Native Americans in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Native Americans in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Posted By Paul G August 4th, 2016 Last Updated on: December 27th, 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio starts August 5!

During the games, there will be 3 Native Americans competing.  Let's cheer on these indigenous athletes.


Ashton Locklear

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Team – United States
Sport – Gymnastics
Tribe – Lumbee
Read more about Ashton Locklear


Rickie Fowler

rickie fowler native american in olympics

Team – United States
Sport – Golf
Tribe – Navajo

Jamie Thibeau

Jamie Thibeault

Team – Canada
Sport – Volleyball
Tribe – T'Sou-ke Nation

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[…] Only 3 indigenous athletes competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics. […]

Patrick Lavalley

Our reserve almost had two Olympians this time; Mary Spencer (Boxing) and Dallas Soonias (Volleyball).


So bummed DALLAS SOONIAS was injured before the Olympics (Canada – Men’s Volleyball) He would have been another great representative to add to this list.

Joyce Johnson

Cheering them on. All status Natives in Canada are also US citizens. They have dual citizenship.

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