• Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Brazil's Olympic Committee President speaks during the Olympic flame welcoming ceremony at the Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, April 29, 2016. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)

    Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva

    GENEVA (AP) — The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games came to the United Nations in Geneva on Friday, where officials said a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world.

  • Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrives surrounded by the media to attend as a witness the hearing of UEFA President Michel Platini at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday,  April 29, 2016. Platini has begun his appeal at the CAS against a six-year ban from football by FIFA over a US dollar 2 million payment approved by Blatter. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

    Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini will discover by May 9 if he has overturned a six-year ban from FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.

  • Top-seeded Bacsinszky reaches semifinals at Grand Prix SAR

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR, saving all four break-points she faced against Johanna Larsson of Sweden in a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday.

  • France’s Olympic water polo team cleared by FINA

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of swimming says no action will be taken against France’s water polo team for supposedly losing an Olympic qualifier on purpose to get a preferred opponent in the next round.

  • Russia’s athletics return could be at European Championships

    GENEVA (AP) — If reinstated in June, Russia could still compete at the European track championships in July, the head of European Athletics said Wednesday after meeting senior officials in Moscow.

  • Snow, slippery roads force cut in Tour of Romandie stage

    MOUDON, Switzerland (AP) — German sprinter Marcel Kittel won the second day of racing in the Tour of Romandie on Wednesday after the course was shortened because of overnight snow and slippery roads.

  • Olympic skating scandal official in 4-man race to lead ISU

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A French official who was suspended in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating judging scandal is running in the International Skating Union’s presidential election.

  • In this April 25, 2016 photo photographer Demir Soenmez poses for the media next to his picture with caption "Tribute to Berkin Elvan, wounded by Turkish police in Istanbul who died after 269 days of coma" displayed on the Place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The photo displayed on the Place des Nations, which calls into question the current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan angered Turkey. Its consulate requested the withdrawal of the picture. The city of Geneva will focus Tuesday on the request. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Geneva unbending on Turkish effort to quash photo in exhibit

    GENEVA (AP) — Geneva officials have rejected Turkish efforts to remove from a city exhibit a photograph accusing Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of ordering the killing of a teenage protester three years ago.

  • Cyclist banned for 6 years for cheating with hidden motor

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Caught using a hidden motor at a world championship race, cyclo-cross rider Femke Van Den Driessche of Belgium has been banned from cycling for six years.

  • In this Aug. 28, 2015 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini delivers his speech during a press conference after the soccer Europa League draw ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. Michel Platini expects Sepp Blatter to attend as a witness in his appeal against a six-year FIFA ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    Platini’s CAS appeal to take place in Blatter’s presence

    Michel Platini expects Sepp Blatter to attend as a witness in his appeal against a six-year FIFA ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday.