ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Swiss football has a ways to go before making the top 10 in Fifa world rankings, but it is inching its way up and is now in 14th place. Bad news for Brazilian fans, whose country will be hosting the next World Cup, is that their own football is slipping in the [...]
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – India will return to the Olympics after agreeing Wednesday in Lausanne to hold new elections, the Times of India reported late Wednesday 15 May. Indian media have been heavily covering the visit by national committee officials to Lausanne for the meeting. The country’s national Olympic Committee was banned in 2012, with the [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – French politicians and media are reacting angrily to the violence that erupted Monday nght 14 May at Place de la Trocadero in Paris when Paris SG was being awarded the trophy as France’s top football club. Twenty-one people were injured, including three police officers, in the fight that broke out, with bottles, [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Scottish climber Ben O’Connor-Croft and French Haute-Savoie mountain guide Patrick Gabarrou 26 April were the first to climb what they have named René Croft, a corridor with slopes of 90 degrees that is part of the Mont Blanc massif. Gabarrou announced the news Monday, saying they had slept on a narrow shelf, [...]
BASEL, SWITZERLAND / FOOTBALL – Tonight’s the night Chelsea will be looking to move ahead to a second consecutive European cup final as they play FC Basel in a Europa League semi-final second leg match in the UK. Chelsea has the aggregate and away-goal advantage after a 2-1 win at St Jakob’s park, but Basel [...]
BASEL, SWITZERLAND / TENNIS – Stan Wawrinka, canton Vaud resident and world number 16 whose game has recently been heating up, said 1 May that he is hiring Magnus Norman as his coach. Norman, who is Swedish, was formerly world number 2 and a finalist in the 2000 French Open. Daily Tennis News Wire reports [...]
BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Rare photo and footage of Roger Federer from Sports Illustrated at a ball game, not his own match, and not his own sport, but just a guy cheering on his hometown team. Fun!
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (VIDEO) Ueli Steck, a very experienced and well-known Swiss climber, is one of three men who say there were attacked at 7,000 metres on Mt. Everest. The trio, which included Italian Simone Moro and Brit Jon Griffin, told a group of Sherpas they wanted to climb on their own. The three professional climbers [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – You can already buy ski goggles that tell you how fast you’re skiing, but Lumiplan, which provides real time ski data via cell phone apps for 12 US resorts, is about to shift that information to your goggles and make them a lot smarter. The company’s basic set of ski resort apps [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Longer days and warmer temperatures can only mean one thing: time to splash outdoors. Canton Geneva pools are scheduled to open on 1 May. See the full list here. ** Stay in the know, follow Geneva Living on Facebook, Twitter, RSS, by e-mail; or through GenevaLunch News on Facebook.