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2008 Beijing Olympics

There were many LDS athletes at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. They include:

April Steiner Bennett pole vault, US

Mormon AthleteNiklas Arrhenius: discus, Sweden

Lindsey Anderson: steeplechase, US

Laura Berg: softball, US

Jill Camarena: shot put, US

Tairia Flowers: softball, US

Jake Gibb: beach volleyball, US

Alicia Hollowell: alternate pitcher, US

Rich Lambourne: indoor volleyball, US

Josh McAdams : steeplechase, US

Ryan Millar: indoor volleyball, US

Lacey Nymeyer: swimming, US

Hayley Palmer: swimming, New Zealand

Charmian Purcell: basketball, New Zealand

Natalie Purcell: basketball, New Zealand

Melanie Roach: weightlifting, US

Noni Wharemate: women’s basketball, New Zealand

Jillian Camarena-Williams – shot put, U.S.A. Team

The 2008 Paralympics also boasted two LDS players. They are held in the same country as the Olympics, in the September following.

Chris Dodds

Eric Bennett

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