Olympians Who Ran for President of the United States (POTUS) (4)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Bill Bradley USA BAS 1964 Bradley was a US Senator for three terms from 1978-1996 for the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination as US President.
Peter Camejo VEN SAI 1960 In 1976, Camejo ran for US President as a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party. On the ballot in 18 states, he received 90,310 votes and 0 electoral votes. He later was tossed from the party after he alleged corruption among its leadership. Camejo was born in New York city, so he had dual citizenship and was eligible to run for President.
Bob Richards USA ATH 1948—1956 Richards ran for US President in 1984 on the Populist Party ticket, a splinter right-wing white nationalist party, receiving 66,324 votes and 0 electoral votes.
Ben Spock USA ROW 1924 Spock became the first former US Olympic athlete to run for the United States presidency on the People's Party ticket in 1972 but he received only 78,759 votes and 0 electoral votes.