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