Universität Rostock, 2008
Abstract: From 1956 to 1964 there was only one German team at the Olympic Games, although Germany was divided into two countries. The best athletes from both German parts were its members. It is the intention to explain under which political and sportive conditions the team was formed and how this worked together with the IOC guidelines. Interviews with contemporary witnesses from the East and the West as well an intense research in different archives give a detailed view into two decades of German sports and Olympic history.
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