Switzerland at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Switzerland at the
1896 Summer Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC code SUI
NOC Swiss Olympic Association
Website www.swissolympic.ch (German) (French)
in Athens
Competitors 3 in 2 sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 2 0 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Three competitors from Switzerland competed in two sports at the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Swiss won one championship and placed second in two more events, for a total of three medals. They had 8 entries in 5 events.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Louis Zutter Gymnastics Men's Pommel Horse
 Silver Louis Zutter Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars
 Silver Louis Zutter Gymnastics Men's Vault

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics[edit]

All of Switzerland's medals were won by Zutter in the gymnastics competitions. Zutter's only event that did not result in a medal was in the horizontal bar. Champaud[1] (see Bulgaria at the 1896 Summer Olympics) entered three events, but did not medal in any.

Athlete Event Score Rank
Louis Zutter Vault Unknown 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Parallel bars Unknown 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Pommel horse Unknown 1st, gold medalist(s)
Horizontal bar Unknown Unknown

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

Baumann took 8th of 42 in the military rifle competition.

Athlete Event Hits Score Rank
Albert Baumann 200 m military rifle Unknown 1294 8


  1. ^ Which nation Champaud's results should be credited to is disputed. Champaud was a Swiss national living in Sofia. The Bulgarian Olympic Committee claims Champaud competed for Bulgaria, making that nation one of those debuting in 1896; however, most results list include Champaud as Swiss. The International Olympic Committee's official number of 14 nations at the 1896 Summer Olympics almost certainly includes Bulgaria, which would make Champaud's results credited to Bulgaria.


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