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Olympians Who Committed Suicide

Athlete Gender Country Sport Notes
Bill Agee Male USA ATH Committed suicide by slashing his wrist.
John Albrechtson Male SWE SAI Committed suicide.
Percy Almstedt Male SWE SAI Committed suicide by shooting himself.
Charles Aman Male USA ROW Committed suicide.
Gonçalo Amorim Male POR CYC In 2012 he has been found dead at his home in Santarém. He committed suicide apparently with a shotgun.
Alfred Annan Male USA GOL Committed suicide.
Yevgeny Babich Male URS ICH Committed suicide by hanging himself.
Eugène Balme Male FRA SHO Committed suicide.
Heidi Becker-Ramlow Female GDR DIV Committed suicide.
Ahmet Bilek Male TUR WRE Committed suicide.
Willi Boltze Male GER ATH Boltze committed suicide in 1937 for unknown reasons.
Edith Bonlieu Female FRA ASK Committed suicide as member of the Order of the Solar Temple.
Franco Bontadini Male ITA FTB Committed suicide after a disappointment in love.
Erich Borchmeyer Male GER ATH Committed suicide.
Hugo Borja Male MEX BAS Committed suicide after his daughter died of an infection, date unknown
Günter Böttcher Male FRG HAN Committed suicide in a hospital.
Enrico Bovone Male ITA BAS Committed suicide.
Walter Brödel Male SAA FEN Committed suicide.
Jürgen Brümmer Male FRG GYM Committed suicide by jumping from a bridge after having killed his son.
Ricardo Cardoso Male BRA JUD Committed suicide in 1991 after a love disappointment.
Edwin Everett Codman Male USA ART Committed suicide.
Richard Corts Male GER ATH Committed suicide.
Ivan, Viscount d'Oyley Male USA FEN Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Daan de Groot Male NED CYC Committed suicide.
Sigi Denk Male AUT CYC Committed suicide by hanging.
Jacques Dimont Male FRA FEN Committed suicide.
Christophe Dupouey Male FRA CYC Committed suicide.
Knut Torbjørn Eggen Male NOR FTB Committed suicide. Noted of him that he "had come to the point of life where he was more afraid to live than to die"
István Énekes Male HUN BOX Committed suicide.
Jackson Fear Male AUS ARC Committed suicide.
Ragnar Fogelmark Male SWE WRE Committed suicide.
Lucien Gaudin Male FRA FEN Committed suicide.
Oskar Gloeckler Male GER ART Committed suicide.
David Guttman Male SWE ATH Committed suicide by hanging himself.
Jerry Heidenreich Male USA SWI Committed suicide.
Claudia Heill Female AUT JUD Fell from the sixth floor of her flat. It is possible that she committed suicide, per original press reports.
Gabriel Hernández Male DOM BOX He committed suicide by hanging, aged 27, nine days after his last bout against Ralph Monday.
Lutz Hoffmann Male GDR GYM Committed suicide.
Robert Howard Male USA ATH Committed suicide after murdering his wife.
Herbert Huber Male AUT ASK Committed suicide by hanging.
Yelena Ivashchenko Female RUS JUD Jumped from her apartment window, which was on the 15th floor.
Peter Jaks Male SUI ICH Committed suicide by train.
Hamilton Jukes Male GBR ICH Committed suicide.
Jo Kaiser Male GER ATH Committed suicide.
Anneliese Kapp Female GER DIV Committed suicide.
Kentaro Kawatsu Male JPN SWI Committed suicide.
Per Kinde Male SWE SHO Committed suicide by hanging himself.
František Kobzík Male TCH ROW Committed suicide to avoid capture during World War II.
Yoshio Kojima Male JPN ATH Committed suicide.
Clive Longe Male GBR ATH Committed suicide after murdering his girlfriend.
Frank Mackey Male USA POL Committed suicide, shot himself while suffering from a terminal illness.
Kersten Meier Male FRG SWI Committed suicide by jumping from a bridge.
Eugenio Monti Male ITA BOB Committed suicide.
Mika Myllylä Male FIN CCS Committed suicide.
Takeichi, Baron Nishi Male JPN EQU Possibly committed suicide during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Marco Pantani Male ITA CYC Committed suicide.
Dušan Pašek Male TCH ICH Committed suicide by shooting himself.
Víctor Peralta Male ARG BOX Committed suicide, shot himself while suffering from terminal prostate cancer
Nils Persson Male SWE SAI Committed suicide by hanging himself.
Jeret Peterson Male USA FRS Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, found in Lambs Canyon, Utah.
Antonio Pettigrew Male USA ATH Committed suicide by an overdose of pills containing diphenhydramine.
Dan Pippin Male USA BAS Committed suicide.
Vladimír Podzimek Male TCH SKJ Committed suicide by hanging himself.
Andrey Prokofyev Male URS ATH Committed suicide by hanging himself.
Pierre Quinon Male FRA ATH Committed suicide.
Fausto Radici Male ITA ASK Committed suicide by shooting himself with a handgun.
Rhoda Rennie Female RSA SWI Committed suicide.
Guy Revell Male CAN FSK Committed suicide.
Jesús Miguel Rollán Male ESP WAP Died after a fall from a balcony of a rehabilitation clinic where he was treated for depression - possibly he committed suicide.
Stephen Scherer Male USA SHO Committed suicide by shooting himself.
Thomas Schleicher Male AUT JUD Committed suicide while in prison.
Shamil Serikov Male URS WRE Committed suicide.
Christine Smith Female AUS ASK Committed suicide.
Boris Strel Male YUG ASK Committed suicide.
Doc Strong Male USA WRE Committed suicide in a jail cell where he sat for public drunkenness.
Willy Sulzbacher Male FRA FEN Committed suicide by shooting himself.
Darren Sutherland Male IRL BOX Committed suicide.
Gholam Reza Takhti Male IRI WRE Officially he committed suicide, but a lot of sources mention theories about being murdered for his political activities.
Hidemitsu Tanaka Male JPN ROW Committed suicide.
Harold Thomas Male NZL BOX Committed suicide by jumping from a train few hours after his fiancee's death.
Adán Torres Male ARG ATH Committed suicide upon becoming disabled after being struck by a vehicle, date unknown.
Fritz Traun Male GER ATH, TEN Committed suicide.
Kokichi Tsuburaya Male JPN ATH Committed suicide.
Ernst Udet Male GER ART Committed suicide, shot himself after years of alcoholism and drugs
Vladimír Vávra Male TCH WRE Committed suicide.
Ludwig, Count von Salm-Hoogstraeten Male AUT TEN Committed suicide by jumping to avoid capture by Nazis.
Sammy Wanjiru Male KEN ATH Committed suicide after being found in love triangle by his wife.
Billy Ward Male AUS BOX Committed suicide.
Mike Whitmarsh Male USA BVO Committed suicide.
Percy Williams Male CAN ATH Committed suicide.
John Wood Male CAN CAN Committed suicide.
Hiromi Yamafuji Male JPN CYC Committed suicide.
Ikuko Yoda Female JPN ATH Committed suicide.
Masami Yoshida Male JPN ATH Committed suicide.