Olympic Names – Endurance, Ghyd-Kermeliss-Holly, McJoe, Orinoco

Here are the names of some current Olympic competitors:

  • Beauty Nazmun Nahar – sprinter from Bangladesh
  • California Molefe – sprinter from Botswana
  • Endurance Abinuwa – sprinter from Nigeria
  • Cleopatra Borel-Brown – shot putter from Trinidad & Tobago
  • Ghyd-Kermeliss-Holly Olonghot – sprinter from Congo
  • McJoe Arroyo Acevedo – boxer from Puerto Rico (twin of McWilliams)
  • McWilliams Arroyo Acevedo – boxer from Puerto Rico (twin of McJoe)
  • Orinoco Faamausili-Banse-Prince – swimmer from New Zealand
  • Prince Octopus Dzanie – boxer from Ghana
  • Yellow Yei Yah – swimmer from Nigeria
  • Young Talkmore Nyongani – sprinter from Zimbabwe

All but Beauty, Endurance and Cleopatra are men.

Source: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games


2 thoughts on “Olympic Names – Endurance, Ghyd-Kermeliss-Holly, McJoe, Orinoco

  1. Great list! I’m impressed you managed to pull these out of such a huge list of names. McJoe and McWilliams – a great twin couple! I also love Prince Octopus and Endurance. Ironic that she runs the 100m :)

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