Olympics 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
Roger Federer 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
Simon Ammann 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 Fabian Cancellara 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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Didier Cuche is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Didier Cuche 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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Sergei Aschwanden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Sergei Aschwanden Men's Judo, 81 - 90kg (middleweight) Sergei Aschwanden is a Swiss judoka born in Bern.

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Sarah Meier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Sarah Meier 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) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Simon Schoch 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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Yuri Podladchikov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Yuri Podladchikov Men's Halfpipe Iouri Podladtchikov is a professional snowboarder.

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Silvan Zurbriggen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Silvan Zurbriggen 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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Florence Schelling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Florence Schelling Women's Ice Hockey Florence Schelling is an ice hockey player.

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Mirjam Ott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Mirjam Ott 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
Ralph Stöckli 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
Didier Défago 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 Romano Lemm is an ice hockey player.

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Tanja Frieden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Tanja Frieden 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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Laurence Rochat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Laurence Rochat 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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Heinz Inniger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Heinz Inniger Heinz Inniger is a Swiss snowboarder. He ranked 4th in Parallel Slalom at the World Cup 2004/2005.

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Ernst Good is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Ernst Good 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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Charles Courant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Charles Courant 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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Fritz Kuchen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Fritz Kuchen 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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Edy Reinalter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Edy Reinalter 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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Martina Schild is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Martina Schild 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) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Olivia Nobs 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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Reto Burgermeister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Reto Burgermeister 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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Thierry Paterlini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Thierry Paterlini Thierry Paterlini is an ice hockey player.

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Severin Blindenbacher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Severin Blindenbacher 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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Christoph Eigenmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Christoph Eigenmann Christoph Eigenmann is a cross-country skier.

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Ronny Heer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Ronny Heer 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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Markus Keller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Markus Keller Markus Keller is a professional snowboarder.

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Patricia Elsmore Sautter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Patricia Elsmore Sautter Patricia Elsmore Sautter is an ice hockey player.

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Nicole Bullo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Nicole Bullo Nicole Bullo is an ice hockey player.

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Christine Meier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Christine Meier Christine Meier is an ice hockey player.

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Thomas Lamparter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Thomas Lamparter 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) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Roman Handschin 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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Nadia Styger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Nadia Styger 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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Mellie Francon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Mellie Francon 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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Evelyne Leu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Evelyne Leu 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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Gregor Stähli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Gregor Stähli 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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Daniel Albrecht is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Daniel Albrecht 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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Ambrosi Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Ambrosi Hoffmann 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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Cédric Grand is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Cédric Grand 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) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Jan Schmid 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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Hedy Schlunegger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Hedy Schlunegger 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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Valeria Spälty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Valeria Spälty Valeria Spälty is a Swiss curler. Spälty started curling in 1992. She plays second for Mirjam Ott and is right-handed. She won the silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games 2006 in ...more

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Fernand Grosjean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Fernand Grosjean Fernand Grosjean is a Swiss alpine skier who competed in the 1948 Winter Olympics and in the 1952 Winter Olympics. He was born in Geneva. In 1948 he finished eighth in the alpine skiing downhill ...more

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Stefan Höhener is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Stefan Höhener 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) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Seraina Mischol Seraina Mischol is a Swiss skier competing in cross country skiing.

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Martina Kocher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Martina Kocher 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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Sandy Jeannin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Sandy Jeannin 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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Simon Strübin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Switzerland
Simon Strübin Men's Curling Tournament Simon Strübin is a Swiss curler from Erlenbach. He currently plays lead for Ralph Stöckli. Strübin played second for Stöckli at the 1998 World Junior Curling Championships ...more