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