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Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 01:06 AM
Who are your favourites?

Katarina Witt (born December 3, 1965) is a German figure skater, in Germany she was commonly affectionately called "Kati" in the past, but today her full name is used more often.

She won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She won the World Championships in 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988, and six consecutive European Championships (1983–1988). Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time.

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In my view she is the best female skater I've seen. Germans must be proud of her. :)


Here some videos:



Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 02:04 AM
Katrin Apel




"Katrin Apel (born May 4, 1973, in Erfurt) is a retired German biathlete. 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in), 61 kg (130 lb). Apel now resides in Gräfenroda, and is a member of the SV Eintracht Frankenhain club. Like most German winter sport athletes, Apel is a sport soldier, performing normal soldier duties but released for training and competitions.

Apel has had 18 podium finishes in the World Cup. Four wins, five second places and nine third places. All but one of her World Cup wins were in the 2001/02 season when she came 5th in the final standings. Also three of the four wins were in the sprint. Apel is a solid shooter in the prone position, averaging mid 80% over the years, but her standing shoot lets her down, only in the low 70%, though it has improved from mid 60% from a few years ago.

Apel has four Olympic medals, two gold, one silver, and one bronze. Her only solo medal is a bronze in the sprint in the 1998 Winter Olympics. She won the other medals in relay events. Apel has nine World Championship medals, three gold, five silver, and one bronze. However only two of the medals are solo medals, one a silver won in Oslo's Holmenkollen ski festival in 2000 in the sprint, and the other, also a silver, won in the mass start in Oberhof in 2004. The remaining medals were won in relays."

Since I am a great biathlon fan, for me she is the best. :D


Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Max Schmeling

Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (September 28, 1905 – February 2, 2005) was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in the late 1930s transcended boxing and became worldwide social events because of their national associations.

Despite his supposed associations with Nazism,[citation needed] it became known long after the Second World War that Schmeling had risked his own life to save the lives of two Jewish children in 1938.[1] While Schmeling was never a supporter of the Nazi regime in Germany, he cooperated with the government's efforts to play down the increasingly negative international world view of its domestic policies during the 1930s.

Schmeling served with the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) as an elite paratrooper (Fallschirmjäger).


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Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lihT_ewxVko)
Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling II (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6StIjEli_vU&feature=related)

Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 1 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt7j2bzUNOQ)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 2 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsEuV6pWIro&feature=related)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 3 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i49Vxz4g8gE&feature=related)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 4 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyvJ5mYUqnE&feature=related)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 5 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96wp6xYeYBA&feature=related)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 6 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDHxKd46tU4&feature=related)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 7 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9in1PNfiHg&feature=related)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 8 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S8-_nUuErY&feature=related)
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling - a history (part 9 of 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJmHr5pcc4Q&feature=related)

Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 09:15 PM

Peter "The Dutch Lumberjack" Aerts (born October 25, 1970) is a professional Super heavyweight Dutch kickboxer and martial artist. He is three time K-1 World Grand Prix and Muay Thai World Champion. Aerts is best known for his powerful strikes and high kicks.




Dirk Kuyt, officially spelled Dirk Kuijt, (born 22 July 1980, in Katwijk aan Zee) is a Dutch professional football player, who currently plays for English club Liverpool FC. He plays mainly in the position of striker but now is often deployed as a winger. He is renowned for his work-rate. In his early career, and often for the Dutch national team, Kuyt played on the wing.

Kuyt missed only five games over seven seasons from 1999 until 2006, making 233 appearances. Between March 2001 (playing with FC Utrecht) and April 2006 (Feyenoord) Kuyt played 179 consecutive matches.

For the Netherlands national football team he has played at Germany 2006 and Euro 2008.


Thursday, August 14th, 2008, 05:20 AM
When I was younger I used to like to read books by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I like how he hammed up his performances on the stage, and in the movies.
Sometimes I like to see what Dirk Nowitzki is up to in the NBA also.

Thursday, August 14th, 2008, 10:33 AM
Ole Einar Bjørndalen

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"Ole Einar Bjørndalen (born January 27, 1974; height: 5'10" (179 cm); weight: 10 st 3 lb (143 lb) (64 kg) from Simostranda in Modum, (southeastern Norway) is a career biathlete. Bjørndalen has won five Olympic Gold medals (more than anyone in biathlon), and ten World Championship gold medals. In addition, he has a record 81 individual Biathlon World Cup victories, and became the first biathlete ever to win a FIS Cross Country World Cup race, in Gällivare, Sweden in 2006. He is also the only biathlete who has won every singles event during the same Winter Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City 2002, and just the third Olympian to win four gold medals during the same Winter Games.

As of March 2008, Bjørndalen has won five Olympic gold medals, three Olympic silver, one Olympic bronze, ten World Championship gold medals, ten silver, and nine bronze, and a record high of 81 individual Biathlon World Cup wins , the most of any biathlete to date. He has won the World Cup five times (1997/1998, 2002/2003, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, and 2007/2008, finished second four times 1998/1999, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2003/2004, and third once 2001/2002. In his first season (1992/1993) he finished 62nd, the season after, 30th and the season after that, 4th. When winning the overall world cup in 1998, at the age of 24, he actually won all that is possible in biathlon in one season - world championships gold medal, Olympic gold medal and the overall world cup title. His World Cup podium record is 120 (more than 120 including the victory and the podiums in cross-country) podium finishes, 73 1st places, 32 2nd places, and 19 3rd places. He is the only biathlete ever to win all four biathlon events in a single Winter Olympics (2002 Salt Lake City Games). This encompasses the sprint, pursuit, individual, and relay events, the latter together with three other participants (The first mass start only began in the 2006 Winter Olympics). He has said his target is to win nine Olympic gold medals before he, if he choses to follow the current plan, retires after the 2010 Games in Vancouver. According to his wife, Nathalie Santer, and himself, as long as he is healthy and has the energy and motivation, he could even race until 2014. Bjørndalen's 80 World Cup victories (including the one in Cross Country) is sixteen ahead of Annemarie Moser-Pröll and he is now chasing Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 World Cup victories.

Bjørndalen occasionally competes in cross country races, and has raced in World Championships before. During the off season in April, the Norwegian Skarverennet takes place, a 38km race in the mountains between Finse and Ustaoset. Bjørndalen has competed in this competition, in 2005 he came 12th, and in 2006 he won the race in a time of 1:31.25, one second ahead of Frode Andresen, and seven seconds ahead of third place Kristen Skjeldal. For his accomplishments in biathlon and cross-country skiing, Bjørndalen received the Egebergs Ærespris in 2002. In 1993, at the age of 19, Bjørndalen has become the first biathlete ever to win a grand slam by winning all 3 possible gold medals on the Junior Biathlon World Championships.

Bjørndalen is one of the fastest skiers in the world, and the only biathlete, alongside Lars Berger, to win an FIS cross-country world cup race. His teammates Frode Andresen and Lars Berger are probably closest to him, but in almost all races Bjørndalen has the best skiing time. Bjørndalen excels on hills (and is very quick on the flat), and he's also very good at downhill, because of his great balance skills. His ease on hills lies in his slight frame. Skiers such as Bjørndalen and Raphael Poiree who are smaller built tend to 'float', or glide over hills which gives them an advantage over more powerful skiers such as Sven Fischer, who struggle and are more comfortable on fairly flat courses, such as Östersund, and Ruhpolding.

Bjørndalen's general tactic is to skate as hard and as fast as possible from the start of the race, and build up a large lead, so that he is able to afford a miss in the shooting (a penalty lap takes roughly 23 seconds). Although Bjørndalen has shown at the beginning of the 2006/07 season that he is taking the first lap slower in order to judge the pace of the race, and then steadily increase his pace."


Sunday, August 17th, 2008, 03:52 PM

It speaks for itself. Come back for God's sake!

Sunday, August 17th, 2008, 04:08 PM

Michael Phelps (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/08/17/phelps.history.eight.golds/?iref=mpstoryview):clap0000::victory0::b etm1301:

Sunday, September 28th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Matthias Steiner! Amazing strength and a great character.



Sunday, September 28th, 2008, 11:49 PM

Michael Phelps (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SPORT/08/17/phelps.history.eight.golds/?iref=mpstoryview):clap0000::victory0::b etm1301:

Micheal Phelps is not a Germanic and is claimed by Khazars to be one of their own.

Monday, September 29th, 2008, 12:46 AM
As a player, Franz Beckenbauer represented West Germany in six tournaments (the final three as team captain):

1966 World Cup: Runners-up

1968 European Championship: failed to qualify

1970 World Cup: Third Place

1972 European Championship: Champions

1974 World Cup: Champions

1976 European Championship: Runners-up

As a coach, he was in charge of West Germany for three tournaments:

1986 World Cup: Runners-up

1988 European Championship: semi-finalists

1990 World Cup: Champions

As the chairman of the committee formed by the Deutscher Fussball Bund to try to win Germany the hosting rights to the 2006 World Cup, Beckenbauer campaigned hard and brought the tournament to Germany despite the world's forgone conclusion that South Africa (and if not they than England) would be hosts.

The 2006 World Cup brought the German nation together. Not only did they shed the shame that their ancestors left them and wave the black, red, and gold with pride, they also showed the world that they are warm and compassionate and goodhearted. They cheered the team on to a fantastic Third Place finish, which could've even been better if not for letting Italy score in the 119th minute of the semi-final.

That tournament, with its exorcism of so many ghosts of Germany's past, would never have happened without Beckenbauer's genius.

If one wants to count Beckenbauer's European campaigns with Bayern Munich as contributions to German football, his legacy grows. Bayern, without a foreign player on the team, won the 1967 Cup Winners Cup. With Beckenbauer as their captain they won three consecutive European Cups ('74-'76), never having more than two non-Germans on the squad at any time, and those non-Germans were Germanic.

In summation, as a player Franz Beckenbauer captained the West German National Team to being simultaneous holders of the European Championship and World Cup and won silverware in three of the four other tournaments in which he represented the country. He coached West Germany in three tournaments, reaching the World Cup Final twice, winning it once, and reaching the European Championship semi-finals. As the architecht behind bringing the World Cup tournament to Germany, he defied the odds to beat out England and heavily favored South Africa, and German team and the German nation went on to make it an unforgettable event.

I am a Germanic of German ancestry. I am more proud of being Germanic than being German, but I believe that Germany is the most recognizable representative of the Germanic world. Even if you took my DNA and found that I have more Nordic blood than most Germans and am more closely related to Swedes rather than Germans, I would still support Germany as the ultimate representative of the Germanic world. Therefore considering what he has done for Germany in the most popular sport in the world, Franz Beckenbauer is my hero.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009, 09:49 PM
German Biathletes:

Magdalena Neuner




Magdalena "Lena" Neuner (born 9 February 1987) is a German professional biathlete. She started biathlon at the age of nine and won five junior world championship titles from 2004 to 2006. Neuner made her debut in the Biathlon World Cup in 2006 and she won her first World Cup race in January 2007. One month later, she won three gold medals at her first Biathlon World Championships. In the 2007–08 season, Neuner—at the age of 21—became the youngest overall World Cup winner in the history of the International Biathlon Union (IBU). At the 2008 World Championships, she equalised her result from one year earlier by again winning three titles.


Andrea Henkel






Andrea Henkel (born December 10, 1977, in Ilmenau) is a German biathlete and the younger sister of Manuela Henkel, a successful cross-country skier. She trains at SV Großbreitenbach. Andrea Henkel started out as a cross-country skier but later specialised in biathlon when women's biathlon became an Olympic sport.[1]

Since the 1998/99 season, she is a regular member of the German team in the Biathlon World Cup. After several top-ten results, she could win her first World Cup event in 1999, her second year. She was most successful in the 2006/07 season, which she finished first in the overall standings.

Henkel has won three Olympic medals: one gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in the 15 km individual, and a gold (2002) and silver (2006) medal in relay competitions. She is also the first biathlete to become world champion in each individual event: 2005 in the 15 km individual, 2007 in the 12.5 km mass start, and 2008 in the 7.5 km sprint and subsequent 10 km pursuit.[2] She has won a total of six gold and three silver medals at world championships.


Austrian biathletes:

Simon Eder



Dominik Landertinger

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Dominik Landertinger (born 13. March 1988 in Braunau am Inn) is an Austrian biathlete. He debuted in the 2007/2008 season, and his big breakthrough came during the 2008/2009 season, where he, as of 22. February 2009, has four podium finishes, including a gold medal in the 15 km mass start at the 2009 World Championships in Pyeongchang. He also finished second in the men's relay in the same Championships, alongside Daniel Mesotitsch, Simon Eder and Christoph Sumann.


Norwegian cross-country skiers:

Kristin Størmer Steira

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Kristin Størmer Steira (born April 30, 1981) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed since 2002. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, she has six medals with a gold (4 x 5 km: 2005), two silvers (7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit: 2009, 30 km: 2007), and three bronzes (7.5 km + 7,5 km double pursuit: 2005, 2007; 4 x 5 km: 2007).

Steira finished fourth in three individual events (10 km, 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit, 30 km) at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She has four individual career victories at various levels from 2002 to 2006.


Petter Northug



Petter Northug (born January 6, 1986 in Mosvik in Nord-Trøndelag), is a Norwegian cross country skier. He trains with Strindheim IL, based in Trondheim, where he is coached by Thomas Alsgaard. He is 6ft 1" (185 cm), and weighs 180lbs (82 kg, 12st 12lb). He has two brothers, Even and Tomas.[1] Northug finished school in 2006, but during the summer of 2005 he changed schools from Steinkjer to Meråker and moved into a cabin next to the ski trails to optimize his training conditions.[2]

more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petter_Northug

Jens Arne Svartedal




Jens Arne Svartedal (born February 14, 1976) is a Norwegian cross country skier who has competed since 1996. He represents Trøsken IL from Sarpsborg in Norway. His greatest achievement is winning the individual sprint gold medal at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo. He also has a silver medal in the Team sprint event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Svartedal has 17 cross country victories since 2001, mostly in the sprint races. Two of those wins were in the sprint events at the Holmenkollen ski festival (2002, 2003).


John Kristian Dahl




John Kristian Dahl (born March 27, 1981) is a Norwegian cross country skier who has competed since 2001. His best World Cup finish was second in three times between 2003 and 2008, all in the sprint event.

Dahl is third in the 2008-09 World Cup sprint standings entering the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, Czech Republic.


Ola Vigen Hattestad

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Ola Vigen Hattestad (born 19 April 1982) is a Norwegian cross country skier who has competed since 2002. He finished ninth in the men's individual sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Hattestad has six individual World Cup victories, all in the sprint events. He leads the 2008-09 World Cup in the sprint discipline heading into the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec, Czech Republic.

Hattestad won two gold medals at the 2009 world championships, earning them in the individual and team sprint events. Having ranked sixth in the qualifying round, Hattestad progressed through the quarter finals and semi finals by winning each round, eventually taking the title before fellow Norwegian Johan Kjølstad.


German cross-country skiers:

Claudia (Künzel) Nystad




Claudia Künzel-Nystad (born February 1, 1978, in Zschopau) is a German top-level woman cross country skier. She represents the sports club WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal. Besides her civilian sports career, she serves as a sports soldier with the German Federal Armed Forces.


Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle





Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (born November 27, 1980, in Traunstein) is a German cross country skier from Reit im Winkl who has competed since 1998. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, she won a gold in the 4×5 km and a silver in the Individual sprint. She also won a silver in the 4×5 km at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

She married German alpine skier Johannes Stehle in July 2005.


Axel Teichmann

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more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Teichmann

Tobias Angerer




Tobias Angerer (born April 12, 1977 in Traunstein) is a German cross country skier, and skies with the SC Vachendorf club. He graduated from the Skigymnasium Berchtesgaden in 1996. His occupation is "Sports Soldier". Angerer has been competing since 1996.

more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Angerer

Thursday, November 19th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Hermann Maier Austrian





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Hermann Maier (born December 7, 1972, in Altenmarkt im Pongau) is a former Austrian alpine ski racer.

Maier has won four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (both in 1998), three World Championship titles (1999: 2, and 2005) and 54 races on the World Cup circuit. He was nicknamed the "Herminator".

Maier ranks among the finest alpine ski racers in history, which includes Toni Sailer, Jean-Claude Killy, Gustav Thöni, Ingemar Stenmark, Franz Klammer, Phil Mahre, Marc Girardelli, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Alberto Tomba, Lasse Kjus and Kjetil André Aamodt.

Maier made his World Cup debut at age 23 on February 10, 1996, and finished 26th in the giant slalom at Hinterstoder, Austria. A year later in February 1997, he won his first World Cup event - a Super-G race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He quickly established himself as an explosive and dynamic racer, well known for his strength, willingness to take risks, and strong work ethic.

Maier soon dominated alpine ski racing, winning the gold medal in the giant slalom and Super-G at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, only a few days after a dramatic crash in the downhill race where he flew spectacularly off the sunlit course and repeatedly tumbled into deep snow. That put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated and made him a well known sportsman around the globe. Maier won the overall World Cup title in 1998, as well as the Super-G and giant slalom season titles, and placed second in the downhill standings. In 2000 and 2001, he won the overall World Cup title, as well as the season titles in downhill, Super G, and giant slalom.

Maier at "Day of Sports" Festival Vienna 2006.His racing career nearly ended following a near-fatal motorcycle accident in August 2001; he collided with a car on his way home from a summer training session in Austria. Doctors nearly amputated his lower leg, but instead Maier underwent massive reconstructive surgery. Most believed his racing career was over, and he had to sit out the 2002 season, missing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He returned to international competition in January 2003 in Adelboden, Switzerland. Just two weeks later, he shocked the skiing world with an amazing Super-G victory in the skiing-mecca of Kitzbühel, Austria.

In 2004, his first full season back, he reclaimed both the Super-G and overall titles, a feat widely seen as one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. In 2004, Hermann Maier received the Laureus World Sports Award for the "Comeback of the Year". His overall title was the fourth of his career.

Reflecting his apparently indestructible nature, he is sometimes jocularly known as "The Herminator." After his 1998 Olympic gold medals in Nagano he also appeared on Jay Leno's Tonight Show on NBC - together with Austrian-born actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is known worldwide as "The Terminator".

In 2004, Maier wrote an autobiography with his friend and former publicity agent, Knut Okresek. The book, Hermann Maier: Das Rennen Meines Lebens (in German), dealt mainly with his stunning recovery from the 2001 motorcycle accident. In 2005, VeloPress, a Boulder, Colorado-based publisher affiliated with Ski Racing magazine, acquired the worldwide English language rights to the book, which was published in time for the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, as Hermann Maier: The Race of My Life.

In October 2005, he won the opening giant slalom in Sölden to amass 51 victories in the World Cup. This placed him fourth on the career victory list, behind Ingemar Stenmark, Annemarie Moser-Pröll and Vreni Schneider.

On June 20, 2006, Maier announced he was switching to Head as his equipment sponsor, ending his long affiliation with Atomic. Also switching from Atomic to Head at this time were champions Bode Miller of the U.S. and Didier Cuche of Switzerland.

On January 18, 2008, Maier finished second in the Kitzbühel's Super-G. His career results in the Super-G races at Kitzbühel are the best in history (7 races: 5 wins and 2 second places). The following day, Maier finished fifth in the downhill. These were his best results of the 2008 season.

On November 30, 2008, Maier won the first Super-G of the 2009 season, held in Lake Louise, for his 24th Super-G win. It was his 54th World Cup victory, but the first in nearly three years, and came a week before his 36th birthday. It was Maier's fourth victory in the Super-G at Lake Louise, the last coming five years earlier.

On 13 October 2009, after 13 years competing in the World Cup circuit, 36 year old Hermann Maier announced his retirement.

World Cup victories
[edit] Season titles
4 overall, 2 downhill, 5 Super G, 3 giant slalom

Season Discipline
1998 Overall
1998 Super-G
1998 Giant Slalom
1999 Super-G
2000 Overall
2000 Downhill
2000 Super-G
2000 Giant Slalom
2001 Overall
2001 Downhill
2001 Super-G
2001 Giant Slalom
2004 Overall
2004 Super-G

[edit] Individual victories
54 victories

[edit] Downhill
15 victories

Date Location
29 December 1997 Bormio
16 January 1998 Wengen
29 December 1998 Bormio
27 November 1999 Beaver Creek
8 January 2000 Chamonix
29 January 2000 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
2 December 2000 Beaver Creek
9 December 2000 Val d'Isère
20 January 2001 Kitzbühel
2 March 2001 Kvitfjell
8 March 2001 Åre
6 December 2003 Beaver Creek
14 February 2004 St. Anton
5 March 2005 Kvitfjell
28 January 2006 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

[edit] Super-G
24 victories

Date Location
23 February 1997 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
6 December 1997 Beaver Creek
10 January 1998 Schladming
11 January 1998 Schladming
1 February 1998 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
13 December 1998 Val d'Isère
21 December 1998 Innsbruck
9 January 1999 Schladming
7 March 1999 Kvitfjell
28 November 1999 Vail
5 December 1999 Lake Louise
21 January 2000 Kitzbühel
16 March 2000 Bormio
26 November 2000 Lake Louise
19 January 2001 Kitzbühel
4 March 2001 Kvitfjell
27 January 2003 Kitzbühel
30 November 2003 Lake Louise
1 February 2004 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
11 March 2004 Sestrières
24 January 2005 Kitzbühel
6 March 2005 Kvitfjell
20 January 2006 Kitzbühel
30 November 2008 Lake Louise

[edit] Giant slalom
14 victories

Date Location
25 November 1997 Park City
6 January 1998 Saalbach-Hinterglemm
13 January 1998 Adelboden
25 October 1998 Sölden
12 January 1999 Adelboden
31 October 1999 Tignes
24 November 1999 Beaver Creek
5 February 2000 Todtnau
29 October 2000 Sölden
10 December 2000 Val d'Isère
9 January 2001 Adelboden
15 February 2001 Shigakogen
10 March 2001 Åre
23 October 2005 Sölden

[edit] Combined
1 victory

Date Location
18 January 1998 Wengen/Veysonnaz

Sunday, June 13th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Benedikt Magnusson-Deadlift specialist and world record holder

Scott Mendelson-Bench press specialist and world record holder

Semmy Schilt-Dutch kickboxer, top k-1 competitor

Tank Abbott-Mixed martial arts fighter, though not having a perfect record, he does not back down from a fight ever and is such an ox with his strength and knockout power.

Brock Lesnar-UFC heavyweight champion

Stefan Holm-olympic gold medalist high jumper

Jeremy Wariner-Olympic gold and silver medalist 400 meter sprinter

Sven Carlsen-Worlds strongest man

Mikkell Kessler-(Danish) WBA/WBC super middleweight champ boxing

Rulon Gardner-Olympic gold medalist in greco-roman wrestling

And the list goes on and on! There are alot of BEST athletes that are germanic!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010, 08:17 PM
I always found her very fascinating. Would anyone care to give her a racial classification?

Monday, November 15th, 2010, 02:04 PM
I has always liked Ingemar Johansson. He was a swedish heavyweight boxer, he is the only swedish heavyweight champion of the world, so far. I think that he also is the only european boxer that has conquer the world heavyweight champion belt.
He faughted Floyd Patterson in 26 juni 1959 and won by KO.

By the way, this is my first post! :D

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, 09:03 PM
John Pall Sigmarsson
Bill Kazmaier
Svend Karlson....

The Germanics do quite well in strongman.....

Monday, March 21st, 2011, 03:01 PM
Jonny Wilkinson




The word ‘unique’ must be used sparingly but Jonny Wilkinson OBE qualifies for that description with a kaleidoscope of national and world records that dovetail with his triumphant injury time dropped goal that secured the 20-17 win over Australia in the 2003 RWC final in Sydney.

His list of accolades is almost endless and headed by his 1,195 Test points, a global record that he regained in the France match at Twickenham on February 26, 2011. His previous total had been surpassed by Dan Carter, of New Zealand, in the Wales match at Cardiff on November 27, 2010. Jonny’s aggregate comprises 1,128 for England, 67 for the British & Irish Lions in six matches and a world best of 33 dropped goals, together with a peerless aggregate of 249 points in the RWC.

He first represented England at the age of 18 years and 314 days against Ireland 13 years ago, captained the side against Italy in 2003 and has since set national records for most conversions (153) and penalty goals (231), as well as dropped goals (33) and points. His 150th conversion was of Danny Care’s try against Italy at Twickenham in February 2011.

Jonny’s England Test appearances have yielded 61 victories and he would have won many more caps except for the intervention of 13 different injuries, including a dislocated left knee cap in October 2008 that ruled him out for eight months. A shoulder injury prompted his absence from the 2010 Investec Internationals but is now England’s joint fourth most capped player alongside Martin Johnson.

Stoicism, together with the belief that he would return mentally stronger every time, has run parallel with his enduring skills. He was voted the International Player of the Year for 2002 and the RPA Players’ Player the following year when he also became BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Other honours include becoming only the third player to win the Golden Boot award by reaching 1,000 Premiership points. He expanded that total to 1,489 before switching to Toulon on a two-year contract for 2009-10 from Newcastle Falcons, the club he had joined from Lord Wandsworth College in 1997. Last December, he signed an extended contract with French club that will keep him there until 2013.

Born in Frimley, Surrey, he began playing days when four at Farnham RFC and later appeared for Hampshire, London and England Schools before being chosen for the national under 21s and enjoying captivating success on the world stage

Monday, March 21st, 2011, 07:45 PM
Hanna Reitsch.


Monday, March 21st, 2011, 11:08 PM
Raimund Harmstorf - blueprint of the blonde beast, very strong physically but also intelligent and sensitive to art :thumbup He became a decathlon sportsman and a talented actor. Later in life led to suicide by BRD jewmedia (who utilised his parkinson disease to that end).








We will always remember you Raimund! :fdeutsch

Offa of Angel
Monday, March 21st, 2011, 11:53 PM

Offa of Angel
Sunday, March 27th, 2011, 09:40 AM

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, 06:53 PM
Bastian Schweinsteiger. :D


feisty goddess
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, 07:31 PM
Christian Laettner


Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, 07:38 PM
http://en.jonpall.is/assets/Myndir/jon_11.jpg Jón Páll Sigmarsson
The Winnipeg falcons were the first team to win the gold medal on the Olympics for Canada. They were all Icelandic but because of their nationality they weren't allowed to join Canadian sport clubs. They then made their own hockey club, beat the Canadian teams and won the Olympics.
Annie Mist female world champion in Crossfit.
Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson & the Icelandic handball team in general.
Icelandic female football team

And above All
http://old.isi.is/iw_cache/4104_losangelesbjarnime%F0brons%EDramma. jpg
Bjarni Friðriksson
Icelandic national Judo team coach and Bronze Olympic medalis.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, 07:58 PM
I'm going to add some more.
Magnús Ver Magnússon

Magnús Scheving
Gunnar Nelson one of the most prominent MMA fighters in the world. He has a great attitude and he'e never cocky, great fighter.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 11:24 PM
Another prominent MMA fighter is Árni Ísaksson but he's mostly referred to as "Árni úr járni" which means "Árni (made out of) Iron" And it's probably because he can get hit and hit and it doesn't look to bother him.

Friday, January 6th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Huge Biathlon fan so my vote goes to Magdalena Neuner


Closely followed by Helena Ekholm


Mrs vonTrep
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Viktor Fasth




Tom Schnadelbach
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, 07:54 PM
Retired german tennis player Marc-Kevin Goellner

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Football- Oliver Kahn !! As a kid I thought he was one scary looking dude! I don't know if I'd want to take a PK against him :D

Jurgen Klinsmann(I think we are lucky to have him as the coach for our national team here in the U.S)

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Philip Lahm

I'd probably end up naming a lot of the the Munich players I like, so I'll stop here.

I know there were many great footballers from the 70's and 80's, too. I wasn't born at that time, so my knowledge is limited there. :P


Markus Ruhl!! The guy is a beast. From the documentaries I've seen, he seems to have a very likeable personality.

Ronny Rockel

Monday, August 6th, 2012, 04:13 PM
Robert Harting, discus thrower. Quite a looker, if you ask me. :inlove





Thursday, August 9th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Brian Laudrup





Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 11:07 AM
Usually running events are dominated by black athletes, but here is an example of Netherlandic athlete who proves our peoples can also be best runners.

Dafne Schippers is the 2015 and 2017 World Champion and won silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 200 metres. Schippers holds the European record in the 200 m with a time of 21.63 s and is the third-fastest woman of all time at this distance.


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/13th+IAAF+World+Junior+Championships+_HI hyhF-o0Ux.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/26/20/2BB4C34900000578-4733220-wo_years_ago_in_Beijing_Schippers_emerge d_as_the_young_sensation-a-40_1501096532264.jpg


Another Germanic runner is Wenda Nel from South Africa, specialising in the 400 metres hurdles. She competed at the 2011 World Championships reaching the semifinals.


Kate McIlroy is a New Zealand triathlete and former runner. She won the World Mountain Running title in 2005 and was named New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year at the 2006 Halberg awards.


Kimberley Smith is a New Zealand middle distance and long distance runner who specialises in the 5000 and 10,000 metres.


Emelie Forsberg from Sweden, the bright young star of international trail running.


Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 11:22 AM
Gymnastics are usually dominated by Russian, Romanian and Chinese athletes, but here an example of a performing Germanic gymnast. Giulia Steingruber is a Swiss 2016 Olympic bronze medalist on vault and a European champion in all-around (2015), vault (2013, 2014, 2016) and floor (2016).





Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 11:51 AM
Another example of a strong woman is Australian professional boxer and water skiing champion Lauryn Eagle.