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