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What to expect from the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics What to expect from the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics What to expect from the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
In 2020, Switzerland will host the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Sarah Chiarello visited the Vortex, the future Olympic village worth CHF 150 million, and spoke with Ian Logan, the director of Lausanne 2020, and Jean-Loup Chappelet, a professor at IDHEAP, to see what’s at stake for the region.
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Matt Leighton
E-biking to the rescue of mountain resorts
Sales of e-bikes in Switzerland are exploding, and the village of Verbier in Valais is set to host a five-day e-bike festival next summer. See how the future is shaping up for the e-bike industry.
Sarah Chiarello
What to expect from the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
In 2020, Switzerland will host the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Sarah Chiarello visited the Vortex, the future Olympic village worth CHF 150 million, and spoke with Ian Logan, the director of Lausanne 2020, and Jean-Loup Chappelet, a professor at IDHEAP, to see what’s at stake for the region.
Matt Leighton
Shaping the next generation of Swiss Olympians
The Tous les Talents à Tenero is an event aimed at molding future Swiss Olympians and pushing them to the achieve the ultimate success. But can it produce medal-winning athletes?
Matt Leighton
The world’s oldest balloon race kicks off in Bern
It will be all eyes to the sky in Bern this weekend as the Gordon Bennett Cup begins. Sports correspondent Matt Leighton tells us why this event is like no other.
Matt Leighton
From Olympic success to business success
When Olympic canoeist Mike Kurt broke his paddle at the 2012 London Games, it put him on a path to become president of the Swiss University Sports Federation, an executive member of Swiss Olympic, and co-founder of a successful crowdfunding platform—all within just five years.
Matt Leighton
The highs and lows of slacklining
The popularity of slacklining has grown at a lightning pace, with longer, higher and faster ruling the day. We talked to the Swiss-based International Slackline Association to find out how they are working on international standards to promote safety in the sport.
Matt Leighton
Fun in the mud
This Saturday, up to 5,000 people will take part in Mud Day Swiss, a grueling 13 kilometer obstacle race in Vaud. What is the history of Mud Day, who organizes it, and what are the financials involved for such an event?
Matt Leighton
Yes, there’s polo in Switzerland and its popularity is growing
Polo has great, untapped commercial potential in Switzerland, according to Martin Luginbühl, the president of the Swiss Polo Association. He’s using his experience in Formula 1 to implement a three-point plan, which will also tap into the large online community of polo enthusiasts here. martin-luginbuehl-polo-in-switzerland-and-its-popularity-is-growing
Matt Leighton
How skier Andri Ragettli sparkles on the slopes—and on social media
Andri Ragettli, the 20-year-old medal-winning freestyle skier from Graubunden, is wildly popular on social media. In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland, he discusses how he plans to manage his burgeoning career and capitalize on his international reputation.
Matt Leighton
Would you dare attempt the Eiger Ultra Trail?
The Eiger Ultra Trail, now in its sixth running, is a 101 kilometer race up and down 6,700 meters of stunning mountain terrain in Grindelwald. It's a sporting and human challenge that attracts some of the world's toughest athletes. Find out more about this thrilling alpine race.
Hannah Wise
"Big clubs also have their eyes on Swiss players"
The World Cup is a golden opportunity for new talent to take center stage and make an impact on the transfer market. For Franco Moretti, vice director at International Football Management, the world's biggest football event won't have an impact on transfer fees.
Matt Leighton
Swiss rugby club makes waves in France
Servette Rugby Club is climbing up the French divisions at a rapid pace. How is this possible, and what are its ambitions? It's not all about winning, as 80 percent of the budget is allocated to youth rugby and spreading the word on the values of the game.
Matt Leighton
Why Switzerland's top female rower is shunning the 2018 Swiss Rowing Championships
This weekend, the Swiss Rowing Championships will take place in Lucerne. World champion Jeannine Gmelin, however, has decided to compete in the legendary Henly Royal Regatta instead. But, as Matt Leighton explains, she'll be back.
Matt Leighton
The world's oldest international trampoline event is in town, and it's about much more than just bouncing
The 50th Nissen Cup is the oldest international trampoline competition, and this weekend it takes place in Arosa. Find out all about the competition, organization, and the fun to be had for the athletes and fans alike.
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