Wawrinka missed his 31st ATP final +++ Winter Olympics in Barcelona?
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Warinka loses in Doha
Stan Wawrinka missed the 31st ATP final of his career in Doha. The top seeded Vaudois lost in the semifinals after a good start 6: 3, 5: 7, 3: 6 against the French qualifier Corentin Moutet (ATP 81). Previously, he had won his quarterfinal against the Slovenian Aljaz Bedene, which had been postponed due to rain. The 34-year-old from Lausanne won the last of his 16 tournament victories so far in May 2017 in Geneva. (SDA)
Infantino new IOC member
FIFA President Gianni Infantino is at the IOC session in Lausanne as Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) been recorded. The 49-year-old Valais received 63 votes, 13 IOC members voted against him, three abstained. In addition to Infantino, American David Haggerty, President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and Japanese Yasuhiro Yamashita, President of the Olympic Committee of Japan and Olympic Judo Champion in 1984, were also added to the IOC.
Infantino’s predecessor as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, was an IOC member from 1999 to 2015. After his suspension due to a controversial payment of two million francs to Michel Platini, he had not tried to be re-elected. (Ram / SDA)
Winter Olympics on the Mediterranean?
With Salt Lake City, Sapporo and Barcelona have three possible candidates her interest at the hosting of the 2030 Winter Olympics Registered. Winter games had already taken place in Sapporo, Japan, in 1972, and Salt Lake City came on the bandwagon in 2002.
Barcelona hosted summer games in 1992. The winter games in the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees are now to be held in ten years. (Ram / SDA / afp)
All Swiss Olympic champions at winter games
Rogentin wins on the Lauberhorn
The Swiss drivers shine in the first of the two European Cup downhill in Wengen. Stefan Rogentin triumphed on the shortened Lauberhorn descent, which led from the original start to the water station. It was the third win in the European Cup for the 25-year-old from Graubünden.
Rogentin won by two tenths ahead of the Frenchman Valentin Giraud Moine. The Eastern Swiss came third Ralph Weber (0.24 seconds back). With Gilles Roulin (5.) and Arnaud Boisset (7.) two other Swiss made a strong journey. Another European Cup downhill will be held in Wengen on Saturday. (Ram / SDA)
Fourcade wins in Oberhof
The French biathlon ace Martin Fourcade has the 10-kilometer sprint won in the German Oberhof. Thanks to two flawless shootings, Fourcade clearly outperformed his compatriot in his 78th World Cup victory Emilien jacquelin and the local Johannes Kühn by.
Best Swiss Benjamin Weger. The Valais came in 12th after a shooting mistake, almost a minute and a half behind (ram)
Swiss women also convince in the second training
The Swiss also convinced in the second training session for the World Cup downhill on Saturday in Zauchensee. In particular Joana Hahlen and Lara Gut-Behrami seem to have regained confidence in the supreme discipline after a moderate start to the season. In fourth place, Hahlen was just under three tenths of the best time for the locals Ramona Siebenhofer a, Gut-Behrami in sixth lost just over four tenths. The day before, the Bernese and Ticinese had ranks 5 and 4.
With Corinne Suter Another seventh Swiss-Ski rider made it into the top 10 in seventh place. After the ranks 2 and 5 at the speed start in Lake Louise, the two-time medalist at the World Championships in Are also among the favorites in Salzburg. The Czech woman again made a strong impression Ester Ledecka, The leader in the Downhill World Cup ranked second, as on Thursday. For the world champion Ilka Stuhec on the other hand, the training was over after ten seconds after a driving error. (Pre / SDA)
OKC teaches the Rockets a lesson
The return of Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha to Oklahoma City went badly wrong for Houston. At 92: 113 the Houston Rockets had no chance. Even 34 points from Westbrook, which fans of the home team greeted with “MVP” chants, could not prevent the Texans’ clear defeat away.
Never before in the current season has an opponent only had to concede 92 offensive Houston. One reason for the low score was the inefficiency of three-point throws: only eleven out of 40 attempts actually ended up in the basket. James Harden, the real star of the Rockets, ended the game with only 17 points. The Geneva Center Clint Capela reached eight points and 11 rebounds, Thabo Sefolosha remained without a counter in his seven minutes of play. (Pre / SDA)
Barça loses Spanish Super Cup semi-final – in Saudi Arabia
FC Barcelona lost 2: 3 to Atletico Madrid in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. To Koke Leading goal for Atlético shot in the 46th minute Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann the Catalans in the lead. But equal in the 80th minute Alvaro Morata by penalty before Angel Correa scored the winning goal in the 86th minute. (Cbe)
Germany starts with the first victory at the European Handball Championship
The German handball player start successfully into the European Championship. The team of national coaches Christian Prokop prevails against the Netherlands 34:23 in Trondheim.
The outsider kept up well for a long time – in the 46th minute the Germans were only three goals (22:19) ahead. Then the DHB selection moved away with seven goals in a row to 29:19 (52nd). Kai Häfner (picture) and Jannik Kohlbacher each contributed five goals to victory. Goalie Andreas Wolff convinced with twelve parades. For the Dutch, it was the first game in an EM finals. (Cbe / SDA / dpa)
Nati wants to test despite the uncertain situation in Qatar
Despite the uncertain situation in the Middle East, the Swiss national team should travel to Qatar in a training camp at the end of March. You watch the situation closely, said national team director Pierluigi Tami, The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA), UEFA and FIFA should give their approval.
What is certain is that the team of Vladimir Petkovic as part of the preparation for the EM 2020 at the end of March test matches against Belgium and Croatia – either in Qatar or in a location to be determined. (Cbe / SDA)
Tottenham will have to do without Kane until April
Heavy blow for the sixth in the English Premier League: The Tottenham Hotspurs have to be on their top scorer until at least April Harry Kane dispense. This is announced by the London club on its website.
According to the club, Kane needs surgery after a hamstring in his left thigh, which he suffered in the game against Southampton on New Year’s Day. Kane will return to training in April at the earliest. (Cbe)