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Sports in germany


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Sports in germany

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  2. 2. SPORT IN GERMANY • Sport is an important part of German culture and society. • About 27.5 million people were members of the more than 991,000 sport clubs in Germany. • Almost all sports clubs are represented by the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB, German Olympic Sports Federation). With a total of 26,000 clubs and 178,000 teams the German Football Association (DFB) is the largest individual body in the DOSB. • The national sport of Germany is football (Soccer). • Soccer is the biggest sport played over there and has about 26,000 soccer clubs. • Germany has won the world cup 3 times with brazil in the lead after winning it 5 times in soccer.
  3. 3. OLYMPICS In the all-time Olympic Games medal count through 2006 Germany ranks fifth, East Germany seventh and West Germany twenty-first. If all the medals are combined Germany ranks third. Germany has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in Berlin in 1936 and in Munich in 1972. Germany hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1936 when they were staged in the Bavarian twin towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen. Olympiastadion Berlin Germany claimed the most gold medals and the most total medals during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
  4. 4. FOOTBALL Since the Germany national football team 's first official match in 1908, it has been one of the most successful national teams in world football, having participated in seventeen World Cups and ten European Championships and won three of each. In doing so, twenty of its players have won both titles, and five have won gold, silver and bronze medals at the World Cup.
  5. 5. ICE HOCKEY •Ice hockey is one of Germany's most popular sports, although considering its importance and spectator popularity in the nation it is ranked far behind football. • There are many leagues but the top one is the 14 team Deutsche Eishockey Liga. •The men's national team is currently ranked 9th in the world. •In 2010, Mannheim and Cologne cohosted the Ice Hockey World Championships. •Germany defeated the USA in the opening game in front of a record breaking crowd of 77,803 in Gelsenkirchen's Veltins-Arena. •Germany finished the tournament in fourth place, the nation's best finish since 1953. •German goaltender Dennis Endras was named the tournament's top goaltender by the IIHF directors and the top goaltender and most valuable player by the media.
  6. 6. MOTOR SPORT Germany is one of the leading motorsports countries in the world. While countless race winning cars have come from Germany, only Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel have been Formula One world champions (they both won 10 titles together).
  7. 7. MOTOR SPORT Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation: born on 3 January 1969) he is a former racing driver from Germany . Schumacher is a seven-time Formula One World Champion and is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time Michael Schumacher Sebastian Vettel born 3 July 1987 is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Sebastian Vettel
  8. 8. TENNIS The two most successful German tennis players of all time are Steffi Graf and Boris Becker. Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, second among male and female players. In 1988, she became the first and only tennis player (male or female) to achieve the Calendar Year Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Steffi Graf Becker became the youngest champion in the history of the men’s singles at Wimbledon, won six-time Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal together with Michale Stich. Boris Becker
  9. 9. BASKETBALL Together with football, ice hockey and handball, basketball in Germany is among the most popular spectator sports. One of the most popular non-football athletes to come out of Germany is Dirk Nowitzki, who plays power forward for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. In 2007, he became the first player trained totally outside the U.S. to be named league MVP , and in 2011 led the Mavericks to their first NBA title. Dirk Nowitzki The German national basketball team's biggest successes are the victory in the European Championship of 1993 at home in Germany, the silver medal in the 2005 European Championships and the bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
  10. 10. HANDBALL Handball is a popular team sport and evolved historically in Germany. Germany is regarded as the birthplace of handball. The first match of the modern era was officially recorded on 29 October 1917 in Berlin, Germany. Outdoor Handball had its only Olympic Games appearance in the XIth Olympiad (1936 Berlin Games). The first international match recorded was played on 3 September 1925 with Germany and Austria. Today handball is a major team sport being played and watched in all of Germany. The German Handball Bundesliga is considered to be the most competitive professional league in the world. As a spectator sport it ranks popular in smaller cities around the country and draws attention comparable to other indoor sports such as ice hockey or basketball.
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