Running

Rio 2016: Track and Swiss!

Aug 12, 2016

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

Shoes sports

  • Athletics (August 12-21)

Athletics, the number one Summer Olympic sport, is the discipline in which Switzerland has won the most medals (8), without ever quite reaching the top of the podium. It came closest in Paris in 1924 when Paul Martin missed out on the gold by 0.2 seconds. In the shot put, Werner Günthör came within one meter of Olympic glory three times (1984, 1988 and 1992), but nevertheless managed to win the bronze medal in 1988.

Mujinga Kambundji
August 12 - 100m<br /> August 15 - 200m<br /> Picture © D. Mitchell
Fabienne Schlumpf
August 13 - 3000m Steeplechase<br /> Picture © JP Bott
Maja Neuenschwander
August 14 - Marathon<br /> Picture © Chris Godfrey
Kariem Hussein
August 15 - 400m hurdles<br /> Picture © EQ
Clélia Rard-Reuse
August 16 - 100m hurdles
Petra Fontanive
August 16 - 400m hurdles<br /> Picture © D. Mitchell
Léa Sprunger
August 16 - 400m hurdles<br /> Picture © D. Mitchell
Angelica Moser
August 16 - Pole Vault<br /> Picture © YOG LOC
Nicole Büchler
August 16 - Pole Vault
Selina Büchel
August 17 - 800m<br /> Picture © all-athletics.com
Team Relay 4x100m
August 18 - 4x100m<br /> Picture © D. Mitchell
Tadesse Abraham
August 21 - Marathon<br /> Picture © D. Mitchell
Christian Kreienbühl
August 21 - Marathon<br /> Picture © D. Mitchell