Auf Wiedersehen, Herr Winkler

A small farewell to a Show Jumping legend. With the utmost respect and the deepest gratitude.


Memories of the XXXI Olympiad (II)

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)

Half-time whistle

We have seen eight competition days at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games so far, so it's half-time. Time to settle down for a moment amid all the excitement, tension, drama, and ongoing discussions. Here are my thoughts and opinions on some issues that have accompanied us during this first week, and which might accompany us … Continue reading Half-time whistle

Was zusammen gehört

Nach den Männern hat sich gestern auch das Team der Kunstturnerinnen für das Mehrkampffinale qualifiziert. Das ist ganz ohne Zweifel ein riesengroßer Erfolg, aber einzelne Medien übertreiben es dann doch wieder ein wenig. So war auf und anderenorts zu lesen, dies sei das "erste Mal, dass ein deutsches Team das Finale im Mehrkampf der … Continue reading Was zusammen gehört

A marathon to Rio

It is exactly the right decision at the right time, although the reasoning behind it is a bit questionable. The DOSB (Germany's NOC) has decided, upon a request by the German Athletics Federation, to adjust the qualification standards for 17 athletics events in favour of the athletes. This brings all of them in line with … Continue reading A marathon to Rio