We can't bring the booth parties home to you after an action-packed day at the trade show - but on our social channels you'll be closer to the most important event of the sports industry than anywhere else! Our live reporter will take you along to ISPO Munich, test the latest products for you, show you the leaders of the sports business on stage and spotlight star guests for you. We'll tell you what to expect on our social channels during ISPO Munich!
This rough concept is supposed to bring gold: The German Federal Ministry of the Interior and the German Olympic Sports Confederation have now presented initial plans on how they intend to better support top athletes in Germany. To this end, an agency for competitive sports is to be established to provide targeted support for athletes. At the same time, a sports promotion law is to secure long-term funding. After the low point in the medal haul at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, we hope that the rough concept will now be fine-tuned.
These men are already the bravest of the World Cup: Iran's soccer players' failure to sing their country's anthem before the game against England could earn them suspensions and pay cuts after the World Cup at the latest, and perhaps even more consequential sanctions. We bow before this gesture of solidarity with the critics of the Iranian regime. And we cringe in shame, thinking of the European teams' despondent handling of the ban by Fifa's One Love captain's armband.
Until now, we thought of Bad Homburg as a somewhat old-fashioned spa concert, but far from it: the small town near Frankfurt am Main is preparing to become a real factor in world-class tennis. For next year, the women's world number one Iga Swiatek has now confirmed her participation in the Bad Homburg Open, which is a real hammer. This means that the WTA grass-court tournament, which takes place shortly before Wimbledon, is already at a high point in its third edition.
Another highlight from the ISPO Munich universe: Meet Alexander Zverev and many other athletes and listen to their talks, toast with them and take a selfie with them. From the dream team Alexander "Sascha" Zverev and his brother Mischa will give you exciting insights into innovative training technologies such as virtual reality on the first day of the trade show. In addition, the two will present the ISPO Cup,
This reflection comes very late, but hopefully not too late: The Nordic Combined athletes are now finally vigorously looking for ways to make their sport more attractive. This includes, for example, that the five top nations Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland and Japan enter into cooperations with other countries that have had no chance so far and let them share their knowledge of the sport. This must bring quick results: After all, the sport, which has been represented at the Olympics without interruption since the first Winter Olympics in 1924, is already threatened with elimination for the 2030 Games.
The man is as hard as iron. Phil Kessel has set a new Ironman record with 1,000 consecutive games in the National Hockey League NHL. Since his first game in November 2009 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 35-year-old American, who now plays for the Golden Knights, has not missed a single game. Along the way, he also just scored his 400th career goal. Keith Yandle, who previously held the record, bowed in a message to Kessel: "To play in just one NHL game is a remarkable achievement, but to play in every game for the last 13 years requires incredible talent to stay in the lineup day in and day out, tremendous determination to play through aches and pains, and a whole lot of luck.