About bows full of respect, a ban and fascinating impressions in Seoul and at the North Korean border
Everything starts as planned.. Well, not everything — My journey begins with 2,5 hours of boredom, waiting on board the plane in Munich. However, just as I begin to feel the grey hairs forming on my head, the Lufthansa-aircraft finally starts its flight to Seoul. About time!
Arriving at my fifth Olympic Winter-games, host country greets me with a […]
About nordic experiences, acts of power and hidden reindeers
„Päädyin“ – In the Finnish language it means „I landed“. In other context a secure landing will play an important role within the next two weeks. Starting from the airport Helsinki it is around an hour drive to Lahti – heading northeast. This is my aim this time – the 51. Nordic World Championships are happening there – and for me it will be my ninth.
About missing roofs, security à la France and the birth of a super star
Paris 2016. My 13th French Open are ahead of me. The expectations of fans as well as journalists in Austria have risen. That is no surprise because Dominic Thiem has gotten stronger again since last year. He is now a Top 15 player and just has defended his title in Nice. Thiem came to Paris last year with this first title, now […]
About gigantic plans for the US Open, a Caribbean parade in Brooklyn and a happy landing with Roger F.
Big, bigger, Big Apple or in this case – the US Open. This year I am back at the biggest annual sport event concerning audience on this planet. The numbers of fans who attend this grand slam tournament proof this and show that this major has deserved its home in the metropolis of superlatives. Over 700.000 people […]
Austria has a young tennis-star again, who really creates big hopes for a great future. Dominic Thiem came with two tournament wins in a row (Umag and Gstaad) to the Generali Open to Kitzbühel and with only 21 years of age he was seeded as number one for the first time at an ATP tournament. It was shown, that the strain of the last weeks took its toll. After a bye in round one the […]
When the e-mail came in to announce the press conference about the future of Thomas Morgenstern everybody knew somehow already: the great career of this sympathetic guy from Austria ends – he is not even 28 years old.
But no one was really astonished about it. Triple olympic champion, double world cup overall winner and elevenfold world champion – Morgenstern has reached everything as a skijumper. But there were two […]