List of Olympic athletes born in Seattle, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Seattle 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 Seattle who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Seattle Olympians were born in Seattle, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. The list you're viewing has a variety of athletes in it, like Gail Devers and Rebecca Twigg.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Seattle?" and "Which Olympians were born in Seattle?"