There is a new doping case in Germany's professional football. Doping control officers found a cortisone substance in Francois Marque's blood. His club 1. FC Saarbrücken (third division) confirmed the positive test of the French player, says [German public TV ARD](http://www.sportschau.de/fussball/bundesliga3/marque100.html).
Each year, thousands of Germans die from superbug-infections. The reasons: too many antibiotics, poor hygiene, political reluctance. And the numbers are growing. Scientists caution that a tsunami is coming our way, a disaster “greater than climate change”. Regardless, those involved do nothing but shift blame – almost no one is willing to fight the superbugs with full force. We show that there are already many more incidents than officially reported. And we are launching a long-term international investigation. For this, we need your help.
The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship brings developers, data journalists and newsrooms together. Next year, CORRECT!V is one of six newsrooms to host a fellow for one year. Today, the application phase begins for fellows.
Almost eight percent of all European football stars could be on steroids. That is the result of an official study founded by UEFA. More than 4000 tests from close to 900 professional players habe been re-tested. The values of close to every twelth player were suspicious. Since the tests were anonymised, none of the 68 players will be charged. Still, the times of "doping is no problem in football" are over. We took a look at the study – and we show you where you can find it yourself.
Finally, we can let you know: We are looking forward to work with Sandhya Kambhampati, our OpenNews fellow in the upcoming year. Sandhya will be with us for ten months. Today, our developers Stefan Wehrmeyer and Simon Jockers went to MozFest in London and met Sandhya for the first time. We are looking forward to spend ten great months together with Sandhya. And to a lot of new ideas for the datajournalism community in Germany.
We have a problem with infections. And we do not have a solution. Worldwide, Superbugs – resistant against antibiotics – are on the rise. The more humans use antibiotics and the more often we feed antibiotics to livestock, the bigger our problem gets. Already, thousands of people are dying in Europe, every year.