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September 15, 2021
On the outskirts of Berlin, a European pilot project featuring one of the most cutting-edge sports grounds in Brandenburg has come into be-ing: the “sports facility of the future.” Located on the grounds of the SV 1908 GRÜN-WEISS Ahrensfelde (GWA) sports club, the facility combines ecological, social and economic benefits with functional athletic properties and high usage frequency.…
July 19, 2021
FIFA, the global governing body for football, assigns its Quality Label only to artificial football turfs that meet the highest standards. What are the basic principles and parameters FIFA uses to determine such quality? FIFA’s benchmark for artificial football turf products and systems is a natural turf in good condition.…
June 25, 2021
Rules are needed for orderly coexistence, and this is particularly true in sport. And where there are rules, governing bodies are indispensable. This includes FIFA, whose tasks include setting global standards for the sport of football and monitoring compliance with rules.…
June 14, 2021
The best modern footballers stand out because they have an excellent feel for the ball and sophisticated technique. But they only succeed if they also have a high degree of agility, speed, endurance and coordination. That’s because football is becoming ever faster and more athletic.…
November 17, 2020
Putting a smile back on children’s faces The Lombardy region of Italy gained unfortunate notoriety in spring 2020 when it became the first European epicentre of the coronavirus crisis. Images of overcrowded intensive care units and exhausted doctors shocked the world.…
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.…

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