Olympians Who Were Named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year (30)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Role(s) Era Notes
Andre Agassi USA TEN Olympics 1996 1992
Jacques Anquetil FRA CRD Olympics 1952 1963
Lance Armstrong USA CRD Olympics 1992—2000 2003 (stripped of in 2012)
Boris Becker GER TEN Olympics 1992 1985
Lyudmila Belousova RUS
URS
FSK Olympics 1960—1968 1968
Abebe Bikila ETH ATH Olympics / Other 1960—1968 1964
Simone Biles USA GAR Olympics / Other 2016—2020 2016
Usain Bolt JAM ATH Olympics / Other 2004—2016 2008, 2009, 2012
Valery Brumel RUS
URS
ATH Olympics 1960—1964 1961
Ron Clarke AUS ATH Olympics 1964—1968 1965
Cassius Clay USA BOX Olympics 1960 1973, 1974,1978
Nadia Comăneci ROU GAR Olympics 1976—1980 1976
Cristiano Ronaldo POR FBL Olympics 2004 2014
Novak Đoković SRB TEN Olympics / Other 2008—2020 2011
Herb Elliott AUS ATH Olympics 1960 1960
Chris Evert USA TEN Olympics 1988 1981
Roger Federer SUI TEN Olympics / Other 2000—2012 2004, 2006, 2007, 2017
Steffi Graf GER
FRG
TEN Olympics / Non-Medal 1984—1992 1988
Maurice Greene USA ATH Olympics 2000—2004 1999
Evander Holyfield USA BOX Olympics 1984 1996
Goran Ivanišević CRO
YUG
TEN Olympics / Other 1988—2000 2001
Don Jackson CAN FSK Olympics 1960 1962
Michael Johnson USA ATH Olympics 1992—2000 1996
Olga Korbut BLR
URS
GAR Olympics 1972—1976 1972
Carl Lewis USA ATH Olympics 1984—1996 1983
Rafael Nadal ESP TEN Olympics / Other 2004—2016 2010
Martina Navratilova USA TEN Olympics 2004 1987
Mike Powell USA ATH Olympics 1988—1996 1991
Oleg Protopopov RUS
URS
FSK Olympics 1960—1968 1968
Ronaldo BRA FBL Olympics 1996 2002