Sport in Germany

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Sport in Germany is an important part of German culture and society.wikipedia
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Germany

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Sport in Germany is an important part of German culture and society.
Known for its long and rich cultural history, Germany has continuously been the home of influential and successful artists, philosophers, writers, musicians, film people, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and inventors.

Germany national basketball team

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The Germany 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.

Sport

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Sport in Germany is an important part of German culture and society.

Culture of Germany

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Sport in Germany is an important part of German culture and society.

Sports club

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In 2006 about 27.5 million people were members of the more than 91,000 sport clubs in Germany.

German Olympic Sports Confederation

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Almost all sports clubs are represented by the German Olympic Sports Federation.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

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Friedrich Ludwig Jahn known as Turnvater Jahn (father of gymnastics) was born in 1778 and worked as an assistant teacher in Berlin.

National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise

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In 1934, the Nazi government founded the Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen, later the Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen, as the official sports governing body of the Third Reich.

All-time Olympic Games medal table

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In the all-time Olympic Games medal count through 2006 Germany ranks fifth, East Germany seventh and West Germany twenty-first.

East Germany

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In the all-time Olympic Games medal count through 2006 Germany ranks fifth, East Germany seventh and West Germany twenty-first. East Germany claimed the most gold medals at 1984 Winter Olympics.

West Germany

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In the all-time Olympic Games medal count through 2006 Germany ranks fifth, East Germany seventh and West Germany twenty-first.

Summer Olympic Games

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Germany has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in Berlin in 1936 and in Munich in 1972.

1936 Summer Olympics

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Germany has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in Berlin in 1936 and in Munich in 1972.

Munich

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Germany has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in Berlin in 1936 and in Munich in 1972.

1972 Summer Olympics

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Germany has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in Berlin in 1936 and in Munich in 1972.

1936 Winter Olympics

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Germany hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1936 when they were staged in the Bavarian twin towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen.

Bavaria

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Germany hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1936 when they were staged in the Bavarian twin towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen.

2006 Winter Olympics

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Germany claimed the most, if not, gold medals and the most total medals during the 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Turin

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Germany claimed the most, if not, gold medals and the most total medals during the 1992, 1998, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

1984 Winter Olympics

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East Germany claimed the most gold medals at 1984 Winter Olympics.

Association football

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Germany's top level football league, known as the Bundesliga, has the highest average attendances of any association football league in the world; among all professional sports leagues, its average attendance is second only to American football's NFL.

Bundesliga

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Germany's top level football league, known as the Bundesliga, has the highest average attendances of any association football league in the world; among all professional sports leagues, its average attendance is second only to American football's NFL.

List of attendance figures at domestic professional sports leagues

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Germany's top level football league, known as the Bundesliga, has the highest average attendances of any association football league in the world; among all professional sports leagues, its average attendance is second only to American football's NFL.

American football

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Germany's top level football league, known as the Bundesliga, has the highest average attendances of any association football league in the world; among all professional sports leagues, its average attendance is second only to American football's NFL.

National Football League

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Germany's top level football league, known as the Bundesliga, has the highest average attendances of any association football league in the world; among all professional sports leagues, its average attendance is second only to American football's NFL.