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The Top 12 Olympic Athletes Who Are Plant-Based Vegans and Vegetarians

The Top 12 Olympic Athletes Who Are Plant-Based Vegans and Vegetarians

With the Summer Olympic Games, set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5-21st, fastly approaching; I thought an interesting piece for today could be to discuss some Olympic athletes who are vegan. In fact, when you search the phrase "vegan Olympians" into Google, one of the first results you see is simply a question: "Is it possible for an Olympic athlete to be vegan?" Of course, the answer to this is an astounding "yes." With that said, we can acknowledge that vegans definitely make up a growing minority within the Olympic games. 

I see the Olympics as an opportunity to open up discussion about this important topic, considering people from around the world are literally watching the sports unfold. In fact, I can imagine no greater opportunity to spread the message of living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle than this. To see vegan athletes perform within the top 1% of athletes across the world is incredible, and proves to be a testament that the food we eat can truly nourish our bodies.