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Popular Argentina Olympic Athletes

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List of popular Argentinian Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Argentina have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Argentina who have competed in the Olympics. Argentina has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. The list you're viewing contains athletes like Agustin Torres and Ariel Ortega.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Argentinian Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Argentinian Olympian of all time?"



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    Agustin Torres is an Olympic Alpine skier.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Alpine skiing
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1978-08-17
    • Place Of Birth: Argentina, Earth, Latin America, South America
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Weight: 72.0
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2010 Winter Olympics
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    Alejandro Montecchia is a retired Argentine-Italian professional basketball player. He played at the point guard position.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1972
    • Place Of Birth: Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Buenos Aires Province, Bahia Blanca Partido, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Andrés Nocioni
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    Andrés Marcelo Nocioni is an Argentine professional basketball player who currently plays for Real Madrid of the Spanish Liga ACB. He was a two-time All-Euroleague selection before spending eight seasons in the NBA from 2004 to 2012. His natural position is small forward, but he does sometimes play at ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1979-11-30
    • Place Of Birth: Santa Fe, Argentina, Santa Fe Province, La Capital Department, Santa Fe, + more
    • Nationality: Italy, Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Weight: 102.0
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Ariel Ortega
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    Arnaldo Ariel Ortega is a retired Argentine football attacking midfielder. His nickname is "El Burrito", thus he is called "Burrito Ortega". Ariel Ortega first played for Club Atlético River Plate on 14 December 1991 and until 1996 and returned in 2000–02, 2006–08 and 2009–11. Ortega's other clubs ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1974-03-04
    • Place Of Birth: Libertador General San Martín, Argentina, Ledesma Department, Jujuy, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Carlos Gustavo Bossio is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1973-12-01
    • Place Of Birth: Córdoba, Argentina, Capital Department, Córdoba, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Carlos Francisco Delfino is an Argentine-Italian professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He holds dual citizenship in both Italy and Argentina. Delfino plays at the small forward and shooting guard positions. He stands 1.98 m tall ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1982-08-29
    • Place Of Birth: Santa Fe, Argentina, Santa Fe Province, La Capital Department, Santa Fe, + more
    • Nationality: Italy, Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Weight: 104.0
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Carlos Lannes
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    Carlos Lannes is an Olympic Cross-country skier.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Cross-country skiing
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1979-02-22
    • Place Of Birth: Argentina, Earth, Latin America, South America
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Weight: 64.0
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2010 Winter Olympics
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    Christian Gustavo Bassedas is a retired Argentine football defensive midfielder who works as general manager for Vélez Sársfield of the Argentine Primera División. Bassedas is most notable for his spell at Vélez Sársfield, where he made 267 appearances for the club, giving him the eleventh most ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1973-02-16
    • Place Of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Greater Buenos Aires, Earth, Latin America, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Claudio Javier López is a retired Argentine footballer. He is known by the nickname "El Piojo", meaning "the louse", and is well known for his pace and dribbling skills.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1974-07-17
    • Place Of Birth: Río Tercero, Argentina, Earth, Latin America, South America
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Cristian Javier Simari Birkner
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    Cristian Javier Simari Birkner is an Olympic Alpine Skier.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Alpine skiing
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1980-10-04
    • Place Of Birth: Argentina, Earth, Latin America, South America
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Weight: 90.0
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2010 Winter Olympics
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    Fabricio Raúl Jesús Oberto is an Argentine-Italian former professional basketball player. At 6 ft 10 in and 256 pounds, he played as a center. With the LNB club Atenas, in his native Argentina, Oberto began playing professionally in 1993, and later played overseas with teams in Spain and Greece. In ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1975-03-21
    • Place Of Birth: Córdoba Province, Argentina, Center Region, Earth, Latin America, + more
    • Nationality: Italy, Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Gabriel Fernández is an Argentine-Italian professional basketball player.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1976-10-23
    • Place Of Birth: Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, Buenos Aires Province, Lomas de Zamora Partido, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Mauricio Héctor Pineda is a former Argentine football defender. He appeared for Argentina at the 1998 World Cup, scoring their winning goal in their final group match against Croatia. In 1992, Pineda represented Argentina U23 at the 1992 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament in Paraguay, which saw Argentina ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1975-07-13
    • Place Of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Greater Buenos Aires, Earth, Latin America, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Hernán Crespo
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    Hernán Jorge Crespo is a retired Argentine footballer, who scored over 300 goals in a career spanning 19 years. At international level, Crespo scored 35 goals and is Argentina's third highest goalscorer behind only Gabriel Batistuta and Lionel Messi. He played in three FIFA World Cups: 1998, 2002, ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1975-07-05
    • Place Of Birth: Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Buenos Aires Province, Vicente López Partido, + more
    • Nationality: Italy, Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Hugo Ariel Sconochini is an Argentine-Italian former professional basketball player. He played at the shooting guard and small forward positions.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1971-04-10
    • Place Of Birth: Cañada de Gómez, Argentina, Santa Fe Province, Iriondo Department, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Javier Zanetti
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    Javier Adelmar Zanetti is an Argentine former footballer. He played most of his career for the Italian Serie A club Internazionale, from 1995 to 2014, and served as their captain from 1999, earning him the nickname "Il Capitano". Known for his versatility, he was adept on both the left and right wing, ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1973-08-10
    • Place Of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Greater Buenos Aires, Earth, Latin America, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    José Antonio Chamot is a retired Argentine footballer. He is currently serving as coaching assistant to Matias Almeyda at River Plate.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1969-05-17
    • Place Of Birth: Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina, Entre Ríos Province, Uruguay Department, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's football
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Juan Ignacio Sánchez Brown, also known as Pepe Sánchez, is Argentine-Spanish professional basketball player. He is a point guard. He was part of Argentina's 2004 Olympic gold medal team. Pepe Sánchez was the first Argentine to play in the NBA. He played two seasons in the NBA, playing in a total of 38 ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1977-05-08
    • Place Of Birth: Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Buenos Aires Province, Bahia Blanca Partido, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Spain, Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Leonardo "Leo" Martín Gutiérrez is an Argentine professional basketball player. He is a power forward.more

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    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1978-05-16
    • Place Of Birth: Mar del Plata, Argentina, Buenos Aires Province, General Pueyrredón Partido, Earth, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Argentina. By the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The ...more

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    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1987-06-24
    • Place Of Birth: Rosario, Argentina, Santa Fe Province, Rosario Department, Santa Fe, + more
    • Nationality: Argentina
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Weight: 67.0
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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