Sports Awards 2012 – Roger Federer and Nicola Spirig In Zurich & Bradley Wiggins in London

Congratulations to Roger Federer, Wimbledon champion, Olympic Silver medal winner and former tennis World Number One, who was crowned best Swiss Athlete of 2012 when he was awarded 44 percent of the votes in the final round of the Credit Suisse Sports Awards. In fact Roger also won this prize back in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Well done too to Nicola Spirig, the triathlete, and Gold Medal winner in this year’s Olympics, who won the female best Swiss Athlete of the 2012, with 53 % of the votes.  The awards were presented at a ceremony which took place on Sunday night in Zurich.

Photo of Roger Federer and Nicola Spirig

Photo: Blick

And in London, on the same evening, Bradley Wiggins was awarded the BBC British Sports Personality of the year. Bradley, who won the Tour de France in 2012 as well as a gold at the Olympics, had his award presented to him by the Duchess of Cambridge.  Congratulations to all three amazing athletes!

Bradley Wiggins and Kate, Duchess of  Cambridge

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House of Switzerland in London

If you’re over in London for the Olympics don’t forget to visit the House of Switzerland 2012 at Glaziers Hall near London Bridge for little taste of Switzerland. Activities, information and fun as well as a restaurant and lots more. Next door there is also a pop-up restaurant, known as the “Bernese Chalet offering typical Swiss fare with images of the Bernese Oberland countryside painted on the walls of what is usually the Mudlark pub! Roger Federer was at the House of Switzerland on Sunday and Diccon Bewes the best selling English author who writes about life in Switzerland has been visiting too. For more information check the website http://www.houseofswitzerland.org/en/ Open 9am – 11pm daily till the 12th August

Photo courtesy of House of Switzerland