List of Olympic athletes born in Birmingham, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Birmingham 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 Birmingham who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Birmingham Olympians were born in Birmingham, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. The list you're viewing contains athletes like Carl Lewis and John Curry.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Birmingham?" and "Which Olympians were born in Birmingham?"