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Germany is a sporting nation. Germany has repeatedly proven its status as a world-class host, holding many international sporting events at its stadiums, arenas and rinks. The 2011 Women's Football World Cup and 2006 FIFA World Cup demonstrated Germans well known passion for football, but sports in Germany reaches far beyond football. There are numerous top-ranking professional leagues in sports such as Handball, Basketball and Ice Hockey. And let's not forget German leadership in international competitive fields, such as Formula 1 racing, field hockey and winter sports.

The success of its teams, venues and organizations are but natural outcomes for a country with a strong sporting tradition at the most fundamental level. The true backbone of Germany's sports culture is its over 90,000 sport clubs with no less than 27 million members and over 2.7 million volunteers who act as coaches, referees and organisers.

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German Football Ambassador 2017

Award ceremony: German Football Ambassdor 2017

May 19, 2017 | Deutscher Fußball Botschafter e.V.
Young boys play football during a practice session for a sports academy in Mabvuku township in Harare

Hamburg Schools Sports Festival

May 15, 2017 | GIC Africa
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

German Football at the 2017 AFCON

Jan 13, 2017 | GIC Africa

Nambian sports coach invited to a one-year training course in Germany

Jun 13, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek

As part of its foreign cultural and educational policy, the German Foreign Office supports courses for sports experts and coaches from developing countries. Mr Liebhardt Mogotsi will take part in the 40th International Coaching Course at the Academy for Foreign Coaches of the German Athletic Federation (DLV) in Mainz from June 9, 2017 until July 31, 2018.

African players in Germany’s Bundesliga

Feb 14, 2017 | GIC Africa
Germany's top football league has generated more than three billion Euro in revenue during the 2015-16 season

The German Bundesliga just kicked-off after the winter-break. The transfer-window shut-down end of January, so the GIC Africa has a look at African players in Germany’s top flight.

Hertha Berlin supports BMZ initiative

Feb 8, 2017 | GIC Africa
BMZ initiative “More Space for Sport – 1,000 Chances for Africa” during the match of Hertha Berlin against FC Ingolstadt

When German soccer side Hertha Berlin hosted FC Ingolstadt on February 4 the BMZ has presented its initiative “More Space for Sport – 1,000 Chances for Africa”. Hertha Berlin supports the initiative by funding sport fields in the mother countries of some of its players.

Bundesliga boom continues with record revenues

Feb 2, 2017 |
Germany's top football league has generated more than three billion Euro in revenue during the 2015-16 season

It has been another year of rapid growth for Germany's top football league. The Bundesliga has announced that for the first time, it has generated more than three billion Euro in annual revenue.

Namibian students get scholarships to study

Jan 31, 2017 | German Embassy Windhoek
NFA Girls Centre graduates at Okonjima Lodge

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre awarded twelve students each a full year scholarship to study for a Diploma in Restaurant Management with the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, after successfully completing a three month introductory course to Hospitality Management.


Germany's Kramer (L) and Algeria's Brahimi during 2014 FIFA World Cup play-off match

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