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Winter Olympics: German ice hockey team pull off 'Wunder von Pyeongchang'

Watching the players and coach Marco Sturm being interviewed on German public broadcaster ARD after Friday’s game, it was clear that none of them had yet grasped what they had just achieved. By beating Canada, the defending gold medalists from both the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi, 4-3, Germany not only advanced to the final, but secured ...

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Opinion: German hockey team's strong Olympics comes as no big surprise

Perhaps no team in sports is as dependent upon who happens to be their coach as Germany’s men’s ice hockey team.  Germany at their best have proved themselves capable of giving the true hockey nations like Canada or Russia serious tests in major tournaments. One needs only to think back to the 2010 World Championship on home soil, when Germany, ...

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Opinion: 50+1 is the root of all that is good about German football

Borussia Dortmund boast the highest average attendance of any club in Europe, including, as the club’s head of marketing Carsten Cramer revealed in 2013, an estimated 1,000 British football fans at every home game. It’s a figure that can only have increased since, and I continue to encounter fans from all over the world on my regular trips to matches across Germany, from ...

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German Cup: Schalke oust Wolfsburg to complete stellar final four lineup

With Schalke now completing the final four, the sides sat in first, second, fifth and sixth in the Bundesliga remain in the German Cup, while Leipzig in third and Dortmund in fourth both fell short against league leaders Bayern Munich. You could look at the competition as the three little pigs against the big bad wolf, but Schalke, like Leverkusen ...

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German Cup: Schalke oust Wolfsburg to complete stellar final four line-up

With Schalke now completing the final four, the sides sat in first, second, fifth and sixth in the Bundesliga remain in the German Cup, while Leipzig in third and Dortmund in fourth both fell short against league leaders Bayern Munich. You could look at the competition as the three little pigs against the big bad wolf, but Schalke, like Leverkusen ...

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