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List of famous athletes from Latvia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Latvia has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Latvian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Latvia and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Latvia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Anna Orlova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Anna Orlova Anna Orlova is a retired Latvian luger who competed at six Winter Olympics between 1992 and 2010. She won the silver medal in the mixed team event at the 2003 FIL World Luge Championships in ...more

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Agnese Koklaca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Agnese Koklaca Agnese Koklaca is a luger.

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Gerda Krūmiņa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Gerda Krūmiņa Gerda Krūmiņa is a Latvian biathlete. Krūmiņa competed in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics for Latvia. Her best finish was 18th, as part of the 2006 Latvian relay team. Her best individual ...more

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Andris Šics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Andris Šics Andris Šics is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1998. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at Vancouver in 2010 and two bronze medals at ...more

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Liene Fimbauere is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Liene Fimbauere Liene Fimbauere is an Alpine Skiing Athlete fromLatvia.

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Maija Tīruma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Maija Tīruma Maija Tīruma is a former Latvian luger who competed from 2000 to 2013. She won two bronze medals in the mixed team relay event at the FIL World Luge Championships. Tīruma also won a gold medal ...more

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Mārtiņš Rubenis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Mārtiņš Rubenis Mārtiņš Rubenis is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1998. He won the bronze medal at the men's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, becoming the first Latvian to win a medal ...more

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Marian Pahars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Marian Pahars FK Jūrmala Marians Pahars is a Latvian former footballer, currently the manager of Latvia national football team. He spent most of his career as a striker with Southampton in the Premier League and with ...more

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Juris Šics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Juris Šics Juris Šics is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1998. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at Vancouver in 2010 and two bronze medals at ...more

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Anete Brice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Anete Brice Anete Brice is a cross-country skier.

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Žanna Juškāne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Žanna Juškāne Žanna Juškāne is an Olympic Biathlete from Latvia.

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Ilmārs Bricis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Ilmārs Bricis Ilmārs Bricis is former Latvian biathlete, who has participated in six Winter Olympics from 1992 to 2010. He is married to three-time Olympian Anžela Brice. Their eighteen-year-old daughter ...more

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Līga Glāzere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Līga Glāzere Līga Glāzere is an Olympic Biathlete from Latvia.

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Sergejs Naumovs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Sergejs Naumovs Sergejs Ivanovich Naumovs is a former Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender. Naumovs began career with Dinamo Riga in the Soviet League. In 1994, he moved to North America and had spells ...more

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Martins Dukurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Martins Dukurs Martins Dukurs is a Latvian skeleton racer who has competed since 1998. He won silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and a second silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He has ...more

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Mihails Miholaps is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Mihails Miholaps JFK Olimps Rīga Mihails Miholaps is a former Latvian football striker. Currently he is the assistant manager of the Latvian Higher League club Skonto Riga. He has played 32 international matches and scored 2 ...more

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Larisa Neiland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Larisa Neiland Larisa Savchenko-Neiland is a former tennis player who represented Soviet Union and Latvia. A former world number-one ranked doubles player, Neiland won two women's doubles Grand Slam titles and ...more

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Armands Bērziņš is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Armands Bērziņš Dinamo Riga Armands Bērziņš is a Latvian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Yunost Minsk of the Belarusian Extraleague. He played for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League and HPK ...more

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Rodrigo Laviņš is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Rodrigo Laviņš Rodrigo Laviņš is a Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Jānis Miņins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Jānis Miņins Jānis Miņins is a Latvian bobsledder who has competed since 1999. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships 2009 in Lake Placid, New York, earning the country ...more

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Alexander Petersson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Alexander Petersson Alexander Petersson is an Icelandic handball player of Latvian and Baltic German origin, who currently plays for the Iceland national handball team and Rhein-Neckar Löwen. Alexander was ...more

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Jānis Sprukts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Jānis Sprukts Jānis Sprukts is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward. He was drafted by Panthers as their eighth-round pick, #234 overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Sprukts has played two seasons of ...more

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Herberts Vasiļjevs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Herberts Vasiļjevs Krefeld Pinguine Herberts Vasiļjevs is a Latvian ice hockey player who plays as a center and right winger. He currently plays for Krefeld Pinguine of DEL.

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Aleksandrs Ņiživijs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Aleksandrs Ņiživijs Dinamo Riga Aleksandrs Ņiživijs is a Latvian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. He is also a regular Latvia national ice hockey team

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Mihails Arhipovs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Mihails Arhipovs Mihails Arhipovs is a former Latvian bobsledder who has competed since 2003. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of tenth in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010. ...more

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Miķelis Rēdlihs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Miķelis Rēdlihs Dinamo Riga Miķelis Rēdlihs is a Latvian ice hockey forward, currently playing for Dinamo Riga of Kontinental Hockey League. He has played for Latvian national team in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and ...more

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Daumants Dreiškens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Daumants Dreiškens Daumants Dreiškens is a Latvian bobsledder who has competed since 2003. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships 2009 in Lake Placid, New York, Dreiškens also ...more

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Guntis Rēķis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Guntis Rēķis Guntis Rēķis is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1997. He won two bronze medals in the mixed team event at the FIL World Luge Championships, earning them in 2008 and 2009. Competing in ...more

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Edgars Piksons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Edgars Piksons Edgars Piksons is an Olympic Biathlon athlete from Latvia.

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Edgars Masaļskis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Edgars Masaļskis Edgars Masaļskis is a Latvian ice hockey goaltender, who currently playing for HK Poprad of Slovak Extraliga. Masaļskis currently is the first goalkeeper for the Latvian National Ice Hockey ...more

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Oskars Gudramovics is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Oskars Gudramovics Oskars Gudramovics is a luger.

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Georgijs Pujacs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Georgijs Pujacs Georgijs Pujacs is a Latvian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Aigars Cipruss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Aigars Cipruss Dinamo Riga Aigars Cipruss is a Latvian professional ice hockey player currently playing for HK Ozolnieki/Monarhs hockey club. Until then he played for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League, and ...more

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Mārtiņš Cipulis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Mārtiņš Cipulis Dinamo Riga Mārtiņš Cipulis is a Latvian ice hockey left winger currently playing for Lev Praha, in the Kontinental Hockey League.

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Kristaps Lībietis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Kristaps Lībietis Kristaps Lībietis is a retired Latvian biathlete. He competed in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics for Latvia. His best performance is 19th, in 2010 as part of the Latvian relay team. His best ...more

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Kārlis Skrastiņš is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Kārlis Skrastiņš Kārlis Skrastiņš was a Latvian professional ice hockey player. Skrastins was a member of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League and was on board the team plane which crashed on ...more

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Andrejs Rastorgujevs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Andrejs Rastorgujevs Andrejs Rastorgujevs is a Latvian biathlete. His debut in the Biathlon World Cup was a rather unsuccessful one. In the first event of 2009–10 Biathlon World Cup in Östersund he participated ...more

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Lauris Dārziņš is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Lauris Dārziņš Dinamo Riga Lauris Dārziņš is a Latvian ice hockey player who currently plays for Dinamo Riga of Kontinental Hockey League.

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Edgars Maskalāns is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Edgars Maskalāns Edgars Maskalāns is a Latvian bobsledder.

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Ģirts Ankipāns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Ģirts Ankipāns Dinamo Riga Ģirts Ankipāns is a retired Latvian ice hockey player and coach. Currently he serves as assistant coach for Dinamo Riga in KHL.

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Māris Verpakovskis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Māris Verpakovskis FC Dynamo Kyiv Māris Verpakovskis, is a Latvian football forward, who currently plays for the Latvian Higher League club FK Liepāja. Primarily, he is the club's president but still remains an active ...more

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Oļegs Maļuhins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Oļegs Maļuhins Oļegs Maļuhins is a former Latvian biathlete. He retired after the 2006 Turin Olympics, but announced comeback in 2008 stating that in his plans is to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics. In ...more

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Kaspars Daugaviņš is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Kaspars Daugaviņš Ottawa Senators Kaspars Daugaviņš is a Latvian professional ice hockey player. Daugaviņš currently plays for HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL. Daugaviņš has played professionally in the National Hockey League for ...more

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Pāvels Tulubjevs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Pāvels Tulubjevs Pāvels Tulubjevs is an olympic bobsleigh athlete from Latvia.

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Aiga Grabuste is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Aiga Grabuste Aiga Grabuste is a Latvian track and field athlete competing in heptathlon. She represented her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and competed at the World Championships in Athletics in 2007 ...more

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Ineta Radēviča is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Ineta Radēviča Ineta Radēviča is a retired Latvian athlete, competing in the long jump and triple jump. Radēviča won the bronze medal in the 2003 European U-23 championship. She has also won two NCAA ...more

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Edgars Gauračs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Edgars Gauračs Rapid Bucureşti Edgars Gauračs is a Latvian footballer who is currently playing for the Swiss Super League club FC Aarau and Latvia national football team as a striker.

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Ivans Lukjanovs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Ivans Lukjanovs Lechia Gdańsk Ivans Lukjanovs is a Latvian football midfielder, who currently plays for FC Volgar Astrakhan and Latvia national football team.

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Vitālijs Smirnovs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Vitālijs Smirnovs Latvia national football team Vitālijs Smirnovs is a Latvian footballer, who is currently without a club after being released by FK Spartaks Jūrmala at the end of the 2014 season.

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Pāvels Šteinbors is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Latvia
Pāvels Šteinbors FHK Liepājas Metalurgs Pāvels Šteinbors (born 21 September 1985) is a Latvian football goalkeeper.