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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.

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.

Borussia Dortmund signs striker Alexander Isak

Jan 26, 2017 |
Alexander Isak with the CEO of Borussia Dortmund Hans-Joachim Watzke and the club's sporting director Michael Zorc

Borussia Dortmund have added yet another teenage sensation to their ranks in the shape of Swedish striker Alexander Isak. Here's a closer look at a player billed as one of the hottest prospects in Europe.


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

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