Switzerland

Overview

NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Flagbearers89

Participants

Olympic Games 2966
Intercalated Games 9
Youth Olympic Games 223

Description

Switzerland first formed a committee in 1902, which functioned only for the Olympic Games of 1904, 1908 and 1912. The National Olympic Committee was created on 7 October 1912 at the Hôtel Meurice in Ouchy-Lausanne and was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the same year.

Switzerland first competed at the 1896 Olympic Games when it was represented by the gymnasts Louis Zutter from Neuchâtel and Charles Champaud and by the shooter Albert Baumann. Switzerland also competed at the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924, and was represented before that in 1920 at Antwerp in both the figure skating and ice hockey events. It has been represented at every Olympic Games and every Olympic Winter Games, one of only four countries to make this claim (Great Britain, France, and Italy are the others) although they boycotted the 1956 Olympic Games, but have been present at the 1956 Equestrian Games held in Stockholm. Switzerland has really never been the dominant country in any sport. In the early Games it had top-notch gymnasts. Until the German Democratic Republic (GDR) became dominant it was the top nation in bobsledding in the Winter Games. Most of its medals, however, have come in alpine skiing, where the Swiss have always belonged to the top nations. In total, Switzerland has won 341 medals, 105 gold, with 138 medals and 50 gold at the Olympic Winter Games. Switzerlands top Olympians are Louis Richardet (five golds in shooting), and Georges Miez as well as Eugen Mack (both eight medals total in gymnastics).

St. Moritz, Switzerland hosted the 2nd Olympic Winter Games in 1928 and the 5th Olympic Winter Games in 1948. Several Swiss towns have tried to host the Winter Games again, but never passed the bid stage. The city of Lausanne, home of the IOC, claims to be the “Olympic City”, has also unsuccessfully tried to host the Games on a few occasions.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 1 18 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 9 0 9 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 79 0 79 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 136 5 141 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 30 0 30 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 132 1 133 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 40 1 41 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 184 6 190 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 30 4 34 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 178 8 186 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 59 11 70 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 148 9 157 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 46 9 55 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 51 8 59 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 9 0 9 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 147 2 149 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 14 7 21 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 65 1 66 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 60 12 72 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 81 4 85 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 29 5 34 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 122 29 151 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 46 6 52 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 47 3 50 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 52 7 59 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 67 6 73 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 33 11 44 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 102 27 129 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 29 13 42 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 72 27 99 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 56 14 70 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 73 29 102 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 57 17 74 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 41 18 59 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 72 43 115 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 50 19 69 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 64 38 102 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 80 30 110 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 59 39 98 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 77 48 125 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 47 36 83 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 10 12 22 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 78 56 134 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 70 28 98 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 9 23 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 12 19 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 86 66 152 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 57 45 102 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 17 31 48 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 92 68 160 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 56 55 111 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Aeronautics (Air Sports) 1 0 1 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 100 82 182 Results
Alpinism 1 1 2 Results
Archery 7 7 14 Results
Art Competitions 64 3 67 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 79 16 95 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 14 14 Results
Athletics 211 63 274 Results
Badminton 2 5 7 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 30 0 30 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 8 7 15 Results
Biathlon 24 5 29 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 132 11 143 Results
Boxing 37 0 37 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 10 0 10 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 13 5 18 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 21 5 26 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 104 26 130 Results
Curling 24 18 42 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 2 1 3 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 9 10 19 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 75 13 88 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 67 1 68 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 10 6 16 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 16 12 28 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 28 3 31 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 35 5 40 Results
Fencing 80 19 99 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 22 29 51 Results
Football (Football) 39 0 39 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 36 24 60 Results
Golf 0 2 2 Results
Handball 55 0 55 Results
Hockey 63 0 63 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 231 51 282 Results
Judo 20 5 25 Results
Luge 11 4 15 Results
Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 20 2 22 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 38 0 38 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 2 2 Results
Rowing 170 5 175 Results
Sailing 107 9 116 Results
Shooting 93 15 108 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 9 3 12 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 48 1 49 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 38 30 68 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 15 2 17 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 59 38 97 Results
Table Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Taekwondo 0 1 1 Results
Tennis 12 8 20 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 2 0 2 Results
Triathlon 7 6 13 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 29 0 29 Results
Weightlifting 34 0 34 Results
Wrestling 90 0 90 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 2 0 2 Results
Shooting 6 0 6 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 4 5 9 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 7 14 Results
Archery 2 0 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 2 4 Results
Athletics 1 6 7 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Biathlon 8 7 15 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 2 3 5 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 6 6 12 Results
Curling 6 6 12 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 1 2 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 0 1 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 3 3 6 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 10 8 18 Results
Golf 0 1 1 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 17 34 51 Results
Luge 1 0 1 Results
Mixed Sports 8 7 15 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 2 0 2 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 1 1 2 Results
Shooting 1 3 4 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 4 2 6 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 5 2 7 Results
Ski Mountaineering 2 2 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 9 8 17 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 4 7 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 10 6 8 24
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 8 10 25
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 6 4 17
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 2 2 11
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 2 1 9
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 0 3 9
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 12 6 23
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 6 4 15
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 5 5 15
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 5 14
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 9 5 18
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 3 4 11
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 3 10
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 4 3 1 8
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 0 7
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 3 10
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 2 9
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 6 11
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 2 7
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 1 6
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 0 5 8
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 6 6 14
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 7 11
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 3 7
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 1 5
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 0 4
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 4 7
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 1 3
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 6 2 9
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 3 1 5
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 1 4
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 4
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 4 8
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 3 6
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 0 3
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 4 6
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 2 4
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 4 5
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine Skiing 22 22 22 66
Artistic Gymnastics 16 19 14 49
Bobsleigh 10 10 11 31
Snowboarding 8 2 3 13
Rowing 7 8 9 24
Shooting 6 6 9 21
Wrestling 4 4 7 15
Freestyle Skiing 4 2 2 8
Ski Jumping 4 1 0 5
Cross Country Skiing 4 0 4 8
Equestrian Dressage 3 6 4 13
Cycling Road 3 3 3 9
Art Competitions 2 4 1 7
Equestrian Jumping 2 3 3 8
Tennis 2 2 0 4
Triathlon 2 1 2 5
Fencing 1 4 3 8
Curling 1 3 3 7
Cycling Mountain Bike 1 3 2 6
Cycling Track 1 2 1 4
Nordic Combined 1 2 1 4
Sailing 1 2 1 4
Judo 1 1 2 4
Skeleton 1 0 2 3
Aeronautics 1 0 0 1
Alpinism 1 0 0 1
Military Ski Patrol 1 0 0 1
Athletics 0 6 2 8
Weightlifting 0 2 2 4
Figure Skating 0 2 1 3
Equestrian Eventing 0 1 1 2
Biathlon 0 1 0 1
Canoe Sprint 0 1 0 1
Football 0 1 0 1
Ice Hockey 0 0 3 3
Beach Volleyball 0 0 1 1
Handball 0 0 1 1
Swimming 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Shooting 4 3 1 8

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine Skiing 6 4 8 18
Ski Mountaineering 3 2 0 5
Freestyle Skiing 3 0 1 4
Cross Country Skiing 2 1 0 3
Snowboarding 1 1 5 7
Athletics 1 1 1 3
Mixed Sports 1 1 0 2
Curling 1 0 1 2
Shooting 1 0 1 2
Swimming 0 1 0 1
Ice Hockey 0 0 1 1
Skeleton 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Georges Miez SUI 4 3 1 8
Simon Ammann SUI 4 0 0 4
Dario Cologna SUI 4 0 0 4
Vreni Schneider SUI 3 1 1 5
Konrad Stäheli SUI 3 0 1 4
Eugen Mack SUI 2 4 2 8
Hermann Hänggi SUI 2 1 1 4
Donat Acklin SUI 2 1 1 4
Gustav Weder SUI 2 1 1 4
Emil Kellenberger SUI 2 1 0 3
Fabian Cancellara SUI 2 1 0 3

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Louis Richardet SUI 3 1 0 4
Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen SUI 2 0 0 2
Jean Reich SUI 1 1 1 3
Konrad Stäheli SUI 1 1 0 2
Alfred Grütter SUI 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Siri Wigger SUI 2 1 0 3
Aline Danioth SUI 2 0 2 4
Amélie Klopfenstein SUI 2 0 1 3
Marie Krista SUI 2 0 0 2
Valerio Jud SUI 2 0 0 2
Thomas Bussard SUI 2 0 0 2
Caroline Ulrich SUI 2 0 0 2
Michael Brunner SUI 2 0 0 2
Talina Gantenbein SUI 1 1 0 2
Robin Bussard SUI 1 1 0 2
Thibe Deseyn SUI 1 1 0 2
Mélanie Meillard SUI 1 1 0 2

IOC Members

Godefroy de Blonay 1899—1937
Henri Guisan 1937—1939
Albert Mayer 1946—1968
Marc Hodler 1963—2006
Raymond Gafner 1969—1991
Raymond Gafner 1991—2002
Denis Oswald 1991—
René Fasel 1995—
Sepp Blatter 1999—2015
Kurt Furgler 2000—2008
Gian-Franco Kasper 2000—2018
Marc Hodler 2006—2006
Patrick Baumann 2007—2018
Gian-Franco Kasper 2018—
Gianni Infantino 2020—