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These famous Olympians from Illinois 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. While not all of these athletes took home the gold, they all made their home state proud. Both up and coming competitors - like Bradie Tennell and Michael Glasdor - as well as players from history are listed below for you to peruse. 

Which Olympians were born in Illinois? Read up on that here! After you are finished with this list, head on over and check out the best Olympians born in Utah.

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Aja Evans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Aja Evans Athlete, Bobsleigher

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Bradie Tennell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Bradie Tennell

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Michael Glasder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Michael Glasder

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Casey Larson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Casey Larson

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Shani Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Shani Davis Athlete, Speed Skater

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Emery Lehman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Emery Lehman

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Kevin Bickner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Kevin Bickner

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Alex Rigsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Alex Rigsby

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Bradie Tennell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Bradie Tennell

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Lana Gehring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Lana Gehring Athlete, Short Track Speed Skater

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Nita Englund is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Nita Englund

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Adolph Kiefer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Adolph Kiefer Swimmer

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Kendall Coyne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Kendall Coyne

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Al Joyner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Al Joyner Track and field athlete

Creepy Stories And Urban Legends From Illinois

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Andrea Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Andrea Jaeger Nun, Tennis player

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Andrew Gabel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Andrew Gabel Short Track Speed Skater

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Annette Rogers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Benjamin Agosto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Benjamin Agosto Figure Skater, Ice dancer

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Bill Mulliken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Bill Mulliken

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Bob Mionske is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Bob Mionske Professional Road Racing Cyclist

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Brad Guzan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Brad Guzan Footballer, Football player

Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport

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Brandon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Brandon Brooks

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Brian Hansen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Brian Hansen Athlete, Speed Skater

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Brian McBride is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Brian McBride Footballer, Football player

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Cal Strong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Cal Strong

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Cammi Granato-Ferraro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Candace Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Candace Parker Actor, Athlete, Basketball player

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Carol Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Carol Brown

The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Carol Feeney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Carol Feeney

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Caroline Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Charles Dvorak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Chris Chelios Businessperson, Ice Hockey Player, Ice hockey player

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Chris Kappler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Chris Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Chris Thorpe

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Christian Vande Velde is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Christian Vande Velde Professional Road Racing Cyclist

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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Christine Magnuson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Clyde Emrich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Clyde Emrich

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Colleen O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Courtney Zablocki is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Craig Virgin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Craig Virgin

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Cynthia Cooper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Cynthia Cooper Basketball player

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Tony Granato is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Tony Granato Coach, Ice Hockey Player, Ice hockey player

The Best Olympic Athletes in Biathlon

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Danell Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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David Díaz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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David Lyons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois

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Dawn Harper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Dawn Harper Track and field athlete

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Dianne Holum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Dianne Holum Speed Skater

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Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Dorothy Hamill Actor, Athlete, Figure Skater

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Doug Collins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Doug Collins Athlete, Coach

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Bill Conterio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Illinois
Bill Conterio