List of Olympic athletes born in Chicago, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Chicago 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 Chicago who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal.
While these popular Chicago Olympians were born in Chicago, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. You'll notice big stars all across this list, from Dwyane Wade to Tim Hardaway.