Category: Sports

7. August 2019

20th / 21st century | Sports

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The nation’s favourite gymnast

by Andrej Abplanalp

Jack Günthard was both a superb athlete and a gifted entertainer. With his radio and TV shows, he got the nation on its feet and keeping fit.

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19. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Sports

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When ‘Uli the Tenant’ played for Grasshopper Club Zurich…

by Mämä Sykora

Football is more than just a sport. Football is culture, entertainment and even politics. As, for example, when Uli the Tenant played for Grasshopper Club Zurich. Or when carrots were grown in FC Baden’s stadium.

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Szene Frauenfussball 1960er-Jahre.

13. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Sports

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Football for all – but only for the last 50 years

by Saro Pepe

1968 marked a turning point in the history of Swiss football. It was the year the sport finally became accessible to everyone: on 28 February, with the establishment of ‘Damen-Fussball-Club Zürich’ (DFCZ), Switzerland’s first women’s football club was founded.

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9. April 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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From the draisine to the mini-scooter

by Laetitia Burkhard

How did the modern mini-scooter come to be in its present form? It all began in 1817 with a cumbersome wooden vehicle for bumpy Sunday journeys.

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21. May 2017

20th / 21st century | Sports

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In the line of fire

by Alexander Rechsteiner

Swiss goaltender Gérald Rigolet wrote ice hockey history in 1971 when he played out the Pool B final without a mask.

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