Titans: Katie Ledecky, Dwayne Johnson, Pope Francis.
Time magazine unveiled its 100 Most Influential list on Thursday, including a record five Olympians since its 2004 annual inception.
Time 100’s five Olympians and three athletes likely to make Olympic debuts in Rio:
Bolt’s tribute was penned by Ziggy Marley, Ledecky’s by Olympic legend Janet Evans, Mirza’s by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Spieth’s by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Here are Olympians and Paralympians on past Time 100 lists, counting only athletes who had competed in the Games before being listed:
2015 — Abby Wambach
2014 — Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams
2013 — LeBron James, Li Na, Lindsey Vonn
2012 — Novak Djokovic, Lionel Messi, Oscar Pistorius
2011 — Lionel Messi
2010 — Yuna Kim, Serena Williams
2009 — Rafael Nadal
2008 — Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Oscar Pistorius
2007 — Roger Federer, Chien Ming-Wang
2006 — Joey Cheek, Steve Nash
2005 — LeBron James
2004 — Lance Armstrong, Paula Radcliffe, Yao Ming
2000 (20th Century) — Muhammad Ali