22, arrived in France for a trial run and never left with the duo teaming up in December 2007.