Athletes by Country Quiz #1

Name the countries that produced these famous athletes.
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Last updated: December 6, 2019
First submittedJune 10, 2011
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Athlete
Country
Michael Jordan
United States
Diego Maradona
Argentina
Maria Sharapova
Russia
David Beckham
United Kingdom
Marta
Brazil
Usain Bolt
Jamaica
Ichiro Suzuki
Japan
Sebastian Vettel
Germany
Athlete
Country
Teemu Selänne
Finland
Gary Player
South Africa
Hakeem Olajuwon
Nigeria
Manny Pacquiao
Philippines
Nadia Comăneci
Romania
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal
Haile Gebrselassie
Ethiopia
Yuna Kim
South Korea
Athlete
Country
Novak Đoković
Serbia
Donald Bradman
Australia
Rafael Nadal
Spain
Oksana Baiul
Ukraine
Björn Borg
Sweden
Luis Suarez
Uruguay
Eddy Merckx
Belgium
Miguel Cabrera
Venezuela
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Level 83
May 9, 2014
Great quiz!
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Level 44
Jul 11, 2014
only 67% know that djokovic is from serbia?!!?
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Level 51
Apr 5, 2017
To be fair, I didn't even realise it was him at first because I've never seen his name written as Đoković. Still got it but can see that as a reason many people missed it.
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Level 80
Apr 5, 2017
There was no country of Serbia when Djokovic was born.
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Level 77
Apr 6, 2017
No Russia or Ukraine either, but all these existed as federal subjects.
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Level 88
Jul 2, 2015
I honestly had no idea who Haile Gebrselassie was, but got it from the similarity to Haile Selassie.
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2016
He had the world record for the marathon at one time. But most people will probably get it the way you did.
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Level 77
Apr 6, 2017
I first learned about the runner, only later about the emperor, who lived before my time.
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2017
Yes, I didn't know a lot of these but that one, Suzuki, and Kim were easy guesses since the names are associated with their countries. I was surprised they didn't have higher percentages.
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Level 52
Aug 19, 2017
I was thinking of Czech footballer Theodor Gebre Selassie.
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Level 61
May 29, 2020
Won the 10000m at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Was world champion over 10000m a couple of times as well.
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Level 19
Oct 29, 2015
Wow... I didn't know that Miggi was Venezuelan...
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Level 20
Dec 11, 2016
Same with plattitude
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Level 64
Feb 13, 2017
100% with very good guessing!

Yeah drop that hundo!

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Level 87
Apr 5, 2017
Yeah Finnish Flash
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2017
Too sports-centric. :-)
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Level 83
Apr 5, 2017
Too country-centric :--)
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Level 53
Apr 5, 2017
There is a Spanish Luis Suarez that is remembered as one of the greatest Spanish footballers of all time. Please accept Spain.
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Level 52
Apr 5, 2017
Sebastian Vettel is not an athlete...
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Level 80
Apr 5, 2017
Yes he is.
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Level 30
Apr 5, 2017
I don't care about my 13/24. I'm just glad no one forgot Jordan
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Level 80
Apr 5, 2017
Nice to see F1 represented. Thanks QM.
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2017
No Wayne Gretzky? C'mon...His nickname is "The Great One"
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Level 77
Apr 6, 2017
Some easy ones have to be saved for part #2.
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Level 45
Jun 11, 2017
Rafael literally just won the French Open a few seconds ago at the time where I am typing this.
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Level 64
Jan 11, 2018
"famous" athletes
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Level 15
Sep 21, 2018
Artistic Gymnastics isn't a popular sport indeed
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Level 47
Sep 30, 2019
Maybe 'sportspeople' would be a better phrase than athlete. The word athlete still has connotations for physical exertion in a way that a batsman or a car driver don't really conform.
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Level 81
Oct 30, 2020
F1 drivers have to be very fit. The forces endured during a race are exhausting.