20 most-searched Olympians

After sifting through search metrics Yahoo! presents the Top 20 most-searched Olympians on our network. -- By John Parker


Lindsey Vonn of the United States, the gold medalist, reacts during the medal ceremony for the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)


Cassius Clay, 18-year-old from Louisville, Ky., throws a right at Tony Madigan of Australia, left, during the light heavyweight boxing semi-finals at the Summer Olympic Games in Rome, Italy, Sept. 3, 1960. Clay won the bout with all five votes of the judges. (AP Photo)

Shawn Johnson

U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson waves to the crowd during the women's team final competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)


U.S. diver Greg Louganis of Mission Viejo, Calif. does a back 2 1/2 somersault from the tuck position during springboard preliminaries Tuesday, August 7, 1984 in the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/SADAYUKI MIKAMI)


USA's Venus Williams reacts after beating Spain's Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 during their Olympics quarterfinal tennis match in Sydney Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


United States' Michael Phelps and his teammate Garret Weber-Gale celebrate as their team wins the gold in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay final during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Australia's Murray Rose, triple gold medalist of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic games and one of the world's top speed swimmers, windmills through the water during a training spin in his native Sydney on January 30, 1957. Rose, only 18 and a strict vegetarian, is coming to the United States soon to seek entrance to one of the big American universities.

Nastia Liukin

U.S. gymnast Nastia Liukin performs on the uneven bars during the women's gymnastics team finals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)


The U.S. Skating Team, women's singles, shown at the 1992 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Orlando, Fla. From left, Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, and Kristi Yamaguchi. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)


Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci stands before a scoreboard in Montreal, Canada, July 18, 1976. The young gymnast racked up three perfect scores of 10 during the Olympic Games in Montreal. It is the first time in the history of the Olympic games that anyone received a perfect score. (AP Photo)


Katarina Witt of East Germany in a seductive red and black dress dances to Bizet's "Carmen" in her freestyle skating presenation at the Olympic women's figure skating competition at the Saddledome in Calgary night of Feb. 27,1988. Witt took the gold medal, defending her Olympic figure skating title with almost flawless dance. (AP Photo/stf)

Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2008, file photo, United States' Misty May-Treanor, right, and Kerri Walsh celebrate after the gold medal women's beach volleyball match against China in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Beach and indoor volleyball have little in common except a few rules, a few athletes and a national governing body that beach players say hasn't always looked out for the sandier, sexier and more lucrative side of the sport. Now, with qualifying for the 2012 Olympics coming up, they want more control over their game. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Shaun White

Olympic champion Shaun White of the USA celebrate after the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


American sprint star Jesse Owens is shown in action during one of the heats of the 200-meter run August 14, 1936 in Berlin. He won the final with a new Olympic record of 20.7 seconds. (AP Photo)


USA's Andre Agassi returns to Italy's Andrea Gaudenzi at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center Saturday July 27, 1996. Agassi won the third round match 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the Centennial Olympic games. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)


USA's Tara Lipinski performs her routine during the ladies free skating long program at the White Ring Arena on Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, in Nagano, Japan. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Jenny Thompson


West Germany's Steffi Graf returns against Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina enroute to winning an Olympic gold medal in Seoul Saturday, October 1, 1988. Graf defeated Sabatini 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)


Actor Johnny Weissmuller is seen swimming in this 1936 photo. (AP Photo)

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph of Clarksville, Tenn., wins the semi-final heat of the Women's 100-meter dash at the Summer Olympics in Rome, Sept. 5, 1960. At extreme left, partially obscured, is Germany's J. Heine, who finished second. (AP Photo)