Rio 2016: The Swiss and the racket!

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

Racket sports

  • Tennis (6-13 August)
  • Badminton (11-20 August)

Swiss tennis players are famous the world over. Since Marc Rosset's legendary gold in the men's singles in 1992 in Barcelona times have been good for Swiss international tennis, giving Switzerland hopes of glory at each Olympic Games. Following Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer's gold in the men's doubles in 2008 and Federer's silver at Wimbledon four years later, Switzerland has high hopes for its competitors in 2016 with a Girl Power trio.

Timea Bacsinszky
August 6 - Tennis (Single & Double)
Martina Hingis
August 6 - Tennis (Double)


Sabrina Jaquet
August 12/14 - Badminton (Single)<br /> Picture&nbsp;© BWF