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List of popular Brazilian Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Brazil 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 Brazil who have competed in the Olympics. Brazil 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 has a variety of athletes in it, like Fernanda Oliveira and Diego Ribas da Cunha.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Brazilian Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Brazilian Olympian of all time?"
Afrânio da Costa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Brazil Olympic Athletes
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Afrânio da Costa


Afrânio Antônio da Costa was a Brazilian sport shooter who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was born and died in Rio de Janeiro. In 1920 he won the silver medal in the 50 metre free pistol event and the bronze medal with the Brazilian team in the team 50 metre free pistol competition. He was ...more

Date Of Birth: 1892

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Shooting at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre pistol

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 50m pistol

Olympic Medalist Games: 1920 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

César Cielo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Brazil Olympic Athletes
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César Cielo Filho is a Brazilian competitive swimmer who specializes in sprint events. He is the most successful Brazilian swimmer in history, having obtained three Olympic medals, winning six individual World Championship gold medals and breaking two world records. Cielo is the current world record ...more

Olympic Sport: Swimming

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1987-01-10

Place Of Birth: Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Brazil, São Paulo, South America, DVD Region 4, + more

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre freestyle

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 100m freestyle, Men's 50m freestyle

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal

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Diego Ribas da Cunha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Brazil Olympic Athletes
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Diego Ribas da Cunha, commonly known as just Diego, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fenerbahçe in the Süper Lig, as an attacking midfielder. He is a creative attacking midfielder and playmaker known for his techique, dribbling ability, vision, and accurate passing; he is also capable of ...more

Olympic Sport: Football

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1985-02-28

Place Of Birth: Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, São Paulo, South America, DVD Region 4, + more

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

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Emanuel Rego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Brazil Olympic Athletes
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Emanuel Fernando Sheffer Rego is a beach volleyball player from Brazil, who competed in five consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996. He won the gold medal in the men's beach team competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, partnering Ricardo Santos. He famously offered his ...more

Olympic Sport: Beach volleyball

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1973-04-15

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball, Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Beach Volleyball, Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball, Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Beach Volleyball

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal

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