History | History of sports | Berlin während Olympischer Sommerspiele 1936 | Berlin during the Olympic Summergames 1936 | 02101750
History | History of sports | Eröffnungs- / Schlußfeier Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Opening and closing ceremonies 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 02100584
History | History of sports | Propaganda: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Propaganda: | 02101730
History | History of sports | Fechten: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin: Fencing | 02101421
History | History of sports | Gewichtheben: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Weight lifting at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774127
History | History of sports | Handball: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774153
History | History of sports | Turmspringen: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Richard Degener at the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936 | 00077898
History | History of sports | Turnen: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Gymnastics at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774466
History | History of sports | Pferdesport: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Events and award ceremonies 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774502
History | History of sports | Leichtathletik: Olympische Spiele 1936 in Berlin: | Track and field at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774171
History | History of sports | Rudern: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Rowing at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 02101693
History | History of sports | Olympisches Feuer: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Olympic flame at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774530
History | History of sports | Schwimmen: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 02100989
History | History of sports | Segeln: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Sailing events at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774397
History | History of sports | Diverse Wettbewerbe und Siegerehrungen: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Events and award ceremonies 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774517
History | History of sports | Randbilder: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936 in Berlin | Cameramen at the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936 | 00069222
History | History of sports | Bau der Sportstätten und Gebäude für die Olympischen Spiele 1972 in München | Construction of the Olympic Area for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 00774699
History | History of sports | Eröffnung Olympische Spiele 1972 in München | Opening of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 02100168
History | History of sports | Olympische Spiele 1972 in München | Open art project (Spielstrasse) at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 00774749
History | History of sports | Olympische Spiele 1972 in München: Münzen | 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich: coins | 02101722
History | History of sports | Besucher bei den Olympischen Spielen 1972 in München | 00371247
History | History of sports | Leichtathletik bei den Olympischen Spielen 1972 in München | Bernd Kannenberg with his gold medal, 1972 | 00899980
History | History of sports | Olympische Spiele 1972 in München: Wettbewerbe | Olympische Spiele in München, 1972 | 00155352
History | History of sports | Geiselnahme bei den Olympischen Spielen 1972 in München | Massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 02100239
History | History of sports | Deutschland gewinnt Fußball-WM 1990 | Germany wins Soccer World Cup 1990 | 02100159
History | History of sports | Fussball WM 2006 | WM 2006 in München: Fanfest im Olympiastadion bei dem Spiel Deutschland gegen Schweden | 00138230
History | History of sports | Fußball WM 1990 - 2002 | FIFA World Cup 1990 - 2002 | 02100340
History | History of sports | Fußball WM 1974 - 1986 | FIFA World Cup 1974 - 1986 | 02100485
History | History of sports | Fußball WM 1934 bis 1970 | Brazilian players after the final of the FIFA World Cup, 1970 | 00133443
History | History of sports | Fußball WM 2010: Stadien | Green Point Stadion / Stadium in Kapstadt / Cape Town in Südafrika / South Africa | 00604512
History | History of sports | Fussball-WM 1990 | World Cup 1990 | 02100225
History | History of sports | Fußball-WM 1974 | FIFA World Cup Final, 1974 | 00007328
History | History of sports | Fußball-WM 1954 | Cheering at the German team after the victory in the World Cup final in Bern, 1954 | 00049182
History | History of sports | Fußballfans - Reportage von José Giribas 2010 | Football Fans - Photo Story by José Giribas 2010 | 02101401

History of sports

Hardly any area of life can enthuse crowds as much as sport and major sporting events. Even in ancient Greece, athletic competitions were enormously popular and the Olympic Games have their origin there. The modern Games were already held twice in Germany. After 1936 in Berlin, when the athletic brilliance of Jesse Owens was overshadowed by the propaganda machine of the Nazis, top-class sport should again be back in focus at the 1972 Olympics in Munich - but the terrorist attack destroyed the desire for "Happy Games".

Auto racing was able to captivate millions of viewers and fans in the 20th century. The legendary automobile Grands Prix and the dazzling circus of the Formula 1 made the "fascination of speed" a whole new experience for the masses.

But still, the most popular sport of the Germans is and will always remain football. With the "Miracle of Bern" in 1954, the 1974 World Cup as the host country and winning the title in Italy in 1990, the West German football nation experienced unforgettable moments of glory with national heroes like to Fritz Walter, Franz Beckenbauer and Lothar Matthäus. However, many of the fans could not escape the genius and appeal of international legends like Pele or Diego Maradona. While the "Summer's Tale" of 2006 still was denied a happy end, the German national team again triumphed in Brazil 2014.