List of Olympic athletes born in Pennsylvania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Pennsylvania Olympians were born in Pennsylvania, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. This list has a variety of athletes, like Kobe Bryant and Bill Russell, in it.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Pennsylvania?" and "Which Olympians were born in Pennsylvania?"