Olympians Who Were Murdered (99)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Haidar Abdul-Razzaq IRQ FBL 2004 Assaulted on the streets of Baghdad and died of his injuries.
Frank Adams TTO ATH 1976—1980 Died from gunshot wounds.
Jorge Agostini CUB FEN 1948 Murdered.
Marwan Arafat SYR FBL/Referee 1980 Killed at the Jordan-Syria border in Nasib by armed militants
Yuliya Balykina BLR ATH 2012 Murdered.
Celia Barquín ESP GLF 2014 Murdered
Isaac Barrientos PUR BOX 1984 Shot and killed.
William Bartholomae USA SAL 1936 Murdered.
Trevor Berbick JAM BOX 1976 Murdered.
François Bonlieu FRA ALP 1956—1964 Eventually killed in a fight after an argument.
Chris Brathwaite TTO ATH 1976—1980 Killed by a sniper at the University of Oregon.
Jack Brinck USA ROW 1928 Murdered.
Danie Burger RSA ATH 1956 Killed during a home invasion.
Wojciech Bursa POL SHO 1936 Murdered by Soviet NKWD.
Sol Butler USA ATH 1920 Murdered.
Jairo Calanche COL FBL 1992 Killed by a gunman at a public market.
Omar Cañas COL FBL 1992 Murdered, along with two other men and a woman, in an execution style killing linked to the drug trade.
Raúl Castañeda MEX BOX 2004 Shot dead as a result of a drive-by shooting.
José da Conceição BRA ATH 1952—1960 Murdered.
Alex de Jesús PUR BOX 2004 Shot 12 times on the street.
Peter Dix IRL SAL 1976 A victim of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
Samuel Félix MEX MPN 2000 Shot in Lamont, California by and died from his injuries.
Nasir Gadžihanov MKD WRE 2000 Shot in his car.
Francisco García MEX WPO 1968—1976 Assaulted and shot when he did his training routine.
Aladár Háberl HUN CCS/NCB/SJP 1924 Was killed in a robbery at home
Aden Hagi Yeberow SOM SOC 2009—2012 Killed in a suicide bombing.
Ronnie Harris USA BOX 1964 Shot and killed in an apparent holdup attempt.
Noé Hernández MEX ATH 2000—2004 Died 17 days after being shot in his head on 30 December 2012.
Jan Hettema RSA CRD/CTR 1956 Shot during a home invasion.
James Hewson USA ATH 1956 Murdered.
Tom Hicks USA BOB 1948 Murdered together with his wife during home invasion.
Gustavo Huet MEX SHO 1932—1948 Killed by a drunk driver whilst working as a policeman.
Kira Ivanova RUS
FSK 1980—1988 Found stabbed to death in her apartment.
Ji Yong-Ju KOR BOX 1968 Stabbed during a fight with his neighbor and died after five days of excessive bleeding.
Christina Johannpeter BRA EJP 1988 Shot and killed in her car when thieves attempted to steal her jewels.
Anatoly Kamnev RUS
BOX 1972 Stabbed to death while trying to stop a robbery he witnessed.
Sergey Karamchakov RUS
WRE 1988 Murdered.
Elias Katz FIN ATH 1924 Killed by a sharpshooter.
Abdel Hady Khallaf Allah EGY BOX 1968—1972 Killed in a dispute with his neighbors
Emmit King (DNS) USA ATH 1984—1988 Killed in a shootout after an argument. The other shooter also died in the shootout.
Howell King (DNS) USA BOX 1936 Stabbed to death.
Robert Kotei GHA ATH 1960 Kotei was executed by a firing squad together with General Fred Akuffo and Lieutenant General Akwasi Afrifa, Colonel Roger Felli, Vice Air Marshal Yaw Boakye and Rear Admiral Joy Amedume by the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.
Mohiddin Mohamed Kulmiye SOM ATH 1984—1988 Killed in a random shooting in Mogadishu.
Valter Külvet EST
ATH 1988 Killed during a carjacking.
Grigorios Lambrakis GRE ATH 1936 Murdered.
Dave Laut USA ATH 1984 Shot by his wife, who claimed self-defense for spousal abuse.
Joseph Lazarus USA BOX 1924 In 1943 Lazarus was killed after mediating a street brawl between a client and two British merchant seamen. After everyone had shaken hands, one of the sailors punched Lazarus through a drugstore window. An artery in his thigh was severed, and he bled to death.
Charles de Ligne BEL SSK 1936 Murdered by a killer hired by his wife.
Matija Ljubek CRO
CSP 1976—1988 Shot by a relative due to family dispute.
Walter López HON FBL 2000 Shot by gangs at the border Mexico-Guatemala.
Antônio Lyra BRA ATH 1932—1936 Shot and killed by a young man who was upset with Brazil’s government.
Mauro Cabeçâo BRA FBL 1976 Shot and killed.
Sonja McCaskie GBR ALP 1960 Murdered.
Floyd McFarland USA CTR 1900—1904 Murdered.
Rogelio Melencio PHI BKB 1968—1972 Stabbed and killed in a bar brawl
Galo Miño ECU SHO 1984 Killed in a shootout with criminals while serving as Police Captain
Chechen-Ool Mongush RUS WRE 1996 Strangled with a whip and buried in a forest.
Henry Morshead GBR APN 1924 Murdered by an unknown attacker whilst out riding.
Edwin Mosquera COL WLF 2008—2016 Shot and killed.
John Muhato KEN SHO 1972 Died as a result of a carjacking
Elena Murgoci ROU ATH 1992 Stabbed to death by her former partner.
Damaris Muthee KEN ATH 2010 Stabbed to death
Pedro Nolasco DOM BOX 1984 Murdered during a home invasion.
Lawrence Ogwang UGA ATH 1956 Murdered by the Idi Amin regime in the 1970s
John Oladipo Oladitan NGR ATH 1960 Murdered by his chauffeur.
Jakkrit Panichpatikum THA SHO 1996—2012 Shot and killed by motorcycle gunmen whilst driving his car.
Arnold Peralta HON FBL 2012 Shot dead as a result of a drive-by shooting.
Álex Quiñónez ECU ATH 2012 Murdered by gunshots
Paul Raschid (DNS) PAK BOX 1948 Killed during political unrest in the former East Pakistan in 1965.
József de Révay HUN IHO 1928 Révay was arrested and killed by the Communist police in 1945
Corinne Rey-Bellet SUI ALP 1992—2002 Murdered by her husband.
Colin Ridgeway AUS ATH 1956 In 1993, he was gruesomely murdered in his home in University Park, Texas, after being shot seven times by a man waiting for him.
Lázaro Rivas CUB WRE 1996—2004 Stabbed to death
Gian Mario Roveraro ITA ATH 1956 Murdered after investigation into the collapse of the food and dairy conglomerate Parmalat. His body was chopped into pieces and found beneath a motorway bridge 30 km. from Parma.
Spider Sabich USA ALP 1968 Shot by his girlfriend in the bathroom of their home.
Mário Sabino Júnior BRA JUD 2000—2004 Shot and killed by a military co-worker.
Irina Salomykova-Vaag RUS
CSP 1988—1992 Murdered by her husband during domestic dispute.
Raatbek Sanatbayev KGZ WRE 1996—2000 Shot and killed while campaigning for the Presidency of Kyrgyzstan.
Lucas Sang KEN ATH 1988 Stoned to death in the violent aftermath to the 2007 Kenyan presidential elections.
Dave Schultz USA WRE 1984 Shot and killed by his sponsor while in training for the 1996 Olympics.
Sándor Sebők HUN SAL 1928 Murdered
Pritam Singh Sandhu KEN HOC 1960 Shot dead by robbers at his home in Nairobi, Kenya on 19 March 1999
Prithipal Singh IND HOC 1960—1968 Assassinated by one of his students in the campus of the Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, on 20 May 1982
Bud Smith USA BOX 1948 Shot and killed.
Marian Spojda POL FBL 1924 Murdered by the Soviet Army in the Katyn Massacre.
Inkululeko Suntele LES BOX 2016 Stabbed to death while out with friends.
Joe Swindells (DNS) GBR LAX 1948 Killed at his home in Cyprus by an intruder.
Abrar Hussain Syed PAK BOX 1984—1992 Shot dead during sectarian violence in Baluchistan.
Man Bahadur Tamang NEP TKW 1988 Killed by Maoists who hacked off his hands and feet.
David Tarsey GBR DIV 1956 Shot dead together with his wife.
Denis Ten KAZ FSK 2010—2018 Stabbed to death on a street in Almaty.
Artyom Teryan AZE
WRE 1952 Murdered following a domestic dispute.
Agnes Tirop KEN ATH 2020 Stabbed to death in her home
Abdelrahman El-Trabily EGY WRE 2012 Shot in the head during a march in support of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Dele Udo NGR ATH 1976—1980 Shot and killed at a police checkpoint
Ingrid Visser NED VVO 1996 After going missing, she and her partner were found dead, half-buried in an orchard 12 km from their home.
Stanisława Walasiewicz POL ATH 1932—1936 Shot by muggers in a Cleveland parking lot.
Lorenzo Wright USA ATH 1948 Shot and killed by his wife.
Eduard Zakharov RUS BOX 1996 Stabbed to death in a dispute.