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The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from United States of America, with photos when available. These are the best United States of America Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. United States of America athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which United States of America Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from United States of America is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

A list made up of athletes like Dwight Howard and Lamar Odom.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best United States of America Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from United States of America?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite United States of America Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on United States of America.
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Andrew Newell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Andrew "Andy" Newell is an American cross-country skier who has been competing on the international level since 2001.
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Holly McPeak is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's Beach Volleyball
Holly McPeak is a retired American beach volleyball player. A three-time Olympian, McPeak has 72 career beach volleyball titles and $1.4 million USD in career earnings, which places her third ...more
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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's Tennis, singles, Women's Tennis
Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 11 in singles as of February 1, 2015. She has been ranked World No. 1 in ...more
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Louie Vito is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Louis "Louie" Vito is an American professional snowboarder. He is an Olympian, and Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.
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Bonnie Blair is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's 1000m, Women's 500 m
Bonnie Kathleen Blair is a retired American speedskater. She is one of the top skaters of her time, and one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. Blair competed for the United ...more
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Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's 1500m, Women's 1000m
Christine Diane "Chris" Witty is an American speed skater and racing cyclist and participated in the Olympic Games in both sports. She won medals at both 1000 and 1500 meters in the ...more
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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Men's Boxing, Lightweight 57 - 60kg
Oscar De La Hoya is a retired Mexican American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy," De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from ...more
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Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Hope Amelia Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women's national soccer team since 2000. After playing at ...more
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Lisa Leslie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Lisa Leslie Women's basketball
Lisa Deshaun Leslie is an American former professional women's basketball player who played in the WNBA. She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. The number seven ...more
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Mirai Nagasu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Mirai Aileen Nagasu is an American figure skater. She is the 2011 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2007 JGP Final champion, a two-time medalist at the World Junior Championships, and a four-time ...more
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Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's basketball
Sheryl Denise Swoopes is a retired American professional basketball player and the head coach of the women's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago. She was the first player to be signed ...more
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Heather Mitts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's football
Heather Blaine Mitts Feeley, née Heather Blaine Mitts, is an American former professional soccer defender. Mitts played college soccer for the University of Florida, and thereafter, she ...more
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Steven Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Four-Man Bobsleigh
Steven Holcomb is an American bobsledder who has competed since 1998. At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, he won the 4-man bobsled event for the United States, its first gold medal in that event ...more
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Scott Gomez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Scott Carlos Gomez is an American ice hockey center currently playing for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. He has also played with the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, ...more
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Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Men's basketball
Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown is an American basketball coach, who is currently the head coach at Southern Methodist University. He is the only coach in basketball history to win both ...more
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David Zabriskie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
David Zabriskie is a retired professional road bicycle racer from the United States, who competed as a professional between 1999 and 2013. His main strength is individual time trials and his ...more
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Ross Powers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Men's Halfpipe
Ross Powers, is an American world champion halfpipe snowboarder from South Londonderry, Vermont. Though he originally rode at Stratton Mountain, Vermont, his home mountain is now Okemo, VT. Ross ...more
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Tyler Winklevoss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Tyler Howard Winklevoss is an American rower and entrepreneur. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with his identical twin brother and rowing partner, Cameron ...more
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Bryan Clay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Men's Decathlon
Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay is an American decathlete. He was the 2008 Summer Olympic champion for the decathlon and was also World champion in 2005.
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Levi Leipheimer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Men's Road Cycling, Individual Time Trial
Levi Leipheimer is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He was twice US national champion, winning the time trial title in 1999 and the road race in 2007, and is an Olympic ...more
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Shani Davis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Men's 1000m, Men's 1500m
Shani Davis is an Olympic Champion speed skater from the United States. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual ...more
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Julia Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's Giant Slalom, Women's Downhill, Women's Super Combined
Julia Marie Mancuso is an American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. She won the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and was the silver medalist in both downhill and ...more
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Megan Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Megan Sweeney is an American luger who competed from 2007 to 2010. Her best Luge World Cup season finish was 15th in women's singles in 2007-08. Sweeney's best finish at the FIL World Luge ...more
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Sanya Richards-Ross is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Women's Athletics, 400m
Sanya Richards-Ross is a Jamaican American track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold in the 400 metres after finishing ...more
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Frank Shorter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
DC Fan added Men's Marathon
Frank Charles Shorter is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. His victory is credited with igniting the running boom in the ...more