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Wawrinka dubbed 'Stan the man' of Geneva Open
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Wawrinka dubbed 'Stan the man' of Geneva Open

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka brushed aside his recent problems on — and off — the court on Tuesday at a press conference in Geneva to highlight his appearance as the top-ranked player at next month’s Geneva Open tournament. READ  

Frog invasion forces halt to Zurich football game
Photo: FC Embrach

Frog invasion forces halt to Zurich football game

A referee was forced to stop an amateur football match between two senior clubs in Zurich after thousands of frogs invaded the field, according to media reports on Monday. READ  

Wawrinka announces separation from wife
Wawrinka playing last week at Monte Carlo. Photo: AFP

Wawrinka announces separation from wife

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka took to his Facebook page on Sunday to announce that he is separating from his wife Ilham after living with her for ten years. READ  

IOC chief welcomes Paris bid for 2024 Olympics
Hollande and Bach shake hands in Lausanne. Photo: Ian Jones/IOC

IOC chief welcomes Paris bid for 2024 Olympics

International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach on Thursday said that Paris would be an "exemplary" host of the 2024 Olympics after meeting French President François Hollande in Lausanne. READ  

Wawrinka and Federer stunned in Monte Carlo
Federer leaves court after loss. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Wawrinka and Federer stunned in Monte Carlo

UPDATED: Switzerland's Roger Federer joined defending title holder Stan Wawrinka as an upset victim at the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday as the 2014 finalist lost 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to France's Gael Monfils. READ  

Somali exile in Lausanne seeks Olympic glory
Faisal Jeylani Aweys (right) interviewed at 2013 world taekwondo championship in Mexico 2013. Photo: Faisal Jeylani Aweys

Somali exile in Lausanne seeks Olympic glory

Faisal Jeylani Aweys has not seen his native Somalia since he fled 14 years ago, but he lives in hope of winning an Olympic medal for his war-torn country. READ  

Wawrinka starts Monte Carlo defence with win
Wawrinka (above) and Federer both advanced to the third round. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Wawrinka starts Monte Carlo defence with win

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka kicked off the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Argentine Juan Monaco to progress to the third round. READ  

Lausanne celebrates a century of Olympism
IOC President Thomas Bach and Lausanne Mayor Daniel Brélaz shake hands over centennial celebrations. Photo: Ian Jones/IOC

Lausanne celebrates a century of Olympism

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its arrival in Lausanne with a programme of free public events over the next six months that showcase the city’s connection with international sport. READ  

Djokovic and Federer set for clay court return
The rivalry continues: Federer and Djokovic at Indian Wells last month. Photo: AFP

Djokovic and Federer set for clay court return

Top seed Novak Djokovic and number two Roger Federer are both feeling close to the top of their games as the Monte Carlo Masters began on Sunday, marking the glamour start to the European clay court season. READ  

Swiss NBA star charged in US nightclub fracas
Sefolosha (right) in action for the Atlanta Hawks. Photo: Erik Drost

Swiss NBA star charged in US nightclub fracas

New York police arrested Swiss pro basketball player Thabo Sefolosha following a fracas outside a Manhattan nightclub where another player was stabbed early on Wednesday, according to American media reports. READ  

Hingis set for Fed Cup return after 17 years
Photo: Bill Mitchell

Hingis set for Fed Cup return after 17 years

Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis is set to return to Fed Cup duty following a 17-year absence after being called up on Tuesday by captain Heinz Günthardt. READ  

Avalanches pose risk for late-season skiers
Emergency rescue officials responding to an avalanche accident earlier this season. Photo Valais cantonal police:

Avalanches pose risk for late-season skiers

Experts are warning of a significant avalanche risk in regions of the Swiss Alps this week, which for many ski resorts marks the close of the season. READ  

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  

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