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Italy, Portugal on a collision course in football World Cup playoffs
Zurich, Nov 26 (IANS) Either Italy or Portugal will miss out on a place in the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar as the two European football giants were set on a collision path in the playoffs, the draw for which was made on Friday. Italy and Portugal are drawn to meet in the final of the playoffs, with only the winner booking their ticket to the World Cup.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
AIBA chief Kremlev meets President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss boxing in Palestine
Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov 24 (IANS) International Boxing Association (AIBA) president Umar Kremlev on Wednesday met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss boxing development and AIBA's support of the country's athletes.
2021-11-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC extends deal to strengthen programme to help athletes' post-retirement career plans
Lausanne (Switzerland), Nov 12 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has extended its collaboration with one of the world's leading talent scouting company to help strengthen its support for athletes when they transition into life after sport.
2021-11-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC, UNODC extend collaboration to fight corruption and crime in sport
Lausanne, Nov 9 (IANS) With a particular focus on preventing youth crime, violence, and drug use through sport, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) extended their memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in fighting corruption and crime in sport.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC supports concerns over FIFA's plans for biennial World Cup
Lausanne (Switzerland), Oct 17 (IANS) The international football federation, FIFA's plans to hold its flagship Men's World Cup every two years has raised heckles in the clubs' circuit. The plan to switch the Men's World Cup from a quadrennial schedule to a biennial is now causing concerns among other international federations too.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
India, Spain to join Women's Pro League only for Season 3
Lausanne (Switzerland), Oct 8 (IANS) The national women's teams of India and Spain have been invited to be part of Season 3 of the FIH Pro League that is starting on October 12 with a match between title-holders, world champions, and Olympic gold medallists, The Netherlands and Belgium.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
ATP announces review of safeguarding policies
Lausanne, Aug 22 (IANS) The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced a comprehensive review of safeguarding policies, in line with a commitment to ensure all adults and minors involved in professional tennis are safe and protected from abuse.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Federer pulls out of US Open, to undergo knee surgery
Zurich, Aug 16 (IANS) Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has announced on Instagram that he will miss the US Open, beginning August 30, and "many months" after undergoing knee surgery.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Maximum flood warnings issued in Switzerland
Bern, July 17 (IANS) Maximum flood warnings have been issued in parts of central Switzerland due to torrential rainfall, local media reported.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IOC updates Olympic Oath, increases number of oath-takers
Lausanne, July 14 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has updated the Olympic Oath at Tokyo 2020 and also increased the number of oath-takers from three to six -- two athletes, two coaches and two judges.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports
India invited for new annual women's hockey tournament in Dec 2022
Lausanne, July 8 (IANS) The international hockey federation will start promotion and relegation for the FIH Women's Pro League for the next season and has invited India to compete in the upcoming eight-team competition called the Women's Nations Cup.
2021-07-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Olympics' Covid discount: Expanded squads for hockey, 4 other sports (Ld)
Lausanne, July 4 (IANS) Recognising the unique situation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games in view the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given relief to a few team sports, allowing 'stand-by' or 'alternate' players to be part of certain squads.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Olympics' Covid rebate: Hockey, football, rugby get expanded squads
Lausanne, July 4 (IANS) Recognising the unique situation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games in view the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given some relief to team sports, allowing 'stand-by' or 'alternate' players to be part of certain squads.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
International swimming body to review 'soul cap' usage
Lausanne, July 3 (IANS) The international swimming federation (FINA) will launch a review into the use of 'soul caps' and other similar products to ensure they don't give unfair advantage to the users.
2021-07-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Switzerland to ease Covid measures
Bern, June 24 (IANS) The Swiss government has announced that several Covid-19 measures will be relaxed and "simplified significantly" starting from Saturday, and rules for foreign travellers entering the Alpine country will be eased.
2021-06-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's ban cut to 4 years and 3 months
Lausanne, June 23 (IANS) Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's eight-year ban has been cut to four years and three months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Other Sports
Bats in Switzerland harbour viruses with ability to jump to humans
Bern, June 17 (IANS) Bats in Switzerland are harbouring viruses from 39 different viral families and some have the potential to jump to other animals, including humans and cause disease, researchers have found.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Switzerland,National,Health/Medicine
Switzerland plans to ease curbs for vaccinated foreign tourists
Bern, June 12 (IANS) Switzerland plans to ease entry restrictions for vaccinated foreign tourists unless they come from a country where a "worrying variant" of the novel coronavirus is circulating, the Federal Council, the country's highest executive body, said.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics
'Together' may be added to Olympic motto Faster, Higher, Stronger
Lausanne, June 9 (IANS) 'Together' may be added to the Olympic motto Faster, Higher, Stronger should it be approved by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Tokyo, according to the IOC.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC announces names of refugee athletes for Tokyo Olympics
Lausanne, June 8 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday approved the list of 29 refugee athletes who will compete at the Tokyo Olympics under the Olympic flag.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Switzerland to issue Covid certificates
Bern, June 5 (IANS) The Swiss Federal Council announced that certificates for Covid-19, both in electronic and paper form, will be issued from June 7 onwards and the complete system surrounding certificates should be ready by the end of this month.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics
Oman beats India to become host of first Hockey5s World Cup 2024
Lausanne, June 3 (IANS) Oman has beaten India, Pakistan and Singapore to win the bid to host the first edition of the FIH Hockey5s World Cups for men and women, to be played in January 2024. Matches will take place in Omani capital Muscat, the FIH announced on Thursday.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Hockey rankings: Indian men placed 4th, women 9th
Lausanne (Switzerland), June 2 (IANS) Indian men and women's hockey teams maintained their fourth and ninth position, respectively, in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings released on Wednesday.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Not more than 10 Russian athletes can compete at Olympics
Lausanne, May 22 (IANS) The World Athletics Doping Review Board on Saturday cleared 23 Russian athletes to compete in international competitions this year as neutral athletes.
2021-05-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
65 days to go for Olympics, we are delivery-focused now: Bach
Lausanne, May 21 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach indicated on Friday that the Tokyo Olympics has entered the 'operational delivery mode' when he said that athletes from around the world are "looking forward to a safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games".
2021-05-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC ready to dispatch medical staff to Tokyo for Olympics: Bach
Lausanne, May 19 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that the organisation is ready to send medical staff to Tokyo for this year's Olympic Games to support coronavirus countermeasures.
2021-05-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Are Olympics happening in 2021? Federer wants an answer
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) Tennis legend Roger Federer said on Saturday that athletes around the world were waiting for the Tokyo Olympic Games organisers to decide whether the sporting extravaganza "will go ahead or not" due to the evolving global Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
FIH postpones Belgium-Argentina Pro League ties due to Covid
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey Pro League matches between Belgium and Argentina scheduled for May 22 and 23 in Antwerp have been postponed due to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
2022 World Cup: FIFA holds meeting on workers' welfare
Lausanne, May 11 (IANS) FIFA held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations on Tuesday to discuss workers' welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection with the countrys hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
UEFA agrees to reintegrate nine 'Super League' clubs
Lausanne, May 8 (IANS) The European football governing body (UEFA) has begun the process of reintegration of nine of the 12 clubs which were involved in the now defunct 'Super League' project.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Teams allowed addition of 3 more players to squads
Lausanne, May 4 (IANS) Teams competing in UEFA Euro 2020 can increase the number of players in their squads from the current 23 to 26 due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
India's Pro League hockey games vs Spain, Germany postponed
Lausanne, May 4 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team's preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games suffered a major blow on Tuesday as its upcoming FIH Pro League away matches against Spain and Germany were postponed due to "international travel restrictions affecting India because of the Covid-19 pandemic".
2021-05-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
India to compete in inaugural FIH World Hockey5s event
Lausanne, April 27 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday announced the hosting of the inaugural senior World Hockey5s event on September 11 and 12 this year in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2021-04-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Olympics' fate should be decided by medical experts: IOC official
Lausanne, April 25 (IANS) A top International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission member has said that the global sports governing body should not take a call on whether the Tokyo Olympics should be held or not, and that the decision should be left to medical experts.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC EB supports proposal to modify Olmpic motto
Lausanne, April 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) supported president Thomas Bach's idea to add the word "together" after a hyphen to the Olympic motto "faster, higher, stronger" at an on-line meeting.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Big number of participants at Olympics will be vaccinated: Bach
Lausanne, April 22 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is confident that a "big number" of participants at the Tokyo Olympics this year will be vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Olympic men's football: Brazil, Germany in same pool
Zurich, April 21 (IANS) Defending champions Brazil have been clubbed in the same group as powerhouse Germany in the men's Olympic football tournament, the draw for which was announced in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Olympic women's football: US to take on Rio nemesis Sweden
Zurich, April 21 (IANS) The Megan Rapinoe-led United States football team will take on their 2016 Rio nemesis Sweden, with neighbours Australia and New Zealand joining them in Group G of the women's Olympic football tournament. The draw was done in Zurich on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation
Lausanne, April 7 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA on Wednesday suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect due to third-party interference. It also banned the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) due to government interference.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Top swimming events for Olympic qualification cancelled
Lausanne, April 6 (IANS) The international swimming federation, FINA, has cancelled three major aquatics events in Tokyo -- which were supposed to double up as Olympic test events -- dealing a massive blow to the organisers of the quadrennial Games.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC chief applauds cancer survivor swimmer for qualifying for Tokyo
Lausanne, April 5 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has congratulated cancer survivor Japanese swimming icon Rikako Ikee after she qualified for her country's 4x100m medley relay team for the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Celebrated swimmer Sun's Tokyo fate hinges on May appeal
Lausanne, April 3 (IANS) The decision on whether celebrated Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will be able to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games four months from now will be taken in the last week of May after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) accepted his plea for a second hearing.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Tsegay, Chepkoech, Kandie on cloud nine as 3 world records ratified
Lausanne, April 2 (IANS) Three of the world's top athletes -- Gudaf Tsegay, Beatrice Chepkoech and Kibiwott Kandie -- have reason to cheer in the Olympic season after their world records in women's 1,500m and 5km and men's half-marathon, respectively were ratified by World Athletics (WA), the sport's world governing body.
2021-04-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
'Moving Swiss National Day to Federer's b'day was prank'
Lausanne, April 2 (IANS) Switzerland's purported move to shift the country's National Day to tennis great Roger Federer's birthday was a hoax spread by Swiss parliamentarians as an April Fool's Day prank, Swiss Tourism (ST) said in a statement on Friday.
2021-04-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Tokyo Olympics: IOC to cull accredited personnel due to Covid-19
Lausanne, March 27 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to grant accreditation only to those people who have essential and operational roles at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo. This step will significantly reduce the number of accredited people at the Games which will begin on July 23.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Covid effect: No overseas spectators at Tokyo Olympics
Lausanne, March 20 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in a meeting with four other bodies on Saturday, decided to not allow overseas spectators for the July-August Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic globally.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
No overseas spectators allowed at Tokyo Olympics
Lausanne, March 20 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in a meeting with four other bodies, decided to not allow overseas spectators for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to the prevailing worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
China offers to make vaccines for 2020, 2022 Olympics
Lausanne, March 12 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that it has received an offer from China to make vaccines available for athletes participating at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. IOC President Thomas Bach additionally said that it will pay for the additional batch of vaccines that China will produce for the Games.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Tokyo Olympics to be 1st-ever 'gender-balanced' Games: IOC
Lausanne, March 8 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics, which will be held from July 23 to August 8 this year, will be the first "gender-balanced" Games in Olympic history, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Swiss Open: Sindhu suffers crushing defeat to Marin in final (Ld)
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu on Sunday crashed to a 12-21, 5-21 defeat to Spanish Olympic champion and world No. 3 Carolina Marin in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton