Past victories Salt Lake City 2002 Simon Ammann took Olympic gold for Switzerland on both the normal and large hills in the ski jump event. (Keystone) Keystone Salt Lake City 2002 Snowboarder Philipp Schoch on his victory run in the parallel giant slalom. (Keystone) Keystone Salt Lake City 2002 Joy for cross-country skier Natascia Leonardi Cortesi. The Swiss team, which also included Brigitte Albrecht Loretan, Andrea Huber und Laurence Rochat, took a sensational bronze in the 4x5 kilometres relay. (Keystone) Keystone Nagano 1998 The Olympic Games featured snowboard competitions for the first time. Gian Simmen took gold in the halfpipe and Ueli Kestenholz won bronze in the giant slalom. (Keystone) Keystone Nagano 1998 Skipper Patrick Hürlimann led his team to victory in the new Olympic discipline of curling. (Keystone) Keystone Lillehammer 1994 This jump brought gold in the ski acrobatics competition for Switzerland's Andreas "Sonny" Schönbächler. (Keystone) Keystone Lillehammer 1994 By winning the slalom event, Vreni Schneider brought her gold medal tally to three. She was second in the alpine combination and third in the giant slalom. In 1988 in Calgary she had won the slalom and giant slalom events. (Keystone) Keystone Albertville 1992 Gustav Weder and his brakeman Donat Acklin struck gold in the two-man bob event. They repeated their victory in Lillehammer in 1994. (Keystone) Keystone Calgary 1988 Hippolyt Kempf took gold in the nordic combination individual event and won silver in the team competition. (Keystone) Keystone Calgary 1988 Pirmin Zurbriggen (left) was full of smiles at winning gold in the downhill, while Peter Müller was also happy to take silver.(Keystone) Keystone Calgary 1988 The Switzerland 1 team with Ekkehard Fasser, Kurt Meier, Marcel Fässler and Werner Stocker on their run to gold in the four-man bob event. (Keystone) Keystone Sarajevo 1984 Max Julen on his victory run in the giant slalom. (Kestone) Keystone Sarajevo 1984 Jean-Pierre Fournier (right), chief trainer of the Swiss ski team, and trainer Jacques Reymond carry Michaela Figini on their shoulders after her victory in the downhill. (Keystone) swissinfo.ch Lake Placid 1980 Erich Schärer and Sepp Benz during their victory run in the two-man bob event. Together with Ulrich Bächli and Rudolf Marti, they also took silver in the four-man event, as they had done in Innsbruck four years earlier. (Keystone) Keystone Innsbruck 1976 Heini Hemmi during his victory run in the giant slalom. (Keystone) Keystone Sapporo 1972 Walter Steiner surprised everyone by taking silver on the large hill. These games went down as the "golden days of Sapporo" in Swiss sport history. In the nation standings Switzerland took a sensational third place with a tally of ten medals. First was the Soviet Union with 16 medals, followed by East Germany with 14. (Keystone) Keystone Sapporo 1972 Bernhard Russi on his way to victory in the downhill. (Keystone) Keystone Sapporo 1972 Skier Marie-Theres "Maite" Nadig was not even 18-years-old in this photograph taken in 1972, after she won gold medals in the downhill and giant slalom. (Keystone) Keystone Sapporo 1972 Alfred Kälin leads the field in the 4x10 kilometres cross-country relay event. The Swiss team finished third to take the bronze medal. (Keystone) Keystone Sapporo 1972 The four-man bob team with Jean Wicki, Hans Leutenegger, Werner Camichel and Edy Hubacher (left to right) were over the moon at winning gold. (Keystone) Keystone This content was published on February 10, 2006 - 13:50 February 10, 2006 - 13:50 Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss Films Advent Calendar This content was published on Dec 1, 2023 Dec 1, 2023 This year we’re presenting one film from our Swiss Films selection every day leading up to Christmas Day.