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.

Good news for 2023: We look into the future of the sports world

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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 section, we serve you seven news items every week that will make our - and hopefully your - sports heart beat faster. At the turn of the year, we look into the future of the sports world. We see the savior of the Nordic combined, a German sensation at the Tour de France, finally a German Olympic bid again and a lot of pure joy in sports.


The savior of the combiners

Beware of saviors - but perhaps Nathalie Armbruster will be the savior of an entire sport. At just 16 years old, she shook up the Nordic Combined World Cup right at the start of the season. Now, at the beginning of the year, she turns 17 - and it looks as if she still has a long career of success ahead of her. The Nordic combined is in desperate need of a female hopeful. The sport is not yet an Olympic event for women, and it is to be removed from the men's program. Popularity is the only way to avert this. We are putting all our faith in Nathalie Armbruster!


Buchmann: This will be his Tour year

Broke, unlucky, mishaps, Buchmann - this formula applied to Emmanuel Buchmann the last few seasons. We suspect: At this year's Tour de France, he will now attract positive attention again at the age of 30. The fourth of the Tour of 2019 is sent into the race by the Bora-hansgrohe team. "When I see that I'm among the best, that would just be a nice feeling again," Buchmann hopes. His dream: to be on the podium of the best three at the age of 30. Pedal to the metal!


Sport as it should be

This will be sport as it should be: It's about the joy of the physical challenge. The Special Olympics in Berlin in June are the highlight of the 2023 event calendar for us, and we are looking forward to team spirit and support from all sides. When several thousand people with intellectual disabilities from all over the world meet for sport, that is inclusive international understanding. There are even still tickets available. So don't miss out!


The Super Bowl in Germany

The first NFL game on German soil was a terrific success - how about the whole Super Bowl in Germany instead of the USA? A major event lasting several hours, watched by millions on TV. Plus the funniest and most creative advertising of the year. Simply a pure pleasure. Just a dream? Yes, unfortunately. But the NFL will once again play a game in Germany. After all, this has already been announced, only the exact date is still missing.


Hamburg, my Olympic pearl

Imagine a German city applies for the Olympics and everyone is in favor: Will Hamburg become our Olympic pearl? Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) can at least imagine a joint bid with other cities. "I could imagine that it is also possible for Hamburg to participate if the population and the politicians want it." We think the International Olympic Committee should refrain from gigantism in its demands on applicants - then a bid would also be capable of gaining majority support in Germany. Hopefully, it will already start next year.

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These gay games are really connecting

The Gay Games are hitting the big time: The sports event of the LGBTQ community had to be postponed in 2022 due to Corona uncertainties. Now it will be held in Asia for the first time in November with Hong Kong as the host city. And not only that: There is also a co-host in Latin America for the first time with Guadalajara in Mexico. What was intended as a ploy to circumvent possible travel restrictions now opens up the opportunity for a truly global event - super!


See Stockholm and win

See Naples and die - we say see Stockholm and win. For the German national handball team, that is indeed the formula for success in January. That's because the Men's World Championship will be held in Poland and Sweden. Coach Alfred Gislason's Germany team starts the tournament in Poland. Only if the handball players make it to the semifinals will they be allowed to travel to Stockholm. So conjure up a new saying, boys!

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