Days, 7 Good News: The RIDER RESILIENCE Community, a lot of female power and the Special Olympics World Games

LISTICLE | 09/22/2022
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.

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 a community that supports cyclists in the biggest challenges of their lives, a lot of women's power for Viktoria Berlin and the upcoming media hype about the Special Olympics World Games.


#RideItOut - RIDER RESILIENCE encourages bikers in difficult circumstances

Sport is so much more than just a hobby, it connects like-minded people and can help build resilience to challenges in all areas of life. And that's exactly the idea behind RIDER RESILIENCE. Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2017, Nils Amelinckx founded the community as a power resource for passionate bikers in difficult life situations. The Inspiration Library is where bikers can share their stories, and RIDER RESILIENCE aims to generate donations to support projects that share the organization's ethos.


Women power for Viktoria Berlin

These women are really getting things going. After six women took over the women's soccer department, Viktoria Berlin has now announced a prominent member of the supervisory board. Swimming legend Franziska van Almsick is moving onto the board. "It's time for women to get more involved and contribute," the 44-year-old told Deutsche Presse-Agentur. At Viktoria, she said, it will work with "cohesion, empathy and networking" instead of quotas. And, to be honest, money: investors, including well-known women such as Carolin Kebekus and Dunja Hayali, are putting one million euros into the club in order to make the leap to the


Special Olympics World Games are broadcast extra-large

There are professionals at work: A television alliance has now been formed for next year's Special Olympics World Games in Berlin in June. Seven broadcasters have already agreed to broadcast the games for people with intellectual disabilities - including ARD, ZDF, RTL, Sky, Axel Springer, Meta and Deutsche Telekom.
companies. Talks with ProSiebenSat.1, Sport 1, Amazon, DAZN and Servus TV are also already underway, he said. We expect extensive coverage of the 7000 athletes - and a lot of (fully deserved) attention for the Special Olympics World Games!


More movement for children

In the Corona lockdowns, sports clubs grew concerned about children's fitness. Individual associations and clubs from various sports sectors therefore launched initiatives for more exercise. To ensure that this is sustained, German basketball champion Alba Berlin has now teamed up with the German Football League Foundation and two Bundesliga clubs. The goal: to get kids moving and promote up-and-coming talent!


Win for the Aces

Now the Las Vegas Aces basketball players are aces not only in name: the women won the championship of the WNBA, the best women's basketball league in the world, for the first time. In doing so, the team also became the first team from Las Vegas to win a title in one of the major professional U.S. leagues. For coach Becky Hammon
it's a belated satisfaction: she was one of basketball's most outstanding players, but she could never win a title. Now, Hammon may have a dream job as head coach in the men's NBA.


Tennis Dream Team

That's a dream duo: Kevin Krawietz and Tim Pütz are unbeaten in the Davis Cup. The German doubles team does not play together on the regular ATP Tour, but only in the international competition. After their success in the intermediate round with a win against the reigning Wimbledon winners from Australia, Krawietz/Pütz are raising hopes for
further victories in the final round at the end of November in Spain - we keep our fingers crossed!


FC Internationale clears sustainability award

They stand up for peace, fight against racism and stand for sustainability: FC Internationale from Berlin is the first club to win the award for sustainability in sports at the SPOBIS sports fair. FC Internationale began in the 1980s with peace tournaments, and since 2007 it has been allowed to call itself an integration base.
It is also the first amateur sports club in Germany to be awarded a TÜV certificate for its sustainability efforts. Congratulations - thank you for your important commitment!

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