Personalities | Athletes | Hans-Jürgen Bäumler 00347380
Personalities | Athletes | Boris Becker, Wimbledon 1985 00023411
Personalities | Athletes | Rosi Mittermaier 00035859
Personalities | Athletes | Gustav 'Bubi' Scholz 00013539
Personalities | Athletes | Pele 02100046
Personalities | Athletes | Gerd Mueller 00140216
Personalities | Athletes | Fritz Walter 00656187
Personalities | Athletes | Lothar Matthaeus 00130556
Personalities | Athletes | Juan-Manuel Fangio 02100981
Personalities | Athletes | Carl Lewis 00568483
Personalities | Athletes | Paul Breitner 00005266
Personalities | Athletes | Uwe Seeler 00808546
Personalities | Athletes | Uwe Seeler as a player 00590582
Personalities | Athletes | Berti Vogts as player 00145030
Personalities | Athletes | Berti Vogts as team manager 00650210
Personalities | Athletes | Berti Vogts 00033450
Personalities | Athletes | Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) 00043759
Personalities | Athletes | Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali): Boxing matches 00221765
Personalities | Athletes | Uli Hoeness: portraits 00092020
Personalities | Athletes | Uli Hoeness: as a player 00252719
Personalities | Athletes | Uli Hoeness: as manager 00137745
Personalities | Athletes | Uli Hoeness: private 00137738
Personalities | Athletes | Uli Hoeneß 00081952
Personalities | Athletes | Josef Neckermann as equestrian 00064436
Personalities | Athletes | Ulrike Meyfarth 00023104
Athletes

Sport has an ambivalent nature. On the one hand, it has always provided the most moving dramas and produced the greatest heroes. He brings people together, awakens emotions and can tell a host of inspiring life stories: Stories of ambition and determination, of the happiness of triumph, of how to deal with failure, of the struggle for social advancement and recognition. In Germany, football is king; elsewhere, Pele and Maradona are venerated like saints.

On the other hand, sport is a billion-dollar business, an advertising platform, a world of beautiful illusions that arouses desire. Politicians in particular like to be photographed with athletes. And the story of a Muhammad Ali, a Gerd Müller or a Boris Becker implicitly tells the story of a much larger number of people who have not made it in a world of pressure to perform and (self-) exploitation.