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Dangling experience American tourist's glider pilot temporarily loses licence

The Swiss aviation authorities have suspended the licence of a hang glider pilot following a harrowing incident with an American tourist last year.

This content was published on March 20, 2019 12:36 PM

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treacherous tobogganing How women are taking on the Cresta Run

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Break with tradition Making way for women at the dangerous Cresta Run

This season, women are allowed to race the whole way down the iconic Cresta Run toboggan track in Switzerland for the first time in 90 years.

Football hooliganism FC Sion football fans convicted over Neuchâtel riots

Some 52 FC Sion football supporters have been sentenced for rioting at an FC Neuchâtel Xamax-FC Sion match last year.

This content was published on March 5, 2019 10:07 AM

Mountain accident Crans-Montana avalanche claims a life

A 34-year-old man, who was pulled out of a Swiss ski resort avalanche, died from his injuries overnight. Three others sustained lesser injuries.

This content was published on February 20, 2019 10:11 AM

Kasper retracts International ski chief apologises for ‘dictator’ comments

The head of the International Ski Federation (FIS), Gian-Franco Kasper, has apologised for saying he prefers dictator-led countries to run large ...

This content was published on February 7, 2019 4:07 PM

International ballet contest Supporting local dancers at Prix de Lausanne

The world-renowned international ballet competition, Prix de Lausanne, is underway in western Switzerland – with 74 young dancers from 19 countries.

soccer bankruptcy Former FC Xamax owner partly vindicated by appeals court

Judges have upheld the appeal by Chechen businessman Bulat Chagaev against a jail term handed down to him for fraud and other charges.

This content was published on January 23, 2019 2:58 PM

Ski challenge Learn to ski in three lessons!

Ski nation? Getting the Swiss back on skis

How can the Swiss be persuaded to hit the slopes again?