Twenty students from the Academia Engiadina Samedan performed the Marseillaise yesterday to honor the French who won the team event, an anthem in a language they might be quite familiar with. It would no doubt be much harder to intone the Hungarian anthem the right way, although this happening seems very unlikely. Best case scenario: more Swiss victories – neither words nor notes required.
Was ist zu tun, wenn plötzlich die Loipenspur aufhört und sich der Abgrund vor einem auftut. Abfahren, Abschnallen oder jeden Yogakurs, den man nicht besucht hat, verfluchen, weil die bremsende Grätsche einfach nur ein lächerlicher Ausfallschritt ohne Wirkung darstellt? An den Niagarafällen von St. Moritz ist schon so manche Schweissperle geflossen und Dramen der menschlichen Art erleben dort eine Art Höhepunkt. Im neuen Blogeintrag berichtet Anne-Marie Flammersfeld von Beobachtungen in der freien Wildbahn.
So much to do and see in St. Moritz over the weekend. Hockey, horse racing on the frozen lake and two downhill runs, the top events of the championships, both on the same day. About 30'000 people found their way to Salastrains to cheer for their favourite skiers. When was the last time such a huge crowd met for lunch?
Lise-Marie Morerod? You may be too young to remember her. She won the only medal for the Swiss team at the first ever world ski championships held in St. Moritz in 1974, but more importantly, she had a lasting influence on many a teenager at that time, not least on the writer of this blog who takes us back to the days when hills were covered with real snow.
Media coverage of the world ski championships is extensive. The centerpiece is the Main Media Center in downtown St. Moritz which provides facilities for 470 journalists and their teams. The infrastructure to write, talk, chat and tweet about the latest Swiss medals and a broken knee is as perfect as it gets.
A day at the races sooner or later makes you hungry and thirsty. Don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities to treat your taste buds and calm your stomach. What about a local-style hot dog or a pulled venison burger? And a smooth liqueur to top it all off? Just what the doctor ordered! Of course everything mainly locally sourced and reasonably priced. Bun appetit!
Romansh and romantic is not quite the same, but being able to speak a few words in Romansh might turn your next date with a local voluntari into a romantic affair you won’t forget. Check out the dictionaries on the official championship app or attend the crash course next Wednesday. Romansh makes you different!