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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Slovakia, with photos when available. These are the best Slovakian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Slovakian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Slovakian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Slovakia is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

Athletes include everything from Marek Matiasko to Petra Pravlikova.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Slovakian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Slovakia?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Slovakia Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Slovakia.

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Ľubomír Višňovský is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Ľubomír Višňovský Ľubomír Višňovský is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he ...more

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Marián Hossa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Marián Hossa Marián Hossa is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently under contract for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hossa was drafted by the Ottawa ...more

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Miroslav Šatan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Miroslav Šatan Miroslav Šatan is a retired Slovak professional ice hockey right winger who most recently played for Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Marián Gáborík is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Marián Gáborík Marián Gáborík is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. He began his career in the Slovak ...more

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Michal Handzuš is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Michal Handzuš Michal Handzuš is a Slovak professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the HC ’05 Banská Bystrica. Since joining the National Hockey League in 1998, Handzuš has played ...more

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Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Veronika Velez-Zuzulová Veronika Velez-Zuzulová is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovakia. Born in Bratislava, she specialises in the slalom and is the most successful Slovak alpine skier in recent years. ...more

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Anastasiya Kuzmina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Anastasiya Kuzmina Women's 7.5 km Sprint, Women's 10 km Pursuit Anastasiya Vladimirovna Kuzmina born Anastasiya Vladimirovna Shipulina is Slovak biathlete born in Russia. Kuzmina represented Slovakia from December 2008 and won the silver medal two months ...more

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Peter Hochschorner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Peter Hochschorner Men's C-2 (canoe double) Peter Hochschorner is a Slovak slalom canoeist who won three Olympic gold medals in the C-2 event, in 2000, 2004 and 2008 and one bronze medal in 2012, each time with his twin brother Pavol ...more

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Jana Gereková is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Gereková Jana Gereková is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovakia.

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Pavol Hochschorner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Pavol Hochschorner Men's C-2 (canoe double) Pavol Hochschorner is a Slovak slalom canoeist who won three Olympic gold medals in the C-2 event, in 2000, 2004 and 2008 and one bronze medal in 2012, each time with his twin brother Peter ...more

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Pavol Demitra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Pavol Demitra Pavol Demitra was a Slovak professional ice hockey player. He played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League, two in the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League /Slovak Extraliga and one in ...more

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Zdeno Chára is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Zdeno Chára Zdenko Chára is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenseman who currently serves as captain of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He won the James Norris Memorial Trophy ...more

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Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jaroslav Halák Jaroslav Halák (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈjaroslav ˈɦalaːk]; born May 13, 1985) is a Slovak ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League ...more

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Žigmund Pálffy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Žigmund Pálffy Žigmund "Ziggy" Pálffy is a retired Slovak professional ice hockey player. He played right wing for the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins between ...more

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Peter Budaj is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Peter Budaj Peter Budaj is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently with the St. John's IceCaps organization of the American Hockey League while under contract to the Winnipeg Jets of the ...more

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Martin Bajčičák is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Martin Bajčičák Martin Bajčičák is a Slovak cross country skier who has been competing since 1994. His best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was fourth in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit ...more

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Elena Kaliská is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Elena Kaliská Women's K-1 (kayak single) Elena Kaliská is a Slovak slalom canoeist who has competed since the late 1980s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals in the K-1 event, earning them in 2004 and ...more

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Alena Procházková is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Alena Procházková Alena Procházková is a Slovak cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 18th in the individual sprint event ...more

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Branko Radivojevič is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Branko Radivojevič Branko Radivojevič is a Slovak professional ice hockey forward currently playing for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Czech Extraliga. His Serbian father Matija came to Czechoslovakia ...more

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Ivan Bátory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Ivan Bátory Ivan Bátory is a cross-country skier.

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Pavol Hurajt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Pavol Hurajt Men's 15 km Mass Start Pavol Hurajt is a retired Slovak biathlete. He competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 2010 in the mass start. In the 2009 World Cup, Hurajt ...more

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Miroslav Matiaško is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Miroslav Matiaško Miroslav Matiaško is a biathlete.

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Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Richard Zedník Richard Zedník is a retired Slovak professional ice hockey winger. He has played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, and ...more

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Tomáš Kopecký is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Tomáš Kopecký Tomáš Kopecký is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He has also played in the NHL with the ...more

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Matej Kazár is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Matej Kazár Matej Kazár is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovakia.

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Jana Šišajová is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Šišajová Jana Šišajová is a Slovakian luger who has competed since 2000. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 22nd in the women's singles event at Turin in 2006. ...more

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Jozef Stümpel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jozef Stümpel Jozef Stümpel is a Slovak professional ice hockey centre currently playing for HK Nitra of the Slovak Extraliga.

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Jana Gantnerová is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Gantnerová Jana Gantnerová is a Slovak Alpine skier. She made her debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup on 22 October 2005, but she has yet to place in the top 30 in any World Cup event. ...more

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Iveta Karafiatova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Iveta Karafiatova Iveta Karafiatova is an ice hockey player.

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Marek Matiasko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Marek Matiasko Marek Matiasko is a biathlete.

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Marcel Hossa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Marcel Hossa Marcel Hossa is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for MODO Hockey in the SHL. His older brother Marián plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey

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Martin Štrbák is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Martin Štrbák Martin Štrbák is a Slovak Ice hockey defenceman, who plays for HC Košice.

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Andrej Meszároš is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Andrej Meszároš Andrej Meszároš is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He previously played in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, ...more

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Jozef Ninis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jozef Ninis Jozef Ninis is a Slovakian luger who has competed since 1996. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 22nd in the men's singles event at Turin in 2006. Ninis's best finish ...more

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Veronika Sabolová is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Veronika Sabolová Veronika Sabolová is a Slovakian luger who has competed since 1995. Competing in three Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 14th in the women's singles event at Vancouver in ...more

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Tomáš Surový is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Tomáš Surový Tomáš Surový is a Slovak professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Jaroslav Obšut is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jaroslav Obšut Jaroslav Obšut is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for Corona Wolves Brasov of the MOL Liga. Obsut is of German and Slovak descent.

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Jana Kapustova is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Jana Kapustova Jana Kapustova is an ice hockey player.

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Milan Jurčina is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Milan Jurčina Milan Jurčina is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. Internationally, he plays for the Slovak national hockey team.

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Peter Smrek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Peter Smrek Peter Smrek is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Nikoleta Celarova is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Nikoleta Celarova Nikoleta Celarova is an ice hockey player.

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Petra Orszaghova is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Petra Orszaghova Petra Országhová is a Slovakian ice hockey defender.

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Anna Džurňáková is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Anna Džurňáková Anna Dzurnakova is an ice hockey player.

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Janka Čulíková is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Janka Čulíková Janka Culikova is an ice hockey player.

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Ľuboš Bartečko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Ľuboš Bartečko Ľuboš Bartečko is a Slovak professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Czech team HC Lev Praha in the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Rastislav Pavlikovský is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Rastislav Pavlikovský Rastislav Pavlikovský is an ice hockey player.

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Andrej Sekera is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Andrej Sekera Andrej Sekera is a defenceman for the Los Angeles Kings. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round, 71st overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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Zuzana Štefečeková is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Zuzana Štefečeková Women's Trap Zuzana Štefečeková is a female Slovakian sports shooter. She won the silver medal in the Women's Trap event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics. Štefečeková is a ...more

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Natalie Babonyova is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Natalie Babonyova Natalie Babonyova is an ice hockey player.

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Monika Kvakova is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovakia
Monika Kvakova Monika Kvakova is an ice hockey player.