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Popular Argentina Olympic Athletes

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This is a 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, Lionel Messi, Carlos Delfino, and Ariel Ortega.

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  • Agustin Torres is an Olympic Alpine skier....  more
    • 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
  • Alejandro Ariel Montecchia (born 1972) is a retired Argentine-Italian professional basketball player. He played at the point guard position....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Basketball
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1972
    • Place Of Birth: Bahía Blanca,Argentina,Buenos Aires Province,Bahia Blanca Partido,Earth
    • 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
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Andrés Marcelo Nocioni (born November 30, 1979) is an Argentine-Italian retired professional basketball player. Early in his career he played as a small forward, but spent the latter years of his career as a power forward. He was a two-time All-EuroLeague selection before spending eight seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), from 2004 to 2012. Nocioni won a EuroLeague title in 2015, earning the EuroLeague Final Four MVP Award in the process. A regular member of the Argentine national team, Nocioni was a part of the team that won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He also helped the Argentine national team to win the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics...  more
    • 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
    • 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
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Ariel Arnaldo Ortega (born 4 March 1974) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. His nickname is "El Burrito" ("The Little Donkey"), 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 include Fenerbahçe, Parma, Sampdoria, Valencia, and Newell's Old Boys. A former Argentina international, Ortega played for his country in the 1994, 1998, and 2002 World Cups. He was also a member of the team that won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Football
    • Olympic Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: 1974-03-04
    • Place Of Birth: Libertador General San Martín,Argentina,Ledesma Department, Jujuy,Earth
    • 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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