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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
Swiss Open: Sindhu runner-up after crushing defeat to Marin
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
Swiss Open: Sindhu runner-up after crushing defeat to Marin
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
Swiss Open finals: Sindhu, Marin renew rivalry
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Reigning badminton world champion PV Sindhu will face Olympic champion Carolina Marin in a clash of the top two seeds in the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 on Sunday. This will be the 14th time that the two players face each other in their senior career and Marin currently leads the head to head record 7-6.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Sindhu reaches first final in 18 months (Ld)
Basel, March 7 (IANS) Badminton world champion PV Sindhu reached the final of the Swiss Open Super 300 tournament with a 22-20, 21-10 win over Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt. Sindhu will now face Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the final. This is the Olympic silver medallist's first final since she won the World Championships title in August 2019.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open badminton: Rankireddy-Shetty in men's doubles semis
Basel (Switzerland), March 6 (IANS) Second seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India rallied hard to beat Malaysians Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 12-21, 21-19, 21-12 to enter men's doubles semi-finals in the Swiss Open BWF World Tour Super 300 on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Sindhu, Srikanth enter semi-finals of Swiss Open badminton
Basel, March 5 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth on Friday stormed into the women's and men's singles semi-finals, respectively, of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton here.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open badminton: Jayaram, Sai Praneeth, Sindhu in quarters
Basel, March 5 (IANS) India's Ajay Jayaram on Thursday stunned Swiss third seed Rasmus Gemke to reach the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament. Later in the day, B Sai Praneeth, too, entered the quarter-finals.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Sindhu through to quarters, Jayaram stuns Gemke (Ld)
Basel, March 4 (IANS) India's Ajay Jayaram on Thursday stunned Swiss third seed Rasmus Gemke to reach the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament while reigning women's world champion P.V. Sindhu cruised into the last eight with a straight games win over USA's Iris Wang.
2021-03-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Srikanth through to quarter-finals
Basel, March 4 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday beat France's Thomas Rouxel in three games to enter the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament. Srikanth beat Rouxel 21-10, 14-21, 21-14 in 52 minutes.
2021-03-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Srikanth, Sourabh enter 2nd round (2nd Ld)
Basel (Switzerland), March 3 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the singles event while the men's doubles pair comprising Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also had a winning start at the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament here.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Srikanth, Sourabh through, Prannoy out (Ld)
Basel, March 3 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament here while H.S. Prannoy bowed out after a three-game defeat to Netherland's Mark Caljouw.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Srikanth through to 2nd round on Day 2
Basel, March 3 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament here with a three-game win over compatriot Sameer Verma. Srikanth beat Verma 18-21, 21-18 and 21-11 in a match that lasted an hour and one minute.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Rankireddy, Ashwini stun Indonesian 2nd seeds
Basel, March 3 (IANS) Indian mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa stunned Indonesian second seeded pair Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the first round of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Gymnastics Olympic qualification All-Around WC series cancelled
Lausanne, Feb 11 (IANS) The All-Around World Cup Series in Artistic Gymnastics, which was part of the Olympic qualification system for the Tokyo Olympic Games has been cancelled, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
One Indian among 25 new IOC Young Leaders join Olympic programme
Lausanne, Feb 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday announced the selection of 25 new IOC Young Leaders, Rishav Bhowmik of India, who will leverage the power of sport to make a positive difference in their communities.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines
Lausanne, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the teams competing in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held later in the year in Tokyo, to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
FIFA u-17 and u-20 World Cups cancelled due to Covid-19
Zurich, Dec 24 (IANS) The FIFA under-17 and under 20 World Cups have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, football's global governing body said on Thursday. Indonesia and Peru were due to the host the two tournaments, but now they have been awarded the 2023 editions.
2020-12-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
World Athletics has the best anti-doping system among IFs: Coe
Lausanne, Dec 23 (IANS) World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said that the organisation will go into the Tokyo Olympics with an anti-doping system that will be "better" than any other international federation (IF). Coe said that the formation of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent unit that was formed in 2017 by World Athletics to fight doping in the sport, has been integral in the reforms that the organisation undertook to fight the menace.
2020-12-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
USA women's 4x1500m world record ratified
Lausanne, Dec 22 (IANS) The 4x1500m women's world record of 16:27.02 seconds set by the US quartet comprising Colleen Quigley, Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer, and Shelby Houlihan in Portland on July 31 has been ratified, World Athletics said on Tuesday.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
FIFA files criminal complaint against Blatter over museum
Zurich, Dec 22 (IANS) FIFA on Tuesday announced that it has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over a loss-making museum in Zurich, Switzerland. According to FIFA, the museum enerated a bill of 500 million Swiss francs (462 million euros) that instead "could and should have been channelled into the development of global football".
2020-12-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
India men end 2020 at 4th spot in FIH rankings, women at 9
Lausanne, Dec 21 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team are placed at the fourth spot in the latest FIH team rankings while the women's team are placed at the ninth position.
2020-12-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
India rise to 53rd on FIFA women's football rankings
Zurich, Dec 18 (IANS) India moved two places to 53rd on the FIFA rankings for women's international football, the sport's global governing body announced on Friday.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FINA to hold Artistic Swimming Virtual Challenge
Lausanne, Dec 18 (IANS) The FINA Artistic Swimming Virtual Challenge will be held on Saturday and Sunday, swimming's global governing body announced.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Lewandowski beats Ronaldo, Messi to win FIFA Best Men's Player award
Zurich, Dec 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski on Thursday beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award. Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze, meanwhile won the The Best FIFA Women's player award. The award ceremony was a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
IOC to consult stakeholders on implementing Russia ban
Lausanne, Dec 17 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday acknowledged a two-year ban imposed on Russia by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and said it will consult with International Federations (IF) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on the matter.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics, 2022 Winter Games
Lausanne, Dec 17 (IANS) Russia was on Thursday banned from using its flag at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, and other major world championships for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The CAS's order is a reduction from the initial four-year ban imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
2020-12-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
First edition of Nations Cup hockey in 2022
Lausanne, Dec 14 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched the bidding process for hosting the FIH Nations Cup that will be launched in 2022.
2020-12-14
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Umar Kremlev elected new AIBA president
Lausanne, Dec 13 (IANS) Umar Kremlev has been elected as the new president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and has called for unity and reforms in the sports body that represents amateur boxing worldwide.
2020-12-13
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Russia's Kremlev elected AIBA president
Lausanne, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian Umar Kremlev was on Saturday elected president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after four rounds of voting at the organisation's virtual Extraordinary Congress.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC bans Belarusian President Lukashenko from Olympic Games
Zurich, Dec 8 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to temporarily ban Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, also head of Belarus' National Olympic Committee (NOC), from the Olympic Games.
2020-12-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
France to face Ukraine in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Zurich, Dec 8 (IANS) Reigning world champions France will face Ukraine and Bosnia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers.
2020-12-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Duplantis, Yulimar win World Athletes of the Year awards
Lausanne (Switzerland) Dec 5 (IANS) Swedish pole vaulter Armando "Mondo" Duplantis and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas were on Saturday declared male and female World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Awards 2020. Duplantis is the youngest ever athlete to win the award.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
FIH allocates quotas for 2022 and 2023 World Cups
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 3 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday allocated quotas for the 2022 women's World Cup and the 2023 men's World Cup at its Executive Board (EB) meeting.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Bach to run unopposed for IOC president
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that president Thomas Bach will stand unopposed in the presidential election that is scheduled for March next year. The election is set to be held at the IOC Session in Athens scheduled for March 10 to 12.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Djokovic & Nadal to finish inside top 2 for third straight year
Zurich, Nov 29 (IANS) Novak Djokovic is set to equal Pete Sampras' record with a sixth year-end No. 1 finish when the year-end rankings are officially released on December 7. Since there will only be ATP Challenger Tour events until then, there will be no changes near the top of the rankings.
2020-11-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
African football chief Ahmad banned for 5 years
Zurich, Nov 23 (IANS) The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has been banned for a period of five years by FIFA after it conducted an ethics investigation.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Best FIFA Awards to be held virtually on Dec 17
Zurich, Nov 21 (IANS) The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony organised by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), which was postponed from its September date due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now be held on December 17 at a virtual event.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FIFA lifts suspension on Trinidad & Tobago Football Association
Zurich, Nov 20 (IANS) International football governing body FIFA has lifted the suspension on Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) with immediate effect.
2020-11-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football