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Sports Silvia Neid: ‘A female coach wouldn’t be accepted in the Bundesliga’

As a player and a coach, Silvia Neid won all there is to win in women’s football. But the former German international thinks the appointment of a female coach in the Bundesliga is as far away as ever.

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19.10.2018 | 13:29

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Women’s hockey in conflict-torn Kashmir

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Chasing her dream of becoming a hockey player, Inayat Farooq from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has had to battle all the odds in Indian society since deciding to play at this beloved sport.

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05.10.2018 | 13:22

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Let India’s Daughters be Heroines

Hima Das, winner of 400 metres during the IAAF World U20 Championships day 3, 12 July 2018 in Tampere, Finland

After a seemingly endless wait, India has finally tasted success in the field of athletics. Recently, Hima Das, an 18-year-old from the northeastern state of Assam, became the first Indian woman to win Gold at the World Junior Athletics.  The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) congratulated her on her success on Twitter but did not refrain from taking a jibe at her poor English.

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22.07.2018 | 13:58

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Pole dancing empowers women in Egypt

Pole dancing is often stigmatized in mainstream Egyptian society. But the acrobatic exercise is increasingly in demand among women in a country not famous for championing women’s rights.

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04.04.2018 | 13:36

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South African grannies: Fighting old age with boxing

Diabetes and high blood pressure cannot hinder these ladies from going to their boxclub “Boxing Gogo”. They trained twice a week to stay fit. The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70 have been training with coach Claude Maphosa and claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before, and are stronger than ever.

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25.11.2017 | 14:18

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Rolling with the punches

Südafrika Boxende Omas – 77 year-old Gladys Ngwenya (L) winces as she chews on a piece of ginger before a “Boxing Gogos” (Grannies) session hosted by the A Team Gym in Cosmo City in Johannesburg on September 19, 2017.

South Africa is a country riddled with crime and corruption, negative press reports and many of the issues that tend to plague developing countries. But there is also another side to the coin, one that sheds light on the hope and courage of its people who get up each morning and attempt to make a difference on the lives of people who surround them. Former bodybuilder and fitness instructor Claude Maphosa pulls no punches when it comes to uplifting his community.

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20.11.2017 | 15:23

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Germany’s Women Footballers – Untold Stories

Eight-times European Champions and two-times World Champions: the fairytale of the German Women’s national team. Pioneer Anne Trabant, current international player Dzsenifer Marozsán and U17 European Champion Melissa Kössler tell us about their passion for the sport that was forbidden for women until 1970.

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18.07.2017 | 9:00

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