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Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
Lausanne in winter. Photo: OTV/L Ryser

Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

The Swiss city of Lausanne will host the third Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday. READ  

Swiss equestrians ride again after drugs appeal
Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets compete in La Baule in May. Photo: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP

Swiss equestrians ride again after drugs appeal

Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, the individual show jumping gold medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, is free to compete again after the international equestrian federation (FEI) announced on Monday they would lift a provisional ban. READ  

Federer and Wawrinka in Swiss Davis Cup return
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Federer and Wawrinka in Swiss Davis Cup return

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka have made themselves available for Switzerland's Davis Cup World Group playoff match against the Netherlands in September. READ  

Diver killed in collision with Swiss windsurfer
Stock photo of a windsurfer in Gran Canaria. Photo: El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía/Flickr

Diver killed in collision with Swiss windsurfer

A Russian died on Monday after being hit in the neck by the board of a professional Swiss windsurfer on the popular Spanish tourist island of Gran Canaria. READ  

Fifa faces long struggle to pass reforms
Photo: AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI

Fifa faces long struggle to pass reforms

The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to finetune crucial reforms of football's scandal-hit world governing body Fifa will be named very soon a source close to the organization's leadership said. READ  

Protester showers Blatter with fake bank notes
FIFA said on Monday that a special election will be held on February 26th to replace long-term president Sepp Blatter (pictured). Photo: AFP

Protester showers Blatter with fake bank notes

A British comedian on Monday interrupted a press conference by Fifa president Sepp Blatter throwing paper money in front of Blatter just as he was about to speak. READ  

Crisis-hit FIFA sets election for February
Photo: AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI

Crisis-hit FIFA sets election for February

FIFA said on Monday that a special election will be held on February 26th to replace president Sepp Blatter. READ  

Swiss boats scoop prizes in Lake Geneva races
Photo: Hydrocontest

Swiss boats scoop prizes in Lake Geneva races

Boats designed by Swiss students proved to be among the fastest and most innovative in an international contest held on Lake Geneva. READ  

Switzerland extradites first FIFA suspect to US
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini

Switzerland extradites first FIFA suspect to US

One of the seven FIFA officials held in Switzerland over corruption allegations has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss justice authorities say. READ  

Boats of the future set sail on Lake Geneva
Photo: Hydrocontest

Boats of the future set sail on Lake Geneva

An international competition to find the best, most energy-efficient boats of the future has launched on Lake Geneva. READ  

Upbeat Federer refuses to be written off yet
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Upbeat Federer refuses to be written off yet

Roger Federer warned his rivals not to write him off yet after a Wimbledon final defeat that left the Swiss star without a major title for three years. READ  

Djokovic denies Federer eighth Wimbledon title
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Djokovic denies Federer eighth Wimbledon title

Switzerland’s Roger Federer lost his bid for a record eighth All England Club triumph on Sunday when defending champion Novak Djokovic won a third Wimbledon title and a ninth Grand Slam crown. READ  

Wimbledon 2015
Tennis's top two to tangle in Sunday's final
Federer: heading to his tenth Wimbledon final. Photo: AFP

Tennis's top two to tangle in Sunday's final

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic will meet for the 40th time on Sunday in a Wimbledon final rematch after they swept through their semifinals in straight sets on Friday. READ  

Athletissima 2015
Gatlin wins 26th straight race in Lausanne
Gatlin: peaking in time for world championships. Photo: AFP/File

Gatlin wins 26th straight race in Lausanne

American Justin Gatlin reinforced his credentials as favourite for next month's world championships by powering to an impressive victory in the 100m at the Athletissima meet in Lausanne on Thursday. READ  

Fifa corruption scandal
Fifa bans ex-official for life over massive bribes
Chuck Blazer: central figure in Fifa scandal. Photo: Peter Kohalmi/AFP

Fifa bans ex-official for life over massive bribes

Zurich-based Fifa on Thursday banned for life Chuck Blazer, a central figure in the corruption scandal that has engulfed world football, for taking millions of dollars in bribes. READ  

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