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Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

Berlin - A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.

Germany football stars slam Nazi chants

Berlin - Germany players have blasted a hardcore group of crowd members for shouting Nazi-era chants during a World Cup qualifier as the world champions hope to secure a finals berth on Monday.

Dortmund bus bomber could face 28 counts of attempted murder

Berlin - German prosectors revealed Tuesday they are seeking 28 counts of attempted murder against Sergej W., who is accused of the April 11 bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

Breitbart apologises to Podolski for picture blunder

Berlin - Lukas Podolski has received an apology from ultra-conservative news website Breitbart, who used an image of the ex-Germany international alongside a story about illegal immigration, with the striker threatening legal actionThe website originally publis...

Michael Schumacher's children in blackmail threat

Berlin - A blackmailer threatened to kill the children of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher unless paid 900,000 euros ($1 million).

Dortmund boss considered Champions League pull out

Berlin - Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says he flirted with pulling the club out of the Champions League after Tuesday's team bus attack before resolving not to give in to the bombers.

Dortmund football team bus blasts: what we know

Dortmund - Three explosions hit German football team Borussia Dortmund's bus late Tuesday ahead of a Champions League home game and police found a letter at the scene claiming responsibility for the attack.

Michael Schumacher health to stay private, manager says

Berlin - The condition of stricken Michael Schumacher will remain private, his manager said on Saturday, nearly three years after the Formula One legend suffered serious head injuries while skiing.

Loew extends Germany reign until 2020

Berlin - Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew has extend his contract until 2020, the German FA (DFB) announced on Monday.

Loew to extend Germany football reign until 2020: reports

Berlin - Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is set to extend his reign until 2020 amidst reports his new contract will be confirmed on Monday by the German FA (DFB).

Beckenbauer investigated over World Cup corruption allegations

Geneva - Swiss federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that they had opened criminal proceedings against German legend Franz Beckenbauer amid corruption allegations in the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Neymar's nerves of steel hand Brazil first football gold

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil superstar Neymar struck the winning penalty as the hosts claimed a first ever Olympic football gold medal before announcing his intention to step down as captain of the national team.

Organs from tragic canoe coach saves Rio lives

Rio De Janeiro - The organs from a German canoe slalom coach, who died on Monday from injuries suffered in a taxi accident at the Rio Olympics, have helped save four lives, it emerged on Wednesday.

Germany arrests IS suspect, cites Bundesliga threat

Berlin - German special forces have arrested a Syrian suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group, local authorities said Tuesday, citing a threat to the opening game of the upcoming Bundesliga football championships.

Germany's night owl ready to rule in the pool

Berlin - According to his coach, Marco Koch is more of a "night owl than an early bird" and Germany's world 200m breaststroke champion endured many late nights to prepare for the Olympics.

80 years after Owens stole Hitler's Berlin show

Berlin - Eighty years after Jesse Owens won four medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, his daughter says Germany's Nazi leader Adolf Hitler refused to shake her father's hand.

Anger at German right-wing's 'national team' football tweet

Berlin - A politician from Germany's right-wing populist AfD party sparked outrage Friday with a Twitter message suggesting the German side could have beaten France in the Euro 2016 semi-final with fewer non-white players.

Police use tear gas on Champs Elysees after France win

Paris - Riot police fired tear gas in clashes with youths on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris early Friday after France's qualification for the Euro 2016 final, an AFP reporter said.

All eyes on Liverpool for Dortmund's 'Jurgen Klopp derby'

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel says his team's confidence is sky-high for Thursday's Europa League quarter-final, first-leg, at home to Liverpool in what has been dubbed the 'Jurgen Klopp derby'.

East Germany's doping victims set to get 10.5 mn euros of aid

Berlin - Angela Merkel's government on Wednesday took a step towards atoning for East Germany's murky past by approving 10.5 million euros ($11.5m) of aid for victims of the Communist state's doping programme.

Hanover bomb threat will impact German league — Rauball

Hanover - A bomb threat which forced Germany's friendly against the Netherlands to be cancelled on Tuesday will have an impact on security at Bundesliga grounds, says German FA president Reinhard Rauball.

German team spent night in Paris stadium after attacks

Berlin - Germany's football team spent the night at the Stade de France in north Paris after a friendly match against France rather than take the risk of driving through the French capital to their hotel following the attacks that left more than 120 people dead...

Embattled German FA boss faces crisis meeting

Berlin - German Football Association (DFB) boss Wolfgang Niersbach faces tough questioning at a crisis meeting on Monday over claims that bribes were paid in order to host the 2006 World Cup.

Five key figures in Germany's World Cup scandal

Berlin - Police on Tuesday swooped on the headquarters of the German Football Federation (DFB) and homes of top officials over tax evasion allegations surrounding an alleged 6.7 million euro payment to FIFA in relation to the 2006 World Cup.

FIFA investigation 'could badly damage' Beckenbauer's status

Berlin - Franz Beckenbauer could come out of FIFA's ongoing investigation with his legendary status badly damaged, according to the chair of the German government's sports committee."It usually takes a long time until national heroes fall.

Hong Kong doll site crashes after Schweinsteiger-Nazi lookalike row

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong doll maker's site crashed Friday after Manchester United's German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger threatened legal action over a Nazi figurine that bears a striking resemblance to him.

FIFA plunges into new corruption scandal

Berlin - Already reeling from the accusations surrounding the attribution of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup competitions, FIFA has been plunged into a new scandal relating to the 2006 edition.

Bundesliga clubs reach out to Germany's refugees

Berlin - German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on Thursday announced it will donate one million euros (US$1.1m) to projects supporting some of the refugees pouring into Germany amidst the ongoing Europe-wide crisis.

Guardiola to stand for Catalan independence in vote: Report

Barcelona - Bayern Munich coach and Barcelona hero Pep Guardiola will make a symbolic stand for election to the Catalan parliament in a campaign for his native region to be independent from Spain, media reported Monday.

Berlin urges 'out-of-touch' FIFA to make fresh start

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier insists FIFA must make a new start following Sepp Blatter's re-election and says football's governing body is out of touch with the sport it serves.
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