Guess Which Winter Olympic Athletes are VEG!

Updated: Feb 14

Larkyn Austman

Canada, Figure Skater

Olympic Winter Games: 2018

“The Olympic figure skater gets her power from plants. She eats a diet heavy in grains and enjoys consuming smoothies. Her favorite brands include Gardein and Daiya.”

Credit: Here's What 10 Vegan Olympic Athletes Eat to Compete, Live Kindly

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Surya Bonaly

France, Figure Skater

Olympic Winter Games: 1992, 1994, 1998

“Bonaly is a vegetarian and has been a spokesperson for PETA. She’s participated in several public service announcements for the animal rights organization.”

Credit: 8 Olympic Athletes Who Swear By Plant-Based Diets, Bustle, 2018

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Meagan Duhamel

Canada, Figure Skater

Olympic Winter Games: 2014, 2018

“Duhamel decided to go vegan after reading a book that spoke to veganism’s health benefits and the ethical issues behind eating meat. Initially, she only went vegan to prepare for the Olympics, but she told Huffington Post Canada in 2012, “‘I think I'll be a vegan for the rest of my life.’”

Credit: 8 Olympic Athletes Who Swear By Plant-Based Diets, Bustle, 2018

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Seba Johnson

Virgin Islands, Alpine Ski Racer

Olympic Winter Games: 1988, 1992

First Black Woman to Ski at the Olympics!

“Raised by an activist mother, Seba has been vegan since birth and has never consumed an animal product. Along with the proof of her athletic accomplishments, Seba wants people to know that being a vegan athlete is indeed possible. “Obviously you can – I made history by being one at the age of 14 and that was something that had never been done by a meat-eater or a non-meat-eater,” Seba explained at Animal Equality’s Gala in 2017. ‘I think that it’s a misconception that people think you have to have animal flesh and animal secretions to be strong, healthy and muscular – it’s completely untrue.”

Credit: Plant-Based Athletes Changing the Game, Animal Equality

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Tommaso Leoni

Italy, Snowboarder

Olympic Winter Games: 2022

“I am vegan for ethical reasons but from the health and athletic performance point of view, I had great benefits as well. Being vegan is the simplest way for helping animals and the planet. I really hope that thanks to my experience I can change some minds and break the myths that compare vegans to weak people,"


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Hannah Teter

United States, Snowboarder

Olympic Winter Games: 2006, 2010, 2014

“My plant-based diet has opened up more doors to being an athlete. It’s a whole other level that I’m elevating to. I stopped eating animals about a year ago, and it’s a new life. I feel like a new person, a new athlete.”

Credit: 10 Vegan Athletes, Vegan Food and Living

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Alexey Voevoda

Russia, Bobsledder

Olympic Winter Games: 2006, 2010

“According to Mercy for Animals, Voevoda originally went vegan after looking at things from a scientific perspective in terms of his health and performance. In the end, the ethics of the dietary shift and his love of animals became just as important.”

Credit: 9 Inspiring Olympians Who Swear by Their Plant-Based Diets, Green Matters

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