MIT alumni and Olympic athletes may seem like two wholly separate groups. But the Institute’s Olympic history stretches back to the first modern games in 1896 when Thomas Curtis 1894 won the gold medal for the U.S. in the 110-meter hurdles.
In the 100-plus years since the first games, Alumni Association research shows that more than 30 alumni athletes have participated in or qualified for at least 25 Olympics and won 10 medals.
Check out the infographics to learn more about Olympian alumni, and for more information, read a history of MIT alumni in the games.
Illustrations by Alan Scott