Sophora Creates Excitement at the World Championships in Athletics

Track and field online with the Sophora CMS. ARD successfully published its content for the World Championship in Athletics.

Sportschau website covering the World Championships in Athletics
Sportschau publishes it's website covering the World Championships in Athletics with the Sophora content management system

Online reporting on the World Championships in Athletics had fail-safe support from Sophora CMS. At, millions of users in Germany followed the competition online and kept up with the results and background information at the various events.

Sophora provided a reliable accurate live blog, video livestreams and ensured perfect linkage of results, incoming news and background information.

The Northern German Broadcasting (NDR) is responsible for the reporting of the World Championships in Athletics within the ARD.

The ARD’s website of the World Championship streams in adaptive design and adapts to all common smartphones (Android, iOS) as well as iPads and tablets.

The NDR implemented the website internally based on their long-term subshell CMS use.

This was also the case for the ARD portal for the 2009 Track and Field World Championship in Berlin, the 2011 event in Daegu, 2013 in Moscow, 2015 in Beijing and 2017 in London; all ARD websites for these events were based on Sophora.


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About Sportschau

Sportschau is a German sports magazine on broadcaster ARD, produced by WDR in Cologne. The magazine started in 1961 In its Saturday' edition, the Sportschau shows a summary of the Bundesliga, whereas the Sunday edition reports on the latest events from various sports. Sportschau is aired on Das Erste and the regional stations.