List of Olympic athletes born in Mississippi, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Mississippi 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 Mississippi who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Mississippi Olympians were born in Mississippi, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. This list contains athletes that range from Spencer Haywood to Danny Manning.
This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Mississippi?" and "Which Olympians were born in Mississippi?"After you are finished checking out this list, head on over and have a look at this list of famous Olympic athletes born in California.