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Popular Greece Olympic Athletes

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List of popular Greek Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Greece 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 Greece who have competed in the Olympics. Greece has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. These athletes, like Aristidis Konstantinidis and Hrysopiyí Devetzí include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Greek Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Greek Olympian of all time?"
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    Aristidis Konstantinidis (Greek: Αριστείδης Κωνσταντινίδης) was a Greek racing cyclist. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Cycling
    • Olympic Country: Greece
    • Nationality: Greece
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Road cycling, individual road race
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1896 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1896 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
  • Dimitrios Mougios is a Greek rower....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Rowing
    • Olympic Country: Greece
    • Nationality: Greece
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's lightweight double sculls
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Lightweight double sculls
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Hrysopiyi "Piyi" Devetzi (Greek: Χρυσοπηγή Δεβετζή, [xrisopiˈʝi ðeveˈdzi], born January 2, 1976) is a retired Greek athlete who competed in the triple jump and long jump. Devetzi was born in Alexandroupoli. She won the triple jump silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics with 15.25 and the triple jump bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics with 15.23. At the 2004 Summer Olympics semifinal she set a Greek record of 15.32 metres. This performance ranked her in the fourth place of all time triple jumpers, after the world record holder, Inessa Kravets, her greatest rival Tatyana Lebedeva and the twice-olympic gold medalist Françoise Mbango Etone. She won another silver medal at the 2006...  more
    • Olympic Sport: Track and field athletics
    • Olympic Country: Greece
    • Date Of Birth: 1975-10-02
    • Place Of Birth: Alexandroupoli,Greece,Evros Prefecture,Europe,European Union
    • Nationality: Greece
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's triple jump,Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Triple Jump
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Triple jump
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal,Silver medal
  • Nikolaos Kourtidis is a Greek weightlifter of Georgian origin. At age eighteen, Kourtidis made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, representing the host nation Greece. He successfully lifted 377.5 kg in the men's middle-heavyweight category, finishing in eleventh place. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Kourtidis competed this time for the men's heavyweight category. He placed ninth in this event, as he successfully lifted 176 kg in the single-motion snatch, and hoisted 221 kg in a two-part, shoulder-to-overhead clean and jerk, for a total of 397 kg....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Weightlifting
    • Olympic Country: Greece
    • Nationality: Greece
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics