The modern Olympic Games are the world's main international, multi-discipline sports events, in which thousands of athletes from more than 200 nations participate in a variety of competitions.
The Olympic Games are held every four years. The Summer and Winter Games take place two years apart: The 2014 Winter Games took place in Sochi, Russia. The next Summer Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. This page collates recent DW content concerning the Olympics.
Johnson said comparing this summer's World Cup in Russia to the 1936 Berlin Olympics was "right." Nazi leader Adolf Hitler wanted the 1936 Olympics in Berlin to show the supposed racial superiority of the German race.
Winning Olympic silver was an unforgettable experience for German ice hockey fans - not to mention the players. Germany's Marcel Noebels spoke to DW about the gold-medal game and the current hype around German hockey.
The IOC is set to welcome back the Russian Olympic Committee after it was banned from the Pyeongchang Games due to doping offenses. Critics aren't convinced enough has been done to ensure the ROC is brought into line.