Some Famous Irish Olympians:
Other Irish sports people:
As of the 2008 Games, the Irish athlete that has won the most Olympic medals is swimmer Michelle Smith who won 4 (3 gold, 1 bronze) at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. One other Irish athlete has won more than one Olympic medal, that being hammer thrower Pat O'Callaghan who won gold at the 1928 and 1932 Games.
The first Irish born Olympic medalist was John Pius Boland who won gold in men's singles tennis and men's doubles tennis at the 1896 Games in Athens. He was born in Dublin and competed for the team from Great Britain.
Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards
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Australia has many famous athletes. There are too many athletes to list who have broken records in Olympic and Commonwealth Games events, or made significant names for themselves.Just a few of these athletes include:Dawn FraserIan ThorpeCathy FreemanKieran PerkinsRaelene BoyleHerb Elliott
us we inspire many athletes to compete for our countries
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There were total of 11,196 athletes in 2008 Beijing Olympics
There are 184 athletes in the Dutch (Netherlands) olympic team
436 athletes. A total Olympic delegation of 750.