Florettfechter Peter Joppich aus Koblenz ist zum vierten Mal Weltmeister geworden. Der 27-Jährige bezwang im Finale in Paris den Chinesen Sheng Lei.
When senior Communist Party leaders recently announced plans for a last-minute visit to the stadium, a quick makeover suddenly became necessary. Painting right angles was faster than painting curves, one official admitted.
“In order to get it ready for the leaders, we painted it like that,” he confessed. “We think it is ugly too but if the leaders don’t ask us to change it, what are we supposed to do?”