Days, 7 Good News: OutDoor by ISPO Recap & Welsh Partial Boycott against Homophobia

LISTICLE | 06/17/2022
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: 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 started right away. With flying Markus, blue blood on the yellow tour, a partial boycott of the Qatar World Cup and lots of praise for OutDoor by ISPO.


What a Fair

Everyone was satisfied, everyone took a lot of momentum with them from OutDoor by ISPO: After the Corona break and with the new concept, we are delighted with a complete success. The passion that the industry felt and exuded during the days in Munich will certainly be reflected in the mood of the coming months. Because we don't want to just pat our own shoulders here is a collection of the satisfied voices.


Blue Blood on the Pre-tour de France

Yellow is the color of the Tour de France - blue blood ennobled a test ride for amateurs. In less than three weeks, the real Tour starts in Denmark. Some 16,000 amateur cyclists now took the opportunity to try out the Danish stage for themselves. Among them was the Danish Crown Prince Frederik, who pedaled 100 kilometers of the route. Crown Prince Frederik and the thousands of cycling friends were allowed to cross the gigantic bridge over the Great Belt, as the peloton will soon do. A magnificent experience!


He Flies and Flies on and On

Markus Rehm keeps flying and flying and flying. Our Paralympics superstar now improved his long jump world record in Innsbruck by four centimeters to 8.66 meters. The Golden Roof Challenge took place in the middle of Innsbruck's city center - the 33-year-old athlete from Bayern Leverkusen could not have wished for a more dignified setting.


Welsh Partial Boycott against Homophobia

We can imagine how difficult this step is for them - which is precisely why they deserve our utmost respect: Although Wales has qualified for the World Cup for the first time in over 60 years, some of the employees of the Welsh Football Association want to boycott the tournament. The reason is discrimination against homosexuals in Qatar. "They will not travel to the tournament, and it is absolutely their right," Noel Mooney, head of the Welsh Football Association told the BBC. We would like to see more signs like this!


Felt 23 Years of Work for the Bouldering Victory

He couldn't have found a better time: Two months before the European Championships in Munich, German climber Yannick Flohé won his first Boulder World Cup. "It feels like I've worked my whole life for this," said the 23-year-old after the victory in Bressanone. After what feels like 23 years of preparatory work, the big harvest can now begin, dear Yannick - get the next successes!


A Football Player Almost Runs the Hurdles World Record

Devon Allen will be part of the Philadelphia Eagles in the U.S. NFL football league. But before he wants to concentrate fully on his football career, the 27-year-old American showed his skills in another discipline. Allen won the 110-meter hurdles at the Grand Prix in New York in the third-fastest time ever run in this discipline. Allen's 12.84 seconds separated him from the ten-year-old world record by just four hundredths of a second. Allen now plans to remain a track and field athlete until the World Championships in July - after which he is sure to excite football fans.


Human Rights to Be Included in the DOSB Statutes

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) wants to make human rights a binding part of its statutes. "I see sport as having a responsibility to work to prevent or mitigate human rights abuses that arise from or are directly related to its activities," said DOSB President Thomas Weikert. The bylaws are to be amended in December. Our wish is that Weikert will also repeatedly hold human rights up to the IOC.

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