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Swiss cantons team up to vie for winter Olympic games
The resort of Verbier in the canton of Valais. File photo: The Local

Valais and Vaud launch joint candidacy for the 2026 winter Olympics.

French Open tennis
Wawrinka eases into third round in Paris

Swiss defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka beat Japan's Taro Daniel.

French Open tennis
Stan the man survives first round scare
Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

Stan Wawrinka battles through five sets in his Roland Garros first round match.

Swiss aerial accidents leave three dead
File photo: Priyandarshi Ranjan

It was a deadly weekend in the skies over Switzerland.

Swiss champ wins first title on home soil
Wawrinka goes into the French Open on strong form. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

French Open champion Stan Wawrinka clinches the Geneva Open title.

Federer absence a ‘loss’ for French Open
Federer’s absence was a primary topic of conversation at Roland Garros. Photo: AFP

Novak Djokovic was among those expressing their disappointment at Roger Federer’s withdrawal from the French Open.

Brother of Belgian bomber wins gold in Switzerland
Mourad Laachraoui was left 'devastated' by his brother's actions. Photo: Emmanual Dunand/AFP

"You don't choose your family," says Mourad Laachraoui.

French Open tennis
Swiss champ Federer pulls out of French Open
File photo: Miguel Medina

Is this the beginning of the end of Roger Federer's long career?

Volleyball player from Sierra Leone 'missing' in Switzerland
File photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America/AFP

Athlete fails to return to home country after a competition in Lucerne.

Uefa plans September presidency election
Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Uefa looks to replace banned Michel Platini, who quit over an ethics scandal with Fifa.

Players face hawk-eye at Europa final in Basel
Basel's St Jakob-Park stadium. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

Goal-line technology (GLT) will be used by Uefa for the first time in Wednesday's Europa League final.

IOC looks to ban 31 drug cheats from Rio games
IOC president Thomas Bach said cheats 'can never rest'. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/ADP

The 31 athletes from 12 countries failed doping tests after new analysis of samples taken from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

IOC demands probe into Sochi doping allegations
President Putin celebrates with Russian atheletes in Sochi. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti/AFP

The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called for an immediate probe into revelations concerning a Russian doping scandal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Tennis
Austrian triumphs over ailing Federer in Rome
Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer's Rome Masters bid ended with a third round defeat to Dominic Thiem.

Tennis: Federer back on form with win in Rome
Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Last week's back pain proves a thing of the past for Roger Federer as he wins his first match at the Rome Masters.

Photo: Emmanual Dunand/AFP
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