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Got Game: reviving tennis in Leipzig

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©Tennisschule und Akademie Mitteldeutschland
©Tennisschule und Akademie Mitteldeutschland

What used to be a typical activity, with people crowding tennis courts on weekends and evenings, has now turned into a much more invisible phenomenon.

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Parkrun to reach Leipzig in December

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Parkrun, which takes place at parks around the world, is coming to Leipzig on 2 December. (Photo: public domain)
Parkrun, which takes place at parks around the world, is coming to Leipzig on 2 December. (Photo: public domain)

A Saturday morning running event taking place at parks around the world is expected to make Leipzig’s Volkspark Kleinzschocher “the biggest regular sporting hotspot in the whole city.”

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RB Leipzig: good investment or sugar high?

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investment, football in Leipzig

It’s “a first division football team artificially created by the investments of some hyper-caffeinated Austrian rich cats.” But is that entirely… bad?

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Got Game: nurturing basketball in Leipzig

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Basketball growing in Leipzig

“Should we turn out young talented players who return to us after playing college-level basketball on a scholarship in the US, then the vision of watching professional basketball in Leipzig might again become true in the future.”

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The day Leipzig met the Champions League

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Red Bull Arena. By Philipp - Flickr: Leipzig von oben: Zentralstadion, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons.
Red Bull Arena. By Philipp - Flickr: Leipzig von oben: Zentralstadion, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons.

“Champions League games are particularly peaceful affairs, as alcoholic beverages aren’t sold at the stadium. I didn’t tell my dad, and he drank his 0% beer in blissful ignorance.”

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Wasserfest: jumping into rowing madness

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Salzlandachter Bernburg putting on a light show in Leipzig in August 2017. (Source: Alexander Pischke / Ruder-Bundesliga)
Salzlandachter Bernburg putting on a light show in Leipzig in August 2017. (Source: Alexander Pischke / Ruder-Bundesliga)

They felt like they were so close to the competition, they could reach out and touch the boats.

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