List of Olympic athletes born in Middle East, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Middle East 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 Middle East who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Middle East Olympians were born in Middle East, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List athletes include Ali Parvin, Parviz Ghelichkhani and many additional athletes as well.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Middle East?" and "Which Olympians were born in Middle East?"