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Bundesliga
Bayern ban big bags and bottles for Bundesliga opener
Photo: DPA

Bayern Munich have tightened security measures at their stadium, banning spectators from carrying big bags and bottles, ahead of Friday's home match - the first of the new German league season.

Olympics
German penalty heartbreak as Brazil win men's gold
Brazil goalkeeper Weverton of Brazil makes the decisive save from Nils Petersen of Germany in the penalty shoot-out of the final. Photo: DPA

So near yet so far.

Olympics
Germany win their first women's football gold
German women soccer team coach Silvia Neid (R) celebrates after her team won the Women's soccer Gold Medal Match between Sweden. Photo: DPA

Great send off for coach, Silvia Neid.

Dead Olympic coach saves 4 lives with organ donations
Stefan Henze. Photo: DPA.

As an organ donor, the young German Olympic coach who died on Monday in a taxi accident has been able to help four people in need of transplants, German media report.

Footballer Reus gets licence after driving illegally for years
Photo: DPA

Germany winger Marco Reus - who was fined half a million euros in 2014 after it emerged he had been driving for years without a licence - has finally passed his test.

German Olympic canoe coach dies after taxi crash
Stefan Henze. Photo: DPA

A German canoe slalom coach died on Monday after he suffered serious head injuries in a taxi accident at the Rio Olympics, team officials said.

German Olympic team off to worst start since reunification
Paul Biedermann. Photo: DPA

After three days of competition, Germany was yet to win a single medal at the Rio Olympics by Monday evening - a new low since reunification a quarter century ago.

German officials blast IOC over Russia verdict
Lars Mortsiefe of Germany's National Anti-Doping Agency said the IOC's decision "sends a poor signal for clean and fair sports". Photo: DPA

Prominent German sports figures blasted the "cowardly" IOC on Friday over its decision to allow 271 Russian athletes to participate in the Rio Games despite a rampant state-run doping programme.

Captain Schweinsteiger retires from international football
Bastian Schweinsteiger. Photo: DPA

He has won a World Cup with Die Mannschaft and captained them at Euro 2016. On Friday Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from the national team.

German Olympic champion savages 'pro-doping' IOC
Robert Harting. Photo: DPA

Olympic discus champion Robert Harting on Tuesday launched a verbal attack on compatriot Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, for the IOC's stance on state-run Russian doping.

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics
Photo: DPA

Eighteen-year-old refugee Yusra Mardini has pulled a boat of 20 refugees from the middle of the Aegean to the Greek shore. Now she's preparing to swim at the Olympics.

Löw commits himself to future with national team
Joachim Löw. Photo: DPA

Joachim Löw ended speculation about his immediate future when he confirmed Tuesday that he would stay on as coach of Germany despite the disappointment of the Euro 2016 semi-final defeat by France.

Ancelotti: I'm not here to lead a revolution
Carlo Ancelotti. Photo: DPA

...but I will try and win every title

Euro 2016
Germans' football passion delights refugees
The fan mile at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA

Many refugees have found a way into German culture through the enthusiastic support locals show for their national team.

Euro 2016
Anger at politician's 'national team' football tweet
Who gave away the penalty again? Photo: DPA

Was the AfD politician being racist, or was it a misunderstanding?

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