Professional or amateur sportsmen and sportswomen
  • Lewis, Chris - New Zealander tennis player, coach to Ivan Lendl, 1983 Wimbledon finalist
  • Morley, Sean - Professional wrestler, a.k.a. Val Venis
  • Venis, Val@ - Professional name of WWE wrestler Sean Morley
  • Ventura, Jesse - Professional wrestler, former governor of Minnesota


Athlete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"An athlete is a person who has above average physical skills (strength, agility, and endurance) and is thus suitable for physical activities, in particular, contests. An ancient Greek word for 'contest' was athlos, and those competing in the games were called athletes. ..."


Locker-Room Liberty: Athletes who helped shape our times and the economic freedom that enabled them, by Matt Welch, Reason, May 2005
"Operating in a subculture far more socially conservative than those surrounding the professional arts, athletes of the mid-to-late '60s and '70s forced their reluctant and occasionally hostile audiences to confront issues of race, war, and free expression, and we are all better for their efforts."