List of Olympic athletes born in Maryland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Maryland 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 Maryland who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Maryland Olympians were born in Maryland, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List is made up of athletes like Michael Phelps and Pete Sampras.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Maryland?" and "Which Olympians were born in Maryland?"