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Geiger jumps to his first world Cup victory

The German Athlete wins in Engelberg, the penultimate Competition of the four hills tournament. Biathlete Arnd Peiffer runs in pursuit of place - faster, only Martin Fourcade.

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ski jumping, Engelberg:, The German ski jumper Karl Geiger has celebrated his first world Cup victory. The 25-year-old Oberstdorf prevailed on Saturday in Engelberg with jumps on 135 and 141 yards against the entire competition and won, thus, in the penultimate Competition of the four hills tournament. Geiger had previously managed only once in his career, a single pedestal, which was almost three years ago. Second, the Pole Piotr Zyla was, on rank three, Daniel Huber from Austria landed. Stephan was Leyhe as the second-best German in Sixth.

Biathlon, Hochfilzen: Sprint Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer has brought to the world Cup in Hochfilzen his first podium of the winter. The 31-Year-old from Clausthal-Zellerfeld, who had gone from fifth place in the race, had to give on Saturday in pursuit of about 12.5 km, according to a criminal round only the outstanding Martin Fourcade (France/0). 13.7 seconds Peiffer missed his ninth world Cup victory. Third, the Norwegian Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen (0/a+16.1). On Sunday, the two seasons (from 11.15 a.m./ZDF and Eurosport) form felting of the completion of the competitions in high. On Thursday, the athletes, then the world Cup in Nove Mesto (up 23. December) Station.

Biathlon, Hochfilzen: biathlete Franziska Hildebrand skijumping world Cup in Hochfilzen in the pursuit as the best German in ninth place. The 31-Year-old did on Saturday in a shooting error and ended up ten kilometres of 25.4 seconds behind the winning Finn Kaisa Mäkäräinen (3 errors). The second place Paulina Fialkova (2) from Slovakia won in front of Italy's Dorothea Wierer (4). Second best German Vanessa Hinz (4), as 21. with a gap of 1:34.9 minutes. At the end of the first season race of the winter for the women in Hochfilzen on Sunday (11.15 am/ZDF and Eurosport). In the world Cup, a two-time Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier.

, Basketball, BBL: , an American, John Bryant, has twice the most valuable player (MVP) of Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), his German passport. The captain of the Giessen 46ers, accepted his certificate on Friday in the office of mayor Dietlind Grabe-Bolz. The 31-Year-old earned since 2010 in Germany, his money is not more burdened, at his club the foreigner quota. "I am very happy to have the double nationality. I have seen Germany, alongside the USA, always as my home country. Now I'm a Giessen and very proud of it," said "Big" John Bryant, the 2012 and 2013 MVP in the Jersey of ratiopharm Ulm and 2014 German champion with Bayern Munich: "A great day for me and my family, I'm not going to forget in a hurry." Casting coach Ingo Freyer now has in the BBL on all the players. Prior to Bryant's naturalisation seven Americans were in the squad, the League statutes allow in-game sheet a maximum of six foreign professionals.

Olympia:, The American Olympic Committee USOC has Salt Lake City selected as a possible candidate for a bid to the winter games 2030. This is the USOC announced on Friday (local time) after a Meeting in San Francisco. It is still unclear when it comes to official candidacy. Salt Lake City, the capital of the U.S. state of Utah, was already host of the Olympic games in 2002 and won against the rivals Denver/Colorado. "This decision allows the USOC and Salt Lake City, dialogue with the International Olympic Committee to promote," it said in a USOC statement. The fact that the sports facilities are from 2002 still usable, could be the games in Salt Lake City is less costly than that of previous years. This was one of the advantages over Denver. Most recently, the canadian city of Calgary had games your application to the winter of 2026, due to the expected high financial burdens for the citizens withdrawn. Only Milan/Cortina d'ampezzo and Stockholm are in the race. The 2022 event will take place the Grand in Beijing.

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