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