Simon Ammann is set to compete at Beijing 2022 - 24 years after making his Winter Olympics debut ©Getty Images

Veteran ski jumper Simon Ammann is set to contest his seventh Winter Olympic Games after being named in Switzerland’s squad for Beijing 2022.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist represented his country at Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018.

No Swiss athlete has as many Olympic participations as the 40-year-old who claimed gold in the individual normal hill and large hill events at both Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010.

"Simon Ammann is an exception in Swiss sport, and we are delighted to welcome him to the Swiss Olympic Team for the seventh time," said Ralph Stöckli, Switzerland’s Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022.

As well as Ammann, Swiss Olympic has chosen Killian Peier, Gregor Deschwanden and Dominik Peter to compete for the country in ski jumping.

The National Olympic Committee has announced 78 athletes from ski jumping, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating, ski freestyle, biathlon and snowboarding as part of the squad.

Cross-country skier Dario Cologna is poised to make his fourth and final appearance at the Winter Olympics.

The 45-year-old has achieved four gold medals, with two coming at Sochi 2014 and the others at Vancouver 2010 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Cologna, who was Switzerland’s flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang, leads a 12-member cross-country skiing squad at Beijing 2022.

In biathlon, Lena Häcki, Benjamin Weger and Joscha Burkhalter will compete for Switzerland in Beijing, while a women's, men's and mixed relay team will also be in action.

Swiss Olympic has also picked 12 freestyle skiers and 18 snowboarders.

The freestyle skiing team includes Sarah Höfflin and Mathilde Gremaud who claimed gold and silver respectively in the slopestyle at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Swiss Olympic said it has also selected 18 athletes in the various snowboard disciplines at the request of the Swiss Ski Federation.

Among those are Olympic champions Nevin Galmarini and Patrizia Kummer as well as in-form pair Julie Zogg and Ladina Jenny.

Michael Vogt, Simon Friedli, Melanie Hasler and Martina Fontanive are set to pilot the Swiss bobsleigh teams at Beijing 2022.

The Swiss Olympic bobsleigh team features 14 athletes with Hasler also scheduled to participate in the women’s monobob.