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