A small fraction of the world's population ever competes at the Olympic Games; an even smaller fraction ever competes in multiple Games. Just over a hundred of these have gone on to make at least a sixth Olympic appearance. Several athletes would have made more appearances at the Olympics but for reasons out of their control, such as World Wars no Olympics were held in , or , politically motivated boycotts, financial difficulties, or ill-timed injuries. Canadian equestrian athlete Ian Millar has competed at ten Olympic games.
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Not even athletes who represent the United States are spared the anti-Asian hate that has become so prevalent throughout the country. Kokumai was born in Japan, and Moldauer was adopted from South Korea as a baby. From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. Moldauer was driving last month when a woman cut him off. Fact check: Georgia is not removing Coca-Cola products from state-owned buildings. Biden's border czar to depart amid surge of migrants.
Lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT athletes have competed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games , either openly, or having come out some time afterward. Cyd Zeigler, Jr. Marc Naimark of the Federation of Gay Games called the lack of openly gay athletes a symptom, not the problem, of the Olympic Games.
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. Paul Johnson reports. Justin Wadsworth gave Anton Gafarov a new ski after the Russian broke his own and was struggling to finish the race. Gafarov was well behind the pack but still got to cross the finish line in front of his home fans.