09/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Green Olympics: Top 15 Eco-Activist Olympians

In this year's Olympics, fifteen eco-activist athletes will champion for their homelands and eco-friendly causes. As UN "Champions of the Environment", stars in Public Service Announcements and advocates for the GreenLaces positive environmental impact pledge, the earth-friendly Olympians have demonstrated their commitment to environmental awareness. China native Yao Ming, an animal rights advocate, has criticized China's rampant shark hunting for shark-fin soup, a traditional Chinese delicacy.

::Read more at the Huffington Post Olympics big news page.
::Watch Yao Ming's animal rights PSA.

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