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Sport in germany

Sport in Germany
an introduction created by the students as a part of the eTwinning project

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Sport in germany

  1. 1. An introduction created by a Virtual Traveller from Ukraine as a part of the eTwinning project “Proud to b Europe@ns”
  2. 2.  Germany 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.  Germany claimed the most gold medals and the most total medals during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.  ( Gold 11 Silver 12 Bronze 6 Total 29)
  3. 3.  Germany's top level football league, known as the Bundesliga, has one of the highest average attendances of any professional sports league in the world.  Besides the national league, the Euro cup and the FIFA World Cup have much attention among its population.  Bayern Munich is the most successful German football club, with 21 national championships, 14 National Cups and 5 European Champions titles (three European Cups and 2 Champions Leagues) to its credit.
  4. 4.  The women's national team is also a world power, with its wins of the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003 and 2007  Germany is the only nation to win both the men's and women's World Cup and European titles
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. among the most popular spectator sports.  Dirk Nowitzki is one of the most popular non-football athletes to come out of Germany, who plays power forward for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA
  7. 7.  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.  The first international match recorded was played on 3 September 1925 with Germany and Austria.  The German Handball Bundesliga is considered to be the most competitive professional league in the world.
  8. 8.  Germany is one of the leading motorsports countries in the world.  Countless race winning cars have come from Germany  Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel have been Formula One world champions (they have won 11 titles combined)
  9. 9.  is a popular sport in Germany  One of the greatest riders of recent times is Jan Ullrich.  Tony Martin won the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  André Greipel has been the most prolific winner among road sprinters since his breakthrough in the late 2000s  Sprinters Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb have also enjoyed major success from the early 2010s.
  10. 10.  The most popular  sailing, rowing, swimming  wind- and kitesurfing  wakeboarding underwater diving  fishing  powerboating and yachting  Large annual events  Kiel Week or Hanse Sail in Rostock.
  11. 11. The two most successful German tennis players of all time are Steffi Graf( won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, second among male and female players) Boris Becker (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 Michael Stich.
  12. 12.  Germany has long been dominant in the sport of sledging, bobsledding, luge, skeleton,  biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, alpine skiing, speed skating and figure skating.
  13. 13. Mikhail Sergey Alena