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Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

List of Olympic athletes born in Latin America, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Latin America have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Latin America who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Latin America Olympians were born in Latin America, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Items include everything from Lionel Messi to Manu Ginóbili.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Latin America?" and "Which Olympians were born in Latin America?"

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    Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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    Died at 77 (1906-1983)

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    Died at 36 (1908-1944)

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    Died at 36 (1977-2013)

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    Died at 41 (1964-2005)

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    Died at 76 (1883-1959)

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