European Championships is also: fun with the stars
Created: 08/16/2022, 14:19
By: Nico-Marius Schmitz
Reporter Nico-Marius Schmitz with Ehammer, Kaul and Warholm.
Sure, the reporter job is exhausting and the working hours are not for everyone.
But working at the European Championships makes one thing above all: Good mood.
Munich - Olympic Park, press lounge on the roof of the small Olympic Hall, sunset: Could there be a more beautiful setting for a humorous interview with the decathletes Niklas Kaul and Simon Ehammer?
Life as a reporter at the European Championships - it also has its goosebumps moments outside of the competitions.
And Niklas Kaul, what is more strenuous, the media marathon at such a major event or the decathlon itself?
"I don't have to run 400 meters at the media marathon, so that's nicer," laughs the 24-year-old.
Not only the fans, but also the athletes are in a good mood in Munich.
Loved the atmosphere and ambiance.
Karsten Warholm, world record holder and Olympic champion over the 400 m hurdles, tells our newspaper: "I was only in the stadium for a short time and I was already inspired.
It is wonderful.
You knew straight away that the atmosphere would be fantastic.”
The stars are approachable here – not only for journalists, but also for the viewers.
Alexander Megos sat between his lead routes in the middle of the audience on Königsplatz and took his time for every photo request.
In the Olympic Park you can see gymnasts taking a walk in the morning before the competition.
Frank Busemann jogs through the English Garden.
Irrespective of medals and personal best times, I'm sure: Munich will be fondly remembered by the athletes.