Athletes already in the starting holes

Athletes already in the starting holes

"Finally: an end to online board meetings and the start of sports operations are in prospect thanks to falling corona incidence numbers", chairman willy willeke of the TV/DJK board of directors was delighted. The board has met eight times since november via video link to discuss the association’s affairs. "During the lockdown, we changed the lighting in the clubhouse to LED, painted the walls, cleared out the archive and the garage, brought the IT up to standard and, by the way, paid off the remaining debts for the construction of the clubhouse in order to save interest", explains treasurer susanne moldner.

Halls in the city open

Managing director katja benner kept in touch with the members and the bavarian state sports association and was concerned, among other things, about the tuv safety of the sports equipment: "we can restart the sports operations overnight."

The online courses of the gymnastics department and the volleyball players were successful, reports chairwoman heidrun wahler. Probably the sporting activity from monday, 7. June, possible again. "The city of hammelburg has released the saaletalhalle and the elementary school hall for indoor sports", explained chairman reinhard schaupp. The release of the halls of the district of bad kissingen was not yet available, but will probably be towards the end of the week.

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Paralympics: czyz accuses popov of “technical doping

Paralympics: czyz accuses popov of 'technical doping

The latter is engaging in “technical doping,” czyz complained after his sprint finish. Popov, a transfemoral amputee, received an artificial knee joint from his outfitter ottobock that was withheld from other athletes until shortly before the start of the games in london, czyz said on friday morning. A spokesman for the prosthesis manufacturer rejected the accusations as groundless.

Czyz said he and other athletes had made a request to buy the knee model months ago. “Then i was told, this knee is reserved for heinrich popow”, said czyz. “For me, this is the parade discipline of technical doping.” ottobock spokesman rudiger herzog called the accusation “psychoterror” and stressed: “we are partners of the paralympics and abide by the rules. The knee has been available for a long time.”

This is the crucial point in the dispute: even czyz conceded that the joint was available as prescribed before the start of the games. However, the market launch came so close to the paralympics that it was simply impossible for athletes to get used to the knee in time. Popov, who is under contract to ottobock, is the only athlete in london to run with the prosthesis and has also been able to train with it for a long time.

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Tokyo dream of volleyball players destroyed

Tokyo dream of volleyball players destroyed

Georg grozer and the german volleyball players stood stunned on the field: the dream of olympia in tokyo was shattered in a tragic final of the qualifying tournament. The DVV team lost its last chance for the longed-for ticket in berlin.

The team of national coach andrea giani lost 0:3 (20:25, 20:25, 23:25) against france. Even grozer could not prevent the defeat, which was painful in every respect. Grozer, who had injured his right knee shortly after the start of the game, limped and fought with all his might to avoid the end of his career with the national team.

The attacker wanted to score after the K.O. Say nothing and disappeared dejectedly with his daughters in the catacombs. "We kind of tried, but we made too many mistakes," summed up captain lukas kampa, looking at grozer: "thanks for sinking so many balls. It has been an honor and a pleasure to accompany him for so long."

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