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