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Days, 7 Good News: "Get up again" Shiffrin, silver medal for a volunteer and Germany's Magnus Carlsen

LISTICLE | 01/11/2023
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.
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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'll get right to work with the stand-up Shiffrin, a silver medal for a volunteer, and Germany's Magnus Carlsen.

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Science creates knowledge

Sport is not a science, as far as it goes. In every sport, a lot of brainpower has long been put into optimizing physical activity. So we think it's terrific that the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) awards prizes to outstanding sports scientists every two years. This year, Philip Furley from the German Sport University receives the first prize. He completed his habilitation with the topic "Nonverbal Behavior and Person Perception in Sports" - we imagine this as a professorship for hand signaling in beach volleyball.

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Back in Buffalo

Back in Buffalo: After his cardiac arrest at the NFL game in Cincinatti, Damar Hamlin was able to return to his hometown. "I'm glad to be back in Buffalo," wrote the 24-year-old. In addition, he wrote lines of thanks for the support of his fans, showing his great gratitude. "The love you all have shown me is the same love I want to give back to the world."

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Comeback in Wengen

First a knee operation, and then a muscle injury shortly after the comeback. Now Thomas Dreßner is back on his skis. Perfect timing: The best German speed skier will celebrate his second comeback of the season at the famous Lauberhorn race next weekend. Dreßner is also already qualified for the Alpine World Ski Championships in France.

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The "get up again" Shiffrin

She is the "get up again" Shiffrin - sometimes at the top, then at the bottom, then at the top again. Now the US American is so far up that she won't be going down again. Her 82nd World Cup victory is a women's record that the 27-year-old will surely extend. Soon she will also catch up with Sweden's skiing legend Ingemar Stenmark with his previously unmatched 86 World Cup victories. After the disappointment at the Beijing Winter Olympics, her self-doubt and the shocking sudden death of her father, Jeff, Mikaela Shiffrin is back to full speed. "For her, the sky is the limit," says Lindsey Vonn, who previously held the World Cup record alone.

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From volunteer to silver medalist

Actually, she only wanted to post on social media as a volunteer - but in the end Lisa Michajlova left the Maccabi Winter Games with a silver medal. The 24-year-old took second place in curling at the Jewish Winter Games in Ruhpolding. Jews from 20 different nations had come to the first Maccabi Games in almost 87 years, Michajlova told the "taz." Then, she said, her roommate told her that the German curling team was still missing someone. "I had never done that before, but then it actually went quite well, it's just like bowling, only on the ice." Her team had full tactics - and she now has silver.

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How to become Germany's Magnus Carlsen

He has been a chess prodigy for quite some time. But now, at just 18, Vincent Keymer has finally proved that he is rightly being compared to Magnus Carlsen. In Kazakhstan, Keymer, who comes from Saulheim, won the title of world vice-champion in rapid chess. In the process, he checkmated several grandmasters. In the end, only Carlsen was ahead of him - yet.

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Ice prince Felix

He skates so beautifully on the ice that even the referees want to see him skate one lap longer: Felix Rijhnen had to run 26 laps instead of 25 at the speed skating World Cup in Calgary over 10,000 meters because the referees had counted wrong. Another episode in a season rich in episodes for the man whom the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" has just dubbed the "Ice Prince". Because Rijhnen, who was temporarily banned by the DESG because of his second passion, is now the fastest German skater, even winning a World Cup race in Norway. And over 26 laps he is now also the fastest in the world - all the others stop after 25 laps.

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