— Published 6 July 2021

Switzerland with Roger Federer


Will Roger Federer participate in his fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo? According to the Swiss National Olympic Committee (Swiss Olympic), the answer is yes. The body based in the Berne region unveiled the Swiss selection for the Tokyo Games on Monday, July 5th. It includes 116 athletes, and Roger Federer is among them. This is the largest Swiss delegation for the Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996. Five years ago, 105 Swiss athletes took part in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Roger Federer has made no secret of the fact that he wants to go to the Tokyo Games, but he said he wanted to make his decision after the Wimbledon tournament, where he qualified for the quarter-finals on Monday, July 5th. The Swiss has already taken part in the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. He won gold in doubles in 2008 with Stan Wawrinka and silver in singles in 2012. Swiss Olympic’s head of mission at the Rio Games, Ralph Stöckli, has set a medal target of “7+” for Swiss athletes. “We could have set a higher target. But with the difficult 15 months we have all been through, which have shown us what our priorities are, it is more accurate to say that we want above all to exceed the seven medals of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games,” he explained on Monday, during the announcement of the selection for the Tokyo Games.