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