An athlete was a person who competed in sports. Having a greater lung capacity was an advantage for those with an interest in athletics. (VOY: "Lineage")

Upon violating the rules of a game, athletes were held in penalty boxes for short intervals. (TNG: "Hide and Q")

Some athletes also had nicknames, such as Jake "The Slider" Sisko. (DS9: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite")

To distract him, Kasidy Yates told Ryan, a security guard at the casino, he had the body of an athlete. (DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang")

Icheb used to be quite an athlete according to his father, Leucon. (VOY: "Child's Play")

The IDW comic "Bones" showed a young Leonard McCoy dreaming of being a pro basketball player when he grew up.

Known athletes

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