Zurich Switzerland Sports
Zurich is a strong and renowned brand in Switzerland and has supported the Swiss Ice Hockey Cup from the very beginning. The Swiss insurance group, which continues to present its brand and support for the team, will continue until the end of the 2020 / 21 season. Zurich has secured a long-term sponsorship agreement with Zurich Insurance Company for the 2018 / 19 season and has been supporting and anchoring the brand since its foundation in the early 1990s.
Infront has maintained a long-standing partnership since the founding of the Swiss Ice Hockey Cup in the 1990s, and Infront has a close relationship with Zurich Insurance Company, Switzerland's largest insurance company.
At club level, the Grasshopper Club Zurich holds the record for winning the Swiss Ice Hockey Cup, the highest ice hockey competition in Switzerland. It is the second most successful club hockey tournament in the world, just behind the World Cup of Hockey.
The FIFA World Football Museum, based in Zurich, offers football fanatics a pulse-racing exhibition. The most important sporting events in Switzerland include the Olympic Games, which take place every four years from August to September in Zurich, and the World Cup.
Other sports practiced in the country include regular Sunday morning shooting, and in winter you can also try a variety of sports such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and snowshoeing. Swiss teams compete in the A-League and there is a frozen lake with its own ice rink, while Zurich has the largest ice rinks in Europe. Swedish athletes perform at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Football is one of the nation's most popular sports, and there are countless amateur clubs. The national football team represents Switzerland, which has not yet won an international cup, but women's football is also very popular. Unfortunately Switzerland is not yet very successful internationally, but it regularly makes it to the finals of the World Cup.
There are countless opportunities for sporting activities in Switzerland, more than one in four Swiss people are active members of sports clubs. The Swiss are very active in sport and tend to play more sports than the rest of the world, as one in four Swiss members is a member of a sports club.
The most popular and well-known sport in the country is the Swiss national team with more than 1.5 million active members. And last but not least, we have Swiss traditional alpine sports that have maintained their value over the years. The Swiss reached their sporting peak in the 1990s when they won the Nations Cup for the first time in their history at the World Cup in Switzerland.
Ice hockey is probably as popular in Switzerland as football, and the attendance figures are roughly the same in both sports. Swiss play for fun, especially if you count the 4000 teams that participate in the tournament every year.
Switzerland offers its inhabitants and visitors a wide variety of sports due to its varied landscape and climate. The flag is a huge plus, but the climate offers great opportunities for winter sports in all conditions.
There are a number of them all - including organisations such as the Swiss National Olympic Committee, the Swiss National Museum and the Swiss Sports Foundation. They support the development of sport in Switzerland and make their own museums available in Lausanne and Zurich.
The Alpine World Cup is held annually and, like the other Winter Olympics, is considered the most important alpine ski competition in the world. Switzerland is also known as one of the most popular destinations for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
This is also the site of the competition luge, which originated in the Swiss spa town of St. Moritz, where the first bobsleigh luge was built at the end of the 19th century.
Like many other Europeans, most Swiss are fans of FA football and the national team, the Nati, is widely supported. Swiss national sport is one of the most popular sports in Switzerland, especially in the German-speaking world.
Some of the best skiers in the world are Swiss, such as Didier Cuche and Pirmin Zurbriggen, and it seems that Zermatt should also have the most iconic mountain in Europe. Sports activities in Switzerland go far beyond skiing, as the country is actually home to the best ski resorts in the world. Switzerland has no fewer than 162 ski resorts, but the famous Matterhorn area, which offers some of the best ski resorts in the world, is the most famous. As one of the best places to ski, it is no wonder that the Swiss ski resorts attract more than 1.5 million visitors every year.
Some of the biggest names in Swiss tennis include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick, but also greats such as Roger Wozniacki, David Goffin and Roger Waters.