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Gymnastics Olympic qualification All-Around WC series cancelled
Lausanne, Feb 11 (IANS) The All-Around World Cup Series in Artistic Gymnastics, which was part of the Olympic qualification system for the Tokyo Olympic Games has been cancelled, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
One Indian among 25 new IOC Young Leaders join Olympic programme
Lausanne, Feb 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday announced the selection of 25 new IOC Young Leaders, Rishav Bhowmik of India, who will leverage the power of sport to make a positive difference in their communities.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines
Lausanne, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the teams competing in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held later in the year in Tokyo, to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
FIFA u-17 and u-20 World Cups cancelled due to Covid-19
Zurich, Dec 24 (IANS) The FIFA under-17 and under 20 World Cups have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, football's global governing body said on Thursday. Indonesia and Peru were due to the host the two tournaments, but now they have been awarded the 2023 editions.
2020-12-24
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
World Athletics has the best anti-doping system among IFs: Coe
Lausanne, Dec 23 (IANS) World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said that the organisation will go into the Tokyo Olympics with an anti-doping system that will be "better" than any other international federation (IF). Coe said that the formation of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent unit that was formed in 2017 by World Athletics to fight doping in the sport, has been integral in the reforms that the organisation undertook to fight the menace.
2020-12-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
USA women's 4x1500m world record ratified
Lausanne, Dec 22 (IANS) The 4x1500m women's world record of 16:27.02 seconds set by the US quartet comprising Colleen Quigley, Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer, and Shelby Houlihan in Portland on July 31 has been ratified, World Athletics said on Tuesday.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
FIFA files criminal complaint against Blatter over museum
Zurich, Dec 22 (IANS) FIFA on Tuesday announced that it has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over a loss-making museum in Zurich, Switzerland. According to FIFA, the museum enerated a bill of 500 million Swiss francs (462 million euros) that instead "could and should have been channelled into the development of global football".
2020-12-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
India men end 2020 at 4th spot in FIH rankings, women at 9
Lausanne, Dec 21 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team are placed at the fourth spot in the latest FIH team rankings while the women's team are placed at the ninth position.
2020-12-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
India rise to 53rd on FIFA women's football rankings
Zurich, Dec 18 (IANS) India moved two places to 53rd on the FIFA rankings for women's international football, the sport's global governing body announced on Friday.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FINA to hold Artistic Swimming Virtual Challenge
Lausanne, Dec 18 (IANS) The FINA Artistic Swimming Virtual Challenge will be held on Saturday and Sunday, swimming's global governing body announced.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Lewandowski beats Ronaldo, Messi to win FIFA Best Men's Player award
Zurich, Dec 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski on Thursday beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award. Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze, meanwhile won the The Best FIFA Women's player award. The award ceremony was a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
IOC to consult stakeholders on implementing Russia ban
Lausanne, Dec 17 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday acknowledged a two-year ban imposed on Russia by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and said it will consult with International Federations (IF) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on the matter.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics, 2022 Winter Games
Lausanne, Dec 17 (IANS) Russia was on Thursday banned from using its flag at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, and other major world championships for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The CAS's order is a reduction from the initial four-year ban imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
2020-12-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
First edition of Nations Cup hockey in 2022
Lausanne, Dec 14 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched the bidding process for hosting the FIH Nations Cup that will be launched in 2022.
2020-12-14
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Umar Kremlev elected new AIBA president
Lausanne, Dec 13 (IANS) Umar Kremlev has been elected as the new president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and has called for unity and reforms in the sports body that represents amateur boxing worldwide.
2020-12-13
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Russia's Kremlev elected AIBA president
Lausanne, Dec 12 (IANS) Russian Umar Kremlev was on Saturday elected president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after four rounds of voting at the organisation's virtual Extraordinary Congress.
2020-12-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC bans Belarusian President Lukashenko from Olympic Games
Zurich, Dec 8 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to temporarily ban Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, also head of Belarus' National Olympic Committee (NOC), from the Olympic Games.
2020-12-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
France to face Ukraine in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Zurich, Dec 8 (IANS) Reigning world champions France will face Ukraine and Bosnia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers.
2020-12-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Duplantis, Yulimar win World Athletes of the Year awards
Lausanne (Switzerland) Dec 5 (IANS) Swedish pole vaulter Armando "Mondo" Duplantis and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas were on Saturday declared male and female World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Awards 2020. Duplantis is the youngest ever athlete to win the award.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
FIH allocates quotas for 2022 and 2023 World Cups
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 3 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday allocated quotas for the 2022 women's World Cup and the 2023 men's World Cup at its Executive Board (EB) meeting.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Bach to run unopposed for IOC president
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that president Thomas Bach will stand unopposed in the presidential election that is scheduled for March next year. The election is set to be held at the IOC Session in Athens scheduled for March 10 to 12.
2020-12-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Djokovic & Nadal to finish inside top 2 for third straight year
Zurich, Nov 29 (IANS) Novak Djokovic is set to equal Pete Sampras' record with a sixth year-end No. 1 finish when the year-end rankings are officially released on December 7. Since there will only be ATP Challenger Tour events until then, there will be no changes near the top of the rankings.
2020-11-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
African football chief Ahmad banned for 5 years
Zurich, Nov 23 (IANS) The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has been banned for a period of five years by FIFA after it conducted an ethics investigation.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Best FIFA Awards to be held virtually on Dec 17
Zurich, Nov 21 (IANS) The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony organised by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), which was postponed from its September date due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now be held on December 17 at a virtual event.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FIFA lifts suspension on Trinidad & Tobago Football Association
Zurich, Nov 20 (IANS) International football governing body FIFA has lifted the suspension on Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) with immediate effect.
2020-11-20
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
IOC increases Olympic Solidarity fund by 16 %
Lausanne, Nov 12 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) has agreed to increase the budget of Olympic Solidarity for the period 2021 to 2024 by 16 per cent.
2020-11-12
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Wrestling 'Individual WC' to be organised in lieu of 2020 World C'ships
Corsier-Sur-Vevey (Switzerland), Nov 11 (IANS) The United World Wrestling has decided to organise an 'Individual World Cup' as a substitute event for the 'World Championships which could not be hosted this year due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
World hockey body approves its reviewed gender equality policy
Lausanne (Switzerland), Oct 22 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Executive Board on Thursday approved its reviewed Gender Equality Policy. The policy, among other things, aims to bring a 50-50 male and female representation in the Executive Board of international governing body.
2020-10-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Don't expect Olympic pull outs due to Covid: IOC chief Bach
Lausanne (Switzerland), Oct 22 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach says he doesn't expect countries to pull out of next year's Tokyo Olympics due to Covid pandemic and that athletes too won't be barred if they test negative.
2020-10-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Senior Wrestling World C'ships in Belgrade from December 12
Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland, Oct 13 (IANS) World wrestling governing body, the United World Wrestling (UWW), has announced that Senior World Championships will be held from December 12-20 in Belgrade, Serbia.
2020-10-13
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Election for IOC chief to be held next March in Athens
Lausanne, Oct 8 (IANS) The election of the next president of the International Olympic Committee will be held during the 137th IOC Session which will take place from March 10 to 12 next year in Athens.
2020-10-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
IOC expects international spectators at 2021 Olympics: Bach
Lausanne (Switzerland), Oct 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is working towards the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on the assumption that there will be international spectators, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
2020-10-07
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Over 200 associations sign up for FIFA's talent programme
Zurich, Oct 6 (IANS) Over 200 member associations across all confederations have signed up for FIFA's first-ever Talent Development Programme. The list comprises, among others, the current men's and women's world champions, France and the USA respectively, as well as member associations that have never qualified for a FIFA tournament.
2020-10-06
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Lewandowski named European Footballer of the Year 2020
Nyon, Oct 2 (IANS) Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski has won the 2019/20 UEFA Men's Player of the Year award.
2020-10-02
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Tokyo Olympic torch relay to begin from March 25, 2021 in Fukushima
Lausanne, Sep 29 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start its journey on March 25, 2021 from the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture and then traverse all 47 prefectures across Japan over a period of 121 days, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced.
2020-09-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
FIFA hands Paraguayan Marco Trovato life ban for match fixing
Zurich, Sep 29 (IANS) FIFA has handed a lifetime football ban to Marco Trovato, president of Paraguayan club Olimpia, for match fixing. Along with the ban, Trovato has also been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (around $108,000), FIFA has said in a statement.
2020-09-29
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Swiss voters reject end to free movement with EU
Zurich, Sep 28 (IANS) Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to end an accord with the EU allowing the free movement of people.
2020-09-28
Category: International, Switzerland,Politics
IOC President Thomas Bach to receive Seoul Peace Prize
Lausanne, Sep 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is set to receive the Seoul Peace Prize for his efforts to promote peace during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.
2020-09-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
FIFA approves revised 2019-2022 budget
Zurich, Sep 19 (IANS) Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of $120 million in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FIFA Prez defends meetings with Lauber
Zurich, Sep 18 (IANS) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended his meeting with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, who is the subject of criminal proceedings launched against the former in Switzerland in July. The case is about undocumented meetings between Lauber and Infantino in 2016 and 2017.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
FIG approves guidelines for events to be held amid pandemic
Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 18 (IANS) Medical guidelines for events to be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic has been approved by the International Gymnastics Federations (FIG) Executive Committee.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
FIVB confirms cancellation of Volleyball Club World C'ships 2020
Lausanne, Sep 18 (IANS) World volleyball governing body FIVB has cancelled the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-18
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
India drop by a spot to 109 in latest FIFA rankings
Zurich, Sep 17 (IANS) The Indian men's football team have dropped by one place and are placed at the 109th position in the latest FIFA rankings, which got updated on Thursday. India have 1187 points and have not lost or gained any since the last update which took place in July.
2020-09-17
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Nitto extends ATP Finals title sponsorship till 2025
Zurich, Sep 14 (IANS) The ATP and Nitto Denko Corporation (Nitto) have announced a five-year extension of their partnership until 2025. The extension will see Nitto continue as title partner of the season-ending ATP Finals, in partnership with the Italian Tennis Federation (FIT), as the event moves to its new home in Turin in 2021, following 12 editions of the tournament hosted at The O2 in London.
2020-09-14
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Shocked, devastated: IOC, UWW react to Afkari's execution
Lausanne, Sep 13 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee and amateur wrestling's governing body United World Wrestling (UWW) on Saturday reacted to the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari. While IOC said that it was "shocked" by the development, the UWW said that the news has left the "entire wrestling community" mourning.
2020-09-13
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League schedule revealed
Lausanne, Sep 1 (IANS) Volleyball's world governing body the FIVB has announced the detailed schedule for its Volleyball Nations League (VNL) 2021.
2020-09-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Abe crucial to making Tokyo OC best prepared ever, says IOC chief
Lausanne (Switzerland), Aug 28 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said that former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was crucial in making the organising committee for the Tokyo Olympics "the best prepared ever." Abe on Friday announced his resignation as the Japanese Head of Government for health reasons.
2020-08-28
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
FIFA looking to ease rules for switching national teams
Zurich, Aug 19 (IANS) FIFA, the highest governing body of football, said on Wednesday that it is looking to allow further leniency for players to switch their nationalities.
2020-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Chocolate snow covers Swiss town after malfunction at Lindt unit
Zurich, Aug 19 (IANS) Residents of a town in Switzerland saw to their disbelief snowing flakes of chocolates after a ventilation system in a world-famous chocolate factory malfunctioned.
2020-08-19
Category: International, Switzerland,Lifestyle/Fashion
First archery world ranking event since Covid lockdown in Oct
Lausanne (Switzerland), Aug 15 (IANS) The first world ranking archery event since the Covid-19 pandemic brought the sport to a halt is scheduled to be held in Antalya in Turkey in October.
2020-08-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports