List of Olympic athletes born in Hawaii, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Hawaii have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Hawaii who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Hawaii Olympians were born in Hawaii, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, like Duke Kahanamoku and Harold Sakata.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Hawaii?" and "Which Olympians were born in Hawaii?"