Swiss Sports Awards 2014

Swiss Sporting Achievement 2014

Swiss Sports Awards 2014

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Swiss Sports Awards 2014

Swiss Sports Awards 2014

Photo © Geoff Pegler

The 2014 Swiss “Sports Awards” Gala ceremony, sponsored by Credit Suisse, took place last night at the TV Studios in Oerlikon in Zurich. Twenty athletes were competing for the title of “athlete” and “Sportsman of the Year”. Last year’s winners, Giulia Steingruber and Dario Cologna, were also nominated but they conceded their positions to Roger Federer and Dominique Gisin respectively.

Giulia Steingruber

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Giulia Steingruber

Roger Federer flew in specially for the event and was flying back out straight afterwards to Dubai. Stan Wawrinka was sadly not present due to illness but there were lots of well known sporting faces in evidence. Below Iouri Podladtchikov and Lara Gut.

Iouri Podladtchikov and Lara Gut

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sarah Meier ice skater

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Above figure skater Sarah Meier.

As well as the awards ceremony there was also a “flying dinner” and Apéro and the whole event was beautifully organised.

Swiss Sports Awards 2014

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Roger Federer won the sportsman of the year award

Roger Federer wins Swiss Sports Awards

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Dominique Gisin, the alpine skier, won the sportswoman of the year award

Dominique Gisin at Swiss Awards Ceremony

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Roger Federer and Dominique Gisin

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Roger Federer and Dominque Gisin

The Davis Cup Tennis team won the team award:

Davis Cup Team at Swiss Sports Awards

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Marcel Hug won the paralympic award

Marcel Hug wins the Swiss Sports Awards

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Kariem Hussain won the newcomer of the year award

Kariem Hussain wins Swiss Sports Awards

Photo © Geoff Pegler

The trainer of the year award was won by Guri Hetland.

Musical Interludes

There was musical entertainment in the form of German singer Herbert Grönemeyer, Italian rock singer Gianna Nannini from Italy and Swiss band Pegasus who hail from Biel.

Pegasus

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Pegasus

Roger Federer

Photo © Geoff Pegler

The next event will take place on Sunday 13th November 2015. For more information please see here.

 

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