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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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68 13
Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Michael Phelps Men's 100m butterfly, Men's 400m individual medley, Men's 4x100m medley relay

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53 10
Apolo Ohno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Apolo Ohno Men's 1000m, Men's 5000m Relay, Men's 500m

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36 5
Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Jim Thorpe Men's Decathlon, Men's Pentathlon

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46 12
Lindsey Vonn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Lindsey Vonn Women's Downhill, Women's Super-G

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43 10
Jesse Owens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Jesse Owens Men's Long jump, Men's Athletics, 200m

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36 6
Kurt Angle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Kurt Angle Men's Freestyle Wrestling^! Heavyweight 90-100kg

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32 5
Shaun White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Shaun White Men's Halfpipe

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15 1
Karch Kiraly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Karch Kiraly Men's Volleyball, Men's Beach Volleyball

9
15 1
Shani Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Shani Davis Men's 1000m, Men's 1500m

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35 7
Mark Spitz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Mark Spitz Men's 200m butterfly, Men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Men's 100m freestyle

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20 2
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Vince Carter Men's basketball

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43 13
Shawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Shawn Johnson Women's Gymnastics, team competition, Women's Floor exercises

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19 2
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Ray Allen Men's basketball

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14 1
Louie Vito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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14 1
Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Chris Witty Women's 1500m, Women's 1000m

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14 1
Bryan Clay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Bryan Clay Men's Decathlon

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39 13
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Larry Bird Men's basketball

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31 7
Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Serena Williams Women's Tennis, doubles

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30 7
Greg Louganis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Greg Louganis Men's 10 metre platform, Men's 3 metre springboard

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13 1
Andrew Newell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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25 6
Peggy Fleming is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Peggy Fleming Women's Singles

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24 6
Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Dorothy Hamill Women's Singles

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32 13
Hope Solo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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24 7
Lisa Leslie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Lisa Leslie Women's basketball

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31 13
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Kobe Bryant Men's basketball

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26 9
Dara Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Dara Torres Women's 4x200m freestyle relay, Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 50m freestyle

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12 1
David Zabriskie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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12 1
Steven Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Steven Holcomb Four-Man Bobsleigh

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12 1
Ross Powers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Ross Powers Men's Halfpipe

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27 10
Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Venus Williams Women's Tennis, singles, Women's Tennis

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22 6
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Dwyane Wade Men's basketball

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22 7
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Shaquille O'Neal Men's basketball

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18 4
Steve Prefontaine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Alecdom added Steve Prefontaine

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11 1
Tyler Winklevoss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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11 1
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Richard Jefferson Men's basketball

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14 2
Levi Leipheimer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Levi Leipheimer Men's Road Cycling^! Individual Time Trial

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14 2
Scott Gomez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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24 11
Amanda Beard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Amanda Beard Women's 200m breaststroke, Women's 200m individual medley, Women's 100m breaststroke

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23 11
Bode Miller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Bode Miller Men's Super-G, Men's Combined, Men's Downhill

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17 6
Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Larry Brown Men's basketball

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21 10
Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Sheryl Swoopes Women's basketball

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22 11
Sanya Richards-Ross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Sanya Richards-Ross Women's Athletics, 400m

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16 6
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Stephon Marbury Men's basketball

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17 7
Shawn Marion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Shawn Marion Men's basketball

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22 12
Jennie Finch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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11 2
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Bill Bradley Men's basketball

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19 10
Bonnie Blair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Bonnie Blair Women's 1000m, Women's 500 m

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10 2
Holly McPeak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America
Holly McPeak Women's Beach Volleyball

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14 6
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America

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15 7
Lacy Schnoor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America