Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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List of Olympic athletes born in Latin America, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Latin America 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 Latin America who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Latin America Olympians were born in Latin America, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Athletes include everyone from Lionel Messi to Manu Ginóbili.

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

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Aarón Galindo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Simeone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 47

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Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Abel Laudonio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 76 (1938-2014)

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Abner Mares is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 32

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Adolfo Horta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 60

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Rosir Calderon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Adolfo Zumelzú is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 71 (1902-1973)

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Agustín Calleri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Joaquín Capilla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 82 (1928-2010)

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Agustín Cejas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Agustin Torres is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Mauricio Alonso Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alberto Demiddi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 56 (1944-2000)

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Alberto Gallardo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 61 (1940-2001)

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Jesús Mena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 49

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Alberto Juantorena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alberto Mancini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alberto Salazar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Román González is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Hugo Pérez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 54

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Alberto Zorrilla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 77 (1906-1983)

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Taismary Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alejandro Cárdenas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Alejandro Cárdenas age 43

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Alejandro Casañas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Juan Ramón Martínez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alejandro Hisis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alejandro Montecchia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alejandro Spajic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Michelle Despain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Jorge Comas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 57

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Alejandro Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 36 (1908-1944)

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Alexander Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alexei Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Soraya Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 36 (1977-2013)

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Alexis Rubalcaba is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alexis Vila is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 47

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Alfonso Blanco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Juan Evaristo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 76 (1902-1978)

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Zoila Barros is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
age 41

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Alfonso Zamora is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Alfredo Angulo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Rafael Vidal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 41 (1964-2005)

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Alfredo Carricaberry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 42 (1900-1942)

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Ramón Fonst is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Died at 76 (1883-1959)

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Alfredo Duvergel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Ignacio Calderón is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America

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Allan Wellmann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America
Allan Wellmann age 63

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Mauro Caballero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Latin America