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Popular Iceland Olympic Athletes

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Updated June 8, 2017 1.5k views 8 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?"
Björgvin Björg... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Iceland Olympic Athletes
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Björgvin Björgvinsson is an Icelandic alpine skier. ...more on Wikipedia

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 ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Iceland Olympic Athletes
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Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (born 8 August 1979) is an Icelandic handball player who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Icelandic national team. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Sport: Team handball

Olympic Country: Iceland

Date Of Birth: 1979-08-08

Place Of Birth: Reykjavik, Europe, Iceland, Greater Reykjavík Area, Earth, + more

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 on Wikipedia

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

Hreiðar Guðmunds... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Iceland Olympic Athletes
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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 on Wikipedia

Olympic Sport: Team handball

Olympic Country: Iceland

Date Of Birth: 1980-11-29

Place Of Birth: Reykjavik, Europe, Iceland, Greater Reykjavík Area, Earth, + more

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