Switzerland at the
1896 Summer Olympics
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NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in Athens, Greece
6 – 15 April 1896
Competitors2 in 2 sports and 5 events
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.


Further information: 1896 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1896 Summer Olympics medal winners

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Louis Zutter Gymnastics Men's pommel horse April 9
 Silver Louis Zutter Gymnastics Men's vault April 9
 Silver Louis Zutter Gymnastics Men's parallel bars April 10


Main article: Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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 Result Rank
Louis Zutter Men's vault Unknown 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Louis Zutter Men's parallel bars Unknown 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Louis Zutter Men's pommel horse Unknown 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Louis Zutter Men's horizontal bar Unknown 3-15


Main article: Shooting at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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.