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.
Matt Leighton
The Swiss Sports Awards: rewarding the best of the best
The annual Swiss Sports Awards choose the best Swiss athletes, coaches, and teams of the last twelve months. So who are the favorites? And what happens when Credit Suisse ends its collaboration?
Matt Leighton
Raiffeisen looks to become go-to site for football and winter sports
Raiffeisen Switzerland, the country’s third largest bank, has launched two adventurous portals to appeal to football fans in the cities and snow lovers in the countryside. André Stöckli, sponsorship director, talks future strategy with Matt Leighton.
Matt Leighton
Field hockey celebrates 100 years in Switzerland
Field hockey has a long if modest tradition in Switzerland. In 2020, the association will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Find out the scale of the sport and what’s planned to mark the occasion.
Matt Leighton
St. Moritz rolls out the red carpet for the world’s best skiers
The Alpine Ski World Cup circuit stops off in glamorous St. Moritz this weekend for a series of major women’s races featuring the best of the best, including Swiss stars Lara Gut-Behrami, Wendy Holdener, and Michelle Gisin, as well as the American phenom Mikaela Shiffrin.
Matt Leighton
What does it take to be the best horse show in the world?
The Geneva International Horse Show has been named the best indoor show in the world nine times and counting. Sophie Mottu Morel, director for the past 15 years, talks about the challenges of always striving to be the best.
Matt Leighton
Swiss champion risks it all for some land to call his own
Steve Guerdat is an Olympic show jumping champion and one of the best horsemen of his generation. But what he really wanted was a piece of land for his horses. Find out how he finally pulled it off, and why he is not prepared to go against his principles to make easy money.
Matt Leighton
Ready, steady, go: Geneva Escalade takes over old town
Every year since 1978, the Geneva Escalade Race takes over the city for a festival of physical activity, with those aged from 6 to 94 years old taking part.
Matt Leighton
SuperCross Geneva: The daredevils are coming to town
The 2018 Supercross Geneva is an event full of adrenalin, noise, and action as the bravest riders on the planet put on their show in front of 15,000 fans.
Matt Leighton
Alinghi out to beat the best in Extreme Sailing Series finale
Swiss team Alinghi is competing in the finale of the Extreme Sailing Series in Los Cabos, Mexico. Currently it’s in the lead, but can it hold on to take the title for the fourth time?
Sarah Chiarello
How to boost financial support for Swiss athletes
Around 40 percent of Swiss athletes get less than CHF 14,000 in revenue per year. Swiss billionaire Urs Wietlisbach, co-president of Sporthilfe, explains how this foundation is trying to overcome those hurdles and boost financial support for the country’s hopefuls.
Matt Leighton
Swiss table tennis looking for a new “Spin”
Table tennis in Switzerland has a lot of ambition but lacks funding. Find out how the “Spin” program may be the answer, and how the Little Tokyo 2020 project could benefit the next generation.
Matt Leighton
The recipe for Lausanne Hockey Club’s success
Lausanne Hockey Club is on an impressive winning streak at the moment. How have they done it? Find out what key new role ex-club captain John Gobbi is playing.
Matt Leighton
Fribourg Olympic plays hoops against the big boys
Swiss basketball team Fribourg Olympic is competing in this season’s European Champions League competition—do they have what it takes?
Matt Leighton
Swiss freestylers aiming for 3,000-meter high jump
Organized by the Swiss Ski Association, the Slopestyle Glacier 3000 competition is the first of 22 similar events during the winter sports season. It attracts Switzerland's top young freestyle snowboarders, but what's in it for them? We take a look at the financials behind the event.

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