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Blatter 'confident' as he faces Swiss sports court
Sepp Blatter. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Former Fifa boss Sepp Blatter is back in court on Thursday as he seeks to overturn a six-year ban from football.

Federer teams up with Nadal for new tennis tournament
Federer and Nadal at the Laver Cup launch with Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. Photo: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America/AFP

The duo will play doubles together in a new competition pitting Europe against the rest of the world in a tennis team event.

All you need to know about Switzerland’s strangest sports
Swiss wrestling is the main event at the Eidgenössische. Photo: Ulrich Ackermann/Swiss Tourism

The Local takes a closer look at the unique Swiss sports that are the highlight of the Fédérale, or Eidgenössische, festival this weekend.

Swiss sports court upholds Russia ban from Paralympics
Head of Russia's Paralympic Committee Vladimir Lukin. Photo: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Russia has lost an appeal against a suspension issued over a vast, state-run doping programme.

Rio 2016
In pictures: final day success takes Swiss to seven medals
Nino Schurter wins Switzerland's third gold of Rio 2016. Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP

Nino Schurter takes mountain biking gold on the last day of competition.

Two basejumpers die in Lauterbrunnen accidents
Lauterbrunnen is a popular spot for basejumping. File photo: AFP

A Briton and an Italian plunged to their deaths in Switzerland.

Wawrinka eyes London finals after Masters game
Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America/AFP

The Swiss star reaches the third round of the Cincinnati Masters.

Rio 2016
Swiss sports journalist shot at by Rio gunman
Security agents in Rio. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP

A journalist and cameraman working at the Olympics for Swiss broadcaster RTS were threatened by a gunman.

Rio 2016
Swiss quartet row to gold at Olympics
Lucas Tramèr, Simon Schürch, Simon Niepmann and Mario Gyr celebrate their gold. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Switzerland gets its second gold medal in Rio.

Former Geneva football coach arrested in extortion case
Roger went on the run after being implicated in the bankruptcy of Geneva Servette club. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Frenchman Marc Roger is suspected of committing extortion in Switzerland.

Hingis splits with winning doubles partner
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza at the French Open. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

The Swiss veteran tennis star and her partner Sania Mirza of India are the world's top ranked doubles team.

Rio 2016
Swiss cycling champ wins time-trial gold in Rio
Cancellara will retire at the end of the season. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Fabian Cancellara reclaimed the Olympic cycling time-trial title for Switzerland.

Fifa scandal
Blatter to appear at Lausanne appeal court
Sepp Blatter is currently banned for six years. File photo: Valeriano di Domenico/AFP

Former Fifa president is appealing against his ban from football.

American basejumper saved in amazing 13-hour rescue
Basejumping is popular in Lauterbrunnen. File photo: AFP

He was left injured and stranded on a Swiss rockface after a jump went wrong.

Fifa's Infantino cleared of ethics violations
Gianni Infantino was cleared by Fifa's ethics committee. Photo: Philip Ojisua/AFP

The Fifa president was investigated over his use of private jets, personal expenses, hiring methods and a contract dispute.

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