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Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester

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List of Olympic athletes born in Greater Manchester, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Greater Manchester Olympians were born in Greater Manchester, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List ranges from Mike Leigh to Amir Khan, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Greater Manchester?" and "Which Olympians were born in Greater Manchester?"

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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
Amir Khan age 30

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Arthur Goddard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
Arthur Goddard Died at 80 (1876-1956)

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Benjamin Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester

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David Grindley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
David Grindley age 44

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David Mercer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
David Mercer age 55

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Dionysios Kasdaglis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester

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George Nevinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
George Nevinson Died at 81 (1882-1963)

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James Halliday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
James Halliday Died at 89 (1918-2007)

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James Worrall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
James Worrall Died at 97 (1914-2011)

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Jason Kenny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
Jason Kenny age 29

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John Besford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
John Besford Died at 82 (1911-1993)

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John Page is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
John Page Died at 47 (1900-1947)

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John Sibbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
John Sibbit Died at 55 (1895-1950)

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Joseph Reid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
Joseph Reid

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Megan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
Megan Taylor Died at 73 (1920-1993)

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Mike Leigh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
Mike Leigh age 74

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Richard Maden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
Richard Maden age 44

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William Roberts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Greater Manchester
William Roberts Died at 89 (1912-2001)