This is blog post dedicated to the nation of 2 million people that boasts a bunch of top-notch sportspersons. Below read more about BEST Slovenian athletes – Roglič, Dragić, Pogačar, Dončić, Štuhec are only few names to mention.
Despite our small size, both territory or population-wise, Slovenia is considered one of the best countries to raise athletes. Slovenians are closely connected with sport. This blog post will provide you a brief insight of what Slovenians are made off. Regardless of the sport discipline, you find a Slovenian dominating in one. Sometimes the stranger the discipline, the better results are achieved. We have published a blog post on education in Slovenia – if you read it you can quickly realise that one thing is for sure – unlike in the USA, sport clubs are separated from the education system (high school, college, etc) and are also many times organised by volunteering parents who would like to engage their kids to either professional or recreational sport.
Geographically, Slovenia is a very diverse country. We have everything that big countries have. From high Alps, Pannonian plain, dinaric karst to Mediterranean sea. Hence, only the sky is the limit when choosing the sport you like to participate in. Are we a skiing nation? Yes, we are. Does every Slovene swim? Yes. What do kids play outside? Football (European kind 🙈) or basketball. Do we climb? The only real answer here is: who doesn’t?
With the amount of active population, it is not surprising that we excel at sport – every now and then a true star is born.
We have put together a list of Slovenian athletes with remarkable achievement. That be as a member of team sport or in an individual sport. And these women and men are responsible for the greatest recognition of our country. Well, apart from the most famous botanist who was commissioned to redesign the White House. Disclaimer, the list of successful athletes, Olympian medalist, world champions, etc, is too long to list them all. If you are interested in specific field/discipline, let us know and we will be glad to write in-depth post on that.