Twenty-year-old Alexander Megos of Germany has set a world record last year in Spain by becoming the first person ever to climb one of the world's most difficult mountain sides without any preparation.
After her Wimbledon triumph, Angelique Kerber approaches her next Grand Slam in relaxed mood. In the men's draw, Alexander Zverev hopes his work with Ivan Lendl will pay dividends as he looks to break into the big four.
Germany's rising young star of men's tennis, Alexander Zverev, has had little trouble advancing past the first round of the French Open. However, last year's surprise winner on the women's side is already out.
The festival opens with Damien Chazelle's First Man, starring Ryan Gosling. Netflix is a major player, and from the Coen brothers to Mike Leigh, an impressive number of (male) star directors are in the competition.
The Deutschland Tour has returned to the cycling calendar for the first time in a decade. The 2018 version of the event is only half as long as it was in 2008, but it has attracted a number of the sport's biggest stars.
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