SEC represented by 239 Olympians

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BIRMINGHAM, AL- Two hundred and thirty-nine athletes, coaches and other officials associated with the current Southeastern Conference schools will compete in the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan.

All fourteen member schools will be represented at the Games by 217 current and former student-athletes in competition. Florida leads with 31 individuals, Georgia claims 28 Olympic representatives, followed by 25 from Texas A&M, LSU with 23, 22 from Alabama, 19 from Kentucky, Tennessee with 16, Auburn with 15, Arkansas with 12, South Carolina with 10, Mississippi State with six, Ole Miss with five and three from Missouri and Vanderbilt.

A total of 99 athletes with SEC ties will compete in athletics with 64 in swimming and diving. In total, 12 sports will have athletes from SEC institutions with 58 countries represented.

Eighty-two athletes from the SEC will represent the United States, Trinidad & Tobago has 13, Jamaica has 11 and Canada has 10 delegates.

In addition, 12 current members of SEC coaching staff will compete in the Games with four current volunteer coaches competing. There are also nine former student athletes who participate in other capacities.

Total Contingency SEC: 239
Total number of student-athletes from institutions: 218 current student athletes: 38 (36 in SEC sponsored sports)
Former student athletes: 180
Current coaches competing: 4
Current coaches coaching: 7

Student-athletes in numbers Number
Number of countries: 58 (USA-82, Trinidad & Tobago-13, Jamaica-11, Canada-10, Mexico-7, Bahamas-4, Germany-4, Puerto Rico-4, South Africa-4, Australia-3, Estonia-3, France -3, Great Britain-3, Grenada-3, Ireland-3, Israel-3, Netherlands-3, New Zealand-3, Nigeria-3, Antigua-2, Austria-2, Brazil-2, Bulgaria- 2, Greece-2, Italy-2, Luxembourg-2, Norway-2, Peru-1, Sweden-2, US Virgin Islands-2, Algeria-1, Argentia-1, Aruba-1, Cyprus-1, Denmark-1 , Ecuador-1, Ghana-1, Guatemala-1, Guyana-1, Hong Kong-1, Hungary-1, Iceland-1, Japan-1, Jordan-1, Kuwait-1, Lebanon-1, Liberia-1, Portugal -1, Saint Lucia-1, Serbia-1, Singapore-1, Slovenia-1, Spain-1, St. Vincent and the Grenadines-1, Tonga-1, Uruguay-1, Venezuela-1, Zimbabwe-1)

Number of rungs: 12 (Baseball-2, Basketball-13, Cycling-1, Golf-10, Gymnastics-3, Rifle-4, Soccer-6, Softball-10, Swimming & Diving-64, Tennis-6, Track & Field-99, Volleyball -1)

By school: Alabama-22, Arkansas-12, Auburn-15, Florida-31, Georgia-28, Kentucky-19, LSU-23, Ole Miss-5, Mississippi State-6, Missouri-3, South Carolina-10, Tennessee-17 , Texas A&M-25, Vanderbilt 3.

Complete list of student athletes to come.

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