Switzerland at the Olympics

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Switzerland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Switzerland
IOC code  SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (German) (French)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Switzerland has sent athletes to compete in every Games since it first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games. Switzerland boycotted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, but the equestrian events for those Games were held in Stockholm, Sweden earlier that year, where the Swiss dressage team won a bronze medal.

Swiss athletes have won a total of 181 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, and another 127 at the Winter Olympic Games.

The National Olympic Committee for Switzerland was created and recognized in 1912.

Hosted Games[edit]

Switzerland has hosted the Games on two occasions.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1928 Winter Olympics St. Moritz 11 – 19 February 25 464 14
1948 Winter Olympics St. Moritz 30 January – 8 February 28 669 22

Medal tables by Games[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Medals by summer sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gymnastics 16 19 13 48
Rowing 6 8 9 23
Shooting 6 6 8 20
Equestrian 4 10 8 22
Wrestling 4 4 6 14
Cycling 3 6 7 16
Tennis 2 1 0 3
Fencing 1 4 3 8
Sailing 1 2 1 4
Judo 1 1 2 4
Triathlon 1 0 2 3
Athletics 0 6 2 8
Weightlifting 0 2 2 4
Football 0 1 0 1
Canoeing 0 1 0 1
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Handball 0 0 1 1
Total 45 71 66 182

Medals by winter sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine skiing 20 19 20 59
Bobsleigh 9 11 11 31
Snowboarding 7 2 3 12
Ski jumping 4 1 0 5
Freestyle skiing 3 0 1 4
Nordic combined 1 2 1 4
Curling 1 2 2 5
Skeleton 1 0 2 3
Biathlon 0 2 0 2
Figure skating 0 2 1 3
Cross-country skiing 3 0 4 7
Ice hockey 0 0 3 3
Total 49 41 48 138

Medalists[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Louis Zutter Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's pommel horse
 Silver Louis Zutter Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's parallel bars
 Silver Louis Zutter Greece 1896 Athens Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's vault
 Gold Hans Moser United Kingdom 1948 London Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian Individual Dressage
 Gold Josef Stalder United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's horizontal bar
 Gold Michael Reusch United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's parallel bars
 Gold Karl Frei United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's rings
 Gold Emil Grünig United Kingdom 1948 London Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 300m free rifle 3 positions
 Silver Walter Lehmann United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's horizontal bar
 Silver Walter Lehmann United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's individual all-round
 Silver Michael Reusch United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's rings
 Silver Gaston Godel United Kingdom 1948 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 50 km walk
 Silver Oswald Zappelli United Kingdom 1948 London Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's épée individual
 Silver Karl Frei
Christian Kipfer
Walter Lehmann
Robert Lucy
Michael Reusch
Josef Stalder
Emil Studer
Melchior Thalmann
United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's team competition
 Silver Hans Kalt
Josef Kalt
United Kingdom 1948 London Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's coxless pair
 Silver Emile Knecht
Andre Moccand
Rudolf Reichling
Erich Schriever
Pierre Armand Stebler
United Kingdom 1948 London Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's four-oared shell with coxswain
 Silver Rudolf Schnyder United Kingdom 1948 London Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 50m pistol (60 shots)
 Silver Fritz Stöckli United Kingdom 1948 London Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling (Freestyle) Men's light-heavyweight
 Bronze Erich Schwab United Kingdom 1948 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000m walk
 Bronze Christian Kipfer United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's parallel bars
 Bronze Josef Stalder United Kingdom 1948 London Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's parallel bars
 Bronze Adolf Müller United Kingdom 1948 London Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling (Freestyle) Men's featherweight
 Bronze Hermann Baumann United Kingdom 1948 London Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling (Freestyle) Men's lightweight
 Gold Jack Günthard Finland 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's horizontal bar
 Gold Hans Eugster Finland 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's parallel bars
 Silver Erich Schwab Finland 1952 Helsinki Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 10,000m walk
 Silver Josef Stalder Finland 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's horizontal bar
 Silver Hans Eugster
Jack Günthard
Ernst Fivian
Ernst Gebendinger
Hans Schwarzentruber
Josef Stalder
Jean Louis Tschabold
Melchior Thalmann
Finland 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's team competition
 Silver Enrico Bianchi
Émile Ess
Walter Leiser
Heinrich Scheller
Karl Weidmann
Finland 1952 Helsinki Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's four-oared shell with coxswain
 Silver Robert Bürchler-Messer Finland 1952 Helsinki Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 300m free rifle 3 positions
 Bronze Josef Stalder Finland 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's individual all-round
 Bronze Josef Stalder Finland 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's parallel bars
 Bronze Hans Eugster Finland 1952 Helsinki Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's rings
 Bronze Hans Kalt
Kurt Schmid
Finland 1952 Helsinki Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's coxless pair
 Bronze Oswald Zappelli Finland 1952 Helsinki Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's épée individual
 Bronze Paul Barth
Willy Fitting
Paul Meister
Otto Rüfenacht
Mario Valota
Oswald Zappelli
Finland 1952 Helsinki Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's épée team
 Bronze Henri Chammartin
Gustav Fischer
Gottfried Trachsel
Australia 1956 Melbourne
(Stockholm)
Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian Dressage team
 Silver Hansrudi Spillman Italy 1960 Rome Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 300m free rifle 3 positions
 Bronze Ernst Hürlimann
Rolf Larcher
Italy 1960 Rome Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's double sculls
 Silver Eric Hänni Japan 1964 Tokyo Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's lightweight
 Bronze Gottfried Kottmann Japan 1964 Tokyo Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's single sculls
 Bronze Xaver Kurmann Mexico 1968 Mexico City Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Track) Men's individual pursuit
 Bronze Peter Bolliger
Gottlieb Fröhlich
Jakob Grob
Denis Oswald
Hugo Waser
Mexico 1968 Mexico City Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's four-oared shell with coxswain
 Bronze Kurt Müller Mexico 1968 Mexico City Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 300m free rifle 3 positions
 Silver Xaver Kurmann West Germany 1972 Munich Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Track) Men's individual pursuit
 Silver Jean-Blaise Evequoz
Daniel Giger
Christian Kauter
Peter Lötscher
Francois Suchanecki
West Germany 1972 Munich Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's épée team
 Silver Alfred Bachmann
Heinrich Fischer
West Germany 1972 Munich Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's coxless pair
 Bronze Jean-Blaise Evequoz
Daniel Giger
Christian Kauter
Michel Poffet
Francois Suchanecki
Canada 1976 Montreal Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's épée team
 Bronze Jürg Röthlisberger Canada 1976 Montreal Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's half-heavyweight
 Gold Robert Dill-Bundi Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Track) Men's individual pursuit
 Gold Jürg Röthlisberger Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's middleweight
 Silver Markus Ryffel United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 5,000m
 Silver Alfred Achermann
Richard Trinkler
Laurent Vial
Benno Wiss
United States 1984 Los Angeles Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Road) Men's team time trial
 Silver Daniel Nipkov United States 1984 Los Angeles Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 50m rifle 3 positions
 Bronze Étienne Dagon United States 1984 Los Angeles Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
 Bronze Hugo Dietsche United States 1984 Los Angeles Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling (Greco-Roman) Men's featherweight
 Silver Ueli Bodenmann
Beat Schwerzmann
South Korea 1988 Seoul Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's double sculls
 Bronze Werner Günthör South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's shot put
 Gold Marc Rosset Spain 1992 Barcelona Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Men's singles
 Gold Pascal Richard United States 1996 Atlanta Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
 Gold Li Donghua United States 1996 Atlanta Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics (Artistic) Men's pommel horse
 Gold Markus Gier
Michael Gier
United States 1996 Atlanta Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's double sculls
 Gold Xeno Müller United States 1996 Atlanta Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's single sculls
 Silver Daniela Baumer
Sabine Eichenberger
Ingrid Haralamow
Gabi Müller
United States 1996 Atlanta Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Canoeing Women's K-4 500m
 Silver Thomas Frischknecht United States 1996 Atlanta Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Mountain bike) Men's cross-country
 Silver Wilhelm Melliger United States 1996 Atlanta Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian Jumping individual
 Gold Brigitte McMahon Australia 2000 Sydney Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon Women's event
 Silver Barbara Blatter Australia 2000 Sydney Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Mountain bike) Women's cross-country
 Silver Markus Fuchs
Beat Maendli
Lesley McNaught
Wilhelm Melliger
Australia 2000 Sydney Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian Jumping team
 Silver Gianna Hablützel-Bürki Australia 2000 Sydney Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Women's épée individual
 Silver Gianna Hablützel-Bürki
Sophie Lamon
Diana Romagnoli
Australia 2000 Sydney Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Women's épée team
 Silver Xeno Müller Australia 2000 Sydney Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing Men's single sculls
 Silver Michel Ansermet Australia 2000 Sydney Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's 25m rapid fire pistol (60 shots)
 Bronze Christoph Sauser Australia 2000 Sydney Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Mountain bike) Men's cross-country
 Bronze Magali Messmer Australia 2000 Sydney Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon Women's event
 Gold Marcel Fischer Greece 2004 Athens Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing Men's épée individual
 Silver Franco Marvulli
Bruno Risi
Greece 2004 Athens Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Track) Men's madison
 Bronze Patrick Heuscher
Stefan Kobel
Greece 2004 Athens Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball Men's beach volleyball
 Bronze Karin Thürig Greece 2004 Athens Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Road) Women's individual time trial
 Bronze Sven Riederer Greece 2004 Athens Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon Men's event
 Gold Fabian Cancellara China 2008 Beijing Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Road) Men's individual time trial
 Gold Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
China 2008 Beijing Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Men's doubles
 Bronze Nino Schurter China 2008 Beijing Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Mountain bike) Men's cross-country
 Bronze Fabian Cancellara China 2008 Beijing Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Road) Men's individual race
 Bronze Karin Thürig China 2008 Beijing Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Road) Women's individual time trial
 Bronze Sergei Aschwanden China 2008 Beijing Judo pictogram.svg Judo Men's -90 kg class
 Bronze Christina Liebherr
Pius Schwizer
Niklaus Schurtenberger
Steve Guerdat
China 2008 Beijing Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian Team jumping
 Gold Steve Guerdat United Kingdom 2012 London Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian Jumping individual
 Gold Nicola Spirig United Kingdom 2012 London Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon Women's event
 Silver Roger Federer United Kingdom 2012 London Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis Men's singles
 Silver Nino Schurter United Kingdom 2012 London Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling (Mountain bike) Men's cross-country

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