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'''[[Germany|German]]''' athletes have taken part in most of the '''[[Olympic Games]]''' since the first modern Games in [[Athens 1896|1896]]. Germany has hosted three Olympic Games, in 1936 both the [[1936 Winter Olympics|Winter]] and [[Berlin 1936|Summer]] Games, and the [[Munich 1972|1972 Summer Olympics]]. In addition, Germany had been selected to host the [[1916 Summer Olympics]] as well as the [[1940 Winter Olympics]], both of which had to be cancelled due to World Wars. After these wars, Germans were banned from participating in 1920, 1924 and 1948. While the country was divided, each of the two German states boycotted the Summer Games: in 1980 West Germany was one of 65 nations which did not go to [[Moscow]] in protest at the Soviet invasion of [[Afghanistan]] and in 1984 East Germany joined the Soviet Union (and several others) in the boycott of the Summer Games in [[Los Angeles]].
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'''[[Germany|German]]''' athletes have taken part in most of the '''[[Olympic Games]]''' since the first modern Games in [[Athens 1896|1896]]. Germany has hosted three Olympic Games, in 1936 both the [[Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936|Winter]] and [[Berlin 1936|Summer]] Games, and the [[Munich 1972|1972 Summer Olympics]]. In addition, Germany had been selected to host the [[1916 Summer Olympics]] as well as the [[1940 Winter Olympics]], both of which had to be canceled due to World Wars. After these wars, Germans were banned from participating in 1920, 1924 and 1948. While the country was divided, each of the two German states boycotted the Summer Games: in 1980 West Germany was one of 65 nations which did not go to [[Moscow 1980|Moscow]] in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and in 1984 East Germany joined the Soviet Union (and several others) in the boycott of the Summer Games in [[Los Angeles 1984|Los Angeles]].
   
 
Including the Winter Games of 2010, German athletes have won [[All-time Olympic Games medal count|1618 medals]] : 528 gold, 542 silver and 548 bronze. The IOC currently splits these results among four codes, even though only the East German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1968 to 1988 had sent a separate team to compete against the team of the German NOC that represented Germany (GER) since 1896.
 
Including the Winter Games of 2010, German athletes have won [[All-time Olympic Games medal count|1618 medals]] : 528 gold, 542 silver and 548 bronze. The IOC currently splits these results among four codes, even though only the East German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1968 to 1988 had sent a separate team to compete against the team of the German NOC that represented Germany (GER) since 1896.
   
 
== German post-WW2 division until 1990==
 
== German post-WW2 division until 1990==
After German organisations had been dissolved by the Allies in 1947, in 1950 the IOC recognized the reorganized [[Nationales Olympisches Komitee für Deutschland]] for all of Germany, based in (West) Germany.
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After German organisations had been dissolved by the Allies in 1947, in 1950 the IOC recognized the reorganized Nationales Olympisches Komitee für Deutschland for all of Germany, based in (West) Germany.
   
 
Due to the Cold War, an East German state ([[East Germany|German Democratic Republic]]) was created in October 1949, and a separate National Olympic Committee (NOC) for East Germany was established in 1951. It was not immediately recognized by the IOC, which until 1965 required that athletes of the NOC of East Germany join the German team represented by the West Germany based NOC of Germany. This team, which competed together from 1956 to 1964, is nowadays called the [[United Team of Germany]] (''EUA'', "Equipe Unifiée Allemande"), but was Germany (''GER'') then. As a result of the Germany being divided, from 1968 to 1990 two independent teams competed in each of the Games; the original designations were ''GER'' for the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and ''GDR'' for the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). In 1980 the West German code was changed to ''FRG'' (which is currently also applied by the IOC in retrospect). After the GDR ceased to exist in 1990 and its states joined the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany once again was represented by a single team, designated ''GER''.
 
Due to the Cold War, an East German state ([[East Germany|German Democratic Republic]]) was created in October 1949, and a separate National Olympic Committee (NOC) for East Germany was established in 1951. It was not immediately recognized by the IOC, which until 1965 required that athletes of the NOC of East Germany join the German team represented by the West Germany based NOC of Germany. This team, which competed together from 1956 to 1964, is nowadays called the [[United Team of Germany]] (''EUA'', "Equipe Unifiée Allemande"), but was Germany (''GER'') then. As a result of the Germany being divided, from 1968 to 1990 two independent teams competed in each of the Games; the original designations were ''GER'' for the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and ''GDR'' for the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). In 1980 the West German code was changed to ''FRG'' (which is currently also applied by the IOC in retrospect). After the GDR ceased to exist in 1990 and its states joined the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany once again was represented by a single team, designated ''GER''.
   
Additionally, in the early 1950s the French-occupied [[Saar (protectorate)|Saar]] had its own NOC and competed at the [[1952 Summer Olympics]] before joining the German Olympic team in 1956 and the (West) German state by 1957.
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Additionally, in the early 1950s the French-occupied [[Saar (protectorate)|Saar]] had its own NOC and competed at the [[Helsinki 1952|1952 Summer Olympics]] before joining the German Olympic team in 1956 and the (West) German state by 1957.
   
 
== Germany at Olympia ==
 
== Germany at Olympia ==
 
[[File:Curtius Olympia 1 t05.jpg|thumb|Germany's first team at [[Olympia%2C_Greece#Excavation|Olympia]], leading Greek workers in the excavations of 1875/1876]]
 
[[File:Curtius Olympia 1 t05.jpg|thumb|Germany's first team at [[Olympia%2C_Greece#Excavation|Olympia]], leading Greek workers in the excavations of 1875/1876]]
The history of Germany at [[Olympia%2C_Greece#Excavation|Olympia]] predates the First Olympics of 1896, as exclusive access rights to excavate the ancient Greek site have been granted to [[German Empire]] archaeologists in 1874. Since 1875, systematic excavations are undertaken by several German expeditions and initiatives.
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The history of Germany at [[Olympia,_Greece#Excavation|Olympia]] predates the First Olympics of 1896, as exclusive access rights to excavate the ancient Greek site have been granted to German Empire archaeologists in 1874. Since 1875, systematic excavations are undertaken by several German expeditions and initiatives.
   
[[Nadine Kleinert]] won a silver medal at the ancient site as the [[Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's shot put|shot put contests]] of the [[2004 Summer Olympics]] were held there.
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[[Nadine Kleinert]] won a silver medal at the ancient site as the [[Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's shot put|shot put contests]] of the [[Athens 2004|2004 Summer Olympics]] were held there.
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'''CURRENT OLYMPIC STATUS:'''
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Germany[https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&hs=jtL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&q=The+Sochi+2014+Winter+Olympics+Schedule&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAGOovnz8BQMDAy8HvxKnfq6-gXFuWkp6euickv8rTjpz1mgapc25Eb1PacpPAOK8GFMqAAAA&sa=X&ei=5OEHU6m7Auur2AW-ioGwAg&ved=0CMABEIY0MBI The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics]*
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*<span class="vk_bk _Ro" style="vertical-align:middle;font-weight:bold">Medal count:</span>Gold8Silver4Bronze4
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*Watch Online[http://www.nbcolympics.com/ NBC]Live and on demand
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|[https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&hs=jtL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&q=Germany+Luge&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAGOovnz8BQMDgzIHvxKnfq6-gXFuWkq6EgeYaWKaocQFYuWlGFVUlWy7N1FsX0zdpKNanbLbUzTu7jwYKgUAZKmn8EAAAAA&sa=X&ei=5OEHU6m7Auur2AW-ioGwAg&ved=0CMoBEJ8bKAAwFg <span style="margin-left:3px">Luge</span>]
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|[https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&hs=jtL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&q=Germany+Ski+Jumping&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAGOovnz8BQMDgzIHvxKnfq6-gXFuWkq6EgeYaWKaocQFYuWlGOekpaftFZlfs-_rMQ2VZwo7VfbV6XcmPQMAb_LQq0AAAAA&sa=X&ei=5OEHU6m7Auur2AW-ioGwAg&ved=0CMsBEJ8bKAEwFg <span style="margin-left:3px">Ski Jumping</span>]
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|[https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&hs=jtL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&q=Germany+Alpine+Skiing&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAGOovnz8BQMDgzIHvxKnfq6-gXFuWkq6EgeYaWKaocQFYuXkGFWYJS-sDm8LXvI_RFXz8gwmFeUzaTU1PwG_uWTIQAAAAA&sa=X&ei=5OEHU6m7Auur2AW-ioGwAg&ved=0CMwBEJ8bKAIwFg <span style="margin-left:3px">Alpine Skiing</span>]
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|[https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&hs=jtL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&q=Germany+Nordic+Combined&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAGOovnz8BQMDgzIHvxKnfq6-gXFuWkq6EgeYaWKaocQFYuWlGKcZGx46nbR261aPz1vc1r6WiBCINGvxVQYAgQh830AAAAA&sa=X&ei=5OEHU6m7Auur2AW-ioGwAg&ved=0CM0BEJ8bKAMwFg <span style="margin-left:3px">Nordic Combined</span>]
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[[Category:Germany]]

Latest revision as of 23:41, February 21, 2014

Bundesrepublik Deutschland
(Federal Republic of Germany)

Flag of Germany.svg
National Flag
EU-Germany.svg
Location on Map
IOC Code GER
Years Hosted Olympics 1936 (both), 1972 Summer
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1896-1912, 1924-36, 1952-64, 1992-2012
Winter: 1928-36, 1952-64, 1992-2010
Medals 2008 Summer 16 gold, 10 silver, 15 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter 10 gold, 13 silver, 7 bronze
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver Bronze medal iconBronze
528 542 548
National Olympic Committee
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund

German athletes have taken part in most of the Olympic Games since the first modern Games in 1896. Germany has hosted three Olympic Games, in 1936 both the Winter and Summer Games, and the 1972 Summer Olympics. In addition, Germany had been selected to host the 1916 Summer Olympics as well as the 1940 Winter Olympics, both of which had to be canceled due to World Wars. After these wars, Germans were banned from participating in 1920, 1924 and 1948. While the country was divided, each of the two German states boycotted the Summer Games: in 1980 West Germany was one of 65 nations which did not go to Moscow in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and in 1984 East Germany joined the Soviet Union (and several others) in the boycott of the Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Including the Winter Games of 2010, German athletes have won 1618 medals : 528 gold, 542 silver and 548 bronze. The IOC currently splits these results among four codes, even though only the East German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1968 to 1988 had sent a separate team to compete against the team of the German NOC that represented Germany (GER) since 1896.

German post-WW2 division until 1990Edit

After German organisations had been dissolved by the Allies in 1947, in 1950 the IOC recognized the reorganized Nationales Olympisches Komitee für Deutschland for all of Germany, based in (West) Germany.

Due to the Cold War, an East German state (German Democratic Republic) was created in October 1949, and a separate National Olympic Committee (NOC) for East Germany was established in 1951. It was not immediately recognized by the IOC, which until 1965 required that athletes of the NOC of East Germany join the German team represented by the West Germany based NOC of Germany. This team, which competed together from 1956 to 1964, is nowadays called the United Team of Germany (EUA, "Equipe Unifiée Allemande"), but was Germany (GER) then. As a result of the Germany being divided, from 1968 to 1990 two independent teams competed in each of the Games; the original designations were GER for the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and GDR for the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). In 1980 the West German code was changed to FRG (which is currently also applied by the IOC in retrospect). After the GDR ceased to exist in 1990 and its states joined the Federal Republic of Germany, Germany once again was represented by a single team, designated GER.

Additionally, in the early 1950s the French-occupied Saar had its own NOC and competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics before joining the German Olympic team in 1956 and the (West) German state by 1957.

Germany at Olympia Edit

File:Curtius Olympia 1 t05.jpg

The history of Germany at Olympia predates the First Olympics of 1896, as exclusive access rights to excavate the ancient Greek site have been granted to German Empire archaeologists in 1874. Since 1875, systematic excavations are undertaken by several German expeditions and initiatives.

Nadine Kleinert won a silver medal at the ancient site as the shot put contests of the 2004 Summer Olympics were held there.


CURRENT OLYMPIC STATUS:


GermanyThe Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics*

  • Medal count:Gold8Silver4Bronze4
  • Watch OnlineNBCLive and on demand

Medal count{| class="lrep_c lr_tbl ts rhsvw" style="table-layout:fixed" |- class="vk_gy" style="line-height:2.4" ! class="vk_bd" style="text-align:left"|Sport ! ! ! !Total |}

Luge 4 1 0 5
Ski Jumping 2 0 0 2
Alpine Skiing 1 1 1 3
Nordic Combined 1 1 1 3
Biathlon 0 1 0 1
Figure Skating 0 0 1 1
Cross-Country 0 0 1

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