Sport in Switzerland

Switzerland, the playground of the rich and famous, is officially called the "Swiss Confederation" is known for its beautiful mountains perfect for skiing, snowboarding and of course, mountaineering. A haven for winter sports, Switzerland has been the "Mecca" for winter sports enthusiasts since the 19th century.

Switzerland is also known as the number one destination for various international winter sports events like the World Ski Championships and the Winter Olympic Games. As one of the best places to go skiing, it is no wonder that some of the best skiers in the world are Swiss like Didier Cuche and Pirmin Zurbriggen.

Other than skiing, Switzerland also loves football. The "Nati", the Swiss national football team, is a member of FIFA and Switzerland also hosted the 1954 FIFA World Cup. That is not much of a surprise since the headquarters of FIFA is located in Zurich. Switzerland also co-hosted the Euro 2008 with Austria.

The Swiss also follow other sports like ice hockey, basketball, motorsport, rugby, tennis, sailing and athletics. Some of the biggest Swiss names in tennis include Martina Hingis, Stanislas Wawrinka and of course Roger Federer. All of which became Grand Slam Champions. Federer is one of the legends in male tennis having won a staggering 17 Grand Slam titles and holding the longest streak as tennis' number one player in history.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Switzerland. See also the list the most popular internet searches for "sports" in Switzerland.

Popular sports of Switzerland

Traditional Sports

Swiss Sporting Success

Famous Swiss Athletes

Switzerland Sports trivia

Switzerland at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Switzerland

Upcoming sporting events in Switzerland

Annual sporting events held in Switzerland

Sporting Facilities in Switzerland


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