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UNC’s Olympic Firsts

Athletes and coaches from UNC have participated in most summer Olympic games since 1936. UNC’s first Olympian was , who ran the 800 meters at the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin. The first UNC alumnus to win a gold medal was a basketball player. A former UNC star did not win an individual gold medal until the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. (UNC.edu)


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