On 24 July 2020 the Olympic Games in Tokyo would have started as planned. But Corona thwarted the sports spectacle. What does this mean for the athletes and the event in general? ISPO.com answers the most important questions.
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.
At the Runner's World Running Symposium at ISPO Munich 2020, the biggest sporting event of the summer was also the subject of discussion: the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Olympic champion Dieter Baumann met marathon newcomer Laura Hottenrott on stage.
Climbing has finally made it almost 30 years after the demonstration competition at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville: in 2021, the world's climbing elite will be competing for Olympic gold in Tokyo. A boost for the sport - but also for manufacturers and retailers?
Climbing was still a failure at the 1992 Olympics as a demonstration competition. Climbing referee and IFSC official Burgi Beste explains why this is a stroke of luck in hindsight before the medal premiere in Tokyo in 2020.