Greatest Olympians 2016

Most Famous Olympians 

By Dan Favale 

The 2016 Rio Olympics are about to get under way, which means it's time to riff on the most famous participating athletes. Obviously. Fame was quantified here using a variety of methods: social media notoriety, Twitter followings, name recognition, number of endorsements, etc.

(Spoiler: Get ready for a lot of tennis stars and United States athletes.)

This, to be absolutely clear again, isn't a ranking of the best athletes, just the ones you're most likely to recognize. They are listed in alphabetical order, using their last name (damn you, Neymar).

Now, let's get to it.

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