Rio 2016: The Swiss precision!
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
- Fencing (6-14 August)
- Shooting (6-14 August)
Everyone has heard about Swiss precision when it comes to measuring time, and it is a quality that also comes in handy in disciplines that require dexterity. Switzerland has won 28 medals in total for these two disciplines, and Marcel Fischer's 2004 Olympic win in fencing is still fresh in the minds of Swiss spectators.