List of Olympic athletes born in Washington, D.C., listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Washington, D.C. Olympians were born in Washington, D.C., they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. List athletes include Adrian Dantley, Charles Smith and many additional athletes as well.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Washington, D.C.?" and "Which Olympians were born in Washington, D.C.?"