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Olympic Athletes Born in Nebraska

List of Olympic athletes born in Nebraska, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Nebraska 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 Nebraska who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Nebraska Olympians were born in Nebraska, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. This list has everyone from Andy Roddick to Alice Schmidt.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Nebraska?" and "Which Olympians were born in Nebraska?" After you are finished, head on over and check out this list of Olympic athletes born in Illinois.

  • 1

    Aage Brix

    Dec. at 68 (1894-1963)
  • 2

    Adam Mania

    Age: 38
  • 3

    Alice Schmidt

    Age: 40
  • 4
  • 5
    Dec. at 75 (1937-2012)
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    Bret Erickson

    Age: 61
  • 8

    Gary Anderson

    Age: 82
  • 9

    George Baird

    Dec. at 97 (1907-2004)
  • 10

    Guy Henry

    Dec. at 91 (1875-1967)
  • 11

    Mort Kaer

    Dec. at 89 (1902-1992)
  • 12

    Oliver Kirk

    Age: 137
  • 13

    Robin Backhaus

    Age: 66
  • 14

    Shawn Redhage

    Age: 40
  • 15

    Terry Brands

    Age: 53
  • 16

    Tom Brands

    Age: 53
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