A small tribute to eleven outstanding Olympians. To remember their deaths, to celebrate their lives.
About the advantages of living in a university town and the newest items of my Olympic book collection.
I feel a bit honoured having noticed the title of a new IOC video, published on the Olympic Channel. Let's see how many of the Olympic moments you recognize and remember...
German sports awards and Icelandic Vikings...
2016. Twelve extremely difficult months for the world of sport, but also a year of inspiring athletes, legends leaving the field of play, new heroes emerging, and many incredible stories.
Jeffrey Julmis (HAI) - Athletics Not every athlete acting like Usain Bolt before the start gets to perform on the track like Usain Bolt. Jeffrey Julmis of Haiti had to learn this the hard way during the semifinal of the 110m hurdles. Julmis posed and winked at the camera...only to trip at the very first … Continue reading Memories of the XXXI Olympiad (II)
Each edition of the Olympic Games is connected to names, faces, usually of outstanding athletes with remarkable accomplishments. It's just the same this time, and who would argue that these were also the Games of Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Katinka Hosszu, Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Neymar and many other heroes of the front pages of … Continue reading Memories of the XXXI Olympiad (I)
In meiner Kindheit gab es einen amerikanischen Zeichentrickfilm, den ich heiß und innig geliebt habe: die Dschungelolympiade. Gedreht wurde er ursprünglich aus Anlass der Olympischen Spiele in Moskau 1980, verschwand jedoch aufgrund des Boykotts der Amerikaner in der Schublade von Warner Bros. und wurde dann vier Jahre später wieder hervorgekramt. Die Szenerie ist bei dem … Continue reading Dschungelolympiade