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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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Simon Ammann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Individual Normal Hill, Men's Large hill individual, Men's Individual Large Hill
Simon Ammann is a Swiss ski jumper and double Olympic Champion at both the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Fabian Cancellara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
OskarMjeldeMork added Men's Road cycling, individual road race, Men's Road Cycling
Fabian Cancellara, nicknamed "Spartacus", is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing. He was born in Wohlen bei Bern, Switzerland. Cancellara began ...more

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Yuri Podladchikov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Halfpipe
Iouri Podladtchikov is a professional snowboarder.

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Sarah Meier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Sarah Meier is a Swiss figure skater. She is the 2011 European champion, a two-time European silver medalist, the 2006 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and an eight-time Swiss national

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Simon Schoch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Parallel Giant Slalom
Simon Schoch is a Swiss snowboarder. At the 2003 World Championships, Schoch won Silver in Parallel Giant Slalom and Bronze in Parallel Slalom. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, he faced his brother ...more

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Heinz Inniger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Heinz Inniger is a Swiss snowboarder. He ranked 4th in Parallel Slalom at the World Cup 2004/2005.

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Didier Cuche is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Super-G
Didier Cuche is former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. Born in Le Pâquier, Neuchâtel, he competed in the downhill and super-G, along with the giant slalom. He won the ...more

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Florence Schelling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Women's Ice Hockey
Florence Schelling is an ice hockey player.

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Laurence Rochat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Laurence Rochat is a Swiss cross-country skier who has competed since 1996. She won a bronze medal in the 4 x 5km relay at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and had her best individual ...more

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Mirjam Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Mirjam Ott is a retired Swiss curler who lives in Laax, Switzerland. She is the 2012 World Curling Champion skip. She is the skip of the Swiss Olympic Curling Team. She has participated in ...more

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Ralph Stöckli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Curling Tournament
Ralph Stöckli is a Swiss curler from Lucerne. Stöckli began a successful curling career at the junior level, winning a bronze medal at the World Junior Curling Championships as an ...more

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Didier Défago is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Downhill
Didier Défago is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. Born in Morgins, Valais, Défago made his World Cup debut at age 18 in March 1996, and was Swiss national ...more

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Romano Lemm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Romano Lemm is an ice hockey player.

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Charles Courant is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sergei Aschwanden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Judo, 81 - 90kg (middleweight)
Sergei Aschwanden is a Swiss judoka born in Bern.

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Silvan Zurbriggen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Super Combined
Silvan Zurbriggen is a Swiss alpine skier who competes primarily in downhill and combined, but sometimes in super G. In 2012 he stopped to compete in slalom due to bad results. He is a nephew of ...more

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Tanja Frieden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Women's Snowboard Cross
Tanja Frieden is a Swiss snowboarder. She won a gold medal in the inaugural Snowboard Cross competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics. In the Snowboard Cross finals at the 2006 Winter Olympics, ...more

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Martina Schild is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Women's Downhill
Martina Schild is a Swiss alpine skier competing in downhill and super-G. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, she won the silver medal in the women's downhill. She placed 6th in the women's super-G. ...more

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Olivia Nobs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Women's Snowboard Cross
Olivia Nobs is a Swiss snowboarder. Nobs captured the silver medal in snowboard cross at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2009 in South Korea. At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Nobs ...more

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Martin Gerber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Martin Gerber is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Kloten Flyers. He was drafted in the eighth round, as 232nd overall, by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the ...more

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Christine Meier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Christine Meier is an ice hockey player.

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Mellie Francon is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Christoph Eigenmann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Christoph Eigenmann is a cross-country skier.

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Nadia Styger is listed (or ranked) 25 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