Olivier is a retired French rugby union footballer. A hooker who could also cover prop, Azam spent most of his professional playing career in the English Premiership at Gloucester Rugby. Azam also had 10 caps for France. Renowned for his aggressive, hard hitting mentality, Azam had to compete with Wallabyinternational Jeremy Paul and England international Andy Titterrell for the No. 2 shirt upon his return.

Azam was named the player of the season by Gloucester fans for the 2008/09 season.