List of Olympic athletes born in Akron, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Akron 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 Akron who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Akron Olympians were born in Akron, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List features LeBron James, Pete George and more.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Akron?" and "Which Olympians were born in Akron?"