Rio 2016: Switzerland on the waves!
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
- Rowing (6-13 August)
- Canoe (7-11/15-20 August)
- Sailing (8-18 August)
Switzerland has a glistening collection of medals in boat sports! Where there is the chance to be near water Swiss athletes are always there. This is no recent thing since already in 1900 Hélène de Pourtalès, competing together with her husband and her nephew, was the first woman to win Olympic medals – both gold and silver! After two gold medals in rowing in Atlanta in 1996 and one silver in Sydney in 2000, Switzerland will again go for the top Olympic award in Rio.