is it in Rome when the white smoke rises and a new Pope is determined.

“Habemus swing king”,
is it tomorrow night in the train, when a boy’s dream come true. And a young man of 56’000 spectators in the stadium and a Million home in front of the TV during the biggest Sporting event of the country celebrate can.

Much is written and discussed about the myth of Swing, Swiss values and traditions, about this Boom, the national sport seen on the gigantic Dimension of this Federal now.

all smoke and mirrors, when the morning fog lifts. And it’s called: “man’s pants!” Then it goes on with this spectacular Sport. Then, the oscillator, in spite of the crowds and quite lonely when you run into the Arena and the sawdust ring to enter.

Then there is the two fight. Eye-to-eye, man-to-man. Who is on the back, has lost. No beauty, no Style, no video referee. An archaic battle.

the starting position is thrilling as hardly ever before. Three years ago, in Estavayer, we expected to see the generation change. Samuel Giger, Armon Orlik, Remo Käser nest on the hooves. At the end Matthias Glarner – the first king, who was older than 30 years won.

Now is the time
for the next generation even more Mature seem. Pirmin Reichmuth, Samuel Giger, Armon Orlik and Joel Wicki, this time the crown Prince. It would be a Surprise, would not take one of the four Musketeers with the 1200-pound Siegermuni Kolin home. Or veteran Christian Stucki provides for a fairy-tale story.

expectations the Central part of Switzerland. It is an irony of wrestling history, the biggest and currently strongest partial Association with Harry Knüsel the king. With the Zug Pirmin Reichmuth, a few kilometers from the Arena grew up, and with the Entlebucher Joel Wicki in the heart of Switzerland offers two top favorites.

The big question: the Swiss Have the team spirit, the needs, and especially the Bernese always have lives? Swing the Canton of Schwyz and the Ob – and Nidwalden, with the corresponding constellation for the Zuger Reichmuth and the Lucerne Wicki? Sven are Schurtenberger, Marcel Mathis, Christian Schuler, Benji von Ah or Mike waste stone ready to put their own ambitions in the service of the team?

And then it is still the very young. Michael Wiget or Fabian Staudenmann from the Bernbiet, Michael Gwerder, from Central Switzerland or Joel Strebel from the North-West of Switzerland. One of those from the second row suddenly appears in the front of the rank list? One of those on the train jumps?

Enough of the speculation. Now all the questions are answered. And on Sunday evening means: “Habemus swing king.”

23. to 25. August dominate giants, sawdust, and put on their drill trousers, Switzerland – the Swiss Federal wrestling and Alpine festival to festival 2019 in train. Here you will find everything you need to know about the Mega-Event.

The latest sports results of the ESAF, there is always in the News Ticker.

11.00 am / opening of the Festgeländes13.00 / flag reception in Zug14.00 / Start parade

7.30 / invasion of the Schwinger7.45 / Nationalhymne8.00 / Oscillation (1./2. Gear)8.00 / Start Of The Competition Steinstossen13.30 / Decay (3./4. Gang)14.00 / Final 20-kg-Steinstossen14.30 / Final 40-kg-Steinstossen17.15 / end of Decay

7.45 / Ausstich (5. Gear)10.30 / Ausstich (6. Gear)13.30 / Wreath Ausstich (7. Gear)14.45 / Final Unspunnenstein15.15 / wreath ausstich (8. Gear)16.45 / closing speed