By andrea sporlein

in the strullendorf hauptsmoorhalle, where usually the "heroes" are of the brose baskets, this time it was marie, fabrice, jannes and the other children from the kindergartens involved in the "kiga baskets" project kindergarten involved.

Returned from munich with medals

That is why the municipality of himmelkron gave participants a rough reception in the town hall. Eleven young men and one woman from the himmelkroner homes competed on the international stage with athletes from austria, switzerland and england. And in the end, the himmelkroner even had three winners in the disciplines of table tennis and swimming, plus one second and two third places.

Training every week

Step by step to the rough goal

Chris fleming is a "big name" in german basketball. Between 1994 and 2000, the 47-year-old u.S. Citizen played basketball for the regional league team TSV quakenbruck (now the artland dragons) and then took over his first coaching position there. In 2008 he moved to the league giant brose baskets bamberg, with whom he celebrated numerous successes until 2014. This was followed by engagements as german national coach (2014 to september 2017) as well as assistant coach with the denver nuggets (2015/2016) and until today brooklyn nets (since 2016/2017).

Mr. Fleming, an eventful and exciting year 2017 has come to an end. How would you sum up your personal sporting experience over the past twelve months??
Chris fleming: well, after moving to brooklyn with my family completely, it was a pretty rough adjustment at first. Especially for
my wife, who is from the small town of quakenbruck and has lived there up to now. After a certain start-up time, we got along better and better. As far as my work with the brookyln nets was concerned, you could clearly see that the process we had started was moving forward. That was and is very observable. As far as the national team is concerned, it was simply a wonderful farewell! I had the opportunity to play a rough tournament with these guys again. These are simply memories that I will always carry with me. I also have to say in all honesty that my work as the german national coach has been the best thing i’ve done in basketball so far. I will definitely miss this.

promotion celebrations and the ball resting in forchheim

Promotion is one of the most rewarding experiences in an athlete’s amateur career. After the decision on the field, there is often a car parade through the neighboring villages, followed by a lavish celebration in the sports center. During the exit restriction falls flat.

Relegation hangs over professional and amateur athletes alike for a long time. However, it is usually the fair result of a weak season. Not so in times of corona crisis. While soccer and handball players live in uncertainty about a continuation of the season, in some sports the end was officially announced – with different effects. Three examples from basketball, volleyball and table tennis.

Christoph boger

"The vfl frohnlach is as good as dead. We have no players left at the end of the season and no coach either. The perspective is clearly missing." christian tremel, sporting director of fubball-landesligist vfl frohnlach, says it quite clearly: "my attempt to somehow save the club after the withdrawal of sponsor klaus schillig has failed". The lights go out in the waldstadion.

olympics as a minimum goal: dfb women full of energy for the world championships

National coach martina voss-tecklenburg recharged her batteries during a family day in her garden at home, captain alexandra popp recharged her batteries during long walks with her dog.

After a weekend off, germany’s women’s soccer team set off for their "tour de france" rested and full of energy. "We’re happy that it’s finally getting underway," said voss-tecklenburg before departing for the world championships in france.