Archive for February 1st, 2011

ECh 2011 Berlin – News

February 1, 2011

Max-Schmeling-Halle

The European Championships 2011 will not only take place in the absolute best city – Berlin – but also feature some nice, new things, for example a medal plaza, media access to the gymnasts’ training and a pretty cool slogan: « 200 years of German gymnastics 1811-2011 ». Yes, Turnvater Jahn (“father of gymnastics”) opened the very first Turnplatz (open-air gymnasium) ever in the ‘Hasenheide’ in Berlin exactly 200 years ago.

Medal Plaza As at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 2007, the German organisers have decided to move the medal ceremonies to the centre of the city, the Sony Center, near the Potsdamer Platz, a famous appointment place of the Berlin population. Entertainment will be offered before and after the official ceremonies.

Novelty for the media For the first time at European Championships, journalists and photographers will have access to a restricted area, the gymnasts’ training. The professionals of the written press will dispose of a hundred working places on the press tribune and of all necessary structures. (read more: UEG)

Yesterday, the technical committees announced the starting order of the athletes.

German Bundesliga 2011 – Men

February 1, 2011

Last year, Philipp Boy‘s club SC Cottbus won the final of the German Bundesliga. This year, everything looks a bit different. DTL published the list of gymnasts competing for the altogether eight clubs.

MTV Stuttgart just got two more young gymnasts, Philipp Sorrer and Viktor Weber, who will help Thomas Andergassen, Sebastian Krimmer and Sascha Palgen (LUX) among others. Roman Kulesza (POL) and Claudio Capelli (SUI) compete for FC Bayern München; Flavius Kozci (ROM) starts for KTG Heidelberg. But it’ll be really difficult to beat KTV Straubenhardt: Marian Dragulescu (ROM), Maxim Deviatovsky (RUS), Marcel Nguyen, Fabian Hambüchen (okay, he’s injured), Robert Weber

The season with 98 competing gymnasts from 10 nations starts on March, 5th.