Memories of the XXXI Olympiad (I)

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)


Winds of Change

Five days into the Games and there are already so many side stories, seemingly minor things that sometimes could mean a lot to those involved. Some iconic pictures emerged already, and they are of enormous (at least) symbolic value. It was on the first day of competition that fellow gymnasts Lee Eun-ju and Hong Un-jong … Continue reading Winds of Change

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

For every storm, a rainbow…

...for every tear, a smile, for every care, a promise, and a blessing in each trial. I must confess that I haven't really heard of gymnast Kieran Behan until very recently. But his story is far too outstanding to not tell it here. At the young age of ten, Behan was diagnosed with a tumour … Continue reading For every storm, a rainbow…