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Popular Iceland Olympic Athletes

Updated June 8, 2017 1.6k views8 items

List of popular Icelander Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Iceland have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Iceland who have competed in the Olympics. Iceland has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different athletes, including Hreiðar Guðmundsson and Róbert Gunnarsson.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Icelander Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Icelander Olympian of all time?"
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    Björgvin Björgvinsson is an Icelandic alpine skier....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Alpine skiing
    • Olympic Country: Iceland
    • Date Of Birth: 1980-01-11
    • Nationality: Iceland
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2002 Winter Olympics,2006 Winter Olympics
  • Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (born 8 August 1979) is an Icelandic handball player who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Icelandic national team. ...  more
    • Olympic Sport: Team handball
    • Olympic Country: Iceland
    • Date Of Birth: 1979-08-08
    • Place Of Birth: Reykjavik,Europe,Iceland,Greater Reykjavík Area,Earth
    • Nationality: Iceland
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's handball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
  • Guðmundur Þórður Guðmundsson (born 23 December 1960) is an Icelandic retired handball player and current coach of the Iceland national team....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Team handball
    • Olympic Country: Iceland
    • Date Of Birth: 1960-12-23
    • Nationality: Iceland
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's handball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Hreiðar Levy Guðmundsson (born 29 November 1980) is an Icelandic handball player who currently plays for Íþróttafélagið Grótta in Iceland. He was part of the Icelandic team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Team handball
    • Olympic Country: Iceland
    • Date Of Birth: 1980-11-29
    • Place Of Birth: Reykjavik,Europe,Iceland,Greater Reykjavík Area,Earth
    • Nationality: Iceland
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament
    • Weight: 96.0
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's handball
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal