Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia

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List of Olympic athletes born in Philadelphia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Philadelphia Olympians were born in Philadelphia, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Examples include Kobe Bryant and Tara Lipinski.

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

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Anita DeFrantz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia

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Benny McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 84 (1928-2012)

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Bert Schneider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 89 (1897-1986)

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Bill Toomey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
age 79

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Charles Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Charles Armstrong Died at 71 (1881-1952)

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Chris Albright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia

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David Berkoff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
age 51

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David Reid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
age 44

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Dawn Burrell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Dawn Burrell age 44

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Dawn Staley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
age 47

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Don Lippincott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 69 (1893-1962)

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Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 86 (1903-1989)

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Erich Federschmidt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Erich Federschmidt Died at 67 (1895-1962)

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Francis Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Francis Ryan Died at 69 (1908-1977)

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Franz Federschmidt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Franz Federschmidt

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Geoffrey Mason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Geoffrey Mason Died at 85 (1902-1987)

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Harry Farrell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Harry Farrell Died at 78 (1902-1980)

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Harry Lott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Harry Lott Died at 69 (1880-1949)

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Harry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Harry Winkler age 72

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Herman Frazier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia

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Irvin Roberson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 66 (1935-2001)

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Jack Dunn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Jack Dunn age 21

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James Wallington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 44 (1944-1988)

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Joe Verdeur is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 65 (1926-1991)

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John B. Kelly, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in Philadelphia
Died at 58 (1927-1985)