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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Muhammad Ali
17-Jan-1942   Floated like butterfly, stung like bee
Roone Arledge
Sports Figure
8-Jul-1931 5-Dec-2002 Created Wide World of Sports
Evelyn Ashford
Track and Field
15-Apr-1957   Olympic sprinter, 4 Gold Medals
Matt Biondi
8-Oct-1965   Competitive swimmer, 10 Olympic medals
Bonnie Blair
Speed Skating
18-Mar-1964   Five-time speed skater Olympic gold medalist
Ralph Boston
Track and Field
9-May-1939   First long jumper to exceed 27 feet
Herb Brooks
5-Aug-1937 11-Aug-2003 Coach, 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team
Dick Button
Figure Skating
18-Jul-1929   Olympic figure skater
Lee Calhoun
Track and Field
23-Feb-1933 22-Jun-1989 Olympic hurdler
Eddie Eagan
26-Apr-1897 14-Jun-1967 Won Summer and Winter Olympic Gold
Lee Evans
Track and Field
25-Feb-1947   Sprinter, 2 Olympic Gold Medals in 1968
Peggy Fleming
Figure Skating
27-Jul-1948   Olympic gold medal winning ice skater
George Foreman
10-Jan-1949   Champ knocks out the fat
Dick Fosbury
Track and Field
6-Mar-1947   High jumper invented Fosbury Flop
Joe Frazier
12-Jan-1944 7-Nov-2011 Smokin' Joe
Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skating
26-Jul-1956   Olympic figure skater, gold medal 1976
Scott Hamilton
Figure Skating
28-Aug-1958   Olympic ice skater
Bob Hayes
20-Dec-1942 18-Sep-2002 Sprinter, Cowboy, NFH Hall-of-Famer
Eric Heiden
Speed Skating
15-Jun-1958   Olympic speed skater, 5 gold medals
Hank Iba
6-Aug-1904 15-Jan-1993 Oklahoma A&M Head Coach, 1934-70
Bruce Jenner
Track and Field
28-Oct-1949   US Olympic track and field star
Rafer Johnson
Track and Field
18-Aug-1935   Olympic track and field star
Florence Griffith Joyner
Track and Field
21-Dec-1959 21-Sep-1998 Olympic sprinter
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Track and Field
3-Mar-1962   Track and Field medalist
Sammy Lee
1-Aug-1920   Olympic diver
Sugar Ray Leonard
17-May-1956   Retired six times
Carl Lewis
Track and Field
1-Jul-1961   Olympian
Greg Louganis
29-Jan-1960   Olympic diver, four gold medals
Bob Mathias
Sports Figure
17-Nov-1930 2-Sep-2006 Decathlon athlete turned Congressman
Debbie Meyer
14-Aug-1952   Olympic freestyle swimmer
Shannon Miller
10-Mar-1977   Olympic gymnast
Edwin Moses
Track and Field
31-Aug-1955   Olympic hurdler
Parry O'Brien
Track and Field
28-Jan-1932 21-Apr-2007 Revolutionized the shot put
Al Oerter
Track and Field
19-Sep-1936 1-Oct-2007 Four-time Olympic discus gold medalist
Jesse Owens
Track and Field
12-Sep-1913 31-Mar-1980 Four track and field medals in 1936 Olympics
Floyd Patterson
4-Jan-1935 11-May-2006 Heavyweight champion at age 21
Mary Lou Retton
24-Jan-1968   Olympic gymnast
Wilma Rudolph
Track and Field
23-Jun-1940 12-Nov-1994 Three track Olympic Gold Medals in 1960
Frank Shorter
Track and Field
31-Oct-1947   Marathon runner
William E. Simon
27-Nov-1927 3-Jun-2000 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1974-77
Mark Spitz
10-Feb-1950   Olympic swimmer
Jim Thorpe
28-May-1887 28-Mar-1953 Olympics and football
Johnny Weissmuller
2-Jun-1904 20-Jan-1984 Gold Medalist became Tarzan
Babe Zaharias
26-Jun-1914 27-Sep-1956 Best female athlete of all time

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