Sense has prevailed in Germany: Vipa Bernhardt has withdrawn her legal challenge to replace Anne Poleska on the German team for the Olympics in Beijing. 'The court advised us to withdraw our challenge,' a spokesman for Bernhardt's club told Reuter. 'We've done that now. We could have cleared this all up earlier. There would not have been as much turmoil.'
Bernhardt added: 'I wish Anne Poleska all the best for the Olympics.' Well done, young Vipa snapper, your reputation as a fair-playing athlete is restored.