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Famous Athletes from Latvia

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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different athletes like Gints Meija and Igors Sļesarčuks.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Latvian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Latvia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Latvia in order to get more information about each one.
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    For Countess Anna Orlova, see Anna Orlova-ChesmenskayaAnna Orlova (born 23 August 1972 in Riga) is a retired Latvian luger who competed at six Winter Olympics between 1992 and 2010. She won the...  more
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    Agnese Koklaca is a luger....  more
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    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 showing...  more
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    Andris Šics (born 12 May 1985) is a Latvian luger. He competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, and won a silver medal in the men's doubles event in 2010 and two bronze medals in 2014,...  more
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    Liene Fimbauere is an Alpine Skiing Athlete fromLatvia....  more
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    Maija Tīruma (born 28 November 1983) 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 (2008,...  more
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    Mārtiņš Rubenis (born 26 September 1978) is a retired Latvian luger who competed between 1998 and 2014. He won the bronze medal at the men's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin,...  more
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    Marian Pahars

    FK Jūrmala

    BirthplaceChornobai

    PositionForward

    Marians Pahars (born 5 August 1976) is a Latvian former footballer and manager.He spent most of his career as a striker with Southampton in the Premier League and with Skonto in the Latvian Higher...  more
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    Juris Šics (born 26 April 1983) is a Latvian luger. He competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, and won a silver medal in the men's doubles event in 2010 and two bronze medals in 2014,...  more
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    Anete Brice is a cross-country skier....  more
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    Žanna Juškāne is an Olympic Biathlete from Latvia....  more
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    Ilmārs Bricis (born 9 July 1970) is a Latvian biathlete, who has participated in six Winter Olympics from 1992 to 2010....  more
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    Līga Glāzere is an Olympic Biathlete from Latvia....  more
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    Sergejs Ivanovich Naumovs (born 4 April 1969 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a former Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender.Naumovs began career with Dinamo Riga in the Soviet League. In 1994, he...  more
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    Martins Dukurs

    Martins Dukurs (born 31 March 1984) is a Latvian skeleton racer who has competed since 1998. He is the reigning and six-time world champion in men's skeleton and has won Olympic silver at Vancouver...  more
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    Mihails Miholaps

    JFK Olimps Rīga

    BirthplaceKaliningrad, Russia

    PositionForward

    Mihails Miholaps (Russian: Михаи́л Вике́нтьевич Михола́п; born 24 August 1974 in Kaliningrad) is a former Latvian Russian football striker. Currently he is not the manager of the Latvian Higher...  more
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    Larisa Savchenko-Neiland (née Savchenko; also Larisa Neiland; born 21 July 1966) is a retired professional tennis player who represented the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Latvia. A former world No. 1...  more
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    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    PositionCenterman

    Armands Bērziņš (born 27 December 1983) is a Latvian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for HK Prizma Riga of the Optibet Hockey League. He played for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental...  more
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    Rodrigo Laviņš (born August 3, 1974) is a retired Latvian professional ice hockey defenceman....  more
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    Jānis Miņins (born 15 August 1980 in Kuldīga) 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...  more
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    Alexander Petersson (born Aleksandrs Pētersons 2 July 1980) is an Icelandic handball player of Latvian and Baltic German origin, who currently plays for the Iceland national handball team and...  more
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    Jānis Sprukts (born January 31, 1982) is a Latvian professional ice hockey forward....  more
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    Herberts Vasiļjevs

    Krefeld Pinguine

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    PositionWinger

    Herberts Vasiļjevs (born May 23, 1976) is a retired Latvian professional ice hockey player who played as a center and right winger. In the course of his playing career, he saw action in 51 NHL...  more
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    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    PositionRight wing

    Aleksandrs Ņiživijs (born September 16, 1976) is a former Latvian professional ice hockey player. His last club was Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was also a regular Latvia...  more
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    Mihails Arhipovs (born 10 November 1984 in Sigulda) 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...  more