List of Olympic athletes born in Europe, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from 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 Europe who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Europe Olympians were born in Europe, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Dirk Nowitzki and Anna Kournikova are included on this list along with many more.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Europe?" and "Which Olympians were born in Europe?"