List of Olympic athletes born in Arkansas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Arkansas 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 Arkansas who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Arkansas Olympians were born in Arkansas, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. The list you're viewing is made up of different athletes like Scottie Pippen and Jermain Taylor.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Arkansas?" and "Which Olympians were born in Arkansas?"