are immigrants allowed to compete in the olympics?
which country do they represent..? the country they left or went to? seems a little unorthodox to have an african compete as an American, regardless of their citizenship status.
- u_bin_calledLv 74 months ago
The Olympics require competitors to be "legal nationals" of the countries they represent at the Games.
I knew a guy whose dream was to compete in the Olympic games. He was a talented college athlete but was unable to crack the top amateur rankings. He emigrated to a smaller country and actually gave up his American citizenship specifically to qualify for their Olympic team, which he did.