The Number Of Olympic Athletes Competing For Countries Other Than Where They Were Born Is Wild
How many Olympic athletes compete for countries that they weren’t born in? A lot, and the United States has more athletes competing for other countries than any other. For the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the United States will “lose” 37 athletes to other countries, the most in the world.
According to research done by CapRelo, a global relocation service company, Canada “loses” the second most amount of athletes to other countries with 21, but also has the second most number of athletes competing FOR them that are from another country with 13.
Here’s another crazy Olympics stat CapRelo came uo with regarding athletes and the countries they compete for: South Korea, the host country, has 18 non-native athletes competing for them, the most of any country. Their men’s hockey team has seven — 28 percent of the team.