Russia’s doping scandal is only the symptom of a much larger problem.
Ranks of perfectly coordinated dancers put on a show ranging from the seriously martial – women soldiers of the Korean People’s Army using tae-kwon-do blows to make mincemeat of “Yankee invaders” – to the seriously absurd – lines of dancing eggs and barnyard animals.
Saxony is a long way from the badlands of the American West, and most of the Germans decked out in native American tribal gear have never set foot in the United States. They draw a curious crowd of onlookers as they dance to traditional Sioux drumming.
Barbara Sauer is one of 84,000 Berlin gardeners who spends the summer months cultivating her garden in a so-called “garden colony.” The topography of Germany’s metropolis is dotted with more than 800 such garden colonies.