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