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Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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List of Olympic athletes born in West Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from West Africa 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 West Africa who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular West Africa Olympians were born in West Africa, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Vieira are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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Aaron Egbele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Aaron Egbele age 38

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Abiodun Obafemi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Abubakari Yahuza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Abubaker Kaki Khamis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Adama Tamboura is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Akosua Serwaa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Akosua Serwaa age 36

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Alain Andji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Alain Andji age 42

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Alex Nyarko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Alex Nyarko age 43

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Taribo West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Taribo West age 43

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Alhaji Jeng is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Alhaji Jeng age 35

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Ambruse Vanzekin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Amy Mbacké Thiam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Amy Mbacké Thiam age 40

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Anthony Mensah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Samuel Peter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Samuel Peter age 36

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Asamoah Gyan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Asamoah Gyan age 31

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Augustine Ahinful is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Augustine Eguavoen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Aziz Zakari is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Aziz Zakari age 40

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Azubuike Oliseh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Baffour Gyan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Baffour Gyan age 36

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Blessing Kaku is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Blessing Kaku age 39

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Boubacar Koné is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Boucader Diallo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Celestine Babayaro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Charity Opara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Charity Opara age 44

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Charles Addo Odametey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
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Charles Asampong Taylor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Samuel Kumah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Samuel Kumah age 46

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Cheick Bathily is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Chibuzor Okonkwo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Chibuzor Okonkwo age 28

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Chinedu Obasi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Chinedu Obasi age 30

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Sani Kaita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Sani Kaita age 30

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Christian Saba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Christopher Kanu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Clement Chukwu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Clement N'Goran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Daniel Amokachi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Daniel Coleman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Yussif Chibsah is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Daniel N'Gom Kome is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Daouda Karaboué is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Stephen Appiah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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David Defiagbon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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David Izonritei is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Deji Aliu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Deji Aliu age 41

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Dele Adeleye is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Dele Adeleye age 28

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Dosu Joseph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
Dosu Joseph age 43

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Dramane Traoré is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa

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Drissa Diakité is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa