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Germany holds first national 'mermaiding' championship
Photo: DPA

Ariel would be proud.

Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti: club is 'like family'
Carlo Ancelotti. Photo: DPA

Ahead of Wednesday's top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash at home to Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti says he has found a true 'family' at the Bavarian giants.

World Cup 2006 bribery scandal
Beckenbauer 'paid millions' as World Cup committee chair
Franz Beckenbauer. Photo: DPA.

Franz Beckenbauer, who said he worked for free as chairman of Germany's World Cup organizing committee, actually drew a fee of more than €5 million, news website Spiegel Online reported on Wednesday.

2006 World Cup scandal
Football legend Beckenbauer faces money-laundering probe
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Swiss federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have opened an investigation into money laundering against Franz Beckenbauer, and three other prominent German football leaders amid allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Lucky 'wrong number' saves 96-year-old's life
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An elderly woman had a fall on Wednesday and couldn't get up. But a wrong number ended up saving her life.

Upstarts RB Leipzig plan to go right to top of Bundesliga
RB Leipzig players celebrate scoring against Dynamo Dresden. Photo: DPA

RB Leipzig make their Bundesliga debut on Sunday, but the East German outfit, sponsored by energy drinks manufacturer Red Bull, are already far from popular in Germany's top-flight.

Bundesliga
Bayern ban big bags and bottles for Bundesliga opener
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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
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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.

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