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Eurovision and gymnastics (Part 1)

I’ve always loved the Eurovision Song Contest (even though I dislike 90% of the songs…) and I’m always happy when I hear a song from it being used in gymnastics.  I’ve decided to compile a list of some of the “ESC” routines that I could think of.

Eurovision is more popular with RG gymnasts but several songs have found their way to AG. The most famous one is probably Wild Dances by Ruslana (who won the contest in 2004) used by Jordyn Wieber in 2011/2012.

Jordyn Wieber (USA) 2011/2012

Sam Peszek (USA) 2007

Kim Janas (Germany) 2011

Lara Omahen (Slovenia) 2015/2016

Bulgaria Balls/Ribbons 2013


2005–06 Czech Republic Jakub Janda

2006–07 Poland Adam Małysz

2007–08 Austria Thomas Morgenstern

2008–09 Austria Gregor Schlierenzauer

2009–10 Switzerland Simon Ammann

2010–11 Austria Thomas Morgenstern

2011–12 Norway Anders Bardal

2012–13 Austria Gregor Schlierenzauer

2013–14 Poland Kamil Stoch

2014–15 Germany Severin Freund

Goetze to miss Dortmund's Champions League tie against Benfica

Berlin, Feb 13 (IANS) Germany international Mario Goetze dropped out of Dortmund’s squad for Champions League last-16 first-leg match against Benfica next Tuesday.

The Germany World Cup winner had a series of below-par performance and is struggling with a leg injury. He also missed the match against Darmstadt on Saturday when Dortmund suffered a shock 2-1 defeat,reports Xinhua news agency.

“For him, the game in Lisbon came a bit too soon,” Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc said.

Goetze, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, has played just 24 minutes so far in 2017.

For Tuesday’s clash with Benfica, Dortmund have been boosted with the return of captain Marcel Schmelzer and Lukasz Piszczek, who missed the Darmstadt defeat with injury.

The two teams haven’t played each other since the first round of the 1963-1964 European Cup which Dortmund won 6-2 on aggregate.