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Legal status FIFA asks to rub shoulders with UN and Red Cross

World football’s governing body FIFA hopes for better access to international staff by becoming an international NGO.

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International sports Why Swiss judges ruled on the Caster Semenya case

Thanks to Swiss judges, athlete Caster Semenya can compete in races of all distances without medication to lower her testosterone levels – for now.

Mountaineering death Matterhorn claims British victim

A 24-year-old British alpinist is dead following an accident on the Matterhorn in southern Switzerland on Monday.

This content was published on June 3, 2019 5:44 PM

Guns for sport How the Swiss show their ‘great love of shooting’

Sport shooting has long history and is popular in Switzerland, as a visit to two shooting clubs in Geneva shows.

In photos Switzerland, a nation of gun lovers

Shooting is a favourite leisure sport in Switzerland. But gun lovers fear a new weapons law could spoil their fun.

Third meeting? Attorney general under pressure over alleged meeting with FIFA boss

A probe has been opened to shed light on an alleged third meeting between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. 

This content was published on April 25, 2019 3:23 PM

Soccer business Football Leaks probe closed against Swiss prosecutor

The Valais Attorney General’s Office has closed its probe into the ties between a Valais prosecutor and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

This content was published on April 12, 2019 12:02 PM

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

treacherous tobogganing How women are taking on the Cresta Run

(Julie Hunt/ with extra footage from Riccardo Spalacci) 

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.