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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Slovenia, with photos when available. These are the best Slovenian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Slovenian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Slovenian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Slovenia 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.

List ranges from Andreja Mali to Jolanda Čeplak, plus much more.

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

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 Slovenia Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Slovenia.
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Peter Prevc is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Peter Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper competing at World Cup level. He won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, a silver and a bronze at the 2013 Nordic World Ski ...more

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Tina Maze is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Women's Super-G, Women's Giant Slalom Tina Maze is a Slovenian World Cup alpine ski racer and a double Olympic gold medalist. She is the most successful female ski racer in the Slovenian history with a career that culminated with ...more

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Petra Majdič is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Women's Individual Sprint Petra Majdič is a Slovenian former cross-country skier. Her best results came in classic style races. She won twenty-four World Cup races, twenty in sprint races, but she also won a marathon in ...more

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Primož Peterka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Primož Peterka is a Slovenian former ski jumper. During his career he won fifteen World Cup events and two consecutive World Cup titles, making him the third most successful Slovenian winter ...more

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Katja Višnar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Katja Višnar is a Slovenian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she finished 11th in the team sprint, 15th in the 4 x 5 km relay, and 16th ...more

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Zan Kosir is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Zan Kosir is a professional snowboarder.

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Primož Kosmus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Primož Kozmus is a Slovenian hammer thrower. His gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2009 World Championships in Berlin made him the first ever Slovenian athlete to win ...more

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Robert Kranjec is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Robert Kranjec is a Slovenian ski jumper.

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Teja Gregorin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Teja Gregorin is a Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 2002, having been a cross-country skier before that. Her best result in the Biathlon World Cup ...more

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Filip Flisar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Filip Flisar is a Slovenian freestyle skier competing in ski cross discipline.

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Brigita Bukovec is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
mrfilip56 added Women's Athletics, 100m hurdles Brigita Bukovec is a retired Slovenian hurdler who won a surprising Olympic silver medal in 1996. During the Olympics she set a personal best time with 12.59 seconds. She stopped competing on ...more

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Vesna Fabjan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Vesna Fabjan is a cross-country skier.

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Jolanda Čeplak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Women's Athletics, 800m Jolanda Batagelj is a Slovenian middle distance athlete. She was born in Celje and lived in Velenje until briefly moving to Monaco. She has lived in Celje since.

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Jernej Damjan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Jernej Damjan is a Slovenian ski jumper. He won a bronze medal in the team normal hill event at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf and finished 28th in the individual ...more

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Rok Flander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Rok Flander is a Slovenian snowboarder. Flander is currently 3rd in the overall standings of the 2006-07 Snowboarding World Cup, having won a race in Kronplatz and finishing second in ...more

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Cilka Sadar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Cilka Sadar is a Slovenian snowboarder. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, where she finished 17th in halfpipe. Sadar also qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics, ...more

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Gloria Kotnik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Glorija Kotnik is a Slovenian snowboarder. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, where she finished 27th in Parallel giant slalom. Kotnik also qualified for the 2014 ...more

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Sara Isaković is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Women's 200m freestyle Sara Isaković is a retired Slovenian swimmer. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, at the age of 20, she placed 2nd in the 200 freestyle with the time of 1.54.97, being the second woman ever to brake the 1 ...more

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Aleš Gorza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Aleš Gorza is a retired Slovenian alpine skier. Gorza represented Slovenia at the 2006 Winter Olympics. His World Cup debut was on December 21, 2001 in Kranjska Gora. His best results so far are ...more

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Rok Rogelj is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Rok Rogelj is a professional snowboarder.

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Saša Farič is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Saša Farič is a Slovenian freestyle skier, specializing in ski cross and a former alpine skier. Farič competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics for Slovenia. She placed 16th in the qualifying round ...more

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Vasja Rupnik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Vasja Rupnik is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovenia.

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Ana Drev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Ana Drev is a Slovenian alpine skier. Drev's first European Cup races were on 24 February 2001. She has won two European Cup races, and her best result at the World Cup is 8th place.

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Maruša Ferk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Maruša Ferk is a Slovenian alpine skier. She is a member of DTV Partizan Blejska Dobrava. Her best result in the World Cup is a 3rd place in slalom in Garmisch Partenkirchen in the early 2009. ...more

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Matic Osovnikar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
mrfilip56 added Matic Osovnikar is a former Slovenian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. Osovnikar competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics where he achieved third place in his 100 metres heat, thus making ...more

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Barbara Jezeršek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Barbara Jezeršek is a cross-country skier.

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Lucija Polavder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Women's Judo, + 78kg (heavyweight) Lucija Polavder is a Slovene judoka. Polavder competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics where she didn't advance from the first round. At the 2008 Summer Olympics she advancet to the semifinals, ...more

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Teodora Postic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Teodora Poštič is a Slovenian figure skater. She is the 2006-2009 Slovenian national champion.

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Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Tadeja Brankovič is a Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 1995. So far she has five podium finishes in the Biathlon World Cup. The instructor in the ...more

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Andreja Mali is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Andreja Mali is a biathlete.

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Janez Jazbec is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Janez Jazbec, is a Slovenian alpine skier. Jazbec represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Bernard Vajdic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Bernard Vajdic is an alpine skier.

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Gasper Berlot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Gasper Berlot is a Nordic combined skier.  

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Izidor Sustersic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Izidor Šušteršič is a Slovenian snowboarder. He competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, where he finished 21st and 25th in ...more

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Rok Perko is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Rok Perko is a Slovenian alpine ski racer. He is specialized in downhill, super-G and combined.

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Janez Maric is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Janez Marič is a Slovenian biathlete. Marič represented Slovenia at the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Anja Eržen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Anja Eržen is a cross-country skier.

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Rok Marguč is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Rok Marguč is a professional snowboarder.

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Primoz Pikl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Primož Pikl is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since 2002. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished eighth in the team large hill and 24th in the individual normal hill ...more

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Anze Setina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Anze Setina is a skeleton racer.

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Peter Dokl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Peter Dokl is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovenia.

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Andrej Šporn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Andrej Šporn is a Slovenian alpine skier. Šporn began his career as a competitor in slalom, though he had always shown great talent in both fast disciplines - the downhill and Super-G and is ...more

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Klemen Bauer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Klemen Bauer is a biathlete.

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Mitja Dragsic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Mitja Dragsic is an alpine skier.

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Andrej Jerman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Andrej "Jerry" Jerman, is a recently retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovenia. Born in Tržič, then in SFR Yugoslavia, Jerman specialized in the speed events of downhill and ...more

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Maja Benedičič is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Maja Benedičič is a cross-country skier.

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Nejc Brodar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Nejc Brodar is a cross-country skier.

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Nina Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Nina Bednarik is a freestyle skier.

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Andrej Križaj is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Andrej Križaj, is a Slovenian alpine skier. Križaj represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Dijana Ravnikar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Slovenia
Dijana Ravnikar, is a Slovenian biathlete and Cross-country skier of Croatian origin.