List of Olympic athletes born in Louisiana, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Louisiana 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 Louisiana who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Louisiana Olympians were born in Louisiana, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. The list you're viewing is made up of many different athletes, like Karl Malone and Clyde Drexler.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Louisiana?" and "Which Olympians were born in Louisiana?"