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Edson Arantes do Nacimento "Pele" holds the torch during the opening ceremony of the V World Military Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO/JORGE PEREZ (Photo credit should read JORGE PEREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Athlete name changes

Some athletes have changed their names because of religion, some just had a nickname that stuck with them, and others just do whatever they want and we can’t explain why. Here are some of the notable name changes and aliases in the world of sports.