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