Archive for the ‘Kids and Youth Sports’ Category

Shorttrack Champ Felix Spiegl

April 20, 2011

One who with great interest is  looking forward to the decision wether the Olympic Wintergames in 2018 will take place in his hometown Munich, is Felix Spiegl. In his sports – shorttrack – the 14 years old made great progress during the last season.  In March at the Junior Europa Cup, sort of an inofficial European Championship, where the best skaters from East and West competed, he was on the winners’ podium in all three race distances of his age category  C, and overall he attained second  place behind the strong Hungarian Alex Varnyú . Three weeks later, at the German Junior Championships, Felix was as successful as you can get, as he won all the the distances 500, 1000 and 1500m to become overall German Junior C Champion in front of his teammates  Leon Kaufmann-Ludwig and Markus Graf.

                                                                 Felix together with his father

Felix knows he has to work even harder in the years to come in order to be one to represent his country at the Olympic Wintergames in 2018, which his objective is. The committee’s decision on coming July, 6th, to choose Munich as the host city would give the young sportsman, as well as the other hopefuls from his club SLIC Munich,  a big boost. Besides school and training  not much time will be left  for   hobbies such as tennis, playing the guitar, photography. However the outcome,  I’m confident that Felix will retain his pleasant personality.

Shorttrack-photos on

Felix Spiegl’s photostream:

Upcoming talents in photography

August 15, 2010

Last week two boys aged 14 accompanied me to a youth tournament in tennis. The idea was  to practise sports photography. The same day we shot pics of a group of boys having fun with their BMX-bikes and boards. And we went to a nearby lake to  do some nature photographs.

The outcome was phantastic. I was amazed how much talent these young guys had, how creative they were. Have a look at their sites:

Soccer Worldcup 2010

June 22, 2010

It’s a tradition: During the Worldcup there is a Mini Worldcup being played in Munich/ Germany. 11 years old boys from local football clubs represent the participants of the real one. For the kids it’s a great experience they won’t forget. Maybe they don’t feel like being in Southafrica, but they revel in the role of the greatest players of all continents. And they might become a great one in the future. One, who took part in the Mini Worldcup in 1994 is PHILIPP LAHM, just now in Southafrica as the captain of the German team. Many photos of this event on


German Finals of the Danone Nations Cup 2010

June 8, 2010

The Danone Nations Cup is world’s greatest soccer tournament for  young  players, 10 to 12 years old. Out of 700 participating teams in Germany 32 had qualified for the national finals through regional preliminaries. The finals were held in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt/Main  on June, 5th. The winning team from MSV Duisburg will fly to Johannesbourg in SouthAfrica to take part in the world finals, where they’ll meet kids from 39 other countries from all over the world. What an experience for young sportspeople! Many photos to be found on


Buntkicktgut Open

June 2, 2010

“Buntkicktgut” means “Colourful kicks well”. It’s an initiative – established in 1996 by Ruediger Heid and Memo Arikan – which uses street football (soccer) as means for the integration of immigrant kids.  In the meantime its League with 150 teams and more than 1500 participants  has become a respected institution that served as example in several  countries in Europe.  For it’s efforts to promote tolerance, integration, non-violence and self-esteem within the community of young people from different origins and cultures Buntkicktgut has received awards from the German Football Association, from the Lord Mayor of Munich and from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The annual highlight is the “International Buntkicktgut Open”. This year it took place in the Olympic Park from May, 21st to 24th . Thirty-six teams from Germany, England, Poland,  Serbia,  Austria, Switzerland and even two from as far away as China competed for the trophies in four categories.  Important was not the victory, but fairplay and the cross-cultural  encounter of juveniles from diverse backgrounds.

Many more photos on

Danone Nations Cup 2010

May 1, 2010

The boys from SpVgg Unterhaching won the regional qualification games  in Ottobrunn on April, 25th.

They’ll go to Frankfurt on June, 5th to compete for the national title. The winners will take part in the world finals of the Danone Nations Cup in October in Johannisbourg/ Southafrica. There they’ll meet kids from 39 other countries from all over the world.

Photos and video on

Girls Wrestling

April 16, 2010

At the 31. Andi-Walter-Tournament 2010,  staged by SC Isaria,  small and bigger  girls proved once again that they don’t lag behind in fighting will and ability.  Their skills, temperament and effort delighted the numerous spectators in Unterfoehring.

Photos on

Videos on


Sportdokumentation München 2009

April 13, 2010

Die Sportdokumentation der Stadt München für das Jahr 2009 ist herausgekommen, wie in den Vorjahren mit vielen Bildern, die ich bei den verschiedensten Sportveranstaltungen machen konnte.

Dies sind einige der erschienenen Fotos

Sports Fair Play

April 9, 2010

This is about FAIRPLAY. This is against violence in sports, which we experience increasingly  in soccer stadiums, and not only there. Lack of mutual respect is one of the reasons. As such sports is not a role model for our youth, but a despicable bad example. To fight this deplorable development Dr. Rainer K. Liedtke, physician and author, has initiated a non-commercial campaign “sports against violence”. The mascots “Benny and Maggy” stand for friendliness and non-agression.

Information and action material may be obtained from the address below.

*Neue Aktion „Sport statt Gewalt“ *

Nicht nur in Fussball-Stadien erleben wir leider derzeit eine zunehmende Gewalt. Mangelnder gegenseitiger Respekt ist eine der Ursachen solcher Konflikte. Diese verderben den weit überwiegend friedlichen Sportfreunden und Club-Fans sinnlos die Freude, z.B. am Fußball. Vereine und Behörden kostet es zusätzlich noch viel Geld durch vermehrte Überwachungs-Massnahmen .

Dem nur zusehen nützt nichts. Das wollte auch der selbst sportbegeisterte Arzt, Wissenschaftler und Schriftsteller Dr. Rainer K. Liedtke, Grünwald, nicht mehr. So rief er nun die nicht-kommerzielle Aktion „Sport statt Gewalt“ ins Leben.

Schon aus seinen eigenen Forschungen zu Schmerz und Stress lag nahe dies aktiv anzugehen. Das Ziel ist einfach: Freundlichkeit ist eine Form von Respekt die Spannung abbaut. Operativ soll Aggression durch positive optische Leitmotive beeinflusst werden. Hierfür wurden die Figuren „Benny und Maggy“ gewählt, deren ausstrahlende Freundlichkeit sich schon an anderer Stelle als „Stress-Killer“ bewährte. „Gute Stimmung einzelner oder gar einer Gruppe wirkt auf Andere „ansteckend“ wie eine Infektion. Das verhindert Aggression oft schon im Keim und ist besser als einen Konflikt schlichten zu müssen“ sagte Liedtke. Hierzu wird daher kostenlos Material (Karten. Buttons) zur Verfügung gestellt. „Die Sport-Vereine, die wir auswählen spielen daher auch eine Pionier-Rolle dass sie es mit unserem friedlichen Umgang ernst meinen. Davon können ja nur alle profitieren“.

pharmed Holding GmbH,
Grünwald b München
Dr. Rainer K. Liedtke

Wrestling videos

April 8, 2010

Videos of the Andi-Walter-Tournament are being uploaded bit by bit on my website
Videos of girls fights as well