The Valais mountain resort of Saas-Fee has hosted the Ice Climbing World Cup for 20 years. It takes place, believe it or not, in a 10-story parking garage, which ensures that this unique event can go on no matter what the weather may bring.
Laax prides itself on having the best freestyle park in Switzerland. When 150 of the world’s best snowboarders compete in the Laax Open 2019 this weekend, the ski town will have the chance to prove itself once again.
Switzerland will host the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in 2020, and it’s an organizational challenge to say the least. The bigger challenge is selling tickets, says Gian Gilli, CEO of the event. But, he adds, if the Swiss team medals at this year’s tournament, the tickets may sell themselves.
The mythical Lauberhorn downhill ski race in Wengen is long and arduous—and good for the local economy. It’s also an opportunity to show off the region to fans from around the world, as Matt Leighton explains.
Switzerland’s ice hockey matches are the most frequented among the six European leagues. Sports correspondent Matt Leighton explains why the clubs are forced to pay the Swiss players good salaries and looks at how the U20 National team is performing in the Junior World Championships.
Swiss World Cup skiers are off to a good start in 2019, but is this encouraging the rest of the country to hit the slopes? Judging by the healthy ski lift occupancy figures over the holiday period, the ski season in Swiss mountain resorts is looking promising for the industry.
The WTA is giving more protection to the rankings of moms returning to the tour after giving birth, and Matt Leighton breaks down what that means for tennis. Plus, will a move to Lausanne save the Gstaad women's tennis tournament?
Top athletes are set to compete in this weekend’s Lausanne Swim Cup. Just as a battle shapes up for the future of elite swimming, another battle is building between the International Swimming Federation and the International Swimming League.