Russian Domino

Do you know Yuliya Efimova? No? Well, don't worry! I wasn't so sure either who she was when her name appeared in the news today. But then I read a quote from an interview with her and suddenly I remembered. It was during the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan last year. Efimova had just served … Continue reading Russian Domino

I want to ride my bicycle…

Hearing good news from the world of professional cycling is always some sort of a relief... The Track Cycling World Championships, which were held at the Olympic Velodrome in London, have ended recently, and from a German perspective they could have been hardly any better. While host nation Team GB finished on top of the … Continue reading I want to ride my bicycle…

A day (un)like any other

There are days when, although seemingly not a single goal has been scored, no whistle blown, no race run, no record broken, so much is still happening in the world of sports besides the field of play, that I don't really know where to begin. Yesterday was such a day. Let's recap what happened: As … Continue reading A day (un)like any other

Bem-vindo, ROAs!

An unprecedented number of 206 NOCs will participate in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, a mere five months from now. Kosovo and South Sudan will make their debut, with high hopes accompanying especially Kosovarian Judoka Majlinda Kelmendi, a two time world champion in the under 52kg class. But there will be a 207th team at … Continue reading Bem-vindo, ROAs!