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Days, 7 Good News in a Rush of Color: Purple Paradise, Pink Clouds and Golden Victories

LISTICLE | 02/16/2022
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.
Author:
Antonia Wille

Here's what we think: 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 they are fun. 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 started right away. With news in the most dazzling colors: from purple to pink to gold, silver, bronze!

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Purple Paradise in Your Closet

What a color, and what a name: Very Peri! This is what Pantone calls the trend color of 2022. It is a reddish-purple shade of blue that is intended to exude a cheerful attitude and a dynamic presence, and to inspire creativity and imaginative expression. At the same time, Pantone wants it to "reflect global innovation and change". Wow, cheers to that with a piece from one of these purple chocolate bars. Even if some sports companies call their purple something else, there are already hip shoes and various sports clothes on the market in this color; neutral shades like beige or cream go best with it. Spring can come - the first purple hyacinths are already here.

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A Fairytale Marriage Proposal

Well, looks like someone has browsed in the textbook for romantic marriage proposals. Jonathan Owens got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend Simone Biles. "I woke up a fiancée," the gymnastics superstar cheered the other day. Biles followed up for her boyfriend, who is a football player, with words that might find their way into romance textbooks as well. "You are everything I dreamed of and more. Let's get married!" she wrote. Forgotten are all the mental problems that had made the Tokyo Olympics a burden for her.

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In the Women’s Bobsleigh to the Men’s Victory

He drove to a historic victory for the men in the women's bobsleigh. Francesco Friedrich switched to the ladies' sled at very short notice before his victory at the Olympics in Beijing in the two-man bobsleigh. The sled is usually used by European champion Kim Kalicki. And Friedrich went to the start with double female power: Under his racing suit he wore a shamrock with a heart and the initials of his wife Magdalena and their two sons. It would be interesting to know which lucky charms his German bobsleigh colleagues were wearing when they sped down the track - they won silver and bronze...

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Young TV Watchers Love the Super Bowl

This could have been the breakthrough for the Super Bowl and thus also for American football in Germany. Compared across all age groups, the audience share on German television did fall. In the younger age group of 14 to 49-year-olds, however, the global sporting event achieved a record rating of 60.5 percent in the early hours of Monday morning. Television executives will be rejoicing. Because if the Super Bowl is the top event for young viewers, it's clear it's becoming increasingly important in this country, too. It's no wonder that, starting next season, there will be one regular NFL game a year in Germany for the first time ever: The first game will be played in Munich.

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Happiest Birthday, Christian Eriksen

Not just a happy birthday, but the happiest birthday ever: On his 30th birthday, Christian Eriksen played his first soccer match since suffering a cardiac arrest at the European Championship last year. Eriksen now plays for Brentford FC in the Premiere League. The first game of the comeback was a test match without spectators. In the video, however, you can see how Eriksen prepared a goal. We're keeping our fingers crossed that he'll soon be able to do the same in a professional game.

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Free Tickets for Fans

We could hardly believe it when we read it: The UEFA soccer association is giving away free tickets. For final matches! And not to sponsors, but to fans. Unbelievable? But true! There are a total of 30,000 free tickets for the finals of the European Cup competitions. In the men's Champions League 5000 tickets per finalist, in the women's Champions League 3000 tickets each, in the Euro League final 4000 tickets per club and in the new Conference League 3000 free tickets each. UEFA President Alexander Ceferin said, "Football fans are the lifeblood of the game, and we thought it would be a nice way to recognize the difficulties they have experienced over the last two years and how they still managed to support their teams and live their passion even when they weren't in the stadiums." If it continues like this, we'll be happy to believe in the good in soccer again.

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Two Cheers for Body Positivity

"Breasts of all shapes and sizes deserve support and comfort tailored to them. That's why our new sports bra range includes 43 models, so everyone can find the right sports bra for them." With these words, Adidas accompanies their campaign and the accompanying photo, which shows female bare breasts. Because when it comes to sports, everyone should feel free and be inspired by what their body can do, it continues. And that definitely includes a well-fitting sports bra - every female athlete knows that! Even if the photo evokes different reactions: we think it's insanely important to talk about body positivity. And hey, who has the perfect (real) bust?

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