Olympians dress up for Halloween (photos)

Andreas Thorkildsen

Halloween falling on a Thursday meant even more costume photos on social media, given the Throwback Thursday theme.

Several Olympians and Olympic sports organizations took part on Twitter and Instagram, among other outlets.

Here’s a sampling of postings:

Four-time Olympic track and field champion Allyson Felix in a throwback:

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#TBT Happy Halloween👻🎃

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Norway’s two-time Olympic champion javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen:


Members of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program:

USA Volleyball staff:

Two-time Olympic champion snowboarder Shaun White in what appears to be a throwback with his brother and sister:

Three-time Olympic swimming champion Rowdy Gaines:

Eight-time Olympic medalist short track speedskater Apolo Ohno (second from right, it appears):

2010 Olympic figure skater Rachael Flatt:

2010 Olympic figure skater Jeremy Abbott:

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#TBT Happy Halloween 2007

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2010 Olympic bobsledder Steve Langton:

Finally, the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin:

Pumpkin de Coubertin

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