The emigrants ethos may be related to physical culture. On the pages of the history of sport or Olympism we can find examples of many athletes who, motivated by different goals, chose their native countries. One of them was the desire to succeed and win the sports championship. It turns out that during the first Olympic Games such a trend was noticeable, although the subsequent games also confirm it. The topic, which has caused many problems in the past, should be considered from the perspective of two levels, emigration before gaining the planned achievement, as well as the decision to leave after achieving major victories. Examples confirming both variants in this article might be on the one hand the numerous cases of participants of the first Olympic Games (what was shown on the example of athletes participating in the I, the II and the III Olympics), and on the other the biography of the outstanding Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás, who decided to emigrate for many years because of the internal situation in his country, and not the desire to profit or gain greater fame.