Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.
Ice hockey has a long history in Germany, with the first recorded match having been played in Berlin in 1897. In 1910, Germany played their first international game, a 1-0 loss to Great Britain in Switzerland.
Germany's greatest achievement in ice hockey came in February 2018 when they surprised the pundits by winning the silver medal in the Olympic tournament in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Germany's top professional league is the 14-team Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
A 1972 series between Canada and the Soviet Union is remembered as having changed hockey forever. Revered internationally but reviled in Canada, referee Josef Kompalla speaks with DW about the deciding game 8.
Leon Draisaitl is not the only bright light in German ice hockey. While Nico Sturm of the Colorado Avalanche plays for the Stanley Cup, Detroit's Moritz Seider has become the first German to become the NHL's top rookie.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to a ban on its teams and athletes from competition. The impact of Russia's absence will be undeniable at this year's IIHF World Championship — and this may not just be a one-off.
Canada's women defeated Team USA in the ice hockey final, while Sweden's Sandra Naeslund took gold in the ski cross. There was a Swiss one-two in the Alpine combined and Miho Takagi won speed skating gold for Japan.
Germany swept the medals in the two-man bobsleigh as Francesco Friedrich successfully defended his title. Elsewhere, Germany's ice hockey team failed to replicate the success of 2018 as they were dumped out by Slovakia.
With two-thirds of its ice hockey squad born outside the country, China's team has a very international flavor. But its recruitment drive for a home Olympics has left a number of unanswered questions.
Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop is set to become the first openly gay man to play in America's National Hockey League. Reaction from the league, the players' union and beyond has been supportive.