As a footballer and coach, Franz Beckenbauer was a shining light. After investigations around the awarding of the World Cup 2006 as well as health setbacks, things have recently become quieter around the "Kaiser". On his 75th birthday ISPO.com commemorates Beckenbauer's greatest stations and successes as a player and coach.
FC Bayern München has opened three football schools and trained hundreds of coaches since opening its branch in China. With the commitment, the treble champion is hoping for a foothold in a huge market.
Forbes has published a list of the top earning female athletes in 2020. The top 10 are dominated by no less than nine tennis players. For the first time in years, Serena Williams is not the top athlete.
Especially for athletes, showing attitude can be a disadvantage in the fight for victories, medals or new contracts. Nevertheless, several athletes stand up for values time and again. ISPO.com honours them in this gallery.
In view of Covid-19, sports clubs and associations have found creative solutions to run leagues and events - from new tournament formats to unusual cooperations. But the crisis is not over yet: Amateur sport is suffering from the restrictions - and without fans, things will get complicated even for the professionals.
LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Michael Jordan - countless sports celebrities have taken a stand against racism and discrimination following the violent death of George Floyd. Sports brands like Adidas, Patagonia or Arc'teryx also joined in.