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Interview with Thomas Bach: 'We Can Only Provide Inspiration'

Interview with Thomas Bach: 'We Can Only Provide Inspiration'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2015

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committe, talks to SPIEGEL about anti-gay laws, Hamburg's 2024 bid and the association's limited responsibility for human rights. Interview conducted by Lukas Eberle and Maik Großekathöfer more... Comment ]

Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 05, 2015

With his top officials arrested for corruption, FIFA President Sepp Blatter finally recognized that it was time to go. Now, the global football body will have to reinvent itself. But is that even possible anymore? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

S&M Images: Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

S&M Images: Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 15, 2015

Max Mosley has ended his years-long legal dispute with Google. The case centered on the search engine's inclusion of images of the ex-Formula One president participating in an S&M sex party in its search results. Now, the two parties have reached a settlement. By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Former German NFL Player: 'American Football Is Like a Nuclear Explosion'

Former German NFL Player: 'American Football Is Like a Nuclear Explosion'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2015

Patrick Venzke was the first German national in the NFL, but he says he paid a high price both physically and psychologically. His case raises questions not only about the neurological problems linked with American football but also about a culture he describes as Darwinism run riot. Interview Conducted By Maik Großekathöfer and Sara Peschke more... Comment ]

Messi's Missing Millions: Doubts Cloud Charity Games

Messi's Missing Millions: Doubts Cloud Charity Games

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2015

Where did the money go from six benefit football matches played by Lionel Messi and friends? The world famous football player says they went to charity. Tax investigators believe they went to the players. Documents have emerged that are fueling those suspicions. By Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

World Cup 2022: Confusion Surrounds Blatter Comments on Qatar

World Cup 2022: Confusion Surrounds Blatter Comments on Qatar

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2014

Sources allege that FIFA President Joseph Blatter, at a dinner in Oslo, questioned whether Qatar would ultimately host the 2022 World Cup as planned. But did he? By Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

'Snow! Snow! Get Moving!': The Lethal Lure of Mont Blanc

'Snow! Snow! Get Moving!': The Lethal Lure of Mont Blanc

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2014

Every year, some 30,000 people attempt to climb Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, and a shocking number die on the mountain. The reason, say locals, is overcrowding, foolhardiness and a lack of respect for the White Lady. By Lukas Eberle and Victoria Weidemann more... Comment ]

Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup

Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2014

Moscow wants to make Russia the "center of the sporting world," but the price tag will be steep. Four years before the 2018 World Cup, costs are exploding in the next host country, with the two most important stadiums each costing more than a billion euros. By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow more... Comment ]

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Team Spirit Leads Germany to 1-0 World Cup Win

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Team Spirit Leads Germany to 1-0 World Cup Win

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2014

Sunday's German World Cup win was no fluke, but a hard-won victory and a triumph of team spirit, best embodied by the indelible image of Bastian Schweinsteiger's bloody facial wound. By Sara Peschke and Rafael Buschmann in Rio de Janeiro more... Comment ]

Winning Mood: Germany Basks in World Cup Semifinal Triumph

Winning Mood: Germany Basks in World Cup Semifinal Triumph

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2014

Germany demolished Brazil on Tuesday in an extraordinary match that left the host nation reeling, its hopes of a World Cup victory brutally shattered. But despite delivering the most shocking result in the soccer tournament's history, Joachim Löw and his team aren't taking anything for granted. more... Comment ]