Mormon Olympians

Rio 2016

Rio 2016At least six Mormon athletes will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics: Maka Unufe, Mykayla Skinner, Jared Ward, Taylor Sander, and Valerie Adams. Tyson Gunter will compete in the Paralympic Games.

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Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014At least ten Mormon Olympians competed in the Sochi 2014 Olympics: Torah Bright, Steve Nyman, David Bissett, Chris Fogt, Christian Niccum, Noelle Pikus-Pace, Erik Fisher, Kate Hansen, Jessika Jenson, and Eric Neilson.

Three Mormon athletes received medals in their events: Noelle Pikus-Pace won silver in the women’s skeleton, Torah Bright won silver in the women’s snowboard halfpipe, and Chris Fogt won bronze as the brakeman on 2-man sled.

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London 2012

London 2012At least six Mormon Olympians competed in the London 2012 Olympics: John Nunn, Jillian Camarena-Williams, Jake Gibb, Rich Lambourne, Hayley Palmer, and Valerie Adams.

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Vancouver 2010

olympics logo MormonAt least seven Mormon Olympians competed in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Bill Schuffenhauer, Noelle Pikus-Pace, Christian Niccum, Chris Fogt, David Bissett, Steve Nyman, and Torah Bright.

Mormon athletes fared well, with Torah Bright, who took gold for the snowboard half-pipe for Australia, and another Mormon who took a bronze medal home. (Read more…)


Beijing 2008

Beijing 2008At least fifteen Mormon Olympians competed in the Beijing 2008 Olympics: Valerie Adams, Charmian Purcell, Natalie Purcell, Nonila Wharemate, Melanie Roach, Hayley Palmer, Lacey Nymeyer, Josh McAdams, Rich Lambourne, Jake Gibb, Jillian Camarena-Williams, April Steiner Bennett, Niklas Arrhenius, Lindsey Anderson, and Ryan Millar.

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Torino 2006

Torino 2006At least ten Mormon athletes participated in the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics: Torah Bright, Tamami Tanaka, Michele Despain, Werner Hoeger, Steve Nyman, Christian Niccum, Bill Schuffenhauer, David Bissett,  and Shauna Rohbock.

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Athens 2004

Athens 2004At least sixteen Mormon Olympians competed in the Athens 2004 Olympics: Laura Berg, Rulon Gardner, Marsha Mark-Baird, Ryan Millar, Leonard Myles-Mills, Megan Dirkmaat, Tiffany Lott-Hogan, John Nunn, James Parker, Grant Robison, Cael Sanderson, Jodi Tini, Justin Wilcock, Paora Winitana, Guard Young, and Valerie Adams.

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Salt Lake 2002

Salt Lake 2002At least eight Mormon Olympians competed in the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics: Dinah Browne, Tamami Tanaka, Gea Johnson, Joe Pack, Sabine Ruckauer, Werner and Chris Hoeger, and Bill Schuffenhauer.

Olympic venues were scattered around Salt Lake City, as well as in the mountains at Park City, Ogden, Provo and West Valley City. Athletes were housed in the Olympic Village at the University of Utah.

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Sydney 2000

Sydney 2000At least thirteen Mormon Olympians competed in the Sydney 2000 Olympics: Jason Pyrah, Marsha Mark-Baird, Ryan Millar, Leonard Myles-Mills, Amy Palmer, Robbie Pratt, Laura Berg, Emily Porter LeSueur, Jamie Dantzscher, Jared Deacon, Eric Fonoimoana, Rulon Gardner, and Courtney Johnson.

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Previous Games


Individual Olympic Mormons:

Alicia Hollowell

Amy Chapman

April Steiner Bennett

Arielle Martin

Bill Schuffenhauer

Breeja Larson

Celeste Brown

Charmion Purcell

Chris Dodds

Chris Fogt

Christian Niccum

David Bissett

Eric Bennett

Erik Fisher

Hayley Palmer

Jake Gibb

Jason Smyth

Jill Camerena

Jillian Camarena-Williams

Johanna Fuenmayor

John Nunn

Josh McAdams

Lacey Nymeyer

Laura Berg

LDS race-walker set for 2012 Olympics

Lindsey Anderson

Maria Gabriela Martinez Gascon

Mary Killman

Melanie Roach

Michele Despain

Natalie Purcell

Niklas Arrhenius

Noelle Pikus-Pace

Nonila (Noni) Wharemate,

Paul Schulte

Peter Vidmar

Rafael Alfaro and Andrew Rutherford

Rich Lambourne

Rowena Bright

Russell Holmes

Ryan Millar

Sarah Robles

Shauna Rohbock

Steve Nyman

Tairia Flowers

Torah Bright

Tumua Anae

Valerie Adams

Werner Hoeger

Mormon Olympian Honored for Having Moral Rectitude

Mormon Athletes in the London Olympics 2012

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