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WILDCARDS #22: GERMANY / SPORTS

By Markus, 22. December 2013

Today’s WILDCARD explores the topic of Sports in Germany. Learn more on how it is practiced, the power of soccer, the future of sports in Germany and compare it with  yesterday’s card

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EXCERPT:

How it is Practiced

No sports: 60% Occasionally: 20% Regularly: 18% Competitive: 2%; Popularity ranking: 1) Soccer 2)Badminton 3) Basketball 4)Athletics 5) Handball 6)Swimming 7) Tennis 8) Ice hockey 9)Biking 10)Skiing; “Sport is best performed in a club”. Nearly 30 million sportsmen / women organize themselves into over 90,000 clubs. A lot of club foundations date back to the turn of the century, around the 1900’s.

Sports = Bundesliga!

Soccer is called ‘the religion of the people’. Here, you compete in order to win championships and climb up the league table. Week after week, millions of fans bring a modern image of the ‘social class struggle’ into the stadiums and onto the television.

Sports Clubs are Suffering?

As more money flows into competitive sport, mass sport has reached its limits. There is a lack of money and young people, especially in the volunteer forces. The issue of health care plays an increasingly important role not only for seniors, but for the majority, and popularity of individual sports will grow in the future.

Interesting Fact 1

The Bundesliga is the league with the highest number of spectators worldwide. It is broadcasted in over 100 countries each week.

Interesting fact 2

Hard to believe: many public sports facilities are outdated or dilapidated. Municipalities can not afford regular maintenance.

 

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