List of Olympic athletes born in Greater Manchester, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Greater Manchester Olympians were born in Greater Manchester, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List ranges from Mike Leigh to Amir Khan, plus much more.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Greater Manchester?" and "Which Olympians were born in Greater Manchester?"