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