Canadian Ian Millar in a 2007 picture. At London 2012 he participated in a record 10th Olympics
Canadian Ian Millar in a 2007 picture. At London 2012 he participated in a record 10th Olympics

A small fraction of the world's population ever competes at the Olympic Games; an even smaller fraction ever competes in multiple Games. 515 athletes (127 women, 388 men) have participated in at least five Olympics from Athens 1896 to Beijing 2022, but excluding the 1906 Intercalated Games. Just over a hundred of these have gone on to make at least a sixth Olympic appearance.

Multiple appearances

Several athletes would have made more appearances at the Olympics but for reasons out of their control, such as World Wars (no Olympics were held in 1916, 1940 or 1944), politically motivated boycotts, financial difficulties, or ill-timed injuries.

Canadian equestrian athlete Ian Millar has competed at ten Olympic games.[1] Austrian sailor Hubert Raudaschl and Latvian shooter Afanasijs Kuzmins (representing Soviet Union until 1988) have each made nine Olympic appearances.

Well over half of six-time Olympians belong to the shooting, equestrian, sailing and fencing disciplines, which are known for allowing athletes more longevity at the elite level. Athletics and cross-country skiing also provide a large number of athletes who have competed at five Olympics.

Number of athletes who have appeared at multiple Olympics from 1896 to 2016 inclusive
Exact number of Olympic appearances Minimum number of Olympic appearances
5 6 7 8 9 10 5 6 7 8 9 10
Men 293 74 13 9 2 1 388 95 21 12 3 1
Women 106 38 10 5 1 0 158 52 14 6 1 0
Total 399 112 23 14 3 1 544 145 35 18 4 1

This table shows the number of athletes who have appeared at exactly (or at least) n Olympic Games between 1896 and 2016, as n varies from 5 to 10. For example, 13 men have appeared at exactly seven Olympics while 21 men have appeared in at least seven Olympics. Appearances at the 1906 Intercalated Games are not included. Winter and Summer Olympics are counted as 'different' Olympics even if they occurred in the same year. While these numbers are believed to be correct, it is possible that one or two athletes have been missed, particularly with five-time Olympians.

Approximately a quarter of long-competing athletes are female. Italian canoeist Josefa Idem became the first woman to take part in eight Olympics, eventually reaching the final of the K1-500m event at the age of 48.[2] Before her, the closest a female athlete had come to competing at eight Olympics was 0.028 seconds, which was the time by which Jamaican-Slovenian sprinter Merlene Ottey had failed to meet the qualification time required for appearance at the 2008 Summer Olympics, at age 48. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze competed in her ninth consecutive Olympic Games at age 52, becoming the first female athlete in history to do so.[3]

Four six-time Olympians here have participated in Olympic Games over a period of 40 years: Bahamian sailor Durward Knowles (8 Olympics), Danish sailor Paul Elvstrøm (8), Danish fencer Ivan Osiier (7), and Norwegian sailor Magnus Konow (6). Note should also be made of Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu, whose first and third Olympic appearances in 1964 and 2012 were 48 years apart. Eight-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina competed in artistic gymnastics at every Olympics from 1992-2020. She continues to compete in her early 40s in a sport where few competitors continue past their mid-20s or compete at two or three Olympics.

Two five-time Olympians competed under four different flags at the Olympics, one of whom never actually changed nationality. Both shooter Jasna Šekarić (6 Olympics) and table tennis player Ilija Lupulesku (5) competed for Yugoslavia at the 1988 Olympics. In 1992, since Yugoslavia was under UN sanctions, they (and fifty other Serbians, Montenegrins and Macedonians) competed as Independent Olympic Participants before competing at the next Olympics under the flag of Serbia and Montenegro. Lupulesku became an American citizen and competed for the USA in 2004, while Šekarić finally competed for Serbia in 2008.

Fourteen five-time Olympians have won at least eight medals: American swimmer Michael Phelps (28), Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen (15), Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen (13), Italian fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti (13), German kayaker Birgit Fischer (12), American swimmer Dara Torres (12), Hungarian fencer Aladár Gerevich (10), Finnish gymnast Heikki Savolainen (9), Jamaican-Slovenian sprinter Merlene Ottey (9), German speed skater Claudia Pechstein (9), Romanian rower Elisabeta Oleniuc (8), German equestrian Reiner Klimke (8), Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini (8), Dutch equestrian Anky van Grunsven (8), and Russian diver Dmitri Sautin (8).

About thirty athletes who have competed in at least five Olympics participated in two sports, with nearly half of them competing at both the Winter and Summer Olympics. The most common cross-over sports are biathlon/cross-country skiing (six athletes competed in both), athletics/bobsleigh (five competitors), and cycling/speed skating (five competitors).

Married couples among five-time Olympians include biathletes Ole Einar Bjørndalen (Norway) and Nathalie Santer-Bjørndalen (Italy/Belgium), Lithuanian pairs figure skaters Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas, Finnish cross-country skiers Harri Kirvesniemi and Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen, lugers Susi Erdmann (Germany) and Gerhard Plankensteiner (Italy).

Familial relationships among five-time Olympians include Belgian shooters François Lafortune Sr and Jr (father-son; with their brothers/uncles, they have seventeen Olympic appearances between them), Italian equestrians Piero and Raimondo d'Inzeo (brothers), British canoeists Andrew and Stephen Train (brothers), Greek shooters Alexandros and Ioannis Theofilakis (brothers), Italian cross-country skiers Sabina and Fulvio Valbusa (sister-brother), Brazilian equestrians Nelson and Rodrigo Pessoa (father-son), Austrian lugers Markus and Tobias Schiegl (cousins). A more tenuous relationship is that of Argentine sailors Jorge Salas Chávez and Roberto Sieburger; Chávez's cousin Jorge del Río Salas (4 Olympics) married Sieburger's cousin Marylin Sieburger. (The extended Sieburger-Salas clan includes seven Argentinian sailors with twenty Olympic appearances.)

List of athletes with at least six Olympic appearances

So far, there have been 182 athletes who have appeared at Olympic Games at least six times. 51 of them have never won an Olympic medal. Athletes in bold are believed to be still active i.e. have yet to announce their retirement. Female athletes are displayed with a pink background. Sorting is by number of appearances, date of last appearance, date of birth.

App. Athlete Nation Birth/Death Games Period
(age of first/last)
Sport
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Tot.
10 Ian Millar Canada Canada 1947 1972-1976, 1984-2012 40 years (25/65) Equestrian 0 1 0 1
9 Hubert Raudaschl  Austria 1942 1964-1996 32 years (22/54) Sailing 0 2 0 2
Afanasijs Kuzmins  Soviet Union (3) and  Latvia (6) 1947 1976-1980, 1988-2012 36 years (29/65) Shooting 1 1 0 2
Nino Salukvadze  Soviet Union (1),
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 Unified Team (1) and  Georgia (7)
1969 1988-2020 33 years (19/52) Shooting 1 1 1 3
8 Piero d'Inzeo  Italy 1923-2014 1948-1976 28 years (25/53) Equestrian 0 2 4 6
Raimondo d'Inzeo  Italy 1925-2013 1948-1976 28 years (23/51) Equestrian 1 2 3 6
Durward Knowles  Great Britain (1) and  Bahamas (7) 1917-2018 1948-1972, 1988 40 years (31/71) Sailing 1 0 1 2
Paul Elvstrøm  Denmark 1928-2016 1948-1960, 1968-1972, 1984-1988 40 years (20/60) Sailing 4 0 0 4
Rajmond Debevec  Yugoslavia (2) and  Slovenia (6) 1963 1984-2012 28 years (21/49) Shooting 1 0 2 3
Josefa Idem Guerrini  West Germany (2) and  Italy (6) 1964 1984-2012 28 years (20/48) Canoeing 1 2 2 5
Francisco Boza  Peru 1964 1980-2004, 2016 36 years (15/51) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Lesley Thompson Canada Canada 1959 1984-2000, 2008-2016 32 years (24/56) Rowing 1 3 1 5
Noriaki Kasai  Japan 1972 1992-2018 26 years (19/45) Ski jumping 0 2 1 3
Andrew Hoy Australia Australia 1959 1984-2004, 2012, 2020 37 years (25/62) Equestrian 3 2 1 6
Oksana Chusovitina
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 Unified Team (1),  Uzbekistan (5) and Germany Germany (2)
1975 1992-2020 29 years (17/46) Gymnastics 1 1 0 2
Jesús Ángel García Bragado  Spain 1969 1992-2020 29 years (22/51) Athletics 0 0 0 0
Claudia Pechstein  Germany 1972 1992-2006, 2014-2022 30 years (19/49) Speed skating 5 2 2 9
Jaqueline Mourão  Brazil 1975 2004-2008, 2020 (S) + 2006-2022 (W)[4] 18 years (28/46) Cycling (3), cross-country skiing (5) and biathlon (1) 0 0 0 0
7 Ivan Osiier  Denmark 1888-1965 1908-1912, 1920-1932, 1948 40 years (20/60) Fencing 0 1 0 1
Santiago Lange  Argentina 1961 1988-2008, 2016, 2020 33 years (27/59) Sailing 1 2 0 3
Olaf Tufte  Norway 1976 1996-2020 25 years (20/45) Rowing 2 1 1 4
François Lafortune, Jr  Belgium 1932-2020 1952-1976 24 years (20/44) Shooting 0 0 0 0
Kerstin Palm  Sweden 1946 1964-1988 24 years (18/42) Fencing 0 0 0 0
John Michael Plumb United States USA 1940 1964-1976, 1984-1992 28 years (24/52) Equestrian 2 4 0 6
Ragnar Skanåker  Sweden 1934 1972-1996 24 years (38/62) Shooting 1 2 1 4
Seiko Hashimoto Japan Japan 1964 1984-1994 (W) + 1988-1996 (S)[4] 12 years (20/32) Speed skating (4) and cycling (3) 0 0 1 1
Merlene Ottey  Jamaica (6) and  Slovenia (1) 1960 1980-2004 24 years (20/44) Athletics 0 3 6 9
Jeannie Longo France France 1958 1984-2008 24 years (26/50) Cycling 1 2 1 4
Jos Lansink  Netherlands (4) and  Belgium (3) 1961 1988-2012 24 years (27/51) Equestrian 1 0 0 1
Ralf Schumann  East Germany (1) and Germany Germany (6) 1962 1988-2012 24 years (26/50) Shooting 3 2 0 5
Jasna Šekarić  Yugoslavia (1),  Independent Olympic Participants (1),  Serbia and Montenegro (3),  Serbia (2) 1965 1988-2012 24 years (22/46) Shooting 1 3 1 5
Jörgen Persson  Sweden 1966 1988-2012 24 years (22/46) Table tennis 0 0 0 0
Anky van Grunsven  Netherlands 1968 1988-2012 24 years (20/44) Equestrian 3 5 1 9
Zoran Primorac  Yugoslavia (1) and  Croatia (6) 1969 1988-2012 24 years (19/43) Table tennis 0 1 0 1
Jean-Michel Saive  Belgium 1969 1988-2012 24 years (18/42) Table tennis 0 0 0 0
Albert Demtschenko
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 Unified Team (1) and Russia Russia (6)
1971 1992-2014 22 years (19/41) Luge 0 3 0 3
Mark Todd  New Zealand 1956 1984-1992, 2000, 2008-2016 32 years (28/60) Equestrian 2 1 3 6
Nick Skelton  United Kingdom 1957 1988-1996, 2004-2016 28 years (30/58) Equestrian 2 0 0 2
Ludger Beerbaum  West Germany (1) and Germany Germany (6) 1963 1988-2008, 2016 28 years (25/52) Equestrian 4 0 1 5
Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén  Sweden 1967 1992-2016 24 years (25/49) Equestrian 0 0 0 0
Giovanni Pellielo  Italy 1970 1992-2016 24 years (22/46) Shooting 0 3 1 4
João Rodrigues  Portugal 1971 1992-2016 24 years (20/44) Sailing 0 0 0 0
Ekaterina Karsten
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 Unified Team (1) and  Belarus (6)
1972 1992-2016 24 years (20/44) Rowing 2 1 2 5
Leander Paes  India 1973 1992-2016 24 years (19/43) Tennis 0 0 1 1
Segun Toriola  Nigeria 1974 1992-2016 24 years (17/41) Table tennis 0 0 0 0
Sergei Dolidovich  Belarus 1973 1994-2018 24 years (20/44) Cross-country skiing 0 0 0 0
Janne Ahonen  Finland 1977 1994-2018 24 years (16/40) Ski jumping 0 2 0 2
Robert Scheidt  Brazil 1973 1996-2020 25 years (23/48) Sailing 2 2 1 5
Formiga  Brazil 1978 1996-2020 25 years (18/43) Football 0 2 0 2
Rodrigo Pessoa  Brazil 1972 1992-2020 29 years (19/48) Equestrian 1 0 2 3
Simon Ammann   Switzerland 1981 1998-2022 24 years (16/40) Ski jumping 4 0 0 4
6 Magnus Konow  Norway 1887-1972 1908-1912, 1920, 1928, 1936-1948 40 years (21/61) Sailing 2 1 0 3
Norman Armitage United States USA 1907-1972 1928-1956 28 years (21/49) Fencing 0 0 1 1
Aladár Gerevich  Hungary 1910-1991 1932-1960 28 years (22/50) Fencing 7 1 2 10
Fernanda Oliveira Brazil BRA 1980 2000-2021 21 years (20/41) Sailing 0 0 1 1
Janice York Romary United States USA 1927-2007 1948-1968 20 years (19/39) Fencing 0 0 0 0
Lia Manoliu  Romania 1932-1998 1952-1972 20 years (20/40) Athletics 1 0 2 3
Jerzy Pawłowski  Poland 1932-2005 1952-1972 20 years (20/40) Fencing 1 3 1 5
William McMillan United States USA 1929-2000 1952, 1960-1976 20 years (27/47) Shooting 1 0 0 1
Hans Günter Winkler Germany Germany (3) and  West Germany (3) 1926-2018 1956-1976 20 years (20/40) Equestrian 5 1 1 7
Adam Smelczyński  Poland 1930-2021 1956-1976 20 years (26/45) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Bill Hoskyns  Great Britain 1931-2013 1956-1976 20 years (25/45) Fencing 0 2 0 2
Frank Chapot United States USA 1932-2016 1956-1976 20 years (24/44) Equestrian 0 2 0 2
Jim Elder Canada Canada 1934 1956-1960, 1968-1976, 1984 28 years (22/50) Equestrian 1 0 2 3
Hans Fogh  Denmark (4) and Canada Canada (2) 1938-2014 1960-1976, 1984 24 years (22/46) Sailing 0 1 1 2
Carl-Erik Eriksson  Sweden 1930 1964-1984 20 years (34/54) Bobsleigh 0 0 0 0
Reiner Klimke Germany Germany (2) and  West Germany (4) 1936-1999 1960-1976, 1984-1988 28 years (24/52) Equestrian 6 0 2 8
Colin Coates Australia Australia 1946 1968-1988 20 years (18/38) Speed skating 0 0 0 0
Christilot Hanson-Boylen Canada Canada 1947 1964-1976, 1984, 1992 28 years (17/45) Equestrian 0 0 0 0
John Primrose Canada Canada 1942 1968-1976, 1984-1992 24 years (26/50) Shooting 0 0 0 0
Jiří Pták  Czechoslovakia 1946 1968-1980, 1988-1992 24 years (22/46) Rowing 0 0 0 0
Alfred Eder  Austria 1953 1976-1994 18 years (23/41) Biathlon 0 0 0 0
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen  Finland 1955 1976-1994 18 years (21/39) Cross-country skiing 3 0 4 7
Hugo Simon  Austria 1942 1972-1976, 1984-1996 24 years (30/53) Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Luis Álvarez de Cervera  Spain 1947 1972-1976, 1984-1996 24 years (25/49) Equestrian 0 0 0 0
Eric Swinkels  Netherlands 1949 1972-1976, 1984-1996 24 years (23/47) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Anastasios Bountouris  Greece 1955 1976-1996 20 years (21/41) Sailing 0 0 1 1
Tessa Sanderson  Great Britain 1956 1976-1996 20 years (20/40) Athletics 1 0 0 1
John Foster, Sr  United States Virgin Islands 1938 1972-1976, 1984-1992 (S) + 1998 (W)[4] 20 years (34/54) Sailing (5) and bobsleigh (1) 0 0 0 0
Harri Kirvesniemi  Finland 1958 1980-1998 18 years (21/39) Cross-country skiing 0 0 6 6
Jochen Behle  West Germany (3) and Germany Germany (3) 1960 1980-1998 18 years (19/37) Cross-country skiing 0 0 0 0
Christine Stückelberger   Switzerland 1947 1972-1976, 1984-1988, 1996-2000 28 years (25/53) Equestrian 1 2 1 4
Nonka Matova  Bulgaria 1954 1976-1980, 1988-2000 24 years (18/46) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Jochen Schümann  East Germany (3) and Germany Germany (3) 1954 1976-1980, 1988-2000 24 years (18/46) Sailing 3 1 0 4
Juan Giha, Jr.  Peru 1955 1980-2000 20 years (25/45) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Philippe Boccara France France (4) and United States USA (2) 1959 1980-2000 20 years (21/41) Canoeing 0 0 1 1
Manuel Estiarte  Spain 1961 1980-2000 20 years (18/38) Water polo 1 1 0 2
Angelo Mazzoni  Italy 1961 1980-2000 20 years (19/39) Fencing 2 0 1 3
Terry McHugh  Ireland 1963 1988-2000 (S) + 1992, 1998 (W)[4] 12 years (25/37) Athletics (4) and bobsleigh (2) 0 0 0 0
Michael Dixon  Great Britain 1962 1984-2002 18 years (22/40) Cross-country skiing (1) and biathlon (5) 0 0 0 0
Raimo Helminen  Finland 1964 1984-2002 18 years (19/37) Ice hockey 0 1 2 3
Markus Prock  Austria 1964 1984-2002 18 years (19/37) Luge 0 2 1 4
Emese Hunyady  Hungary (1) and  Austria (5) 1966 1984-2002 18 years (17/35) Speed skating 1 1 1 3
Harald Stenvaag  Norway 1953 1984-2004 20 years (31/51) Shooting 0 1 1 2
Birgit Fischer  East Germany (2) and Germany Germany (4) 1962 1980, 1988-2004 24 years (18/42) Canoeing 8 4 0 12
Robert Dover United States USA 1956 1984-2004 20 years (28/48) Equestrian 0 0 4 4
Colin Beashel Australia Australia 1959 1984-2004 20 years (24/44) Sailing 0 0 1 1
Torben Grael  Brazil 1960 1984-2004 20 years (24/44) Sailing 2 1 2 5
Wang Yifu China China 1960 1984-2004 20 years (24/44) Shooting 2 3 1 6
Sorin Babii  Romania 1963 1984-2004 20 years (20/40) Shooting 1 0 1 2
Elisabeta Oleniuc Lipă  Romania 1964 1984-2004 20 years (20/40) Rowing 5 2 1 8
Agathi Kassoumi  Greece 1966 1984-2004 20 years (18/38) Shooting 0 0 0 0
Anne Abernathy  United States Virgin Islands 1953 1988-2006 18 years (34/52) Luge 0 0 0 0
Georg Hackl  West Germany (1) and Germany Germany (5) 1966 1988-2006 18 years (21/39) Luge 3 2 0 5
Sergei Tchepikov  Soviet Union (1),
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 Unified Team (1) and Russia Russia (4)
1967 1988-2006 18 years (21/39) Cross-country skiing (1) and biathlon (5) 2 3 1 6
Gerda Weissensteiner  Italy 1969 1988-2006 18 years (19/37) Luge (4) and bobsleigh (2) 1 0 1 2[5]
Wilfried Huber  Italy 1970 1988-2006 18 years (17/35) Luge 1 0 0 1
Kateřina Neumannová  Czechoslovakia (1) and  Czech Republic (5) 1973 1992-2006 (W) + 1996 (S)[4] 14 years (18/32) Cross-country skiing (5) and cycling (1) 1 4 1 6
Susan Nattrass Canada Canada 1950 1976, 1988-1992, 2000-2008 32 years (25/57) Shooting 0 0 0 0
Kyra Kyrklund  Finland 1951 1980-1996, 2008 28 years (29/57) Equestrian 0 0 0 0
Ilario Di Buò  Italy 1956 1984-1992, 2000-2008 24 years (27/51) Archery 0 2 0 2
Juan Esteban Curuchet  Argentina 1965 1984-1988, 1996-2008 24 years (19/43) Cycling 1 0 0 1
Andrea Benelli  Italy 1960 1988-2008 20 years (28/48) Shooting 1 0 1 2
Juha Hirvi  Finland 1960 1988-2008 20 years (28/48) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Tanyu Kiryakov  Bulgaria 1963 1988-2008 20 years (25/45) Shooting 2 0 1 3
Fabienne Diato-Pasetti  Monaco 1965 1988-2008 20 years (22/42) Shooting 0 0 0 0
Jüri Jaanson  Soviet Union (1) and  Estonia (5) 1965 1988-2008 20 years (22/42) Rowing 0 2 0 2
James Tomkins Australia Australia 1965 1988-2008 20 years (23/42) Rowing 3 0 1 4
Václav Chalupa  Czechoslovakia (2) and  Czech Republic (4) 1967 1988-2008 20 years (20/40) Rowing 0 1 0 1
João N'Tyamba  Angola 1968 1988-2008 20 years (20/40) Athletics 0 0 0 0
Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1972 1988-2008 20 years (15/35) Athletics 1 0 1 2
Ilmārs Bricis  Latvia 1970 1992-2010 18 years (21/39) Biathlon 0 0 0 0
Marco Büchel  Liechtenstein 1971 1992-2010 18 years (20/38) Alpine skiing 0 0 0 0
Andrus Veerpalu  Estonia 1971 1992-2010 18 years (21/39) Cross-country skiing 2 1 0 3
Anna Orlova  Latvia 1972 1992-2010 18 years (19/37) Luge 0 0 0 0
Evgeniya Radanova  Bulgaria 1977 1994-2010 (W) + 2004 (S)[4] 16 years (16/32) Speed skating (5) and cycling (1) 0 2 1 3
Andrew Nicholson  New Zealand 1961 1984, 1992-1996, 2004-2012 28 years (23/51) Equestrian 0 1 2 3
Russell Mark  Australia 1964 1988-2000, 2008-2012 24 years (24/48) Shooting 1 1 0 2
Sergey Martynov  Soviet Union (1) and  Belarus (5) 1968 1988, 1996-2012 24 years (20/42) Shooting 1 0 2 3
Štěpánka Hilgertová  Czechoslovakia (1) and  Czech Republic (5) 1968 1992-2012 20 years (24/44) Canoeing 2 0 0 2
Mönkhbayar Dorjsurengiin  Mongolia (3) and  Germany (3) 1969 1992-2012 20 years (23/43) Shooting 0 0 2 2
Hugo Hoyama  Brazil 1969 1992-2012 20 years (23/43) Table tennis 0 0 0 0
Fredrik Lööf  Sweden 1969 1992-2012 20 years (22/42) Sailing 1 0 2 3
Natalia Valeeva
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 Unified Team (1),  Moldova (1) and  Italy (4)
1969 1992-2012 20 years (22/42) Archery 0 0 2 2
Alessandra Sensini  Italy 1970 1992-2012 20 years (22/42) Sailing 1 1 2 4
Nicoleta Grădinaru-Grasu  Romania 1971 1992-2012 20 years (20/40) Athletics 0 0 0 0
Dragutin Topić  Independent Olympic Participants (1),  Serbia and Montenegro (3) and  Serbia (2) 1971 1992-2012 20 years (21/41) Athletics 0 0 0 0
Alison Williamson  United Kingdom 1971 1992-2012 20 years (20/40) Archery 0 0 1 1
Michael Diamond  Australia 1972 1992-2012 20 years (20/40) Shooting 2 0 0 2
Mariya Grozdeva  Bulgaria 1972 1992-2012

2020

28 years (20/48) Shooting 2 0 3 5
Franck Dumoulin  France 1973 1992-2012 20 years (19/39) Shooting 1 0 0 1
Yordan Yovchev  Bulgaria 1973 1992-2012 20 years (19/39) Gymnastics 0 1 3 4
Lars Frölander  Sweden 1974 1992-2012 20 years (18/38) Swimming 1 2 0 3
Yevgeniya Artamonova
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 Unified Team (1) and  Russia (5)
1975 1992-2012 20 years (17/37) Volleyball 0 3 0 3
Derya Büyükuncu  Turkey 1976 1992-2012 20 years (16/36) Swimming 0 0 0 0
Clara Hughes  Canada 1972 1996-2000, 2012 (S) + 2002-2010 (W)[4] 16 years (22/38) Cycling (3), speed skating (3) 1 1 4 6
Hubertus Von Hohenlohe  Mexico 1959 1984-2014 30 years (25/55) Alpine skiing 0 0 0 0
Teemu Selänne  Finland 1970 1992, 1998-2014 22 years (21/43) Ice Hockey 0 1 3 4
Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway 1974 1994-2014 20 years (20/40) Biathlon 8 4 1 13
Armin Zöggeler  Italy 1974 1994-2014 20 years (20/40) Luge 2 1 3 6
Todd Lodwick  United States 1976 1994/2014 20 years (17/37) Nordic combined 0 1 0 1
Mario Stecher  Austria 1977 1994-2014 20 years (16/36) Nordic combined 2 0 2 4
Lee Kyou-hyuk  South Korea 1978 1994-2014 20 years (15/35) Speed skating 0 0 0 0
Hayley Wickenheiser  Canada 1978 1998-2014 (W) + 2000 (S)[4] 16 years (19/35) Ice Hockey (5) and softball (1) 4 1 0 5
John Whitaker  United Kingdom 1955 1984, 1992-2000, 2008, 2016 32 years (29/61) Equestrian 0 1 0 1
Emil Milev  Bulgaria (4) and  United States (2) 1968 1992-2004, 2012-2016 24 years (24/48) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Karin Donckers  Belgium 1971 1992, 2000-2016 24 years (21/45) Equestrian 0 0 0 0
Phillip Dutton  Australia (3) and  United States (3) 1963 1996-2016 20 years (32/52) Equestrian 2 0 1 3
Lalita Yauhleuskaya  Belarus (2) and  Australia (4) 1963 1996-2016 20 years (32/52) Shooting 0 0 1 1
Nasser Al-Attiyah  Qatar 1970 1996-2016 20 years (25/45) Shooting 0 0 1 1
Daniel Nestor  Canada 1972 1996-2016 20 years (23/43) Tennis 1 0 0 1
Olufunke Oshonaike  Nigeria 1975 1996-2016 20 years (21/41) Table Tennis 0 0 0 0
Sergey Tetyukhin  Russia 1975 1996-2016 20 years (20/40) Volleyball 1 1 2 4
Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1976 1996-2016 20 years (20/40) Athletics 0 0 0 0
Áron Gádorfalvi  Hungary 1976 1996-2016 20 years (19/39) Sailing 0 0 0 0
Aida Mohamed  Hungary 1976 1996-2021 25 years (20/45) Fencing 0 0 0 0
Vladimir Samsonov  Belarus 1976 1996-2016 20 years (20/40) Table tennis 0 0 0 0
Taizo Sugitani  Japan 1976 1996-2016 20 years (20/40) Equestrian 0 0 0 0
Therese Alshammar  Sweden 1977 1996-2016 20 years (18/38) Swimming 0 2 1 3
Kim Rhode  United States 1979 1996-2016 20 years (17/37) Shooting 3 1 2 6
Shiva Keshavan  India (5) and  Independent Olympic Participants (1) 1981 1998-2018 20 years (16/36) Luge 0 0 0 0
Kim Hyun-ki  South Korea 1983 1998-2018 20 years (14/34) Ski jumping 0 0 0 0
Hannu Manninen  Finland 1978 1994-2010, 2018 24 years (15/39) Nordic combined 1 1 1 3
Alla Tsuper  Ukraine (1) and  Belarus (5) 1979 1998-2018 20 years (18/38) Freestyle skiing 1 0 0 1
Teresa Portela  Spain 1982 2000-2020 21 years (18/39) Canoeing 0 1 0 1
Tatiana Drozdovskaya  Belarus 1982 2000-2021 20 years (22/42) Sailing 0 0 0 0
Oussama Mellouli  Tunisia 1984 2000-2020 21 years (16/37) Swimming 2 0 1 3
Ken Terauchi  Japan 1980 1996-2008, 2016-2020 25 years (15/40) Diving 0 0 0 0
Roland Fischnaller  Italy 1980 2002-2022 20 years (22/42) Snowboarding 0 0 0 0
Torger Nergård  Norway 1974 2002-2022 20 years (28/48) Curling 1 1 0 2
Marco de Nicolo  Italy 1976 2000-2020 20 years (22/44) Shooting 0 0 0 0
Sarah Schleper  United States (4) and  Mexico (2) 1979 1998-2022 24 years (19/43) Alpine Skiing 0 0 0 0

Athletes with at least five Olympic appearances

657 athletes have competed in at least five Olympic Games (662 if the 1906 Games are counted) between 1896 and 2022 inclusive. They are listed here, grouped by discipline. The columns labelled 'N+' denote the number of athletes who have competed in at least N Olympics. The number of male and female athletes who have competed in at least five Olympics are also listed, in the columns labelled 'M' and 'F'.

Athletes who have competed in more than one sport are counted once per sport.

Discipline 5+ M F 6+ 7+ Athletes
Shooting 91 77 14 37 9 9: Afanasijs Kuzmins, Nino Salukvadze, 8: Rajmond Debevec, Francisco Boza, 7: François Lafortune, Jr, Ragnar Skanåker, Jasna Šekarić, Ralf Schumann, Giovanni Pellielo, 6: Abdullah Al-Rashidi, Adam Smelczyński, John Primrose, Eric Swinkels, Nonka Matova, Juan Giha, Jr., Agathi Kassoumi, Harald Stenvaag, Wang Yifu, Sorin Babii, Susan Nattrass, Juha Hirvi, Andrea Benelli, Tanyu Kiryakov, Fabienne Diato-Pasetti, Fehaid Al-Deehani, Russell Mark, Sergey Martynov, Mariya Grozdeva, Michael Diamond, Mönkhbayar Dorjsurengiin, Franck Dumoulin, Kim Rhode, Emil Milev, Lalita Yauhleuskaya, Nasser Al-Attiyah, William McMillan, Marco de Nicolo, 5: Hans Aasnæs, Alister Allan, Jean-Pierre Amat, Abhinav Bindra, Gilmour Boa, Gabriele Bühlmann, María del Pilar Fernández, Dencho Denev, Hennie Dompeling, Svetlana Demina, Thomas Farnik, Nedžad Fazlija, Martin Gison, Jorge González, Durval Guimarães, Andrei Inešin, Harald Jensen, Mohamed Khorshed, Boris Kokorev, Szilárd Kun, Jacques Lafortune, Lee Eun-chul, Pentti Linnosvuo, Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Lars Jørgen Madsen, Goran Maksimović, Anton Manolov, John McNally, Stevan Pletikošić, Iulian Raicea, João Rebelo, Firmo Roberti, Ralph Rodríguez, Francisco Romero Arribas, Galliano Rossini, Nicolae Rotaru, Peter Rull, Sr., Ricardo Rusticucci, Juan Seguí, Péter Sidi, Karni Singh, Randhir Singh, Attila Solti, Alexandros Theophilakis, Ioannis Theofilakis, Guillermo Torres, Torsten Ullman, Eladio Vallduvi, Paul Van Asbroeck, Wolfram Waibel, Sr., Axel Wegner, Tao-Yan Wu, Józef Zapędzki, Chiara Cainero
Sailing 57 52 5 18 6 9: Hubert Raudaschl, 8: Paul Elvstrøm, Durward Knowles, 7: João Rodrigues, Santiago Lange, Robert Scheidt, 6: Colin Beashel, Anastasios Bountouris, Tatiana Drozdovskaya, Hans Fogh, Áron Gádorfalvi, Torben Grael, Magnus Konow, Fredrik Lööf, Maksim Oberemko, Fernanda Oliveira, Jochen Schümann, Alessandra Sensini, 5: Ben Ainslie, William Berntsen, Duarte Manuel Bello, Andreas Cariolou, Reinaldo Conrad, Nick Dempsey, Juan De La Fuente, Carlos Espínola, Enrique Figueroa, John Foster, Sr, Roland Gäbler, Nikola Girke, Tore Holm, Allan Julie, Nikos Kaklamanakis, Barbara Kendall, Andreas Kosmatopoulos, Willi Kuhweide, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Jacques Baptiste Lebrun, Gustavo Lima, Ross MacDonald, Michael Maier, Konstantin Melgunov, David Mier Y Teran, Mark Neeleman, Aimilios Papathanasiou, Tony Philp, Timir Pinegin, Xavier Rohart, Jorge Alberto Salas Chávez, Ricardo Santoa, Fyodor Shutkov, Roberto Sieburger, Hans Spitzauer, Agostino Straulino, Peter Tallberg, David Wilkins, Vasilij Zbogar
Athletics 57 32 25 10 2 8: Jesús Ángel García Bragado, 7: Merlene Ottey, 6: Lia Manoliu, Terry McHugh, Maria Mutola, João N'Tyamba, Tessa Sanderson, Nicoleta Grădinaru-Grasu, Kim Collins, Dragutin Topić, 5: Abdihakem Abdirahman, Amy Acuff, Toni Bernadó, Tim Berrett, Sabine Braun, Willie Davenport, Pauline Davis-Thompson, Giovanni De Benedictis, Gail Devers-Roberts, Jackie Edwards, Laverne Eve, Susana Feitor, Olga Fikotová, Glenroy Gilbert, Vladimir Golubnichy, Rob Heffernan, Max Houben, Bernard Lagat, John Ljunggren, Chris Maddocks, Paul Martin, Churandy Martina, Fiona May, Pietro Mennea, Mathias Ntawulikura, Alex Oakley, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi, Abdon Pamich, Jo Pavey, Jefferson Pérez, Fernanda Ribeiro, Sandie Richards, Carlos Sala, Martin Schützenauer, Janusz Sidło, Trine Solberg-Hattestad, Irena Szewińska-Kirszenstein, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Urs von Wartburg, Letitia Vriesde, Willye White, Irina Yatchenko, Jan Železný, Szymon Ziółkowski, Branko Zorko, Ellina Zvereva, Allyson Felix
Equestrian 56 46 10 28 10 10: Ian Millar, 8: Piero d'Inzeo, Raimondo d'Inzeo, 7: Michael Plumb, Andrew Hoy, Jos Lansink, Mark Todd, Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén, Nick Skelton, Rodrigo Pessoa, 6: Hans Günter Winkler, Frank Chapot, Jim Elder, Reiner Klimke, Christilot Hanson-Boylen, Hugo Simon, Luis Álvarez, Christine Stückelberger, Robert Dover, Kyra Kyrklund, Ludger Beerbaum, Andrew Nicholson, Anky van Grunsven, Karin Donckers, John Whitaker, Taizo Sugitani, Isabell Werth, Phillip Dutton, 5: Alessandro Argenton, David Bárcena Ríos, David Broome, Henrique Callado, Henri Chammartin, Bruce Davidson, Carlos D'Elia, Dominique d'Esmé, Peter Eriksson, Gustav Fischer, Markus Fuchs, Nils Haagensen, Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola, André Jousseaumé, Ivan Kalita, Bengt Ljungquist, Graziano Mancinelli, Álvaro de Miranda Neto, Nelson Pessoa, Bill Roycroft, Henri Saint Cyr, Ian Stark, Bill Steinkraus, Mary Thomson-King, Manuel Torres, Mary Hanna, Ingrid Klimke, Linda Algotsson
Fencing 39 28 11 9 2 7: Ivan Osiier, Kerstin Palm, 6: Norman Armitage, Aladár Gerevich, Janice Romary, Jerzy Pawłowski, Bill Hoskyns, Angelo Mazzoni, Aida Mohamed, 5: Albie Axelrod, Philippe Cattiau, Arie de Jong, Antonio García, Martin Holt, Ecaterina Iencic-Stahl, Géza Imre, Allan Jay, Jenő Kamuti, Pavel Kolobkov, Iván Kovács, Pál Kovács, Jacques Lefèvre, Bengt Ljungquist, Peter Macken, Edoardo Mangiarotti, Robert Montgomerie, Ellen Müller-Preis, Olga Orban-Szabo, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, Ildikó Újlaky-Rejtő, Giovanna Trillini, Joachim Wendt, Peter Westbrook, Ye Chong, Margherita Zalaffi, Tatiana Logunova, Valentina Vezzali, Andrea Cassarà, Aldo Montano
Cross-country skiing 38 25 13 10 1 7: Sergei Dolidovich, 6: Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen, Harri Kirvesniemi, Jochen Behle, Andrus Veerpalu, Michael Dixon, Kateřina Neumannová, Sergei Tchepikov, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Hannu Manninen, 5: Ivan Bátory, Stefania Belmondo, Marit Bjørgen, Oddvar Brå, Maurilio De Zolt, Manuela Di Centa, Aleksander Grajf, Juan Jesús Gutiérrez, Markus Hasler, Arturo Kinch, Jaak Mae, Oļegs Maļuhins, Torgny Mogren, Gabriella Paruzzi, Gianfranco Polvara, Alexey Prokurorov, Kikkan Randall, Riitta-Liisa Roponen, Raisa Smetanina, Kristina Šmigun-Vähi, Alois Stadlober, Athanassios Tsakiris, Sabina Valbusa, Fulvio Valbusa, Giorgio Vanzetta, Yelena Volodina-Antonova, Jaqueline Mourao, Giorgio Di Centa
Table tennis 26 15 11 7 4 7: Jörgen Persson, Zoran Primorac, Jean-Michel Saive, Segun Toriola, 6: Hugo Hoyama, Olufunke Oshonaike, Vladimir Samsonov, 5: Csilla Bátorfi, Timo Boll, Patrick Chila, Adrian Crișan, Bose Kaffo, Nanthana Komwong, Petr Korbel, Kalinikos Kreanga, Jian Fang Lay, Liu Jia, Ilija Lupulesku, Viktoria Pavlovich, Fabiola Ramos, Jörg Roßkopf, Elke Schall, Werner Schlager, Krisztina Tóth, Jan-Ove Waldner, Ni Xialian
Canoeing 26 16 10 5 1 8: Josefa Idem-Guerrini, 6: Philippe Boccara, Birgit Fischer, Štěpánka Hilgertová, Teresa Portela, 5: Agneta Andersson, Beniamino Bonomi, Grayson Bourne, Caroline Brunet, Natasa Dusev-Janics, Ian Ferguson, David Ford, Cristina Giai Pron, Dennis Green, Zoltán Kammerer, Aneta Konieczna, Michal Martikán, Anna Olsson, Ivan Patzaichin, Adrian Powell, Clint Robinson, Antonio Rossi, Michał Śliwiński, Andrew Train, Stephen Train, Erik Vlček
Rowing 26 17 9 8 3 8: Lesley Thompson, 7: Ekaterina Khodatovich-Karsten, Olaf Tufte, 6: Václav Chalupa, Jüri Jaanson, Elisabeta Oleniuc Lipă, Jiří Pták, James Tomkins, 5: Jack Beresford, Kathrin Boron, Iztok Čop, Rumyana Dzhadzharova-Neykova, Rossano Galtarossa, Elena Georgescu-Nedelcu, Doina Ignat, Pertti Karppinen, Marek Kolbowicz, Adam Korol, Raffaello Leonardo, Yuriy Lorentsson, Aleksandr Lukyanov, Mike McKay, Constanţa Pipotă-Burcică, Steve Redgrave, Nico Rienks, Simone Venier
Swimming 24 11 13 4 0 6: Derya Büyükuncu,[6]Lars Frölander,[6] Therese Alshammar, Oussama Mellouli, 5: Jeanette Ottesen, Kirsty Coventry, Mark Foster, João Gonçalves Filho, Katinka Hosszú, Mette Jacobsen, Martina Moravcová, María Peláez, Michael Phelps, Spyros Gianniotis,[7] Carl Probert, Paul Radmilovic, Rogério Romero, Hanna-Maria Seppälä, Alison Sheppard, Dara Torres, Nina Zhivanevskaya, Federica Pellegrini,[8] Alia Atkinson, László Cseh
Luge 21 15 6 9 1 7: Albert Demchenko, 6: Georg Hackl, Wilfried Huber, Anna Orlova, Markus Prock, Gerda Weissensteiner, Anne Abernathy, Armin Zöggeler, Shiva Keshavan, 5: Sergey Danilin, Susi Erdmann, Mark Grimmette, Oswald Haselrieder, Paul Hildgartner, Mária Jasenčáková, Gerhard Plankensteiner, Hansjörg Raffl, Mārtiņš Rubenis, Markus Schiegl, Tobias Schiegl, Natalya Yakuchenko
Bobsleigh 18 16 2 4 0 6: Carl-Erik Eriksson, John Foster, Sr, Terry McHugh, Gerda Weissensteiner, 5: Jorge Bonnet, Willie Davenport, Susi Erdmann, Glenroy Gilbert, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Max Houben, Jan Kobián, Dawid Kupczyk, Kevin Kuske, Pierre Lueders, Bruno Mingeon, Bogdan Musioł, Martin Schützenauer, Brian Shimer
Alpine skiing 18 14 4 3 0 6: Marco Büchel, Hubertus von Hohenlohe, Sarah Schleper, 5: Kjetil André Aamodt, Paul Accola, Graham Bell, Martina Ertl-Renz, Kristian Ghedina, Hur Seung-Wook, Patrik Järbyn, Arturo Kinch, Lasse Kjus, Fredrik Nyberg, Tanja Poutiainen, María José Rienda, Kjetil Jansrud, Aleksandr Khoroshilov, Bode Miller
Biathlon 17 14 3 5 0 6: Alfred Eder, Michael Dixon, Ilmārs Bricis, Sergei Tchepikov, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, 5: Uschi Disl, Aleksander Grajf, Ludwig Gredler, Ricco Groß, Halvard Hanevold, Martina Jašicová-Halinárová, Oļegs Maļuhins, Janez Ožbolt, Wilfried Pallhuber, Nathalie Santer-Bjørndalen, Tomasz Sikora, Athanassios Tsakiris
Speed skating 17 8 9 4 1 7: Claudia Pechstein, 6: Colin Coates, Emese Hunyady, Evgeniya Radanova, 5: Shani Davis, Edel Therese Høiseth, Clara Hughes, Lee Kyou-hyuk, Christa Luding-Rothenburger, Tomomi Okazaki, Monika Pflug, Rintje Ritsma, Örjan Sandler, Roberto Sighel, Bart Veldkamp, Chris Witty, Ireen Wüst
Water polo 17 17 0 1 0 6: Manuel Estiarte, 5: Georgios Afroudakis, Tony Azevedo, Tibor Benedek, Gianni De Magistris, Pietro Figlioli, Xavier García, Salvador Gómez, Dezső Gyarmati, Igor Hinić, Tamás Kásás, George Mavrotas, Paul Radmilovic, Jesús Rollán, Jordi Sans, Jesse Smith, Stefano Tempesti
Cycling 16 9 7 5 2 7: Seiko Hashimoto, Jeannie Longo, 6: Juan Curuchet, Kateřina Neumannová, Evgeniya Radanova, 5: Roberta Bonanomi, Murilo Fischer, George Hincapie, Clara Hughes, Shane Kelly, Christa Luding-Rothenburger, Stuart O'Grady, Bruno Risi, Franz Stocher, Chris Witty, Wong Kam-po
Ice hockey 15 12 3 3 0 6: Raimo Helminen, Teemu Selänne, Hayley Wickenheiser, 5: Daniel Alfredsson, Pavel Datsyuk, Dieter Hegen, Jaromír Jágr, Udo Kiessling, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jere Lehtinen, Denis Perez, Karoliina Rantamäki, Emma Terho, Petter Thoresen, Kimmo Timonen
Basketball 11 7 4 0 0 5: Teófilo Cruz, Teresa Edwards, Andrew Gaze, Adriana Moisés Pinto, Oscar Schmidt, Juan Carlos Navarro, Pau Gasol, Rudy Fernández, Luis Scola, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi
Tennis 9 6 3 2 1 7: Leander Paes, 6: Daniel Nestor, 5: Mark Knowles, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Venus Williams, Mahesh Bhupathi, Max Mirnyi, Lu Yen-hsun, Samantha Stosur
Archery 8 6 2 3 0 6: Ilario Di Buò, Natalia Valeeva, Alison Williamson, 5: Simon Fairweather, Giancarlo Ferrari, Butch Johnson, Tomi Poikolainen, Hiroshi Yamamoto
Diving 8 4 4 1 0 6: Ken Terauchi, 5: Franco Cagnotto, Tania Cagnotto, Anna Lindberg, Leong Mun Yee, Dmitry Sautin, Niki Stajković, Juliana Veloso
Wrestling 7 7 0 0 0 5: Cris Brown, Wilfried Dietrich, Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh, Czesław Kwieciński, George MacKenzie, Mario Tovar González, Ryszard Wolny
Volleyball 7 4 3 2 0 6: Yevgeniya Artamonova, Sergey Tetyukhin, 5: Fofão, Andrea Giani, Maurício Lima, Reinder Nummerdor, Danielle Scott-Arruda
Freestyle skiing 6 3 3 1 0 6: Alla Tsuper, 5: Janne Lahtela, Tae Satoya, Aleksei Grishin, Dmitri Dashinski, Lydia Lassila
Ski jumping 6 6 0 4 3 8: Noriaki Kasai, 7: Janne Ahonen, Simon Ammann, 6: Kim Hyun-ki, 5: Masahiko Harada, Kamil Stoch
Judo 6 2 4 0 0 5: Jorge Bonnet, Driulys González, Mária Pekli, Ryoko Tamura-Tani, Robert Van de Walle, Telma Monteiro
Nordic combined 6 6 0 3 0 6: Todd Lodwick, Mario Stecher, Hannu Manninen, 5: Felix Gottwald, Björn Kircheisen, Alessandro Pittin
Gymnastics 5 4 1 2 1 8: Oksana Chusovitina, 6: Yordan Yovchev, 5: Daniele Hypólito, Heikki Savolainen, Josy Stoffel
Weightlifting 5 3 2 0 0 5: Imre Földi, Ingo Steinhöfel, Ronny Weller, Dika Toua, Alexandra Escobar
Figure skating 4 2 2 0 0 5: Margarita Drobiazko, Povilas Vanagas, Aljona Savchenko, Zhang Hao
Snowboarding 3 2 1 1 0 6: Roland Fischnaller, 5: Kelly Clark, Shaun White
Short track speed skating 3 2 1 0 0 5: Arianna Fontana, Charles Hamelin, Yuri Confortola
Handball 2 1 1 0 0 5: Andrey Lavrov, Oh Seong-Ok
Badminton 2 2 0 0 0 5: Boonsak Ponsana, Robert Mateusiak
Curling 2 2 0 1 0 6: Torger Nergård, 5: John Shuster
Football 1 0 1 1 0 7: Formiga
Taekwondo 1 1 0 0 0 5: Steven López
Softball 1 0 1 0 0 5: Hayley Wickenheiser

Intercalated Games

The 1906 Intercalated Games are not considered 'official' Olympics, but medals were awarded.

The following athletes have appeared in at least six Olympics if 1906 is included.

Athlete Nation Born/Death Games Period
(age of 1st/last)
Sport
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Alexandros Theofilakis  Greece 1877/? 1896, 1906/12, 1920/24 28 years (19/47) Shooting 0 2 0 2
Ioannis Theofilakis  Greece 1879/? 1896, 1906/12, 1920/24 28 years (17/45) Shooting 0 1 0 1
Adrianus de Jong  Netherlands 1882/1966 1906/12, 1920/28 22 years (23/45) Fencing 0 0 5 5
Paul Radmilovic  Great Britain 1886/1968 1906/12, 1920/28 22 years (20/42) Water polo, swimming 4 0 0 4

The following athletes have appeared in at least five Olympics if 1906 is included. Five athletes made five Olympic appearances including the 1906 Games.

Athlete Nation Born/Death Games Period
(age of 1st/last)
Sport
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Ladislav Žemla-Rázný  Bohemia /  Czechoslovakia 1887–1955 Tennis 0 0 2 2
Willem van Blijenburgh  Netherlands 1881–1936 Fencing 0 0 3 3
Edgar Seligman  Great Britain 1867–1958 Fencing 0 3 0 3
Jetze Doorman  Netherlands 1881–1931 Fencing
Pentathlon
0 0 4 4
Fernand de Montigny  Belgium 1885–1974 Fencing
Field hockey
0 2 3 5

Dual sport and multi-sport Olympians

See also: Olympians with medals in different disciplines

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (May 2020)

Are so many the Olympians have competed in two or more sports. These athletes are listed below, with the number of times they competed in each sport. Sometimes they competed in two disciplines at the same Games; such instances are noted.

The most common combinations of disciplines are biathlon/cross-country skiing (six athletes competed in both; each sport is a winter sport), athletics/bobsleigh (seven competitors; summer and winter sports respectively), and cycling/speed skating (five athletes; summer and winter sports respectively).

Summer and Winter Olympians

Summer Olympians

Below is a list of athletes who participated in two or more sports. Viggo Jensen from Denmark and Carl Schuhmann from Germany are the only athletes to compete in four different sports. Sheila Taormina from USA is the only woman to have competed in three different sports.[9]

Of the athletes who participated in two or more Summer Olympics in two different sports, 29 are Swedish and 26 of them participated in the home Olympics in Stockholm 1912.

Frank Kugler[9] and Leo Goodwin are the only athletes to win medals in three different sports. They are both from USA and won medals in all three sports at home in St. Louis in 1904. Only two female athletes, the British Rebecca Romero and the East German Roswitha Krause have won medals in two different sports.[9]

The only athletes to win gold medals in two different sports at two different Olympic Games are Paul Radmilovic from Great Britain and Daniel Norling from Sweden.

Only one athlete competed in two different sports and for two different countries, the Italian-Polish Katarzyna Juszczak.

  Men that won medals in different sports
  Women that won medals in different sports
Athlete Country Sports First Last Tot.
Robert Andersson  Sweden diving 2, swimming 3, water polo 3 1908 1920 3
Gösta Åsbrink  Sweden gymnastics 1, modern pentathlon 1 1908 1912 2
Fenella Ng  Hong Kong swimming 2, rowing 1 1984 2000 3
David Bárcena Ríos  Mexico equestrian 3, modern pentathlon 2 1964 1980 5
Gérard Blitz  Belgium swimming 4, water polo 3 1920 1936 4
Eric Carlberg  Sweden fencing 2, modern pentathlon 1, shooting 3 1908 1924 3
Carlota Castrejana  Spain basketball 1, athletics 4 1992 2008 4
Gustaf Dyrssen  Sweden modern pentathlon 1, fencing 3 1920 1936 4
Edwin Flack  Australia tennis 1, athletics 1 1896 1896 1
João Gonçalves Filho  Brazil swimming 2, water polo 3 1952 1968 5
Conn Findlay  United States rowing 1, sailing 1 1956 1976 4
Leo Goodwin  United States swimming 2, water polo 1 1904 1908 2
Alfréd Hajós  Hungary swimming 1, art competitions 1 1896 1928 3
Louis Handley  United States swimming 1, water polo 1 1904 1904 1
Pontus Hanson  Sweden swimming 1, water polo 3 1908 1920 3
Carl Hårleman  Sweden athletics 1, gymnastics 1 1908 1912 2
Otto Herschmann  Austria swimming 1, fencing 1 1896 1912 2
Fritz Hofmann  German Empire athletics 1, gymnastics 1 1896 1896 1
John Jarvis  United Kingdom swimming 2, water polo 1 1900 1908 2
Viggo Jensen  Denmark athletics 1, gymnastics 1, shooting 2, weightlifting 1[10] 1896 1900 2
Greta Johansson  Sweden diving 1, swimming 1 1912 1912 1
Hjalmar Johansson  Sweden diving 2, swimming 1, athletics 1 1908 1912 2
Harald Julin  Sweden swimming 2, water polo 3 1908 1920 3
Katarzyna Juszczak  Poland +  Italy judo 1, wrestling 1 1992 2004 2
Karch Kiraly  United States volleyball 2, beach volley 1 1988 1996 3
Morris Kirksey  United States rugby 1, athletics 1 1920 1920 1
Roswitha Krause  East Germany swimming 1, handball 2 1968 1980 3
Frank Kugler  United States tug of war 1, weightlifting 1 , wrestling 1 1904 1904 1
Torsten Kumfeldt  Sweden swimming 1, water polo 3 1908 1920 3
Georg de Laval  Sweden modern pentathlon 1, shooting 1 1912 1912 1
Gustaf Lewenhaupt  Sweden equestrian 1, modern pentathlon 1 1912 1912 1
Bengt Ljungquist  Sweden equestrian 1, fencing 4 1936 1964 5
Peter Macken  Australia fencing 1, modern pentathlon 5 1960 1976 5
Veli Nieminen  Finland gymnastics 1, shooting 1 1908 1924 3
August Nilsson  Sweden athletics 1, tug of war 1 1900 1900 1
Daniel Norling  Sweden equestrian 1, gymnastics 2 1908 1920 3
Wallace O'Connor  United Kingdom swimming 1, water polo 4 1924 1936 4
Gösta Olson  Sweden fencing 1, gymnastics 1 1908 1908 1
Nova Peris  Australia field hockey 1, athletics 1 1996 2000 2
Erich Rademacher  Germany swimming 1, water polo 2 1928 1932 2
Paul Radmilovic  United Kingdom swimming 2, water polo 5 1908 1928 5
Aileen Riggin  United States diving 1, swimming 1 1920 1924 2
Rebecca Romero  United Kingdom cycling 1, rowing 1 2004 2008 2
Joe Ruddy  United States swimming 1, water polo 1 1904 1904 1
Axel Runström  Sweden diving 2, water polo 1 1908 1912 2
Carl Schuhmann  German Empire athletics 1, gymnastics 1, weightlifting 1, wrestling 1[11] 1896 1896 1
Tim Shaw  United States swimming 1, water polo 1 1976 1984 2
Gustaf Söderström  Sweden athletics 1, tug of war 1 1900 1900 1
Karl Staaf  Sweden athletics 1, tug of war 1 1900 1900 1
Sheila Taormina  United States swimming 1, triathlon 2, modern pentathlon 1 1996 2008 4
Sven Thofelt  Sweden fencing 3, modern pentathlon 3 1928 1948 4
Magnus Wegelius  Finland gymnastics 1, shooting 1 1908 1924 3
Johnny Weissmuller  United States swimming 1, water polo 1 1924 1928 2
Gunnar Wennerström  Sweden swimming 1, water polo 1 1908 1908 1
Walter W. Winans  United States shooting 1, art competitions 1 1908 1912 2

Winter Olympians

See also

References

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  11. ^ He won four gold medals in two different sports, three in gymnastics and one in wrestling.