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 Federer to miss Rio, rest of season with injury
Federer is recovering from injury. Photo: AFP

Roger Federer will miss the remainder of the season, including next month's Olympic Games in Rio.

No blanket IOC doping ban for Russian athletes
The IOC ruled that 800m runner Yuliya Stepanova, who turned whistleblower on doping in Russian athletics, could not go to Rio even as a neutral. Photo: AFP

At a meeting in Lausanne on Sunday, the International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.

IOC reports more doping failures pre-Rio
President Thomas Bach said the retesting showed the IOC's commitment to fight doping. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The International Olympic Committee reports 45 new doping failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Swiss sports court upholds ban on Russian athletes
Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva (centre) is among the athletes affected. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/Wang Zhao/Greg Baker/AFP

The decision by Lausanne's Court of Arbitration for Sport is a "funeral for athletics" said one Russian athlete.

Swiss rider quits Tour to focus on Olympics
Fabian Cancellara wants to focus on the Olympics. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Fabian Cancellara has just ended his last ever Tour de France.

In pictures: Tour de France ends Swiss trip in 35C heat
Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Ilnur Zakarin won Wednesday's 17th stage of the Tour de France on its final day in Switzerland.

IOC bans Putin ally from Rio Olympics
President Putin with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. Photo: Alexei Druchinin/Ria Novosti/AFP

The Lausanne-based IOC bans Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko over a state-run doping programme.

Swiss capital welcomes Tour de France cyclists
Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP

World champion Peter Sagan was victorious in Bern as he won the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Monday.

Tennis
Swiss player wins first title on home soil
Victorija Golubic picks up the Gstaad trophy. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Zurich-based player Victorija Golubic beat third seed Kiki Bertens to win the Gstaad WTA tournament.

Swiss sports court puts Sharapova out of Rio
In March Maria Sharapova announced she had failed a drugs test. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP

Lausanne's Court of Arbitration for Sport won't rule on tennis star's doping ban until September, meaning she can't compete in the Olympics.

I'll be back at Wimbledon, vows beaten Federer
"I hope to be back on Centre Court, to be very clear for you." Photo: AFP

Roger Federer insists he will be back at Wimbledon in 2017, when he will be pushing 36, despite his heartbreaking loss to Milos Raonic in Friday's semi-finals.

Wimbledon
Federer makes semifinal after astonishing comeback
File photo: Miguel Medina

Federer saved three match points to beat Marin Cilic in five sets.

Wimbledon
Federer ties Grand Slam record with latest win
Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

Roger Federer reached his 14th Wimbledon quarterfinal and tied Martina Navratilova's all-time Grand Slam record of 306 match wins on Monday.

Rio 2016
CAS to rule on Rio hopes of Russian athletes
Olympic flags in Rio. Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

The Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will decide whether to overturn the ban against Russia's athletics programme.

Infantino's lifestyle slammed in FIFA memo
The 11-page memo, dated May 23 last, concerns the first two months of Infantino’s presidency. Photo: AFP

The governance of new Fifa president Gianni Infantino and his lifestyle have drawn criticism in an internal memo of world football’s governing body, published online by the Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung.

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