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Winning and Losing
Vienna
By Shervin Sardari
15 Jun 2016

“Golden Baby” Eva Voraberger is going for it: the 26-year-old super flyweight champion of the world is going to fight Esmeralda Moreno of Mexico. Eva is up against a tough boxer: Moreno is currently number three in the world and has more than twice the points Eva does. But for Eva, there is more at stake than her three world championship titles. The winner of the coming fight has a shot at the top: an international match in Las Vegas against the number one in the world.

The documentary “Goldrausch” (“Winning and Losing”) is an intimate portrait of the Austrian boxer Eva Voraberger, showing the intense preparations for this all-or-nothing fight. Adding to the physical demands of training comes an emotional blow as she learns that her boyfriend has cancer. But in the same way he has her back in the ring, she has his in the fight against his disease.

Video: XDCAM HD422, 50mbps, 1080i50
Audio: CH 1/CH2 = natural sound + music (stereo)

FULL CONFORMED SCRIPT AND CUE SHEET AVAILABLE: https://goo.gl/8ZoY8v

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Rafael Nadal at 2015 French Open (cel...
Paris
By Sonia contributor
29 May 2015

Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock at French tennis open - Roland Garros 2015

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
30 Sep 2014

Kaputas beach is one of Kas' main tourist attractions due to the colour of its beautiful warm water and pleasant sandy beach.

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Underwater High: Turkey's Female Free...
Kas
By Mark_Esplin
29 Sep 2014

Kas, Turkey
September 29, 2014

As a child Sahika Ercumen had acute asthma. Her breathing difficulties were so bad that until age twelve she couldn’t do any physical activities and spent most of her time sat at home. Determined to confront her illness she went to her local swimming club and jumped into the water.

To everyone’s surprise Sahika was a natural swimmer. Like many young girls she had imagined life as a mermaid and her newfound love for water ultimately changed her life. “I felt I was diving in another world, in a dream world. It was so relaxing, so nice underwater. I hadn’t played sports until I was 12 years-old because of a sickness, so it was really a miracle for me.”

The swimming coach asked her to hold her breath and swim underwater. In her first attempt she out performed the club professionals and knew she wanted to dedicate her life to the sport. Through intense training, her physical strength improved, as did her immune system, until she was no longer affected by her asthma.

Sahika is now the leading female free diver with six world records including the women’s deepest return dive on a single breath – an astonishing 91 meters.

Sahika also now trains and mentors aspiring new freedivers in workshops in the Turkish coastal town of Kas.

Freediving is an extreme sport in which participants swim for long distances underwater to exceptional depths, or for long periods of time, on a single breath without the use of scuba gear. Unsurprisingly it requires great physical and mental strength as Sahika explains, “After 20-30 meters your lungs are the size of a football, as the pressure increases they get smaller and smaller. By 30-40 meters your lungs are like tennis balls… Your veins too are getting smaller and your heart rate drops. The blood circulation moves to only your heart, brain and vital organs – there’s a big change [to your body].”

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
29 Sep 2014

Free Diving world record holder Sahika Ercumen during a training dive in Kas, Antalya, Southern Turkey.

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
29 Sep 2014

Free Diving record holder Sahika Ercumen surfaces after a training dive out at sea near Kas in Antalya, Turkey.

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Kas
By Mark_Esplin
28 Sep 2014

Free dive enthusiasts check out the action below as they wait their turn to dive during a workshop lead by Sahika Ercumen.

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
27 Sep 2014

Free Diving world record holder Sahika Ercumen leads a breathing workshop in Kas, Antalya, Southern Turkey.

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
27 Sep 2014

A student relaxes during a yoga session as part of a free diving workshop lead by Sahika Ercumen in Kas, Turkey.

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
27 Sep 2014

Sahika Ercumen teaches breathing exercises during a free diving workshop in Kas, Antalya, Southern Turkey.

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
27 Sep 2014

A student laughs during a breathing workshop lead by free diving record holder Sahika Ercumen in Kas, Antalya, Southern Turkey.

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Kas, Turkey
By Mark_Esplin
27 Sep 2014

Though well known throughout Turkey, Kas remains less popular with foreign tourists than the near-by towns of Bodrum and Antalya city.

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Kas
By Mark_Esplin
27 Sep 2014

Sahika Ercumen instructs students during a breathing workshop in Kas, Southern turkey.

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The First Arab Female MMA Fighter
Beirut
By Andreanewilliams
15 Aug 2014

August, 2014
Beirut, Lebanon

This past July, Rachel Abou Abdallah, from Lebanon, became the first female Arab MMA fighter to compete in the IMMF World MMA Championships in Las Vegas. She brought home the silver medal and her success has encouraged her to continue trailblazing. Mixed Martial Arts is a controversial sport for its violence, but it is also a male dominated sport and Rachel is participating in a male dominated sport in a largely patriarchal society. Despite the challenges she faces, she still finds time to continues to study architecture.

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Jogi Löw
Salvador Da Bahia, Bahia
By Ralf Falbe
16 Jun 2014

Fifa World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, Arena Fonte Nova, Germany vs. Portugal, German National Team Coach Jogi Löw watches the match.

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Body Builders from the Dandora Dumpsite
nairobi
By Huxta
18 Mar 2014

Micky Ragos Sanya, the former Mr Kenya Bodybuilding champion in the 1970s and 80s, works with youth at this community gym across from Dandora dumpsite. The son of a locomotive driver, Micky grew up in Makongeni, a part of Kibera slum built for rail workers. While still in school, Micky began training in 1963 with bricks and paint cans. Mr. Jeera, then owner of Universal Gym, invited him to train there and offered to sponsor him. Micky won the Mr Nairobi competition in 1966. He continued to train and compete for the titles of Mr Nairobi and Mr Kenya. He won the Mr Kenya championship for the first time in 1972, at age 25, and was undefeated for 10 years. During this time he worked as a bouncer at Hallian's club in downtown Nairobi, continued training, and eventually tried out for Mr Universe in 1989, coming in 7th place. "These guys were huge. They were on steroids. I knew I wouldn't win Mr Universe without taking drugs, and I never wanted to do that. I'd rather stay as Mr Kenya and have young kids follow my example." He retired from competition in 1993, but continues to work with youth at his gym, Ragos Gym, in Dandora, across from the dumpsite. The dump spans 30 acres of land near Nairobi and at least 800 tons of waste is deposited there each day; today the dump presses up against the road. The waste has polluted the air, water and soil in the surrounding communities. Many residents survive by picking through the trash to find plastic for recycling, or anything that can be eaten, reused or sold. Residents in the area have higher concentrations of lead in their blood, and absorb other toxins such as PCBs and dioxin. "Every five years at election time, the politicians promise to build a recycling plant to make you vote for them, then forget about it," Micky said. Within this context, Micky Ragos Sanya supports youth who scavenge in the dump by allowing them to train for free at his gym. Physical fitness in itself is crucial for wellness of the whole mind and body. At Ragos Gym, young Kenyans can train with Micky and other veteran bodybuilders. "I encourage them to come and do sports and stay off drugs," he explained.

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BB Mawanvuwanvu
Kampala, Uganda
By Amy Hume
17 Dec 2012

Hitching a ride on a truck, BB left his village to make a life of Hip Hop in Kampala. End of the Weak MC Challenge Champion 2011.

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition in each country wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.

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Juan Mónaco
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
22 Jul 2012

Juan Mónaco displays his trophy after beating Tommy Haas to win the Bet-At-Home 2012 ATP World Tennis Tour championship in Hamburg, Germany