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U.S. Olympic Athletes from Orange County
in the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney

Of the 665* athletes on the U.S. Olympic team in Sydney, 23 were from Orange County, California, and another 6 listed it as their birthplace.

   

Final Roster of Medal Winners from OC - XXVII Olympiad (Sydney)

GOLD (4 of 39 U.S. Gold Medals)

  • Maurice Greene (from: Irvine) - Track & Field - Men's 100 meter
  • Dain Blanton (team medal) (from: Santa Monica /born: Laguna Beach) - Men's Beach Volleyball
  • Jenn Brundage (team medal) (from: La Verne /born: Verdugo Hills) - Softball
  • Lori Harrigan (team medal) (from: La Verne /born: Verdugo Hills) - Softball
  • Leah O'Brien-Amico (team medal) (from: La Verne /born: Verdugo Hills) - Softball
  • Maurice Greene (team medal) (from: Irvine) - Track & Field - Men's 4 x 100 meter Relay

SILVER (2 of 25 U.S. Silver Medals)

  • Jason Lezak (team medal) (from: Irvine) - Swimming - Men's 4 x 100 meter Free Relay
  • Julie Foudy (team medal) (from: Mission Viejo) - Women's Soccer

BRONZE (1 of 33 U.S. Bronze Medals)

  • Kaitlin Sandeno (from: Lake Forest /born: Mission Viejo) - Swimming - Women's 800 meter Freestyle

 

U.S. Olympic Athletes in Sydney (2000) From OC                                               Born in Orange County

Sport

Name

Residence

Birthplace

Previous Olympic Experience

Beach Volleyball

Misty May

Costa Mesa

Los Angeles

none

Sailing

Lanee Butler

Aliso Viejo

Manhassett, NY

1996, 1992

Charlie Ogletree

Newport Beach

Greenville, NC

1996

Shooting

Bill Demarest

Mission Viejo

Worcester, MA

none

Soccer

Danny Califf

Costa Mesa

Montclair, CA

none

Soccer (women's)

Julie Foudy

Mission Viejo

San Diego

1996

Swimming

Chad Carvin

Laguna Hills

Laguna Hills

none

Jason Lezak

Irvine

Irvine

none

Aaron Peirsol

Irvine

Irvine

none

Gabrielle Rose

Irvine

Memphis, TN

1996

Kaitlin Sandeno

Lake Forest

Mission Viejo

none

Sport

Name

Residence

Birthplace

Previous Olympic Experience

Tennis

Lindsay Davenport

Newport Beach

Palos Verdes

1996

Track & Field Maurice Greene Irvine Kansas City, KS none

Trampoline

Jennifer Parilla

Lake Forest

Newport Beach

none

Volleyball

Heather Bown

Yorba Linda

Orange

none

Water Polo

Gavin Arroyo

Orange

Orange

1996

Robin Beauregard

Huntington Beach

Long Beach

none

Dan Hackett

Irvine

Syracuse, NY

1996

Chi Kredell

Seal Beach

Long Beach

none

Chris Oeding

Newport Beach

Santa Ana

1996

Bernice Orwig

Anaheim

Fullerton

none

Julie Swail

Placentia

Anaheim

none

Wrestling

Heath Sims

Huntington Beach

Orange

none

 

U.S. Olympic Athletes in Sydney (2000) Who Were Born in OC

Sport

Name

Birthplace

Current Residence

Previous Olympic Experience

Beach Volleyball

Dain Blanton

Laguna Beach

Santa Monica

none

Cycling

Johnny Bairos

Anaheim

Redlands, CA

none

Shooting

Michael Anti

Anaheim

Fort Benning, GA

1992

Softball

Jenn Brundage

Orange

Ann Arbor, MI

1996

Lori Harrigan

Anaheim

Las Vegas, NV

none

Leah O'Brien-Amico

Garden Grove

Eugene, OR

1996

* Per the official Olympics web site (www.Olympics.com)
Source: U.S. Olympic Committee & NBC/Quokka Sports

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