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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 (IPA pronunciation: [ˈɹɑ.dʒər ˈfɛ.dər.ər]) (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss tennis professional, currently ranked World No. 1. Many experts and many of his own tennis ...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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Yuri Podladchikov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Halfpipe Iouri Podladtchikov is a professional snowboarder.

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Fabian Cancellara is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Didier Cuche is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Women's Ice Hockey Florence Schelling is an ice hockey player.

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Heinz Inniger is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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

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Patricia Elsmore Sautter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Patricia Elsmore Sautter is an ice hockey player.

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Edy Reinalter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Slalom Edy Reinalter was an Alpine skier and 1948 Olympic champion in Slalom. He is the first swiss athlete to win an olympic gold at an Olympic Games held in Switzerland.

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Ernst Good is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Jan Schmid is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Fränzi Aufdenblatten is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Franziska Christine "Fränzi" Aufdenblatten is a retired Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Zermatt, Valais, Aufdenblatten made her World Cup debut in March 2000 in a giant ...more

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Fritz Kuchen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
300m military rifle, prone Fritz Kuchen was a Swiss sport shooter who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1920 he won a bronze medal in the 300 metre military rifle, prone event as well as two bronze medals as member ...more

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Sandy Jeannin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Sandy Jeannin is a Swiss professional ice hockey left wing. He currently plays for Fribourg-Gottéron of the Swiss National League A. Jeannin began playing semi-professional in 1993 with ...more

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Martina Kocher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Martina Kocher is a Swiss luger who has competed since 1999. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of seventh in the women's singles event at Vancouver in 2010. Kocher's ...more

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Stefan Höhener is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Stefan Höhener is a Swiss luger who has competed since 1999. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 13th in the men's singles event at Salt Lake City in 2002. ...more

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Seraina Mischol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Seraina Mischol is a Swiss skier competing in cross country skiing.

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Mathias Seger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Mathias Seger is an ice hockey player.

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Thomas Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Thomas Ziegler is a professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL for five games with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2000–01 NHL season. Ziegler was not credited with any points in ...more

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Stefanie Marty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Stefanie Marty is an ice hockey player.

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Nicole Bullo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Nicole Bullo is an ice hockey player.

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Ivo Rüthemann is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Fritz Hünenberger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Men's Weightlifting, Light Heavyweight 75-82.5kg Friedrich "Fritz" Hünenberger was a Swiss weightlifter who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics and in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He won two Olympic silver medals in the

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Seppi Hurschler is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 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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Marc Berthod is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Mark Streit is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Roman Handschin is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Daniel Albrecht is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Daniel Albrecht is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. He was a world champion in super combined in 2007, but was severely injured in a training run in 2009.

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Markus Keller is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Markus Keller is a professional snowboarder.

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Thomas Lamparter is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Evelyne Leu is listed (or ranked) 50 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