Switzerland at the
1928 Winter Olympics
Flag of Switzerland.svg
IOC codeSUI
NOCSwiss Olympic Association
Websitewww.swissolympic.ch (in German and French)
in St. Moritz
Competitors41 (40 men, 1 woman) in 7 sports
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Switzerland was the host nation for the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. The lone bronze medal won in men's ice hockey remains the lowest output by a host nation at a modern Olympic games (Winter or Summer).

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Switzerland men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SUI-1 Charles Stoffel
René Fonjallaz
Henry Höhnes
Emil Coppetti
Louis Koch
Five-man 1:43.1 10 1:42.6 7 3:25.7 8
SUI-2 Jean Mollien
John Schneiter
René Ansermoz
André Mollien
William Pichard
Five-man 1:41.7 5 1:48.2 20 3:29.9 13

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Alfons Julen DNF
Florian Zogg 1'58:52 24
Otto Furrer 1'57:05 21
Walter Bussmann 1'49:46 15
50 km Hans Zeier DNF
Carlo Gourlaouen 5'55:09 22
Robert Wampfler 5'42:40 17
Walter Bussman 5'38:49 15

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Elvira Barbey Women's singles 19 16 125 1648.75 19
Pairs
Athletes Points Score Final rank
Elvira Barbey
Louis Barbey
97 64.75 11

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Group C

The top team (highlighted) advanced to the medal round.

Team GP W L T GF GA
 Switzerland 2 1 0 1 5 4
 Austria 2 0 0 2 4 4
 Germany 2 0 1 1 0 1
February 11  Switzerland 4:4
(2:4,1:0,1:0)
 Austria
February 16  Switzerland 1:0
(1:0,0:0,0:0)
 Germany

Medal round

The top teams from each of the three groups, plus Canada, which had received a bye into the medal round, played a 3-game round-robin to determine the medal winners.

Team GP W L GF GA
 Canada 3 3 0 38 0
 Sweden 3 2 1 7 12
 Switzerland 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3 1 2 4 17
 Great Britain 3 0 3 1 21
February 17  Switzerland 4:0
(0:0,2:0,2:0)
 Great Britain
February 18  Switzerland 0:4
(0:1,0:0,0:3)
 Sweden
February 19  Switzerland 0:13
(0:4,0:4,0:3)
 Canada
Bronze:
 Switzerland (SUI)
Giannin Andreossi
Mezzi Andreossi
Robert Breiter
Louis Dufour
Charles Fasel
Albert Geromini
Fritz Kraatz
Arnold Martignoni
Heini Meng
Anton Morosani
Luzius Rüedi
Richard Torriani

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Events:

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
Hans Eidenbenz Individual 2'05:26 5.875 20 47.5 51.5 15.227 9 10.551 19
Stephan Lauener 2'00:57 8.125 16 50.5 59.0 16.542 4 12.333 13
Adolf Rubi 1'56:40 10.250 14 46.5 54.0 15.000 12 12.625 11
David Zogg 1'55:56 10.625 13 47.0 47.0 13.187 17 11.906 16

Skeleton

Main article: Skeleton at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Willy von Eschen 1:04.8 6 DNF DNF
Alexander Berner 1:03.4 5 1:03.4 5 1:02.0 4 3:08.8 5

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 (Dist.) Jump 2 (Dist.) Total
Points Rank
Bruno Trojani Normal hill 48.5 63.0 (fall) 10.782 32
Sepp Mühlbauer 52.0 58.0 16.541 7
Ernst Feuz 52.5 58.5 16.458 8
Gérard Vuilleumier 57.5 62.0 (fall) 12.020 30

References

  • Comité Olympique Suisse (1928). Résultats des Concours des IImes Jeux Olympiques d'hiver (PDF) (in French). Lausanne: Imprimerie du Léman. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-06-10.