The Olympic Opening Ceremonies are tonight (Friday) and there will be many families coming together in front of the TV to watch the spectacle. If you have grown your family through adoption you and your children may be interested to know that there have been many Olympic athletes in recent years (including at least one this year) who have been adopted.

This list includes:

Reese Hoffa – Shot put (Competing for Team USA in the 2012 Olympic games)

Dan O’Brien – Decathlon

Greg Louganis – Swimming

Kitty Carruthers – Figure skating

Peter Carruthers – Figure skating

Scott Hamilton – Figure skating

Surya Bonaly – Figure skating

There are most likely many more olympic athletes who were adopted as a child. If you know of more, please post in the comment section and we will add them to this list.