Beach Volley

Rio 2016: Ball is in Swiss court!

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

Ball sports

  • Beach-volley (6-19 August)
  • Golf (11-14/17-20 August)

Historically, Switzerland has won few medals in these sports, but we did get a taste of success not all that long ago with the Beach Volleyball World Tour victory in Gstaad by partners Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel, who had also won the bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In addition, two Swiss athletes will be making their Olympic debut for golf's return as an Olympic discipline in Rio.

Isabelle Forrer/Anouk Vergé-Dépré
Beach-Volley
Joana Heidrich/Nadine Zumkehr
Beach-Volley
Fabienne In-Albon
August 17 - Golf
Albane Valenzuela
August 17 - Golf