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German squad leaves out one-legged long jumper
Markus Rehm. Photo: DPA

German squad leaves out one-legged long jumper

German athletics officials said on Wednesday they would not nominate the country's long jump champion Markus Rehm for the European championships because of fears his prosthetic leg gives him an unfair advantage. READ  

Visa chaos hits Bayern Munich's USA tour
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Photo: DPA

Visa chaos hits Bayern Munich's USA tour

Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is among the club's staff and players who could not join a week-long tour to the USA on Wednesday because of visa problems. READ  

Unfair advantage for one-legged long jumper?
Markus Rehm became German champion on Saturday. Photo: DPA

Unfair advantage for one-legged long jumper?

Paralympics gold medallist Markus Rehm triumphed over his non-disabled rivals on Saturday, winning the German long jump championship. But athletics officials are now reviewing whether his prosthetic leg gave him an unfair advantage. READ  

Schweinsteiger sorry for holiday video
Schweinsteiger has apologized after the video of him on holiday was posted on YouTube. Photo: DPA

Schweinsteiger sorry for holiday video

UPDATE: Germany’s World Cup winning star Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized after a video emerged of him on YouTube leading a chant insulting Borussia Dortmund supporters and players. READ  

Merkel to push for 'swift' EU Russia sanctions
Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin chat with Fifa President Sepp Blatter (c) in Brazil before the 2014 World Cup final. Photo: DPA

Merkel to push for 'swift' EU Russia sanctions

UPDATE: Russia's failure to help quell the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and fully assist the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 demanded a tough response, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. READ  

Yoga helped Jogi's boys bring World Cup home
Coach Joachim Löw ensured his team had a yoga instructor with them at all times. Photo: DPA

Yoga helped Jogi's boys bring World Cup home

Germany’s World Cup winning football team have revealed one of the secrets of their success in Brazil this summer – yoga. READ  

Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty
Who was it then? Photo: DPA

Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty

Germany’s long and rowdy World Cup celebrations did not just take a toll of fans and players – the trophy was also damaged on Sunday night at the afterparty in Brazil as the team celebrated victory over Argentina. READ  

Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33
Biermann at Hamburg club St. Pauli. Photo: DPA

Footballer Andreas Biermann dies aged 33

A former German professional footballer committed suicide on Friday following a long battle with depression. READ  

Rosberg wins German Grand Prix
It was the first German Grand Prix win of Rosberg's career. Photo: DPA

Rosberg wins German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix. READ  

Rosberg takes home pole in German Grand Prix
Hamilton crashed in qualifying. Photo: DPA

Rosberg takes home pole in German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash. READ  

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain
Schweinsteiger in action for Bayern Munich. Photo: DPA

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain

German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners' captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm. READ  

World Cup 2014
Lahm goes out on top of his game
Photo: DPA

Lahm goes out on top of his game

Germany captain Philipp Lahm, who announced his retirement from international football on Friday, is one of the greatest players of his generation. READ  

World Cup 2014
Captain Philipp Lahm retires from German side
Lahm lifts the trophy. Photo: DPA

Captain Philipp Lahm retires from German side

UPDATE: Captain Philipp Lahm announced his retirement from international football on Friday following Germany’s World Cup win in Brazil. READ  

Fifa tell Rosberg to ditch World Cup F1 helmet
Rosberg with has Fifa approved helmet. Photo: DPA

Fifa tell Rosberg to ditch World Cup F1 helmet

Football fan and F1 world championship leader Nico Rosberg was on Thursday told not to use an image of the World Cup on a helmet designed to celebrate Germany's triumph at his home Grand Prix this weekend. READ  

German of the Week
Jogi Löw - from Black Forest to Brazil victory
Löw lands in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Jogi Löw - from Black Forest to Brazil victory

There could scarcely be another contender for The Local’s German of the Week after national coach Joachim Löw hit the footballing jackpot in Brazil on Sunday, guiding Germany to its fourth World Cup title. But the 54-year-old's career has seen its share of bumps too. READ  

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