List of Olympic athletes born in Atlanta, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Atlanta 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 Atlanta who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Atlanta Olympians were born in Atlanta, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. This list below has everyone from Dwight Howard to Ralph Metcalfe.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Atlanta?" and "Which Olympians were born in Atlanta?"