Athletes from Germany have taken part in most of the Olympic Games since the first modern Games in 1896. Germany has hosted three Olympic Games, in 1936 both the Winter and Summer Games, and the 1972 Summer Olympics. In addition, Germany had been selected to host the 1916 Summer Olympics as well as the 1940 Winter Olympics, both of which had to be cancelled due to World Wars. After these wars, Germans were banned from participating in 1920, 1924 and 1948. While the country was divided, each of the two German states boycotted the Summer Games: in 1980 West Germany was one of 65 nations which did not go to Moscow in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and in 1984 East Germany joined the Soviet Union (and several others) in the boycott of the Summer Games in Los Angeles.
Including the Winter Games of 2014, German athletes have won 1681 medals: 547 gold, 567 silver and 567 bronze. The IOC currently splits these results among four codes, even though only the East German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1968 to 1988 had sent a separate team to compete against the team of the German NOC that represented Germany (GER) since 1896.
A Little History
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-west Europe. It includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. Its capital and largest city is Berlin. With about 81.8 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. After the United States, it is the second most popular human migration destination.
Various Germanic tribes have occupied the northern parts of current Germany since classical antiquity. A region named Germania was documented before 100 AD. During the Migration Period the Germanic tribes expanded southward. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation.
In 1871 most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the German Revolution of 1918–1919, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic. The establishment of the national socialist dictatorship in 1933 led to World War II and systematic genocide. After a period of Allied occupation, two German states were founded: the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. In 1990, the country was reunified.
In the 21st century, Germany is a great power and has the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods. Germany is a developed country with a very high standard of living sustained by a skilled and productive society. It upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection and a tuition-free university education.
Germany was a founding member of the European Union in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area, and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20, and the OECD. The national military expenditure is the 9th highest in the world. Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential artists, philosophers, musicians, sportspeople, entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors.
German Olympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed German triathletes to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Anne Haug Triathlete
Anne Haug was born on January 20, 1983 in Bayreuth, Germany. National Duathlon Champion in 2008 and 2009, and two-time Triathlon Champion of the year 2009.
View full results history of Anne Haug Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Laura Lindemann Triathlete
Laura Lindemann was born on June 26, 1996 in Berlin, Germany. German champion sprint distance, Junior European Champion and two-time Junior World Champion.
View full results history of Laura Lindemann Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
German Paralympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed German paratriathletes to participate at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Stefan Lösler Paratriathlete
Stefan Lösler was born on January 3, 1985 in Kirchheim, Germany. He is nearing its second participation in Olympic Games. After a car accident six years ago his left leg had to be amputated at the level of the thigh.
View full results history of Stefan Lösler Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Martin Schulz Paratriathlete
Martin Schulz was born on March 17, 1987 in Oschatz, Germany. He has dominated the PT4 class for the past two years, winning every single triathlon race he competed in between June 2013 and 2015. World titles in 2013 and 2014.
View full results history of Martin Schulz Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.
The German Triathlon Union (DTU) of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) alone competent and recognized sports federation in Germany for Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon and related multi-sports. This is accompanied by a series of tasks, which the governing body to comply with its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main in the interest of sport.
The International Triathlon Union was founded one year later, on April 1, 1989, at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. A total of 30 National Federations attended the initial Congress and preparations were made for the sport’s first World Championships to be held in Avignon in August of 1989. At this meeting the Olympic distance was set at a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. More than 800 athletes representing 40 countries competed in the first World Championships. Canada’s Les McDonald was elected as ITU’s first president in 1989.