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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Bern

Population

7,700,000

Size

41,284km²

Languages

  • German
  • French
  • Italian

Switzerland profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
2 2 0
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
2 1 4
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
1 1 3

Nino Schurter Kulhavy wins after sprint finish

Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic beats Switzerland's Nino Schurter in a sprint finish in the Olympic mountain biking.

12 Aug 12

Lisa Norden and Nicola Spirig Swedish triathlete loses appeal

Women's Triathlon

11 Aug 12

Sweden lose an appeal for a gold and a share of first place in the women's triathlon after disputing the result of a photo-finish.

Nick Skelton Skelton misses out on second gold

Nick Skelton's dream of an individual Olympic showjumping medal for Great Britain ends as he clips a fence in the final, handing gold to Switzerland.

Andy Murray Gold medal 'will inspire' Murray

Men's Singles

5 Aug 12

Andy Murray believes winning Olympic gold will give him the impetus to lift his first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

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Switzerland at the Olympics

33 London 2012 ranking

33 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Triathlon 1 0 0 RANK 2
Equestrian 1 0 0 RANK 3
Cycling - Mountain Bike 0 1 0 RANK 3
View the London 2012 medal table for Switzerland