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