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Switzerland finished third at the men’s World Championships in unihockey but still hope to improve. How big is the game in Switzerland and—with the women’s World Championships coming to Neuchâtel next year—can the game expand even more?
Matt Leighton
Did you know about the ice climbing competition in a parking garage?
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.
Matt Leighton
The international snowboard elite descend on Laax
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.
Matt Leighton
Is Swiss hockey success this year the key to selling tickets in 2020?
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.
Matt Leighton
The appeal of one of Switzerland’s toughest ski courses
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.
Matt Leighton
Dog sled racing is a passion that doesn’t come cheap
The village of Splügen in Graubunden is welcoming Switzerland’s top mushers with their dogs for a weekend of racing. But does the financial commitment in this sport match the rewards?
Matt Leighton
Football in the snow, 1,800 meters up—sure, why not?
Each year, some of the world’s top retired footballers compete in a tournament in Arosa. What’s the history behind the snowy action?
Matt Leighton
The sky is the limit for Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri
Swiss international footballer Xherdan Shaqiri has played an important role in Liverpool leading the English Premiership. But where does he come from and what’s been his career path to England?
Matt Leighton
Guaranteed excitement ahead at the Adelboden Ski World Cup
For 63 years, fans have been flocking to the mountain resort of Adelboden for the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup weekend.
Matt Leighton
Why Swiss ice hockey fans are the best in Europe
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.
Matt Leighton
A strong start to the Swiss ski season
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. 
Sarah Chiarello
Meet Mr. Ironman Switzerland
Many pro athletes rely on side jobs to make a living. We asked 9-time Swiss Ironman winner, Ronnie Schildknecht, how he manages his finances.
Matt Leighton
WTA strengthens ranking protection for mothers – but is it fair?
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?
Matt Leighton
Swiss bobsleigh set to dominate once again
Switzerland has quite a reputation to defend when it comes to bobsleigh. Matt Leighton breaks down some of the challenges for the next generation of drivers.
Matt Leighton
Lausanne Swim Cup comes as storm clouds gather over sport
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.

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