Days, 7 Good News: Between Youthful Heart Palpitations, Burger Love and Young Blood Values

LISTICLE | 02/23/2022
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 so: Good news is needed every now and then. Especially from the world of sports. In our Good News we serve you seven news items every week that make our - and hopefully your - sports heart beat faster. Because the news is fun. Because they are trend-setting. Because they show new trends. 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 get right to work. With a 95-year-old with young blood values, another romantic marriage proposal and green superstars with a passion for burgers.


Green Superstars

What do skateboarder Sky Brown, Bayern superstar Serge Gnabry, cyclist Nono, Paralympics athlete Alice Tai and rapper Sor have in common? They love burgers - and animals. Together, the superstars are now in the first European campaign of Beyond Meat, the meat substitute manufacturer that promises vegan burger patties without sacrificing taste. In the commercials, they reveal what "Go Beyond" means to them and how veganism can impact athletic and professional success. We love burgers and green superstars who are role models!


At 95, Blood Values like a 30-Year-Old

The older ones among us know him. And the even older ones. Ernst Huberty, for many years the most influential sports presenter on German television, has just turned 95. When it comes to fitness, no one seems to be able to fool him, even in his old age. His doctor brought him the blood values before his birthday, the Rhinelander told the "Bild" newspaper. "He says I have the values of a 30-year-old." A mix of good genes and exercise is his secret to healthy aging. After all, Huberty also indulges himself in watching TV - on the bicycle ergometer.


Female Soccer Players with the Same Pay as Male Soccer Players

First the British, now the U.S. women: Women's soccer is moving forward with fair pay for men and women. In the future, the U.S. Soccer Federation will pay women the same as men. Led by the dazzling Megan Rapinoe, the women's soccer players won a settlement according to which the association must pay out 22 million U.S. dollars directly to the players - 2 million will end up in a fund. In the future, men and women will receive the same salary, and tournament bonuses, for example at World Cups, will also be equalized. However, this will then even give the women an advantage: because while the U.S. men have not yet achieved almost anything internationally, the women are already multiple Olympic and world champions. "This is such a monumental step forward in feeling valued and respected," said national player Alex Morgan.


Is It Spring Already?

Yes, is it spring already that hormones celebrate love like this? A week after US gymnastics star Simone Biles, we have the next romantic wedding announcement from the sports world. Five-time world darts champion Raymond van Barneveld got down on one knee for his girlfriend Julia in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to ask her to marry him. "I asked Julia if she would like to marry me in Paris this weekend. And she said 'yes'." Magnifique!


At Half past Two in the Morning a Party of a Different Kind...

Other 16-year-olds are still partying at half past three in the morning. Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, on the other hand, checkmated world chess champion Magnus Carlsen (31) at this time after 39 moves. "I think now it's time to go to bed and not have another dinner," the Indian boy said. He is the youngest to defeat Carlsen since the latter won his first world title in 2013. But being younger than his opponents is something the teenager knows - he became international champion at the age of ten; a norm no younger chess player has been able to achieve to date.


On the Trail of Jonas Deichmann

120 marathons in 100 days - if that doesn't get your feet smoking... But Germán Silva knew what he was getting himself into at the age of 54. The two-time winner of the New York Marathon crossed his native Mexico in less than four months. The top marathoner of the 90s covered about 5,000 kilometers.-years, passing through Mexico's contrasting landscapes. He had chosen his destination strategically: In Tulum, Silva jumped into the Caribbean Sea at the end of his tour for refreshment. And perhaps he will meet up with adventurer Jonas Deichmann - who has also completed 120 marathons through Mexico - even if he is currently doing his laps on his bike on the other side of Mexico, in Baja California...


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Projects across Europe to get more people moving more in the great outdoors- that's the goal of #itsgreatoutthere. The non-profit organization supports initiatives throughout Europe. Applications are still open until February 28. "Once again this year, we want to support grassroots projects across Europe that get more people moving in the great outdoors," say the organizers. Successful applicants, for example, host outdoor activity days designed to change lives through positive experiences in nature. Since launching its first grant in 2017, #itsgreatoutthere has introduced thousands of citizens across Europe to the wonder of nature, and aims to reach even more people in 2022. More info here.

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Antonia Wille