List of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Olympians

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The following student-athletes, coaching staff, or alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have represented their country in the Olympic Games as athletes, coaching staff, press officers, or administrators. [1]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), also known as UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is the flagship of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which also allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. Among the claimants, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only one to have held classes and graduated students as a public university in the eighteenth century.

Olympic Games major international sport event

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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An asterisk (*) denotes a coach or trainer.

Berlin 1936

Summer Games of the XI Olympiad, Berlin, Germany

SportGenderNameTeam
Track and Field MenHarry Williamson Flag of the United States.svg

London 1948

Summer Games of the XIV Olympiad, London, United Kingdom

1948 Summer Olympics Games of the XIV Olympiad, held in London in 1948

The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was held in London, United Kingdom from 29 July to 14 August 1948.

London Capital of the United Kingdom

London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom (UK), officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

SportGenderNameTeam
Track and FieldMenBill Albans Flag of the United States.svg
Chunk Simmons Flag of the United States.svg

Helsinki 1952

Summer Games of the XV Olympiad, Helsinki, Finland

SportGenderNameTeam
Track and FieldMenChunk Simmons Flag of the United States.svg

Melbourne 1956

Summer Games of the XVI Olympiad, Melbourne, Australia

1956 Summer Olympics Games of the XVI Olympiad, celebrated in Melbourne in 1956

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, from 22 November to 8 December 1956, with the exception of the equestrian events, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 1956.

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 4.9 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

SportGenderNameTeam
Swimming WomenStan Tinkham * Flag of the United States.svg
Wrestling Perrin Henderson Flag of the United States.svg

Rome 1960

Summer Games of the XVII Olympiad, Rome, Italy

SportGenderNameTeam
Track and FieldMenJim Beatty Flag of the United States.svg

Tokyo 1964

Summer Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, Japan

SportGenderNameTeam
Basketball Larry Brown Flag of the United States.svg
John Lacey * Flag of the United States.svg
SwimmingMen Thompson Mann Flag of the United States.svg
Philip Riker Flag of the United States.svg

Mexico City 1968

Summer Games of the XIX Olympiad, Mexico City, Mexico

The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12th to the 27th.

Mexico City Capital in Mexico

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs.

SportGenderNameTeam
Basketball Charlie Scott Flag of the United States.svg

Munich 1972

Summer Games of the XX Olympiad, Munich, West Germany

1972 Summer Olympics Games of the XX Olympiad, held in Munich in 1972

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972.

Munich Capital and most populous city of Bavaria, Germany

Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria, the second most populous German federal state. With a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the 12th-largest city in the European Union. The city's metropolitan region is home to 6 million people. Straddling the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps, it is the seat of the Bavarian administrative region of Upper Bavaria, while being the most densely populated municipality in Germany. Munich is the second-largest city in the Bavarian dialect area, after the Austrian capital of Vienna.

West Germany Federal Republic of Germany in the years 1949–1990

West Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, and referred to by historians as the Bonn Republic, was a country in Central Europe that existed from 1949 to 1990, when the western portion of Germany was part of the Western bloc during the Cold War. It was created during the Allied occupation of Germany in 1949 after World War II, established from eleven states formed in the three Allied zones of occupation held by the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Its capital was the city of Bonn.

SportGenderNameTeam
Basketball Bobby Jones Flag of the United States.svg
John Lacey * Flag of the United States.svg
SwimmingWomen Ann Marshall Flag of the United States.svg

Montreal 1976

Summer Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal, Canada

SportGenderNameTeam
BasketballMen Walter Davis Flag of the United States.svg
Phil Ford Flag of the United States.svg
Mitch Kupchak Flag of the United States.svg
Tom LaGarde Flag of the United States.svg
Dean Smith * Flag of the United States.svg
Bill Guthridge * Flag of the United States.svg
WomenTrish Roberts Flag of the United States.svg
SwimmingWomenJanis Hape Flag of the United States.svg
Wendy Weinberg Flag of the United States.svg
Track and FieldMenCharles Foster Flag of the United States.svg

Los Angeles and Sarajevo 1984

Summer Games of the XXIII Olympiad, Los Angeles, California, United States and Winter Games of the XXIII Olympiad, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

1984 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIII Olympiad, held in Los Angeles in 1984

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, United States. This was the second time that Los Angeles had hosted the Games, the first being in 1932.

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

1984 Winter Olympics 14th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Sarajevo (Yugoslavia) in 1984

The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event which took place from 8–19 February 1984 in Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia, in present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina. Other candidate cities were Sapporo, Japan; and Gothenburg, Sweden.

SportGenderNameTeam
Baseball B.J. Surhoff Flag of the United States.svg
Scott Bankhead Flag of the United States.svg
BasketballMen Michael Jordan Flag of the United States.svg
Sam Perkins Flag of the United States.svg
Field Hockey Women Karen Shelton Flag of the United States.svg
SwimmingMenChris Stevenson Flag of the United States.svg

Seoul and Calgary 1988

Summer Games of the XXIV Olympiad, Seoul, South Korea and Winter Games of the XXIV Olympiad, Calgary, Canada

SportGenderNameTeam
BasketballMen J.R. Reid Flag of the United States.svg
Women Sylvia Hatchell * Flag of the United States.svg
Cycling WomenDanute Bankaitis-Davis Flag of the United States.svg
Field HockeyWomen Marcia Pankratz Flag of the United States.svg

Barcelona and Albertville 1992

Summer Games of the XXV Olympiad, Barcelona, Spain and Winter Games of the XXV Olympiad, Albertville, France

SportGenderNameTeam
BasketballMenMichael Jordan Flag of the United States.svg
Henrik Rödl Flag of Germany.svg
Fencing MenJohn Friedberg Flag of the United States.svg
SwimmingMenYann DeFabrique Flag of France.svg
David Monasterio Flag of Puerto Rico.svg
Track and FieldWomenSharon Couch Flag of the United States.svg
WrestlingKendall Cross Flag of the United States.svg

Lillehammer 1994

Winter Games of the XXVI Olympiad, Lillehammer, Norway

Atlanta 1996

Summer Games of the XXVI Olympiad, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

SportGenderNameTeam
FencingWomenNhi Lan Le Flag of the United States.svg
Field HockeyWomenMarcia Pankratz Flag of the United States.svg
Leslie Lyness Flag of the United States.svg
Cindy Werley Flag of the United States.svg
Laurel Hershey Flag of the United States.svg
Kelli James Flag of the United States.svg
Liz Tchou Flag of the United States.svg
Handball MenJohn Keller Flag of the United States.svg
Steve Penn Flag of the United States.svg
WomenChryss Watts Flag of the United States.svg
Soccer Men Eddie Pope Flag of the United States.svg
WomenLaurie Gregg * Flag of the United States.svg
Mia Hamm Flag of the United States.svg
April Heinrichs * Flag of the United States.svg
Kristine Lilly Flag of the United States.svg
Tracy Noonan Flag of the United States.svg
Cindy Parlow Flag of the United States.svg
Tiffany Roberts Flag of the United States.svg
Tisha Venturini Flag of the United States.svg
Carla Werden Flag of the United States.svg
Staci Wilson Flag of the United States.svg
SwimmingMenYann DeFabrique Flag of France.svg
David Fox Flag of the United States.svg
Track and FieldMenKen Harnden Flag of the United States.svg
Allen Johnson Flag of the United States.svg
Eddie Neufville Flag of the United States.svg
WomenJoan Nesbit Flag of the United States.svg
Lynda Lipson Flag of the United States.svg
Tisha Waller Flag of the United States.svg
WrestlingKendall Cross Flag of the United States.svg

Sydney 2000

Summer Games of the XXVII Olympiad, Sydney, Australia

SportGenderNameTeam
BasketballMen Vince Carter Flag of the United States.svg
SoccerWomen Lorrie Fair Flag of the United States.svg
Laurie Gregg * Flag of the United States.svg
Mia Hamm Flag of the United States.svg
April Heinrichs * Flag of the United States.svg
Kristine Lilly Flag of the United States.svg
Siri Mullinix Flag of the United States.svg
Cindy Parlow Flag of the United States.svg
Carla Werden Flag of the United States.svg
Track and FieldMenDominic Demeritte Flag of the United States.svg
Ken Harnden Flag of the United States.svg
Allen Johnson Flag of the United States.svg
Curtis Johnson Flag of the United States.svg
Eddie Neufville Flag of the United States.svg
Women LaTasha Colander-Richardson Flag of the United States.svg
Sharon Couch Flag of the United States.svg
Nadine Faustin Flag of the United States.svg
Nicole Gamble Flag of the United States.svg
Monique Hennagan Flag of the United States.svg
Lynda Lipson Flag of the United States.svg

Salt Lake City 2002

Winter Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, Salt Lake City, United States

Athens 2004

Summer Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, Athens, Greece

SportGenderNameTeam
Baseball Andrew Miller Flag of the United States.svg
BasketballMenLarry Brown * Flag of the United States.svg
Roy Williams * Flag of the United States.svg
SoccerWomenTracy Bates-Leon * Flag of the United States.svg
Mia Hamm Flag of the United States.svg
April Heinrichs * Flag of the United States.svg
Kristine Lilly Flag of the United States.svg
Heather O'Reilly Flag of the United States.svg
Cindy Parlow Flag of the United States.svg
Catherine Reddick Flag of the United States.svg
Lindsay Tarpley Flag of the United States.svg
Softball Natalie Anter Flag of Italy.svg
Track and FieldMenDominic Demeritte Flag of the United States.svg
Vikas Gowda Flag of India.svg
Allen Johnson Flag of the United States.svg
WomenLaTasha Colander-Richardson Flag of the United States.svg
Crystal Cox Flag of the United States.svg
Nadine Faustin Flag of the United States.svg
Shalane Flanagan Flag of the United States.svg
Laura Gerraughty Flag of the United States.svg
Monique Hennagan Flag of the United States.svg
Tisha Waller Flag of the United States.svg

Turin 2006

Winter Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Turin, Italy

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Beijing 2008

Summer Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing, China [2]

SportGenderNameTeam
Field HockeyWomen Kate Barber Flag of the United States.svg
Rachel Dawson Flag of the United States.svg
Katelyn Falgowski Flag of the United States.svg
Jesse Gey Flag of the United States.svg
Carrie Lingo Flag of the United States.svg
Amy Tran Flag of the United States.svg
SoccerMen Dax McCarty Flag of the United States.svg
Women Lori Chalupny Flag of the United States.svg
Robyn Gale Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Tobin Heath Flag of the United States.svg
Heather O'Reilly Flag of the United States.svg
Lindsay Tarpley Flag of the United States.svg
Kacey White Flag of the United States.svg
Track and FieldMen Dominic Demeritte Flag of the Bahamas.svg
Vikas Gowda Flag of India.svg
WomenBlake Russel Flag of the United States.svg
Erin Donohue Flag of the United States.svg
Shalane Flanagan Flag of the United States.svg
Nadine Faustin-Parker Flag of Haiti.svg
Alice Schmidt Flag of the United States.svg

London 2012

Summer Games of the XXX Olympiad, London, England [3]

SportGenderNameTeam
Field HockeyWomen Rachel Dawson Flag of the United States.svg
Katelyn Falgowski Flag of the United States.svg
Amy Swensen Flag of the United States.svg
Illse Davids Flag of South Africa.svg
SoccerWomen Robyn Gayle Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Tobin Heath Flag of the United States.svg
Heather O'Reilly Flag of the United States.svg
Track and FieldMen Vikas Gowda Flag of India.svg
Women Shalane Flanagan Flag of the United States.svg
Alice Schmidt Flag of the United States.svg
Ola Sesay Flag of Sierra Leone.svg

Rio 2016

Summer Games of the XXXI Olympiad, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [4]

SportGenderNameTeam
BasketballMen Harrison Barnes Flag of the United States.svg
Women LaToya Pringle Sanders Flag of Turkey.svg
Field HockeyWomenJackie Briggs Flag of the United States.svg
Rachel Dawson Flag of the United States.svg
Katelyn Falgowski Flag of the United States.svg
Kelsey Kolojejchick Flag of the United States.svg
Caitlin Van Sickle Flag of the United States.svg
SoccerWomen Katie Bowen Flag of New Zealand.svg
Crystal Dunn Flag of the United States.svg
Whitney Engen Flag of the United States.svg
Tobin Heath Flag of the United States.svg
Meghan Klingenberg Flag of the United States.svg
Allie Long Flag of the United States.svg
Ashlyn Harris Flag of the United States.svg
Heather O'Reilly Flag of the United States.svg
Track and FieldMen Vikas Gowda Flag of India.svg
Women Shalane Flanagan Flag of the United States.svg

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