List of Olympic athletes born in Northern California, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Northern California 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 Northern California who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Northern California Olympians were born in Northern California, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. This list below has a variety of athletes, like Brandi Chastain and Peggy Fleming, in it.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Northern California?" and "Which Olympians were born in Northern California?"