Olé, VfB! The Stuttgart Bundesliga football team shows fairness at it's best. Namely not in the scramble for the ball, but in the fight for reasonable working and living conditions around the world. The 35 items from VfB Stuttgart's new merchandising collection are the first garments on the German market whose supply chain has been certified in accordance with the Fairtrade textile standard. Ecological basic principles and fair wages are supposed to guarantee the T-shirts, hoodies or pyjamas produced by Brands Fashion in Tiruppur, India. Bull's eye!
Success comes from effort - and this effort is really big: On January 1, outdoor manufacturer Vaude becomes completely climate neutral. Worldwide! "Climate protection requires the highest priority and we must act with all our might to keep our planet worth living on," says Vaude CEO Antje von Dewitz. In the future, the company will fully offset its global greenhouse gas emissions. The same amount that goes into compensation will additionally be invested in the continuous reduction of emissions.
After Denmark's Christian Eriksen luckily survived a cardiac arrest at the European Football Championship, his team has now received a fair play award. On the sidelines of the World Cup qualifier against Austria, captain Simon Kjaer received the award. "We are of course happy to win an award for our team standing together and helping each other," Kjaer said. He, along with his teammates, had shielded Eriksen from cameras and spectators, which earned the team a lot of praise. "That day we showed who we are and the values the team is based on," Kjaer said. Eriksen has yet to make another public appearance himself, but he is doing well, according to his team captain.
A gold medal in bed? How nice...#Radikarla!", that's exactly what Karla Borger tweeted about the photo showing her with the winner's medal from the World Tour Finals in beach volleyball. Indeed, Borger and her partner Julia Sude managed a radical change of course. At the Tokyo Olympics, the German duo stood for one of the biggest flops. Two months later, they scored the biggest success of their career in Cagliari, Italy. On top of that, they received 150,000 US dollars - a fairytale windfall. Borger and Sude didn't even have a coach after he quit just one day after the Olympic defeat. But after that the two recovered, won bronze at the European Championships and silver at the German Championships and now the triumph at the season finale. "Radikarla" is not possible.
Husbands who come home without a wedding ring have a hard time, and rightly so. That would have been the case for tennis star Andy Murray. "I'm not well spoken of at home," he wrote on Instagram after losing the ring. Yet Murray even had a good excuse: He had put his tennis shoes under a rental car to air them out. The wedding ring was knotted to the laces because he can't wear it while playing - but when he went to look, the shoes were gone. After his public appeal and several phone calls to security and the hotel, however, the shoes and ring came back. The 34-year-old made a cute video about it - and can now hope to be laughed at by his wife at best.
That sixth minute was historic. Players in the U.S. Women's Soccer League (NWSL) stopped play in the sixth minute on the most recent matchday. Players from both teams met in the center circle and formed a circle. This was to draw attention to the fact that it took six years for their sexual abuse allegations to be heard by the female soccer players organized in the NWSLPA. The scandal is gigantic. The league allegedly even ignored tips about coaches committing sex crimes. "Tonight we took back our place on the field because we're not going to let the joy be taken away from us," the NWSLPA said.That's good news!
He's a son of a bitch, but now he's gone: this good news has the bad side of bringing up a creep of his sport once again. But at long last, Jon Gruden has stepped down as coach of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders. He has insulted women, blacks, gays, queers and football officials. The 2003 Super Bowl-winning coach even survived an initial wave of publicity by saying the racist remarks were a long time ago. But then the "New York Times" brought out e-mails from previous years in which Gruden insulted the NFL boss, railed against female referees and called for the expulsion of NFL professionals who take a knee against racism. Good thing that coaching career seems to be over now!