Rio 2016: Switzerland splashes water!
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are about to kick off. Switzerland has a rich history in the Olympic disciplines, and the Swiss Olympic team at the XXXI Olympiad will no doubt do its best to make its mark in Brazil. The House of Switzerland invites you to discover in a surprising way the sporting categories in which Switzerland has performed brilliantly in the past and will attempt to make waves in the world's capital of Samba! #HoppSwiss
- Swimming (6-13 August)
- Synchronized Swimming (15-16 August)
- Triathlon (18/20 August)
Are Swiss swimmers in their element in water? In Los Angeles in 1984, the swimmer Etienne Dagon demonstrated his prowess by winning the bronze in the 200m breaststroke. Since then, however, Swiss athletes have mainly excelled in events where they can combine disciplines and finish the race on solid ground. Since the triathlon was introduced in 2000, the Swiss have won no less than four medals, including two gold medals at the Olympics – which is itself a world record!