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