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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
age 66
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Simeone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
age 48
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Abel Laudonio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 71 (1902-1973)
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Adriana Behar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
age 50
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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
age 54
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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 77 (1906-1983)
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Aldair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South America
age 53
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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
age 35
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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