List of Olympic athletes born in Nova Scotia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Nova Scotia Olympians were born in Nova Scotia, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Athletes here include everyone from Al MacInnis to Kirk Johnson.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Nova Scotia?" and "Which Olympians were born in Nova Scotia?"