German Sports–A National Obsession
Germans love their sports, not just watching them, but participating as well. Every child knows how to play soccer–it’s almost as if they were born knowing how to dribble a ball. Many well-organized clubs and leagues see to it that there is rarely a shortage of outstanding German athletes in almost every sport, but they also provide excellent opportunities for mediocre and downright bad players to engage in their favorite sports activities, more for the health and social benefits than the prospect of Olympic medals. As a result, Germans are generally quite well-informed about a broad range of sports. If you share an interest in German sports, the links on this page will direct you to the websites of all the major German sports leagues. Some of those websites even allow you to watch games live.
Spielregeln: Rules for various sports (in German).
Sportarten: different Olympic summer sports (powerpoint activity)
Fußball Bundesliga der Frauen
Handball Bundesliga der Männer
Handball Bundesliga der Frauen
Basketball Bundesliga der Männer
Basketball Bundesliga der Frauen
Volleyball Bundesliga Männer/Frauen, video portal
Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Roger Federer site: ok, so I couldn’t resist. I don’t have a page on Swiss sports (yet), so Roger Federer gets his own billing here. Link to the complete Lindor chocolate commercial. Hilarious! Link to the Roger Federer “William Tell” shot.