Hornussen, Swiss “farmer’s golf,” heads to a frozen lakeHornussen, Swiss “farmer’s golf,” heads to a frozen lakeHornussen, Swiss “farmer’s golf,” heads to a frozen lake
Hornussen is a traditional Swiss sport that is often referred to as “farmer’s golf.” Saturday’s fourth-annual winter tournament in Leukerbad will be played on a frozen lake bed 2,200 meters high and will bring together the top players. It may be an amateur game, but it’s taken very, very seriously.
Matt Leighton
SkiMo in Villars is a success despite tricky conditions
Countries around the world have sent their strongest skiers to navigate the complex and difficult course in Villars for the SkiMo World Championships.
Matt Leighton
Everything you need to know about Nendaz Freeride
Well into its thirteenth edition, the Nendaz Freeride competition is one of the world’s leading events of the sport with 400 riders in the running over 10 days.
Matt Leighton
The road ahead for Switzerland at the Special Olympics
The Special Olympics are about to begin in Abu Dhabi, and it’s an opportunity for 94 Swiss athletes to experience the trials and tribulations of international competition. Matt Leighton talks strategy, medal potential, and what it takes to get the athletes ready.
Matt Leighton
Is the future of Swiss bobsleigh in safe hands?
Switzerland has a glorious past with the Olympic bobsleigh, but here we look at the next generation. Will Swiss sliding find a female athlete to compete in the inaugural monobob at the 2022 Beijing Olympics?
Matt Leighton
Switzerland makes its mark at the 2019 Winter Universiade
A team of 100 Swiss students have descended on Krasnoyarsk, Russia, for the Universiade. Though the Russian team has dominated the multisport event, the Swiss team has certainly made its mark, as Matt Leighton explains.
Matt Leighton
Is there money to be made in the Swiss ice hockey playoffs?
After a thrilling regular season in Swiss ice hockey that drew two million fans, the second-best ever, it’s officially playoff time. And as always, that means plenty of tension, excitement, and a really nice payday for some, as Matt Leighton explains.
Matt Leighton
Could Switzerland become a rugby powerhouse?
Rugby is no longer just a game for expats, says Veronika Muehlhofer, CEO of Swiss Rugby Union. There are now 5,000 registered players in Switzerland. So could there be a Swiss rugby team in Paris for the 2024 Olympic games? “It’s a dream, but not an unrealistic one,” she says.
Matt Leighton
Is electric car racing on frozen lakes a hot prospect?
The first edition of the Eco-Trophée des Neiges took place at Champex-Lac in Valais. Electric cars on a frozen lake, was it a success? Organizer and entrepreneur Simon Tournay believes it was and has plans to expand in 2020.
Matt Leighton
Swiss cricket season warms up in St. Moritz with a tournament on ice
Switzerland’s cricket season kicks off on April 1, but for fans in need of a warm-up there was plenty of action in February as St. Moritz Cricket hosted a tournament on a frozen lake. So what’s the outlook for the sport both on and off the ice?
Matt Leighton
How does Swiss Air-Rescue Rega keep on course financially?
The not-for-profit private organization Rega has a fleet of helicopters and airplanes at the service of air rescues. How is it funded, how much does it cost to run, and what are the future challenges?
Matt Leighton
After a tough start, the Freestyleshow Sörenberg is thriving
The Freestyleshow in Sörenberg began modestly with a group of friends who shared a vision and has since grown into an event with 2,500 fans and counting—all in just eight years. Matt Leighton gives us a glimpse into the thriving sports show in the canton of Lucerne.
Matt Leighton
Speed, adrenalin, and powerful snowmobiles in Anzère
Anzère will host the fifth leg of the Snowcross Swiss Championship on Saturday, when fifty of Europe’s top riders will compete for points and prizes. Matt Leighton talks about the challenges of putting on a race in this highly-regulated sport.
Matt Leighton
La Mara: cross-country skiing at its finest
The Marathon of Les Rasses, or La Mara, is a cross-country ski race that kicks off each year on the first weekend of March, much to the delight of the event’s fans. Matt Leighton talks about what attracts its loyal participants and about plans for next year’s big 50th party.
Matt Leighton
The Laver Cup, “tennis for the fans,” heads to Geneva
The Laver Cup began in 2017 and pits the best tennis players in Europe against those from the rest of the world, including legends both active and retired. CEO Steve Zacks talks about the challenges of launching a new tournament, the potential for a women’s version, and how to set ticket prices.

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