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Armstrong accuser feels vindicated in Lausanne
Betsy Andreu speaking at a press conference for "The Armstrong Lie", a film shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America/AFP

Armstrong accuser feels vindicated in Lausanne

Betsy Andreu, one of the first people to attest that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took banned substances, told AFP that despite him "trying to destroy" her life she felt like she had won by testifying to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Lausanne on Tuesday. READ  

Wawrinka slips in world tennis rankings
Wawrinka in action at this year's Australian Open. Photo: AFP

Wawrinka slips in world tennis rankings

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka slipped in the latest world rankings for tennis players released on Monday that saw Serbia’s Novak Djovokovic cementing his lead as number one, ahead of Swiss Roger Federer. READ  

Djokovic fends off Federer for 50th title
Federer: Disappointed "to let it slip away". Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Djokovic fends off Federer for 50th title

Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated Switzerland's Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 on Sunday to successfully defend his Indian Wells crown and claim his 50th career ATP title. READ  

Swiss claim World Cup mixed ski team victory
Swiss team celebrates World Cup win on podium. Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Swiss claim World Cup mixed ski team victory

Switzerland beat Sweden to claim victory in the mixed team event at the season-ending World Cup skiing finals in Méribel, France on Friday. READ  

Fifa agrees to 'winter' World Cup in Qatar

Football's governing body Fifa on Thursday approved holding the final of the controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar on December 18th at the end of the first tournament held in the northern winter, a top official said. READ  

Federer advances to Indian Wells quarters
Photo: AFP

Federer advances to Indian Wells quarters

Switzerland's Roger Federer defeated American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA and ATP Indian Wells tennis tournament in California on Wednesday. READ  

Défago clinches second place in Méribel downhill
Défago winning gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics downhill. Photo: Kevin Pedraja

Défago clinches second place in Méribel downhill

Swiss skier Didier Défago came second in the Wednesday’s downhill race at Méribel in France, to cap the final season of his career. READ  

Federer avenges only loss of season
Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Federer avenges only loss of season

Switzerland's Roger Federer avenged his only loss of the season and world No. 3 Rafael Nadal avoided another early exit Tuesday at the WTA and ATP Indian Wells tennis tournament. READ  

Teenager Bencic scores upset Indian Wells win
Belinda Bencic in winning form. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP

Teenager Bencic scores upset Indian Wells win

Plucky Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic pulled off the biggest win of her young tennis career on Monday at Indian Wells, California by upsetting world number five Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. READ  

Champions League
Porto crushes Basel to make quarterfinals
Porto players celebrate goal against Basel. Photo: Miguel Riopa/AFP

Porto crushes Basel to make quarterfinals

Porto's football team remained unbeaten in the Champions League this season and qualified for the quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 as they defeated Swiss side Basel 5-1 on aggregate on Tuesday. READ  

Swiss solar plane touches down in Oman
Solar Impulse Andre Borschberg and Piccard share a joke before plane takes off from Abu Dhabi. Photo: Marwan Naamani/AFP

Swiss solar plane touches down in Oman

Solar Impulse 2 landed on Monday in Oman, completing the initial leg of its epic bid to become the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, testing its pilots to the limit. READ  

Doping still 'endemic' in cycling: UCI chief
Brian Cookson: "UCI management has changed." Photo: UCI

Doping still 'endemic' in cycling: UCI chief

Doping remains an endemic problem, cycling chief Brian Cookson said on Monday after the publication of a damning independent report accusing cycling's Swiss-based world body of turning a blind eye to drug cheat Lance Armstrong. READ  

Champions League
Porto dealt injury blow ahead of Basel match
Estádio do Dragão, Porto's home stadium. Photo: Edgar Jiménez

Porto dealt injury blow ahead of Basel match

FC Porto come into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Swiss football champions Basel on Tuesday with the upper hand but with serious concerns over the fitness of their leading scorer. READ  

Belgians knock Swiss out of Davis Cup tourney
Swiss Henri Laaksonen in action on Sunday. Photo: John Thys/Belga/AFP

Belgians knock Swiss out of Davis Cup tourney

Defending champions Switzerland crashed out of the Davis Cup in the first round on Sunday with Belgium advancing 3-2 to the quarterfinals of the men's team tennis tournament. READ  

Davis Cup odds stacked against Swiss in Belgium
Swiss teammates Severin Lüthi and Stan Wawrinka hoist Federer after Davis Cup win against Italy last year. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Davis Cup odds stacked against Swiss in Belgium

Switzerland's hold on the Davis Cup is under real threat this weekend when the country's tennis team travel to Liege to take on Belgium in one of eight World Group first round ties. READ  

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