List of Olympic athletes born in Ohio, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Ohio 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 Ohio who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Ohio Olympians were born in Ohio, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. LeBron James and Heather Mitts are only the beginning of the athletes on this list.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Ohio?" and "Which Olympians were born in Ohio?"