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]

An asterisk (*) denotes a coach or trainer.

Berlin 1936[edit]

Summer Games of the XI Olympiad, Berlin, Germany

Sport Gender Name Team
Track and Field Men Harry Williamson United States

London 1948[edit]

Summer Games of the XIV Olympiad, London, United Kingdom

Sport Gender Name Team
Track and Field Men Bill Albans United States
Chunk Simmons United States

Helsinki 1952[edit]

Summer Games of the XV Olympiad, Helsinki, Finland

Sport Gender Name Team
Track and Field Men Chunk Simmons United States

Melbourne 1956[edit]

Summer Games of the XVI Olympiad, Melbourne, Australia

Sport Gender Name Team
Swimming Women Stan Tinkham * United States
Wrestling Perrin Henderson United States

Rome 1960[edit]

Summer Games of the XVII Olympiad, Rome, Italy

Sport Gender Name Team
Track and Field Men Jim Beatty United States

Tokyo 1964[edit]

Summer Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, Japan

Sport Gender Name Team
Basketball Larry Brown United States
John Lacey * United States
Swimming Men Thompson Mann United States
Philip Riker United States

Mexico City 1968[edit]

Summer Games of the XIX Olympiad, Mexico City, Mexico

Sport Gender Name Team
Basketball Charlie Scott United States

Munich 1972[edit]

Summer Games of the XX Olympiad, Munich, West Germany

Sport Gender Name Team
Basketball Bobby Jones United States
John Lacey * United States
Swimming Women Ann Marshall United States

Montreal 1976[edit]

Summer Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal, Canada

Sport Gender Name Team
Basketball Men Walter Davis United States
Phil Ford United States
Mitch Kupchak United States
Tom LaGarde United States
Dean Smith * United States
Bill Guthridge * United States
Women Trish Roberts United States
Swimming Women Janis Hape United States
Wendy Weinberg United States
Track and Field Men Charles Foster United States

Los Angeles and Sarajevo 1984[edit]

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

Sport Gender Name Team
Baseball B.J. Surhoff United States
Scott Bankhead United States
Basketball Men Michael Jordan United States
Sam Perkins United States
Field Hockey Women Karen Shelton United States
Swimming Men Chris Stevenson United States
  • Rick Brewer was a press officer.

Seoul and Calgary 1988[edit]

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

Sport Gender Name Team
Basketball Men J.R. Reid United States
Women Sylvia Hatchell * United States
Cycling Women Danute Bankaitis-Davis United States
Field Hockey Women Marcia Pankratz United States
  • Press Officer: Dave Lohse.

Barcelona and Albertville 1992[edit]

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

Sport Gender Name Team
Basketball Men Michael Jordan United States
Henrik Rödl Germany
Fencing Men John Friedberg United States
Swimming Men Yann DeFabrique United States
David Monasterio United States
Track and Field Women Sharon Couch United States
Wrestling Kendall Cross United States
  • Press Officer: Frank Zang

Lillehammer 1994[edit]

Winter Games of the XXVI Olympiad, Lillehammer, Norway

  • Press Officer: Frank Zang

Atlanta 1996[edit]

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

Sport Gender Name Team
Fencing Women Nhi Lan Le United States
Field Hockey Women Marcia Pankratz United States
Leslie Lyness United States
Cindy Werley United States
Laurel Hershey United States
Kelli James United States
Liz Tchou United States
Handball Men John Keller United States
Steve Penn United States
Women Chryss Watts United States
Soccer Men Eddie Pope United States
Women Laurie Gregg * United States
Mia Hamm United States
April Heinrichs * United States
Kristine Lilly United States
Tracy Noonan United States
Cindy Parlow United States
Tiffany Roberts United States
Tisha Venturini United States
Carla Werden United States
Staci Wilson United States
Swimming Men Yann DeFabrique United States
David Fox United States
Track and Field Men Ken Harnden United States
Allen Johnson United States
Eddie Neufville United States
Women Joan Nesbit United States
Lynda Lipson United States
Tisha Waller United States
Wrestling Kendall Cross United States
  • Full-Time Employees: Dave Lohse, Chris Schleter; Olympic Broadcasting Organization: Kevin Best; Organizing Committee: Donald Lockerbie; Press Officer: Frank Zang; Team Physician: Tim Taft.

Sydney 2000[edit]

Summer Games of the XXVII Olympiad, Sydney, Australia

Sport Gender Name Team
Basketball Men Vince Carter United States
Soccer Women Lorrie Fair United States
Laurie Gregg * United States
Mia Hamm United States
April Heinrichs * United States
Kristine Lilly United States
Siri Mullinix United States
Cindy Parlow United States
Carla Werden United States
Track and Field Men Dominic Demeritte United States
Ken Harnden United States
Allen Johnson United States
Curtis Johnson United States
Eddie Neufville United States
Women LaTasha Colander-Richardson United States
Sharon Couch United States
Nadine Faustin United States
Nicole Gamble United States
Monique Hennagan United States
Lynda Lipson United States
  • Full-Time Employee: Chris Schleter; Olympic Broadcasting Organization: Kevin Best; Organizing Committee: Donald Lockerbie.

Salt Lake City 2002[edit]

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

  • Full-Time Employee: Chris Schleter. Olympic Broadcasting Organization: Kevin Best.

Athens 2004[edit]

Summer Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, Athens, Greece

Sport Gender Name Team
Baseball Andrew Miller United States
Basketball Men Larry Brown * United States
Roy Williams * United States
Soccer Women Tracy Bates-Leon * United States
Mia Hamm United States
April Heinrichs * United States
Kristine Lilly United States
Heather O'Reilly United States
Cindy Parlow United States
Catherine Reddick United States
Lindsay Tarpley United States
Softball Natalie Anter Italy
Track and Field Men Dominic Demeritte United States
Vikas Gowda India
Allen Johnson United States
Women LaTasha Colander-Richardson United States
Crystal Cox United States
Nadine Faustin United States
Shalane Flanagan United States
Laura Gerraughty United States
Monique Hennagan United States
Tisha Waller United States
  • Full-Time Employee: Chris Schleter; Organizing Committee: Donald Lockerbie.

Turin 2006[edit]

Winter Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Turin, Italy

Full-Time Employee: Chris Schleter.

Beijing 2008[edit]

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

Sport Gender Name Team
Field Hockey Women Kate Barber United States
Rachel Dawson United States
Katelyn Falgowski United States
Jesse Gey United States
Carrie Lingo United States
Amy Tran United States
Soccer Men Dax McCarty United States
Women Lori Chalupny United States
Robyn Gale Canada
Tobin Heath United States
Heather O'Reilly United States
Lindsay Tarpley United States
Kacey White United States
Track and Field Men Dominic Demeritte The Bahamas
Vikas Gowda India
Blake Russel United States
Women Erin Donohue United States
Shalane Flanagan United States
Nadine Faustin-Parker Haiti
Alice Schmidt United States

London 2012[edit]

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

Sport Gender Name Team
Field Hockey Women Rachel Dawson United States
Katelyn Falgowski United States
Amy Swensen United States
Illse Davids South Africa
Soccer Women Robyn Gayle Canada
Tobin Heath United States
Heather O'Reilly United States
Track and Field Men Vikas Gowda India
Women Shalane Flanagan United States
Alice Schmidt United States
Ola Sesay Sierra Leone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Tar Heel Olympians". UNC Athletics. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  2. ^ "2008 Tar Heel Olympians". UNC Athletics. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Tar Heels in London". The Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved 2012-08-03.