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August 3, 2020
Hockey is enjoying a surge in popularity in Germany, especially among young people, who appreciate the fast pace of the sport and dynamic athletes such as national player and Polytan brand ambassador Elisa Gräve. Part 1 covered some of the rules of the game: here we look at the sport’s history.…
July 27, 2020
Primarily considered an ‘elegant’ game in the past, hockey is now characterised by a combination of athletics, technology, pace, ball control and tactical prowess. Why is the sport gaining more attention in Germany? And what does synthetic hockey turf have to do with hockey’s rise in popularity?In hockey, dexterity counts for more than brute physical force, which is one of the reasons why the sport is becoming increasingly popular.…
April 7, 2020
The 2018/19 season saw Bern’s BSC Young Boys – also known as BY or BSC BY – celebrate winning the Swiss Raiffeisen Super League Championship for the thirteenth time in the club’s history. The team succeeded in securing the title with a phenomenal 91 points as early as 13 April, a full eight rounds before the championship’s conclusion – at the earliest stage and with the most points in the Swiss league’s history.…
March 25, 2020
With 33 gold metals, the Channel Island of Jersey had its nose ahead at the XVIII “NatWest International Island Games”, held across 14 very different types of sport on the Gibraltar peninsula in 2019. The surface for the athletics competitions was prepared by Polytan, with the manufacturer installing a blue tartan track in the Lathbury Sports Centre.…
February 20, 2020
All the fans of top international athletic sports are aware that following the IAAF World Championships 2019 in Doha, the World Athletics Federation has been renamed. Here is the background. The somewhat cumbersome “International Association of Athletics Federations” – IAAF for short – has become the more memorable World Athletics, with a new association logo.…
December 5, 2019
Guest article by Dr Holger Schmitz, Managing Partner of business elf® – Managementberatung GmbH Soccer courts with high-quality perimeter systems are becoming increasingly popular – and not least with sponsors who can use perimeter advertising to promote themselves in a targeted way.…
November 28, 2019
Goosebumps in the competition arena – anybody who’s ever been in a stadium and seen their favourite team come back from almost certain defeat has felt them. The more spectators there are filling the stands, the more intense and unforgettable the atmosphere.…
October 11, 2019
An average temperature of 25 °C, cloudless skies, beautiful beaches and blue sea. What sounds like a perfect day on holiday is in fact a description of this year’s venue for the Socca World Cup 2019 on the Greek Mediterranean island of Crete. A total of 40 teams will compete for the coveted title from 12 to 20 October on the beach at Rethymno.…

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