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Days, 7 Good News: Mini Olympics Ends with Great Success, Menstruation in Professional Sports & New World Record by Teodor Tsvetkov

LISTICLE | 08/24/2022
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.
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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're getting started right away.

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A summer fairy tale: European Championships in Munich come to an end

Since Sunday, the Mini-Olympics are over again - a pity actually! Because the European Championships in Munich were a complete success. In and around the Olympic Stadium, world records were broken, people cheered and celebrated extensively. At the end, the German women's sprint relay team won gold once again after a magnificent performance. What a contribution to the German top of the medal table! The organizers also took care of the beautiful ending: At the award ceremony, there was not the usual bouquet of flowers with the precious metal, but flowers in a pot, which were subsequently planted in the Olympic Park and will serve as a reminder of the summer fairy tale for a long time to come.

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Eilish McColgan makes menstruation an issue in professional sports

In professional sports, performance is what counts. But the fact that this is naturally limited during menstruation in professional athletes is hardly ever talked about. "Considering almost half the population menstruate every month, it seems odd to me that it's still such a taboo subject in 2022??", athlete Eilish McColgan now addressed the taboo subject at the European Athletics Championships and called for more openness and understanding. The 31-year-old had won silver and bronze at the competitions. She even won gold at the Commonwealth Games. Due to menstrual cramps, however, she had already dropped out of competitions twice in her career and was made fun of for it on social networks.

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Extreme swimmer Nathalie Pohl conquers the Kaiwi Channel

The channel between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu has a length of 47 kilometers and is one of the longest and toughest open water courses in the world. A week ago, German extreme swimmer Nathalie Pohl took on this challenge. Shortly before the finish she almost had to throw in the towel: A highly toxic jellyfish grazed the 27-year-old and left deep red, burning welts all over her body with its testicles.öbody. Nevertheless, Pohl did not give up and mastered the entire stage after 15 hours, 5 minutes and more than 50,000 arm pulls with partly vövilent darkness. Chapeau!

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"Free night for the climate" - ticket check from the German Alpine Club

Since the end of July, the German Alpine Association has been offering its members free overnight stays in Vorarlberg, Tyrol and Bavaria as part of its "Free Night for the Climate" campaign. The condition for the free stay is the journey with the öffentlichen means of transport, which the association promotes with the action.ördern wants. Free overnight stays for the climate are still available until the end of the year and new huts have just been added.

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Fitfluencer Pamela Reif buys dream house in Ibiza

Many people dream of becoming rich with Insta, TikTok or YouTube videos. German fitness influencer Pamela Reif has made it happen and already fulfilled her next dream: A domicile in Ibiza. Since last week, the 26-year-old has been sharing breathtaking views with her nearly 9 million followers on Instagram. We're looking forward to many more work-out reels and live videos in front of the wanderlust-inducing backdrop!

Pamela Reif ist die populärste Fitness-Influencerin im deutschsprachigen Raum.
Pamela Reif ist die populärste Fitness-Influencerin im deutschsprachigen Raum.
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New world record: Teodor Tsvetkov swims 71 hours in a row

From Tuesday to Sunday, he swam his laps through Lake Lipnik: Bulgarian Teodor Tsvetkov has raised a lot of money for environmental protection in recent years with his favorite sport. Now it was time for a new world record: he swam for an unbelievable 71 hours without interruption. Actually, he wanted to cross the Black Sea, but had to switch to the lake in Lipnik National Park because of the Russian war of aggression. This is already his second entry in the Guinness Book of Records - Tsvetkov also holds the record for swimming 10 kilometers with only one arm.

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NBA star Dennis Rodman travels to Russia to help basketball player Brittney Griner

It's not just the sports world that's stunned by Brittney Griner's disproportionate punishment: on August 4, the professional basketball player faced a nine-year prison sentence in Russia for carrying cannabis oil - less than a gram and prescribed by a doctor for pain management - when she entered the country. Now NBA star Dennis Roman plans to travel to Russia to seek Griner's release. Honorable, but still with a bad taste: The self-proclaimed basketball ambassador had still called the ruler Vladimir Putin a "cool" president during his visit to Russia in 2014.

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