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My father gave me 2 years to succeed or go back to school: Federer
Zurich, July 11 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer said that his father had given him an ultimatum of two years to find success in the sport. Federer said that while his parents supported him a lot financially to become a professional during his younger days, they were not sure if their son would find success in the fiercely competitive sport.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Good for tennis it can compete with others sports financially, says Federer
Zurich, July 11 (IANS) Tennis legend Roger Federer feels it is good for the sport that players are getting financially stronger and can compete in that aspect with other disciplines.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
UCL draw: Man City could face Juve in quarters, Barca vs Bayern on cards
Nyon, July 10 (IANS) The historic UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw took place on Friday. It was historic in the sense because it took place even before all the matches in Round of 16 got over.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
IOC disqualifies Turkish weightlifter's London 2012 result
Lausanne (Switzerland), July 9 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it has sanctioned a Turkish weightlifter for failing anti-doping tests conducted again on samples from the 2012 London Olympics. Following this, Mate Binay's sixth place finish in the 69kg men's category has been disqualified.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
Confident about being at 100 per cent ahead of next season: Federer
Zurich, July 6 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer expects to be at 100 per cent ahead of next season considering he was able to get a long break from the game due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Avoid salary cuts on vulnerable athletes to prevent corruption, says IOC-led paper
Lausanne (Switzerland), July 3 (IANS) A paper jointly published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has stated that salary cuts for athletes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic without any way of supporting them should be avoided so as to prevent corruption and manipulation of competitions.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
Former FIFA top official Markus Kattner banned for 10 years
Zurich, July 1 (IANS) FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, former FIFA Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, for 10 years after he was found guilty of conflicts of interest and having abused his position.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FIFA approves September start for CONMEBOL WC qualifiers
Zurich, June 26 (IANS) The FIFA Council has approved the plans by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) to begin its 2022 World Cup qualifiers in September.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FIFA approves $1.5 bn COVID-19 relief fund for world football
Zurich, June 26 (IANS) FIFA's ruling council has unanimously approved the COVID-19 Relief Plan giving a total of $1.5 billion to help the global football community weather the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
'Staying motivated, mentally fit biggest challenges for athletes during lockdown'
Lausanne, June 18 (IANS) Managing mental health and sports careers was found as the biggest challenge for athletes during the lockdowns of varying degrees imposed in most countries around the world to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, a survey conducted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
FIH Integrity Unit stands by Batra, says no action against chief
Zurich, June 12 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation has backed Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra, who has been involved in a feud with (IOA) Vice President Sudhanshu Mittal and added that they will not be taking any action against the FIH chief.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
COVID-19: FIFA allows players to play for three clubs in a season
Zurich, June 12 (IANS) In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA has announced that players will be allowed to play for up to three clubs, instead of two, during the course of a season.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Belgium on top, India remain at 108 in latest FIFA rankings
Zurich, June 12 (IANS) India have maintained their 108th spot in the latest FIFA world rankings revealed for the month of June. India have 1187 points and have not lost or gained any.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
COVID-19: ITF to distribute $350,000 to lower ranking players
Lausanne, June 11 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday announced that it will distribute $350,000 to help players ranked 501 to 700 in ATP or WTA singles and 176 to 300 in doubles affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-06-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Bundesliga players showing solidarity with Floyd deserve applause: FIFA
Zurich, June 3 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the recent demonstrations of players in Bundesliga matches, showing solidarity with George Floyd, deserve "applause and not a punishment".
2020-06-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Federer edges out Ronaldo in Forbes' list of highest paid athletes
Zurich, May 29 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has become the first from his sport to top Forbes' list of highest paid athletes. With an estimated $106.3 million earned over the past 12 months, Federer edged out Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from the top spot.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
TOP sponsors may 'reschedule' payments due to Oly postponement, says IOC
Lausanne (Switzerland), May 15 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that some of its TOP (The Olympic Partner) sponsors for the Pyeongchang 2018-Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle may delay payment due to the postponement of the Tokyo Games and the global financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
IOC Athletes' Commission election postponed till 2021
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has postponed the Athletes' Commission election by an year. The election was initially due to take place in the summer of 2020 in Tokyo, with 30 candidates from 30 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and 19 summer sports running for four available positions.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
IOC committing upto $800 million for postponed Tokyo Olympics
Lausanne (Switzerland), May 14 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Thursday that the IOC is willing to bear up costs of upto $800 million in the organisation of the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 this March due to the coronavirus pandemic that has killed an estimated 3 lakh people worldwide and infected over 4 million.
2020-05-14
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
World Archery releases updated Olympic qualification procedure
Lausanne (Switzerland), May 9 (IANS) World Archery released its updated qualification procedures for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. It confirmed in its statement that no further qualification events will take place this year. Furthermore, the period in which athletes can shoot minimum qualifying scores has been extended until June 28, 2021.
2020-05-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Teams can make up to five subs on competition restart, says FIFA
Zurich, May 8 (IANS) Football teams will be allowed up to five substitutions per game, instead of three that was there before, as a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, FIFA said on Friday.
2020-05-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Legal proceedings against Beckenbauer related to 2006 WC dropped
Zurich, April 29 (IANS) Germany and Bayern Munich great Franz Beckenbauer's corruption trial related to the 2006 FIFA World Cup has ended without a verdict after the proceedings were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Infantino suspected of trying to get investigation dropped: Report
Zurich, April 27 (IANS) It is suspected that FIFA President Gianni Infantino intervened with Switzerland's attorney general to try to get in the way of an investigation, a Swiss newspaper alleged on Monday.
2020-04-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Roger Federer throws volleying at home challenge
Zurich, April 8 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has come out with a new volley challenge for his fans who have been advised to stay home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
IOC staff to work from home starting Monday
Lausanne, March 15 (IANS) In order to proactively limit the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that all its Lausanne staff will work from home starting from Monday.
2020-03-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Go full steam in preparations for Olympics: Bach tells athletes
Lausanne, March 7 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach encouraged athletes to fully concentrate on Olympic preparations and go ahead "full steam" towards Tokyo 2020. In a letter released on Athlete365, the platform for athletes on the IOC's websites, Bach reiterated that the committee is "fully committed" to successfully hosting the Games starting from July 24.
2020-03-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
2023 IOC session to be held in Mumbai: Bach
Lausanne (Switzerland), March 4 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Wednesday that its Executive Board decided to hold the 2023 IOC session in Mumbai.
2020-03-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
India men achieve all-time high in FIH world rankings
Lausanne (Switzerland), March 2 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team has climbed to the fourth position, their highest since the inception of FIH world rankings in 2003, in the recently released table.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
India men achieve all-time high in FIH world rankings
Lausanne (Switzerland), March 2 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team has climbed to the fourth position, their highest since the inception of FIH world rankings in 2003, in the recently released table.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Switzerland to vote on LGBT discrimination proposal
Bern, Feb 9 (IANS) Voters in Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to decide on a proposal to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity punishable by law.
2020-02-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics
Bhuvan Bam attends World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos
Davos,, Jan 24 (IANS) Indian YouTube star Bhuvan Bam has attended the latest edition of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. From taxes to climate change and gender equality, he expressed views on several subjects that were addressed by world leaders at the forum, to the media.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka to set up centre for Internet of ethical things
Davos/Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Karnataka would soon set up a centre for Internet of ethical things in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), an official said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Technology
Federer pulls out of Paris Masters
Basel, Oct 28 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Paris Masters. The 38-year-old, who won a record-extending 10th Swiss Indoors Championship title on Sunday, said that he is looking to keep himself fit for the ATP Finals that will be held in London from November 10-18.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
FIFA denies foul play in Messi winning World Player award
Zurich, Sep 27 (IANS) Global governing body of football FIFA has denied claims that their World Player of the Year vote was rigged to make sure Lionel Messi won the award.
2019-09-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
At 86, Picasso fell in love with Switzerland's Basel
Basel, Sep 11 (IANS) Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 93 in 1973 but seven years before that he fell in love with this cultural capital of Switzerland - and this translated into seven of his great paintings displayed in the biggest art centre in the alpine country - the Kuntsmusuem Basel.
2019-09-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Art/Culture/Books
Hockey Oly qualifiers: India men to play Russia, women face US
Lausanne, Sep 9 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team will take on Russia while the women's side will clash with the US in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers scheduled to be held as a two-match series between October 27 and November 3.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
India finish with 12 medals in world para badminton
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) World No. 1 Pramod Bhagat made a strong comeback to defeat England's Daniel Bethell and clinch his third Worlds title in men's singles SL3 category at the BWF Para Badminton World Championships here on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Saina slams umpiring standards after World Championships exit
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal on Friday slammed the umpiring in her Round of 16 defeat to Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt at the BWF World Championships. In a match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes, Saina lost 21-15, 25-27, 12-21 to the lower-ranked Blichfeldt despite having two match points in the second game.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Prannoy, Praneeth in round 3 (Roundup)
Basel, Aug 20 (IANS) H.S. Prannoy stunned five-time world champion China's Lin Dan to advance to the third round of the BWF World Championships here on Tuesday, and following his footsteps, B. Sai Praneeth also defeated ace Korean shuttler Lee Dong Keun in the second round to advance to the next stage.
2019-08-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
World para badminton: Bhagat, Parmer lead India's charge
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Experience and mental toughness will be the key to glory when the years biggest para badminton extravaganza -- the BWF World Championships -- gets underway here on Tuesday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
BWF World C'ships: Praneeth, Prannoy in 2nd round
Basel, Aug 19 (IANS) Shuttlers Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy reached the second round of the BWF World Championships here on Minday to hand India a good start in the prestigious event.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Caster Semenya barred from defending World Championship title
Zurich, July 31 (IANS) Caster Semenya will not be allowed to defend her 800m title at the 2019 World Championships after a Swiss court ruled in favour of an International Association of Athletics Federations ruling that requires her to take a testosterone-reducing medication.
2019-07-31
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
IOC adopts major changes to bidding process
Lausanne (Switzerland), June 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday approved a round of reforms to the bidding process and hosting arrangements for the Summer and Winter Games.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Benodebehari Mukherjee exhibition to open in Swiss art show
Basel (Switzerland), June 3 (IANS) An exhibition of the late Indian artist Benodebehari Mukherjee, considered one of the pioneers of Indian modern art, will open Swiss city of Basel next week, according to the Delhi-based Vadehra Art Gallery.
2019-06-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Art/Culture/Books
Asia's 2022 World Cup qualifiers drawn
Zurich, April 17 (IANS) The draw for the first phase of Asia's qualifying round for the World Cup in 2022 was made on Wednesday, featuring the continent's lowest ranked nations.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Swiss badminton chief says following Indian model
Engelberg (Switzerland), March 20 (IANS) With Switzerland set to host the BWF World Championships in August this year, Swiss Badminton President Robbert de Kock has said that he wants to popularise the game in his country by following the Indian model which elevated the game in the country against all odds and was now producing world class shuttlers.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Praneeth loses to top seed Shi in Swiss Open final
Basel (Switzerland), March 17 (IANS) India's B. Sai Praneeth gave a tough fight before losing to top seed Shi Yuqi of China in the men's singles final at the Swiss Open badminton tournament, here on Sunday.
2019-03-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Swiss Open: Riya Mookerjee qualifies for main draw
Basel (Switzerland), March 13 (IANS) Young India shuttler Riya Mookerjee has qualified for the main draw of the Yonex Swiss Open.
2019-03-13
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Actor Bruno Ganz dead at 77
Zurich, Feb 17 (IANS) Legendary actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler in the film "Downfall", is dead. He was 77.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India bid to host hockey World Cup in 2023
Lausanne, Feb 5 (IANS) After successfully organinsing the men's World Cup thrice, India on Tuesday announced their bid to host either of the FIH men's or women's World Cups in 2023.
2019-02-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey