Olympic Sports (Part 31)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 3,132

  • 1980-07-07 Michele Kwan, American figure skater (World C'ship gold women's singles 1996, 98, 2000, 01, 03; Olympic silver 1998; bronze 2002), born in Torrance, California
  • 1980-07-12 Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1980-09-03 Jennie Finch, American softball player (Olympic Gold 2004, Silver 2008), born in La Mirada, California
  • 1980-09-07 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist (Olympic gold, road race 2004), born in Gunnedah, New South Wales
  • 1980-10-16 Sue Bird, American basketball guard (record 508 WNBA games, Seattle Storm; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16), born in Syosset, New York
  • 1980-10-23 Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1980-11-07 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona
  • 1980-12-02 Adam Kreek, Canadian rower (Olympic gold eights 2008; World C'ship gold 2002-3, 07), born in London, Ontario
  • 1981-02-17 Donielle Thompson, Wheatridge CO, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Olympics 1996)
  • 1981-02-17 Lisa Skinner, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981-03-31 Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch distance swimmer (Olympic gold 10k open water 2008), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • 1981-04-01 Bjørn Einar Romoeren, Norwegian ski jumper (world record longest jump 239m 2005; Olympic bronze team 2006), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1981-04-01 Bjørn Einar Romøren, Norwegian ski jumper (FIS Ski Flying World C'ship gold team 2004, 06; Olympic bronze LH 2006), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1981-04-08 Rebecca Wilson, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981-05-21 Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1981-06-22 Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981-07-06 Nicole Kantek, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • 1981-07-29 Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1981-08-09 Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
  • 1981-08-15 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • 1981-08-20 Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981-09-02 Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1981-09-28 José Calderón, Spanish basketball point guard (captain Spain gold FIBA World C'ship 2006; Olympic silver 08, 12; NBA: Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, NY Knicks; Cleveland), born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain
  • 1981-09-30 Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1981-10-29 Amanda Beard, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m medley 1996, 200m breaststroke 2004), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1981-11-13 Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981-11-15 Natalie Lacuesta, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1981-11-20 Jilen Siroky, American 200m breaststroke (Olympics 1996), born in Winter Park, Florida
  • 1981-12-12 Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier (Olympic silver 2010), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1981-12-17 Emma Laaksonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1982-01-02 Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker (Olympic gold 20k 2004), born in Preveza, Greece
  • 1982-02-10 Justin Gatlin, American sprinter (Olympic gold 100m 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1982-03-02 Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 2006; NHL Vezina Trophy 2012; NY Rangers), born in Åre, Sweden
  • 1982-04-01 Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold men's javelin 2004, 08; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kristiansand, Norway
  • 1982-05-29 Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete (Olympic gold 2008), born in Yakushyntsi, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine
  • 1982-06-01 Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player (7 x Grand Slam singles titles; Olympic gold 2004; WTA Tour C'ship 2006, 07; 43 x WTA singles titles), born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1982-06-03 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 2004, 08), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • 1982-06-13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 2004, 08; 5,000m 2008; World C'ship gold 10,000m 2003, 05, 07, 09; 5,000m 2009; 11 x World Cross Country gold), born in Bekoji, Ethiopia
  • 1982-08-13 Shani Davis, American speed skater (Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1982-09-22 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1982-10-02 Tyson Chandler, American basketball center (NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2012; Olympics gold 2012), born in Hanford, California
  • 1982-10-13 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (5 Olympic gold medals), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1982-11-03 Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater (2 x Olympic gold, singles 2006, team 2014; World C'ship gold singles 2001, 03, 04), born in Dzhamku, Russia
  • 1983-01-01 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean archer (Olympics gold individual/team 2004, team 2008; women's WR in a FITA Round 1,405 points), born in Gunsan, South Korea
  • 1983-01-19 Justyna Kowalczyk, Polish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 30k classical 2010, 10k classical 2014), born in Limanowa, Poland
  • 1983-03-01 Melaine Walker O.D, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 2008; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1983-03-13 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer (Olympic 2004 Gold), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • 1983-03-23 Mo Farah [Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah], Somalian-born British distance runner (4 Olympic Golds), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • 1983-04-23 Jennifer Heil, Canadian free style skier (Olympic gold 2006), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
  • 1983-05-01 Alain Bernard, French swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 2008, 4x100 freestyle relay 2012), born in Aubagne, France
  • 1983-07-05 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player (Olympic bronze 2008), born in Chengdu, China
  • 1983-07-13 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983-09-16 Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1983-10-09 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter (Olympic gold 2008), born in Gangwon, South Korea
  • 1983-10-14 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China
  • 1983-11-16 Britta Steffen, German swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m 2008), born in Schwedt, Germany
  • 1983-12-13 Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer (Olympic gold 2004), born in Ruda Śląska, Śląskie, Poland
  • 1984-02-29 Cullen Jones, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle 2008; 4x100m medley relay 2012), born in NYC, New York
  • 1984-03-09 Julia Mancuso, American Alpine skier (4 Olympic gold medals), born in Reno, Nevada
  • 1984-05-01 David Backes, American ice hockey center (NHL All Star 2011; Olympic silver 2010; St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1984-06-01 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian judoka (Olympic gold -100kg 2008; silver 2012; first Mongolian Olympic gold medallist), born in Saikhan sum, Bulgan Province, Mongolia

Person of interestRyan Lochte

1984-08-03 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte

Person of interestEliud Kipchoge

1984-11-05 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 2016; first under 2:00), born in Kapsisiywa, Kenya

Long Distance Runner Eliud Kipchoge
Long Distance Runner
Eliud Kipchoge

Person of interestLeBron James

1984-12-30 LeBron James, American basketball forward (NBA C'ship & MVP 2012, 2013, 2016, 2020; 16 × NBA All-Star; Olympic gold 2008, 12; Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LA Lakers), born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 1985-01-02 Heather O'Reilly, American soccer midfielder (231 caps; FIFA Women's World Cup 2015; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1985-04-01 Beth Tweddle, English gymnast (World C'ship gold 2006, 09, 10; Olympic bronze 2012), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1985-04-02 Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2005, 06; Olympic silver 2006; Grand Prix Final champion 2005, 07), born in Martigny, Switzerland
  • 1985-06-01 Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian athlete (5,000m WR 14:11.15 2008; Olympic gold 5000m, 10000m 2008; 10000m 2012), born in Bekoji, Arsi Province, Ethiopia

Person of interestMichael Phelps

1985-06-30 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (record 23 Olympic gold medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1985-08-30 Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer (2 Olympic golds, 1 silver), born in Katherine, Australia
  • 1985-08-30 Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer (3 Olympic medals), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1985-11-18 Allyson Felix, American athlete (6-time Olympic gold 200m/400m/relays 2008, 12, 16), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1985-12-02 Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2012; WR 100m freestyle short course – 44.94s), born in Belfort, France
  • 1985-12-03 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer (World C'ship gold 400m medley 2005, 200m butterfly 2015; 7 x Olympic medals), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1986-01-28 Jessica Ennis, English athlete (Olympic gold heptathlon 2012; World C'ship gold 2009, 11, 15), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1986-02-01 Jorrit Bergsma, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 10,000m 2014; World Single Distance C'ship 2013, 15, 17, 19), born in Oldeboorn, Netherlands
  • 1986-04-01 Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 3,000m 2006, 14; 1500m 2010, 14; team 2014; World All-round C'ship gold x 7), born in Goirle, Netherlands

Person of interestUsain Bolt

1986-08-21 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (Olympic gold 100m/200m 2008, 12, 16), born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

Person of interestShaun White

1986-09-03 Shaun White, American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • 1986-10-30 Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper (3 Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Spittal an der Drau, Austria
  • 1987-01-01 Meryl Davis, American ice dancer (Olympic gold with Charlie White 2014; World C'ships gold 2011, 13), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1987-01-11 Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoeist (5-time Olympic gold K-1, K-2, K-4 500m 2012, 16), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1987-02-01 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • 1987-04-01 Li Ting, Chinese diver (Olympic gold platform synchro 2004; World C'ships gold 2003, 05), born in Lingui, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Person of interestAndy Murray

1987-05-15 Andy Murray, British tennis player (Olympic gold 2012, 16; Wimbledon 2013, 16), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 1987-06-01 Yarisley Silva, Cuban pole vaulter (World C'ship gold 2015; Olympic silver 2012), born in San Luis, Cuba
  • 1987-08-20 Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast (3 Olympic gold 2004), born in Constanța, Romania
  • 1987-10-25 Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast (Olympic gold 2016, silver 2012, bronze 2008), born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  • 1988-02-04 Carly Patterson, American gymnast (2004 Olympic Champion), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1988-03-02 Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver (Olympic gold 10m platform 2008), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1988-04-23 Alistair Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • 1988-05-01 Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic silver individual sprint, bronze team sprint 2014), born in Umeå, Sweden
  • 1988-05-29 Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast (Olympic gold female team 2008), born in Huangshi, Hubei
  • 1988-06-17 Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 2008), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1988-07-01 Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete (Olympic gold pentathlon 2016), born in Barysaw, Belarus
  • 1988-08-05 Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer (world record 200 meters, Olympic Gold 2008), born in Mirano, Italy
  • 1988-09-14 Martin Fourcade, French biathlete (5 Olympic gold 2014, 18), born in Perpignan, France
  • 1988-10-20 Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China
  • 1988-12-07 Nathan Adrian, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 2012), born in Bremerton, Washington
  • 1989-01-03 Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2012; team, all-round 2016; World C'ships 10 x gold), born in Kitakyushu, Japan

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport