List of Olympic athletes born in St. Louis, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from St. Louis 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 St. Louis who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular St. Louis Olympians were born in St. Louis, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Athletes include everyone from David Lee to Leon Spinks.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from St. Louis?" and "Which Olympians were born in St. Louis?"