List of Olympic athletes born in Portugal, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Portugal 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 Portugal who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Portugal Olympians were born in Portugal, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List ranges from Nuno Gomes to Rosa Mota and more.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Portugal?" and "Which Olympians were born in Portugal?"