List of popular British Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from United Kingdom have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from United Kingdom who have competed in the Olympics. United Kingdom has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. Examples of athletes on this list: Ross Edgar, Wendy Houvenaghel and more.This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous British Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest British Olympian of all time?"