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Olympic Athletes Born in Europe

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List of Olympic athletes born in Europe, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Europe have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Europe who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Europe Olympians were born in Europe, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Dirk Nowitzki and Anna Kournikova are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Europe?" and "Which Olympians were born in Europe?"
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Elizabeth Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Aage Rou Jensen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 85 (1924-2009)
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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Aage Steen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 82 (1900-1982)
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Aarne Reini is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 68 (1906-1974)
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Alexander Anatolyevich Volkov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Rik Verbrugghe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Andrzej Gołota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Aarne Salovaara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 58 (1887-1945)
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Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Aatto Pietikäinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 45 (1921-1966)
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Abdon Pamich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
age 85
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Bob Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Bob Anderson Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)
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Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
age 51
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Bengt Zikarsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Abe Lenstra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 65 (1920-1985)
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Björn Zikarsky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Abelardo Fernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Carles Puyol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
age 40
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Viggo Jensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 56 (1874-1930)
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Abiodun Oyepitan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
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Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
age 37
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Abraham de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
Dec. at 63 (1880-1943)
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Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Europe
age 36