Archive for the ‘Munich’ Category

Wrestling Champ Andi Walter

June 25, 2011

Andi’s talent has tradition. His great-uncle  was a well reputed wrestler and after him the club’s SC Isaria international annual tournament is named. The father of Andi, a wrestler himself,  is  not only the coach of the young champ and his sister Lisa, but also of the the Bavarian state’s squad.

The young Andi Walter, 16 years old, with a weight of just 54 kg, has already become one of Germany best freestyle wrestlers. In the last five years  he was always on the winner’s podium at the German Championships, which gained him a place in the national team. He came in first place at several international tournaments, and he is sixfold Bavarian champion. A model athlete I would call him, who besides wrestling loves skiing and soccer. And I bet he’s good at that too.

And guess what his little brother Steve will become !

Photos on www.jugendsport-foto.de

Andi Walter wrestling video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT-aPiBG3hM&feature=related

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 www.jugendsport-foto.de

Felix Spiegl’s photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/56377041@N08/

Olympic Winter Games in Munich

February 10, 2011

Munich is  ccandidating for the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.  See http://www.muenchen2018.org/en

In the framework of the bidding the city organized for the second time  a wintersports festival in the Olympic Park.  The visitors had the possibility to try out all kinds of wintersports such as icehockey,  iceskating, figureskating, skiing, skeleton, snowboard,  biathlon, curling. Presentation of the sports as well as competitions were also on the program. It was a lot of fun, especially for the kids. See http://www.jugendsport-foto.de/Wintersport.htm

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships began Tuesday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the proposed location for the Munich 2018 Snow Park should the Munich host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The event takes place just three weeks before the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Evaluation Commission visits Munich 2018 March 1 to 4 to inspect the city’s bid.

The fantastic opening ceremony showcased the potential of Munich 2018’s Festival of Friendship concept with live music (including opera, rock and traditional Bavarian folk music), 1,300 volunteers, and a crowd filling the Olympic Ski Snow Park.

The other two candidates for the ganes are Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Annecy, France. The election of the host city will be on July 6 during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.

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 http://www.jugendsport-foto.de

Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/hejot2