Pursuing glory Racing in "La Grande Odyssée", a 1,000km sledge dog competition through the French and Swiss Alps. (Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott) Keystone An airborne Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland competes on the uneven bars in the Gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam. (Reuters/Dylan Martinez) Reuters Moriwaki Moto2 rider Thomas Lüthi of Switzerland rides past seagulls during the qualifying session of the Australian Grand Prix. (Reuters/Mick Tsikas) Reuters Swiss runner Werner Schweizer, 71, trains for the 166km Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. The race was cancelled due to bad weather. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) Reuters Not all riders managed to finish qualifying for the finals of the BMX Swiss Cup in Echichens near Lausanne. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) Reuters Swiss-sponsored Alinghi 5 sails in Valencia, Spain, ahead of the 33rd America's Cup. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz) Keystone Tennis' biggest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal warm up during the Qatar Open in Doha. (Reuters/Fadi Al-Assaad) Reuters A calm moment for Toro Rosso Formula One driver Sébastien Buemi of Switzerland during practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh) Reuters Novel rollerblading at the farmers' horse and trotter race event in Schwarzenburg near Bern. (Reuters/Michael Buholzer) Reuters The Swiss troupe Eurodancers fly the flag at the Cheerleading Championships in St Gallen. (Keystone/Ennio Leanza) Keystone The thinker's sport. The Swiss town of Biel hosted the masters tournament of the 43rd International Chess Festival. (Keystone/Alessandro della Valle) Keystone Ready to leap into the swimming leg during the Ironman Triathlon Switzerland in Zurich. (Keystone/Patrick B. Krämer) Keystone Allegations of corruption by Fifa's board members have cast a shadow over its president, Sepp Blatter of Switzerland. (Reuters/Christian Hartmann) Reuters The world's elite ice climbers scaled a multi-storey car park in the finals of the Men's Speed Climbing Competition at the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas Fee. (Keystone/Photopress/Lukasz Warzecha) Keystone Switzerland's early group match win over the eventual World Cup winners Spain was hailed as the "miracle of Durban". (Keystone/EPA/Ali Haider) Keystone The first running stage of the Red Bull X-Row, as Club Aviron Vevey of Switzerland carry their boat through the Hohle Gasse, where William Tell is said to have shot the bailiff Gessler. (Reuters/Christophe Margot) Reuters Torn knee ligaments forced Olympic downhill skiing champion Didier Défago to rule out the 2010/2011 ski season. (Reuters/Valentin Flauraud) Keystone Over 11,000 people took part in the annual Engadine cross country ski marathon from Maloja to S-Chanf in Switzerland. (Keystone/Steffen Schmidt) Keystone Oscar Pistorius of South Africa before the 400-metre-race at the international athletics meeting in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Keystone/Peter Klaunzer) Keystone Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller fails to stop a shot during the second period of a men's quarterfinal round ice hockey game against the United States at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Keystone Another gold medal for Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara after he finishes ahead in the elite men's time trial at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Australia. (Reuters/Mick Tsikas) Reuters Practising in the sawdust for the Swiss alpine wrestling crown, the oldest sport in Switzerland. (Reuters/Michael Buholzer) Reuters You win some, you lose some. A look back at 2010's sporting highs and lows. This content was published on January 3, 2011 - 10:50 January 3, 2011 - 10:50 Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link (Photo editor: Sebastian Stange, swissinfo.ch) You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss Films Advent Calendar This content was published on Dec 10, 2023 Dec 10, 2023 This year we’re presenting one film from our Swiss Films selection every day leading up to Christmas Day.