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The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland  

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

You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Switzerland 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. This list features athletes like Olivia Nobs, Markus Eggler, Roger Federer, and many more.

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 Switzerland Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Switzerland. If you enjoyed this list of famous Swiss Olympians, head on over and check out this list of best Olympic athletes from Finland.

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Tennis, singles, Men's Tennis
Tennis player Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis peers believe that Federer may be the ...more
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Charles Courant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Light Heavyweight 75-82.5kg, Men's Freestyle Wrestling
Charles Courant was a Swiss freestyle wrestler and Olympic medalist. He competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp where he won a silver medal. He won a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer ...more
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Christoph Eigenmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Christoph Eigenmann is a cross-country skier.
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Ambrosi Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Super-G
Ambrosi Hoffmann is a Swiss alpine skier. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, he finished 8th in downhill. He won a bronze medal in super-G at the 2006 Winter Olympics and placed 17th in the downhill
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Ronny Heer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Ronny Heer is a Swiss Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2000. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fourth in the 4 x 5 km team event at Turin in 2006 while ...more
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Thomas Lamparter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Thomas Lamparter is a Swiss former bobsledder who has competed since 2002. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the four-man event at Turin in 2006 as part of the crew of ...more
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Roman Handschin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Roman Handschin is a Swiss bobsledder who has competed since 2004. He finished eighth in the four-man event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
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Hedy Schlunegger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Women's Downhill
Hedy Kaufmann-Schlunegger was a Swiss alpine skier. At the 1948 Winter Olympics, Hedy Schlunegger was the first Olympic Gold medalist in Lady's Downhill skiing. After her success in skiing, Hedy ...more
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Gregor Stähli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Skeleton
Gregor Stähli is a Swiss skeleton racer who has competed since 1989. He won two bronze Winter Olympic medals in the men's skeleton, earning them in 2002 and 2006. Stähli also won ten ...more
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Evelyne Leu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Women's Aerials
Evelyne Leu is a former Swiss freestyle skier. She won a Gold medal in Aerial skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics. However, she failed to reach the Finals at the 2010 Winter Olympics when she ...more
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Severin Blindenbacher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Severin Blindenbacher is a professional ice hockey defenceman, who currently plays for the ZSC Lions in the Swiss National League A. Blindenbacher has also played for the Swiss national ice ...more
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Cédric Grand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Cédric Grand is a Swiss bobsledder who competed from 1997 to 2010. Competing in four Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the four-man event at Turin in 2006. He was born in Geneva. ...more
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Jan Schmid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Jan Andreas Schmid is a Norwegian nordic combined skier, of Swiss origin. He won two medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec with a silver in the 10 km individual normal ...more
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Reto Burgermeister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Reto Burgermeister is a Swiss cross country skier who has competed since 1994. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he finished sixth in the 4 x 10 km relay at Nagano in 1998 overall and ninth in ...more
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Nadia Styger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Nadia Styger is a former Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer. Styger won a total of four Alpine Skiing World Cup races. She was several times Swiss champion in downhill and super-G. She won a ...more
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Thierry Paterlini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Thierry Paterlini is an ice hockey player.
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Mellie Francon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Mellie Francon is a Swiss snowboarder. Francon is Swiss Champion 2005 in snowboard cross. On January 5, 2006, she won the World Cup competition at Bad Gastein.
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Seppi Hurschler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Seppi Hurschler is a Swiss Nordic combined skier who has competed since 2001. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of ninth in the 4 x 5 km team event at Vancouver in ...more
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Martin Plüss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Martin Plüss is a Swiss professional ice hockey player. He is currently a centre for SC Bern of the National League A.
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Mark Streit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Mark Thomas Streit is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. He was the captain of both the New York ...more
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Mathias Seger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Mathias Seger is an ice hockey player.
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Marc Berthod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Marc Berthod is a Swiss alpine skier. In 2005, he was Swiss champion in giant slalom. He finished 7th in the combined event at the 2006 Winter Olympics. On 7 January 2007, Berthod won the world ...more
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Ernst Good is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Alpine skiing - Men's giant slalom
Ernst Good is a former Swiss alpine skier. At the 1976 Winter Olympics, Good won the silver medal in giant slalom.
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Ivo Rüthemann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Ivo Rüthemann is a former professional ice hockey winger. His career started with SC Rheintal and later he was transferred to HC Davos, where he played his first NLA seasons. Since season ...more
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Christine Meier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Christine Meier is an ice hockey player.