Stefan Herzog is Werner Haizmann's successor at the Association of German Sports Retailers (VDS). After a quarter of a decade as president, Haizmann becomes the first honorary president in the association's history.
As a footballer and coach, Franz Beckenbauer was a shining light. After investigations around the awarding of the World Cup 2006 as well as health setbacks, things have recently become quieter around the "Kaiser". On his 75th birthday ISPO.com commemorates Beckenbauer's greatest stations and successes as a player and coach.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo and a European Football Championship: The sports year 2020 was supposed to be huge. But the coronavirus is putting a damper on the organizers and athletes. In the 2020 sports calendar, ISPO.com gives an overview of which events are scheduled to take place - and which had to be postponed.
In January, the death of Kobe Bryant and eight other people, including his daughter Gianna, in a helicopter crash shook the sports world. In August, the month of his birthday, the Los Angeles Lakers, Nike and Bryant's former hometown posthumously honor the "Black Mamba".