7 Days, 7 Good News: Wellenreiten in Europa, eine saustarke Omi und gemütliche Athleten auf Erfolgskurs

LISTICLE | 05/20/2021
7 days, 7 good news stories: a heroic victory in the Tour-de-France, a head wash for the bathing cap ignoramuses and a football club taking a stand against racism.
Antonia Wille

We think: Every now and then you need good news. Especially from the world of sports. In our Good News from ISPO, we serve you seven news items every week that our - – and hopefully also your - – athlete's heart beat faster. Because the news is fun. Because they are trend-setting. Because they show new tendencies. Because they sprinkle a pinch of absurdity in a much too serious world. Or because they simply bring joy. The main thing is to be in a good mood, that's our motto in this news format. And we're getting started right away. With a colourful mix for cyclists, boxing fans, couch potatoes and surfers who have been dreaming of Hawaii again for a long time. There is a solution, we promise!


Cycling makes EVERYONE happy!

Riding a bike is stupid? No way! If you're still not fed up with crowded subways, you should listen up now at the latest: Because riding a bike makes you happy. Yes, not only does the vitamin D we soak up while cycling through the city in the morning give us lots of happy hormones, cycling itself has extremely many benefits.

Because as Cycling UK found out, there are exactly 20 good reasons why cyclists do good. For themselves. For the climate. For the community. Or did you know that Cycling increases your life expectancy? Let's go for a bike ride.


Mayweather comeback - in fight against YouTube star

We don't quite know if this news is a good one. But let's be honest: Boxer Floyd Mayweather's comeback is something many of us have probably been longing for. However, it's not turning out the way we thought it would. Mayweather is celebrating his return to the ring... Boxing ring not against an athletic opponent like Wladimir Klitschko, but against YouTube star Logan Paul. On June 6, the two heavyweights will go head-to-head. - – Paul has 23 million YouTube subscribers. - – will step into the ring. Does Paul have a chance at all? We doubt it, Paul himself is confident of victory. And Mayweather? He's doing some serious insta-promo. A comeback unlike anything we've ever seen before. - – and it's gonna get the most ratings. And that, again, is good news.


The first e-cycling team in prison

Riding a bike together makes you happy, keeps you healthy and promotes team spirit. Things that are especially important in prison. That's why six Inmates in the Belgian prison of Oudenaarde can now compete against thousands of cyclists on the training app Zwift.. Under the name The Breakaway the sporty prisoners in black and white striped jerseys cycle around the race on their e-bikes. Want to compete with these exceptional athletes? Get on Zwift and start cycling!


Surfing like in Hawaii - in Europe

Attention surf fans! From now on you don't need a 15-hour flight to ride the most beautiful waves in Hawaii. Because Switzerland is now competing with the surf spot. With Alaia Bay, Switzerland's first Wavegarden has opened in the middle of the Alps near the popular ski resorts of Chamonix and Crans Montana. 20 different waves await visitors to the new bay. Surfers can ride waves ranging from 0.5 metres to two metres high. But if Switzerland is too far away for you: Munich will become the #1 surfing mecca in Europe. From 2023, a Wavegarden will also be built here at the gates of the Bavarian capital. We can hardly wait for the opening in spring 2023. And until then, we'll be practicing in Switzerland against a fantastic mountain backdrop. Aren't those good (surf) prospects?


Yeah, first transwoman at the Olympics

Actually, our hearts are already leaping when we see how well the sports industry has approached the topic of diversity. The industry is openly discussing topics such as racism, homosexuality and equality and is making the first changes. Today, our hearts are beating a little faster: That's because Laurel Hubbard is the first openly trans woman to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. The 43-year-old weightlifter is taking an important step towards equality and diversity. And all we can say is: Good luck in TokyoLaurel! You are a role model!


Try coziness

Good news for all sports sloths! Those who like it a bit more leisurely when it comes to sports, perhaps even being the slowest player on the court more often than not, have a new beacon of hope: Basketball player Nikola Jokic. The athlete is considered awkward and slow on the court, likes to eat popcorn, cevapcici and ice cream - – and yet may soon be the most valuable player in the NBA. Instead of frantically running around the court and stuffing balls into the basket like his teammates, the two-meter man works with his head: slowly, purposefully and - – yes - – with a touch of relaxation. The only drawback: he had to give up his love for Coke. That was really too unsporting for the team bosses.


This fitness granny gets teens excited about sports on TikTok

Erika Rischko proves: Life really starts when you retire! The 81-year-old keeps fit and active without a gym. How does she do it? She shows it in regular workout videos on TikTok, the platform that primarily addresses Generation Z. Despite the age difference, Erika has long been a star on TikTok, with 160,000 teens following her and doing her workouts. And the 81-year-old herself? Is happy to be FitnessInfluencer in retirement.

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Antonia Wille