Dover Olympians

Dover is proud to honor a roster of United States Olympians who have called our city “home” during their renowned sports careers. From collegiate and international contests to Olympic events in swimming, diving, rowing, running, and field hockey, these outstanding athletes excelled in their sports and reached the highest echelons of competition, often winning gold, silver, or bronze medals in their quest for excellence. Click on an athlete’s photo below to learn more about them.

Liza Corso
Barb Marois waves at the camera
Barb Marois
Jennie Marshall rows in the Seoul olympics
Jennie Marshall (middle rower, pictured on right)
Cathy O'Brien runs in a New Balance top
Cathy O’Brien
Jessica Parretto and her diving partner bite down on their silver medals
Jessica Parratto (pictured on right)
Jenny Thompson waves to a crowd from the Olympic pool
Jenny Thompson
Olympian Ted Vogel relaxes at home
Ted Vogel

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Dover Olympian Recognition Project:

Gary Bannon, Dover Recreation Director
Craig Bartle, Wordsmith
Cathy Beaudoin, Editor, fact checker & scout
Noreen Biehl, Editor
Melanie Burger, Webmaster
Annie Dove, IT
Elizabeth Fischer, Project Coordinator
Mike Gillis, IT
Rick Mikulis, Research, Google Map Guru
John O’Connell, Wordsmith
Erin Pender, Scout- Marker maintenance
Ann Reid, Scout – Marker maintenance
Deputy Mayor- Dennis Shanahan, Wordsmith
Jeff Spires, Marker Designer
Carrie Tremblay, Dover Public Library – Research
Joshua Wyatt, Dover City Attorney
Dover 400
Dover City Council
Dover Community Services
Dover Main Street Program
Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce