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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
age 40
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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
age 38
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Alain Andji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
age 44
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Alex Nyarko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
age 45
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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
age 44
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Alhaji Jeng is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
age 37
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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 42
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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
age 38
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Asamoah Gyan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
age 33
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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
age 42
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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
age 38
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Blessing Kaku is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in West Africa
age 40
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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