Are there any vegan athletes? Sure: Martina Navratilova, Murray Rose (vegan since age 2 and 4 olympic gold medals), Dave Zabriskie (pro cyclist, 2011 US time trial champion)... more here: http://www.bestveganguide.com/vegan-athletes.html. Considering only 1 in 200 people is vegan, we are very disproportionately represented in elite sport. Veganism being unhealthy is a myth which serves some powerful industries very well...
College Activism on the Food Front: Vegan Action has worked to help dozens of campus groups across the country bring vegan food options into their dorms. Their dorm food campaigns have made college life more convenient for vegan students while introducing thousands of other students to the possibilities of a vegan diet. Vegan Action began after a successful petition in 1994 at UC-Berkeley. Working with two campus groups, Students in Support of Animals and The Coalition of Students for Healthy Dorm Food, the Vegan Action founders circulated a petition for improved vegan food options, obtaining signatures from 1,200 dorm residents. The groups then met with dorm administrators, armed with the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine's Gold Plan, which supplies vegan recipes and nutritional information to food-service personnel, and other supportive material.
Being Vegan Means Being Smart: Poorly planned vegetarian diets may be low in vitamin B12, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, iron, zinc, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and iodine, and poorly planned vegan diets may have particularly low intakes of vitamin B12 and calcium. Nonetheless, well-balanced vegetarian and vegan diets can meet all these nutrient requirements and are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Many tools are available to help vegetarians maintain an adequate nutrient balance including several Vegetarian Diet Pyramids.
What is Veganism? Veganism extends from observing a vegan diet—which is a diet that includes no animals or animal products of any kind—to an entire lifestyle that precludes animal products from all aspects of life. Besides food, vegans may also choose to avoid clothes that utilize by-products such as leather and fur, cosmetics that that have been tested on animals, and blood sports such as bullfighting and fox hunting. People who adopt veganism for ethical reasons will often boycott or avoid all products or activities that are perceived to exploit animals during production.