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.
Marco Sturm has reinvigorated German ice hockey, topping it all off by winning a silver medal in Pyeongchang. The DEB is right to let him pursue his NHL dreams, but it now faces a crucial decision, writes Chuck Penfold.
Could Tokyo’s transportation network buckle during the 2020 Summer Olympics. Some 20 million people use the system every day – trains are already running beyond capacity. So some people fear visitors to the Olympics could cause the network to collapse. A look at how the city is preparing.
Adam Ondra is regarded as the world's best professional climber. The 25-year-old Czech spoke to DW about what drives him, the world's most difficult climb, and his aspirations for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.