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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
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    Roger Federer

    Men's Tennis, singles

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1981-08-08

    Place Of BirthBasel,Switzerland,Basel-City,Earth,Europe

    Olympic SportTennis

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionTennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Singles,Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Doubles

    Weight85.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

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    Fabian Cancellara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Fabian Cancellara

    Men's Road cycling, individual road race

    Date Of Birth1981-03-18

    Place Of BirthWohlen bei Bern,Berne,Canton of Berne,Switzerland,Earth

    Olympic SportRoad cycling

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race,Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual Time Trial

    Weight80.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

    Fabian Cancellara (born 18 March 1981), nicknamed "Spartacus", is a Swiss former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Sarah Meier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Sarah Meier (born 4 May 1984) is a Swiss former figure skater. She is the 2011 European... more on Wikipedia

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    Simon Schoch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Simon Schoch

    Men's Parallel Giant Slalom

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1978-10-07

    Place Of BirthWinterthur,Switzerland,Winterthur,Earth,Europe

    Olympic SportSnowboarding

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSnowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's parallel Giant Slalom

    Weight85.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2006 Winter Olympics,2002 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

    Simon Schoch (born 7 October 1978) is a Swiss snowboarder. At the 2003 World Championships,... more on Wikipedia
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    Simon Ammann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Simon Ammann

    Men's Individual Normal Hill, Men's Large hill individual

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1981-06-25

    Place Of BirthGrabs,Switzerland,Werdenberg,Earth,Europe

    Olympic SportSki jumping

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSki jumping at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Normal Hill,Ski jumping at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Large Hill,Ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Normal hill individual,Ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Large hill individual

    Weight55.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2002 Winter Olympics,2010 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2006 Winter Olympics,1998 Winter Olympics,2002 Winter Olympics,2010 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Simon "Simi" Ammann (; born 25 June 1981) is a Swiss ski jumper. He is one of the most... more on Wikipedia
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    Florence Schelling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Florence Schelling

    Women's Ice Hockey

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1989-03-09

    Place Of BirthZürich, Switzerland

    Olympic SportIce Hockey

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionIce hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Women’s Ice Hockey

    Weight68

    Olympic Medalist Games2014 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2014 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Florence Isabelle Schelling (born 9 March 1989) is a Swiss ice hockey goaltender for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Heinz Inniger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Heinz Inniger (born December 18, 1980) is a Swiss snowboarder. He ranked 4th in Parallel... more on Wikipedia
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    Ralph Stöckli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Ralph Stöckli

    Men's Curling Tournament

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1976-07-23

    Place Of BirthUzwil,Canton of St. Gallen,Wil,Switzerland,Earth

    Olympic SportCurling

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCurling at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament

    Olympic Medalist Games2010 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Ralph Stöckli (born July 23, 1976 in Uzwil) is a Swiss curler from Lucerne. Stöckli began a... more on Wikipedia
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    Yuri Podladchikov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Yuri Podladchikov

    Men's Halfpipe

    Olympic CountryRussia, Switzerland

    Date Of Birth1988-09-13

    Place Of BirthMoscow, Russia, Soviet Union, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

    Olympic SportSnowboarding

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSnowboarding at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's Halfpipe

    Weight76

    Olympic Medalist Games2014 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2014 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Iouri Iourеvich Podladtchikov (Russian: Юрий Юрьевич Подладчиков, born 13 September 1988) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Laurence Rochat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Laurence Rochat (born 1 August 1979) is a Swiss cross-country skier who has competed since... more on Wikipedia
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    Sergei Aschwanden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Sergei Aschwanden

    Men's Judo, 81 - 90kg (middleweight)

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1975-12-22

    Olympic SportJudo

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionJudo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Middleweight (90 kg)

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Sergei Aschwanden (born December 22, 1975) is a Swiss judoka born in Bern.
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    Didier Cuche is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Didier Cuche

    Men's Super-G

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1974-08-16

    Place Of BirthLe Pâquier, Neuchâtel,Switzerland,Val-de-Ruz,Earth

    Olympic SportAlpine skiing

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Men’s Super G

    Olympic Medalist Games1998 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2006 Winter Olympics,1998 Winter Olympics,2002 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

    Didier Cuche (born 16 August 1974) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from... more on Wikipedia
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    Romano Lemm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Romano Lemm is an ice hockey player.
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    Silvan Zurbriggen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Silvan Zurbriggen

    Men's Super Combined

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1981-08-15

    Place Of BirthBrig,Switzerland,Canton of Valais,Brig,Earth

    Olympic SportAlpine skiing

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's Super Combined

    Olympic Medalist Games2010 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Silvan Zurbriggen (born 15 August 1981) is a retired Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who... more on Wikipedia
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    Olivia Nobs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Olivia Nobs

    Women's Snowboard Cross

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1982-11-18

    Place Of BirthLa Chaux-de-Fonds,Canton of Neuchâtel,La Chaux-de-Fonds,Switzerland,Earth

    Olympic SportSnowboarding

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionSnowboarding at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's snowboard cross

    Weight58.0

    Olympic Medalist Games2010 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Olivia Nobs (born 18 November 1982 in La Chaux-de-Fonds) is a Swiss snowboarder. Nobs captured... more on Wikipedia
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    Seraina Mischol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Seraina Mischol (born 1 December 1981) is a Swiss skier competing in cross country skiing.
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    Martin Gerber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Martin Gerber (born 3 September 1974) is a Swiss former professional ice hockey goaltender. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Martina Schild is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Martina Schild

    Women's Downhill

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1981-10-26

    Place Of BirthBrienz,Interlaken,Canton of Berne,Switzerland,Earth

    Olympic SportAlpine skiing

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionAlpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill

    Olympic Medalist Games2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal

    Martina Schild (born 26 October 1981 in Brienz) is a Swiss alpine skier competing in downhill... more on Wikipedia
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    Martina Kocher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Martina Kocher (born 14 March 1985 in Biel/Bienne) is a Swiss former luger who competed... more on Wikipedia
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    Stefan Höhener is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Stefan Höhener (born June 13, 1980 in Gais AR) is a Swiss luger who has competed since 1999.... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles Courant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
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    Charles Courant

    Men's Freestyle Wrestling, Light Heavyweight 75-82.5kg

    Olympic CountrySwitzerland

    Date Of Birth1896-04-14

    Olympic SportFreestyle wrestling

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWrestling at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's freestyle light heavyweight,Wrestling at the 1924 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight

    Olympic Medalist Games1920 Summer Olympics,1924 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant1920 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Bronze medal

    Charles Courant (14 April 1896 – 26 June 1982) was a Swiss freestyle wrestler and Olympic... more on Wikipedia
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    Mirjam Ott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Mirjam Ott (born 27 January 1972 in Bern, Switzerland) is a retired Swiss curler who lives in... more on Wikipedia
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    Christoph Eigenmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Christoph Eigenmann is a cross-country skier.
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    Marc Berthod is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Marc Berthod (born 24 November 1983 in Saint-Moritz) is a retired Swiss alpine skier. In 2005,... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark Streit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
    Mark Thomas Streit (born 11 December 1977) is a former Swiss professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia

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