The growing popularity of a local soccer-team for players with handicaps

One of the videos went viral. Around 25 Million people watched the young soccer player scoring and then celebrating. With likes and response from famous players like Lukas Podolski oder Franck Ribery. Here’s the story behind the clip. It was taken in a Cologne suburb where a soccer tournament for players with handicap took place. With local club FC Germania Zündorf hosting. The club has … Continue reading The growing popularity of a local soccer-team for players with handicaps

Project Diary: German sports student Fabian Otte about his research journey in India

Right now he is studying sports at famous University Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, Germany. In 2019 Fabian Otte took a trip to India – combining his passion for sports and game playing with his studies. For the transatlantic diablog Otte recaps his trip to the sub-continent. “140 subjects in three weeks? Sounds unrealistic – but it is not, at least not in India,” Otte says. … Continue reading Project Diary: German sports student Fabian Otte about his research journey in India

Exchange for vital Neighborhoods: How six cities in Europe and the USA connect to learn from each other

Six cities. Three in Europe, three in the United States. And one common topic, as social coordinator Jochen Schäfer from Cologne, Germany says. It is about vital neighborhood. Representatives of cities like New Orleans, Detroit, Turin, Cologne or Brussels visit each other and learn from each other. Among them urban planners, community networkes and volunteering citizens. After flying to Detroit, now Cologne representatives welcomed Maria … Continue reading Exchange for vital Neighborhoods: How six cities in Europe and the USA connect to learn from each other