Rio 2016: The Swiss precision!

Aug 5, 2016

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

Precision sports

  • 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.

Tiffany Géroudet
August 6 - Fencing<br /> Picture © Le Nouvelliste
Nina Christen
August 6 -&nbsp;10m Air Rifle<br /> August 11 -&nbsp;50m Rifle 3 Positions
Sarah Hornung
August 6 -&nbsp;10m Air Rifle
Heidi Diethelm Gerber
August 7 -&nbsp;10m Air Pistol<br /> August 10 -&nbsp;25m Pistol Women<br /> Picture © ISSF
Max Heinzer
August 9 - Fencing<br /> August 14 - Fencing (Team)
Fabian Kauter
August 9 - Fencing<br /> August 14 - Fencing (Team)
Benjamin Steffen
August 9 - Fencing<br /> August 14 - Fencing (Team)
Jan Lochbihler
August 12 -&nbsp;50m Rifle Prone<br /> August 14 -&nbsp;50m Rifle 3 Positions
Peer Borsky
August 14 - Fencing (Team)<br /> Picture&nbsp;© Mallaun Photography