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Doping in football

Dopingcase in German Football

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](


Deadly Superbugs

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.

Doping in football

68 European football stars on steroids?

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.

Newsroom Updates

We present to you: Our OpenNews-Fellow

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.

Super bugs

Why CORRECTIV tackles superbugs

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.