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Expats lace up running shoes for Swiss races
Runners take in mountain scenery in the Aletsch half marathon. Photo: Kathy Zimmerman

Expats lace up running shoes for Swiss races


From the simply beautiful to the downright barmy, Switzerland's vast array of running races are a great way for expats to integrate into the Swiss way of life, The Local's Caroline Bishop learns. READ () »

Police chief casts doubt on Swiss cup final future
Stade de Suisse. Photo: Martin Abegglen

Police chief casts doubt on Swiss cup final future

The final of the Swiss football cup may no longer be held in Bern after a police chief expressed his exasperation at clashes in the streets surrounding Monday’s final at the Stade de Suisse. READ () »

Wawrinka defeats Federer in all Swiss final
Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after winning the Monte Carlo Masters as Roger Federer looks on. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Wawrinka defeats Federer in all Swiss final

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament. READ () »

Federer sets up all Swiss tennis showdown
Stanislas Wawrinka and Davis Cup teammate Roger Federer pictured together in Geneva recently. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Federer sets up all Swiss tennis showdown

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday, setting up the first all-Swiss title showdown in 14 years. READ () »

Ski champion announces same-sex marriage
Sylviane Berthod (right in each of the photos) and her partner. Photos: Facebook

Ski champion announces same-sex marriage

Former Swiss alpine ski champion Sylviane Berthod has announced her engagement to marry another woman in a public way — on her Facebook page. READ () »

Ex-footballer Makélélé faces Swiss tax probe
Claude Makélélé in his coaching role last year at Paris Saint Germain. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ex-footballer Makélélé faces Swiss tax probe

Former France midfielder Claude Makélélé is facing a tax probe at home and in Switzerland, a filing showed Tuesday, as reports suggested it could relate to his investments in a Geneva football team. READ () »

Cancellara ends up third in Paris-Roubaix race
Fabian Cancellara on a better day, winning the Tour of Flanders earlier this month. Photo: AFP

Cancellara ends up third in Paris-Roubaix race

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara failed to claim a record-equalling fourth victory in the Paris-Roubaix cycling race on Sunday as Niki Terpstra from the Netherlands grabbed the top spot in a surprise finish. READ () »

US football's Redskins name called 'offensive'
Image: Washington Redskins

US football's Redskins name called 'offensive'

The Washington Redskins team name is a symbol of centuries of abuse faced by Native Americans, a human rights expert from the United Nation in Geneva said on Friday, without calling formally for it to be axed. READ () »

Armstrong doping probe results due next year
Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong. Photo: Paul Coster

Armstrong doping probe results due next year

An inquiry team probing the role of cycling's leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport's Swiss-based global governing body UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) said on Wednesday. READ () »

UEFA plans 1914 'truce match' centennial
UEFA President Michel Platini (right). Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

UEFA plans 1914 'truce match' centennial

European football's Swiss-based governing body UEFA on Tuesday announced that it is planning a high-level ceremony to mark the 1914 Christmas truce match played by Allied and German soldiers in the First World War. READ () »

Swiss head to Davis Cup semis after comeback
The comeback kings: Wawrinka and Federer celebrate victory in Geneva. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss head to Davis Cup semis after comeback

Switzerland, Italy and France all staged thrilling comebacks on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup tennis tournament semi-finals. READ () »

Cancellera wins third Tour of Flanders
Cancellera celebrates victory. Photo: AFP

Cancellera wins third Tour of Flanders

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara won his third Tour of Flanders cycling race in a four-up sprint to the line following 259 kilometres of racing from Bruges to Oudenaarde on Sunday. READ () »

Federer pulls Swiss level after Wawrinka shock
Photo: AFP

Federer pulls Swiss level after Wawrinka shock

Roger Federer pulled Switzerland level against Kazakhstan in their Davis Cup quarter-final after Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka had slumped to a shock defeat in Geneva. READ () »

Federer and Wawrinka buoy Davis Cup hopes
"Stan the man" and the "Fed Express" ready to wow a home crowd. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP

Federer and Wawrinka buoy Davis Cup hopes

Switzerland's top tennis stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will complete in both singles and doubles for their country in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal clash against Kazakhstan in Geneva this weekend. READ () »

US wingsuit flyer dies after weekend accident
A wingsuit flyer in action. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

US wingsuit flyer dies after weekend accident

American wingsuit flier Brian Drake has died after being seriously injured in an accident in the Bernese Oberland that claimed the lives of a New Zealander and a Frenchman last weekend, police said on Thursday. READ () »

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