List of Olympic athletes born in North Carolina, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from North Carolina 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 North Carolina who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular North Carolina Olympians were born in North Carolina, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List is made up of athletes like Chris Paul and Sugar Ray Leonard.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from North Carolina?" and "Which Olympians were born in North Carolina?"