Rio 2016: Track and Swiss!
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
- 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.