The Swiss are keen sports enthusiasts, especially outdoor pursuits.
Sport and leisure – facts and figures
- Since the modern Olympic Games began, Swiss athletes have won a total of 192 Summer Olympic medals and 138 Winter Olympic medals.
- The most popular sport in Switzerland is football. Around 10,000 matches are played every weekend.
- Roger Federer is the most famous Swiss sportsperson in the world. He has won a record 17 Grand Slam tournaments to date.
- Over 40 international sports federations and organisations have their headquarters in Switzerland, mostly in the canton of Vaud.
- Switzerland has 2,450 ski lifts, of which 54% are T-bars.
- There are over 20,000 sports clubs in Switzerland and 2.7 million sport licences.
- Switzerland has around 32,000 sports facilities.