Famous Olympians

We are thrilled to be bringing you this brand new collection of posters, colouring pages, worksheets, writing pages and fun facts about some of the most famous Olympians of all time! We've tried to include a variety of heroes - outstanding men and women from all around the world who have shone in their sport and/or their service to their country or the Olympic Games.

For each of the famous Olympians below we have a simple page of facts, quotes and videos which you can read and enjoy with your children, together with a set of our fun printable pages. You can learn a little about names that you don't recognise and those that you do, and put together a great project on Olympic heroes that your kids will treasure!

Our Famous Olympians are part of a much bigger collection of Famous People at Activity Village!

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Francina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-Koen (1918 – 2004) was a Dutch athlete, best...

Haile Gebrselassie (1973 - present) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who has won two Olympic...

Ian Thorpe OAM (1982 - present), is an Australian swimmer who has won five Olympic gold medals...

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962 - present) is a retired American heptathlon athlete who won three...

Jenny Jones made history in February 2014 by winning the first ever Winter Olympic medal on snow...

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (1913 – 1980) was an American track and field...

Kelly Holmes (1970 - present) is a retired British middle distance athlete who specialised in...

Lasse Virén (1949 - present) astounded the world when he fell during the 10,000 metres in the...

Mark Spitz (1950 - present) wowed the world by winning seven gold medals for America in swimming...

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Michael Phelps (1985 - present) has won more Olympic gold medals than any other sports person in...

Muhammad Ali (1942 - 2016) was named Cassius Clay, Jr as a child, but changed his name to...

Nadia Comăneci (1961 to present) won the world's hearts in the 1976 Summer Olympics in...

Olga Korbut (1955 - present), won four gold medals and two silver medals for the USSR in the...

Sebastian Coe (1956 - present) (now a Baron and therefore referred to as Lord Coe) won the 1500...

Learn a little about this amazing tennis player, Serena Williams, who has been wowing us all...

Sir Steven Redgrave (1962 - present) is a retired British rower who won gold medals at five...

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