List of Olympic athletes born in Italy, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Italy 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 Italy who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Italy Olympians were born in Italy, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Everything from Andrea Pirlo to Daniele De Rossi is included on this list.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Italy?" and "Which Olympians were born in Italy?"