Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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

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

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Abel Braga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Abel Braga age 64

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Simeone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Simeone age 46

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Abel Laudonio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Abel Laudonio Died at 76 (1938-2014)

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Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Adhemar da Silva is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Adhemar da Silva Died at 74 (1927-2001)

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Gabrielle Rose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Adolfo Zumelzú is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Adolfo Zumelzú Died at 71 (1902-1973)

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Adriana Behar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Adriana Behar age 48

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Rebeca Gusmão is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Agustín Calleri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Milton Wynants is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Ricardo Prado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Ricardo Prado age 52

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Agustín Cejas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Agustin Torres is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Alberto Demiddi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Alberto Demiddi Died at 56 (1944-2000)

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Gustavo Kuerten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Alberto Gallardo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Alberto Gallardo Died at 61 (1940-2001)

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Alberto Mancini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Márcio Araújo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Alberto Zorrilla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Alberto Zorrilla Died at 77 (1906-1983)

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Aldair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Aldair age 51

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Alejandro Hisis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Marcelo Melo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Marcelo Melo age 33

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Alejandro Montecchia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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

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Román González is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Robyn Regehr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Robyn Regehr age 36

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Alejandro Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Alejandro Villanueva Died at 36 (1908-1944)

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Alex Sandro da Silva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Alexander Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Simone Gomes Jatobá is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Alexandra Escobar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Alexandre da Silva Mariano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Michelle Despain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Alexandre Pato is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Jorge Comas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Jorge Comas age 56

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Alexsandro de Souza is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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

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Alfredo Carricaberry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Alfredo Carricaberry Died at 42 (1900-1942)

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Aloísio Pires Alves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Álvaro de Miranda Neto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Juan Evaristo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Juan Evaristo Died at 76 (1902-1978)

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Álvaro Gestido is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Álvaro Gestido Died at 50 (1907-1957)

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Rafael Vidal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Rafael Vidal Died at 41 (1964-2005)

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Ana Paula Connelly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Rogério Sampaio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveir... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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Mozart Santos Batista Júnior is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America

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