Federer,Cancellara to head Swiss Olympic team

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Updated July 10, 2012

The Swiss Olympic Committee has announced that Roger Federer and Fabian Cancellara will be leading the Switzerland team comprising of 102 athletes to the London Olympics.

Reeling out the objective of the team, the committee said the team for Switzerland is aiming to claim 8 to 10 medals but realistically what is satisfactory to the committee is between 5 medals and 7 medals.

In Bejing Olympics four years ago, Switzerland boasted of 84 athletes and carted away seven medals which Federer and partner Stanislas Wawrinka’s gold medal in men’s tennis doubles and Cancellara’s gold in the men’s road time trial in cycling was amongst.

Swiss Olympic says it refused a national tennis federation request to pick Romina Oprandi, the 66th-ranked woman who switched eligibility from Italy this year.

Switzerland’s chances in the London Olympics got a bigger boost with a first singles gold for Federer on grass courts at Wimbledon as they will be defending their titles.