Latest Switzerland Olympic Team News

French hockey official Luc Tardif elected IIHF president

Sep. 25, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — French official Luc Tardif was elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday ahead of the return of NHL players to the Olympics in February. Tardif, who was born and raised in Canada, beat German candidate Franz...

US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Aug. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years...

Barty, Zverev notch efficient wins in Cincinnati finals

Aug. 22, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ash Barty bounced back from a disappointing loss at the Tokyo Olympics. Gold medalist Alexander Zverev carried over his momentum from Tokyo. Both are in fine form heading into the U.S. Open, which begins a week from Monday in New York. ...

Women’s world hockey championship drops puck after delay

Aug. 18, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The puck drops Friday on a women’s world hockey championship more than two years after the last one. Who’s counting? American forward Kendall Coyne Schofield is, for one. “The pinnacle of women’s hockey hasn’t been...

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

Americans win beach gold medal, and Ross completes the set

Aug. 06, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — April Ross won the Olympic gold medal that completes her set, and when she stood on the top step of the podium at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue on Friday she had with her the perfect person to hang it around her neck: teammate Alix Klineman. “I...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

American A-Team will play Aussies for beach volleyball gold

Aug. 04, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When Stanford indoor volleyball star Alix Klineman moved over to the beach to team up with two-time Olympic medalist April Ross, she knew she was signing up for a lot of extra work. And a lot of extra pressure. “There’s been a big...

Sumo scare? Riders say horses might be spooked by statue

Aug. 03, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Equestrian jumpers aren't keen on surprises. Neither are the horses, and it takes years of training to keep them from getting spooked. Of course, no horse in Tuesday night's Olympic jumping qualifier had ever seen anything like obstacle No. 10. ...

World record may be broken in shot put on Day 12 of Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The main action for Day 12 of the Tokyo Games is at Olympic Stadium with live track & field events anchoring Wednesday coverage. The men’s 200-meters will be decided in morning action streamed on Peacock. A world record could be...