Author Archives: Stefanie

Wrestling: Touching retirement speech of Edge

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West Ham striker Cole gets charged by FA for “immigration” tweet

Twitter seems to be a new and spread hobby in the circle of high profile sportspeople. But it causes more and more problems. The latest case of  West Ham striker Carlton Cole, who has been charged with improper conduct by … Continue reading

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Wales assistant boss Verheijen and his eruption on Twitter

Wales assistant boss Raymond Verheijen called journalists „incompetent amateurs“ in a tweet, because they reported of Gareth Bale’s injury in the build-up to Wales’ 2-0 defeat by England on Sunday, 27th April. In fact, there was no injury. Furthermore – … Continue reading

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The Olympic Rings

The Olympic rings were designed by Pierre De Coubertin, who also reintroduced the Games in 1896. He introduced his first draft of the rings and the flag in 1914.   He developed the logo further by giving the rings colours. … Continue reading

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The reintroduction of the Olympic Games

The time between the Games is 4 years, which equates to the time measurement of one Olympia. So, the Olympic Games were named after the city Olympia. And the ancient Greeks named the time period of 4 years, in which … Continue reading

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Rethinking sport culture and its taboos

The current case of the English cricket player Steven Davies, who announced his homosexuality, raises diverse questions about how far our sport culture and tolerance is developed. Not that he would be the first sport personality, who announces, that he … Continue reading

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The Olympic Games in the ancient world (Part 2)

In the 4th century BC, the first cases of corruption appeared, by trying to buy victory and casted a shadow over the games. The Hellenistic period of the Olympic Games was dominated by professional athletes. So, the Greek public and … Continue reading

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