List of Olympic athletes born in Rhode Island, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Rhode Island Olympians were born in Rhode Island, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Examples of athletes on this list include Bryan Berard and Chris Terreri.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Rhode Island?" and "Which Olympians were born in Rhode Island?"