Category Archives: Sports

Snow, Ice, Mud and Mountains – Half Marathon in Brasov

I had gathered from the map of the course that the half marathon in Brașov (Romania) would be a bit mountainous. It actually looked more like an alpine hiking map. The difference in altitude to be overcome was indicated as 650 meters … Continue reading

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Half Marathon in Jerusalem

Tomorrow I will run the Jerusalem half marathon. Usually such long-distance runs kick off at 10 a.m. Not in Jerusalem: the runners will set off at 6:45 in the morning. The biorhythm wonders whether it’s already light that early. But it … Continue reading

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What is American Football?

I never understood American Football. I once stayed with a friend in Kentucky for a couple of days who tried to explain it to me while watching endless matches, but the minutiae of the rules never stuck with me for … Continue reading

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Basketball in the Mountains

(Photographed in the Durmitor mountains in Montenegro.)

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Wasting Time

A few years ago, when I still had my personal Facebook account, I installed the Chess application and played rather regularly with people from all over the world. With one of these virtual chess partners I played almost every day, … Continue reading

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You can’t say you haven’t been warned.

If Russia will ever seek to dominate the world, you can’t say you haven’t been warned:

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Half Marathon in the Mountains

When I signed up for the half marathon, a friendly lady pointed out to me that the clock would be changed tomorrow, on 26 October, the day of the race. I would have overlooked that. My first thought: “How stupid … Continue reading

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