The widow of an Israeli Olympian killed in a terrorist attack on the 1972 Munich Games made an urgent plea Wednesday for a minute of silence at the opening ceremony to remember her husband and 10 other Israelis murdered 40 years ago.
Olympic officials will tell you that four billion people around the world will watch some part or another of the London Olympics during its 17-day span.
The head of the International Olympics Committee again rejected calls for a moment of silence during the Games' opening ceremony to honor Israeli Olympians killed in a terror attack at the 1972 Games.
The International Olympic Committee on Monday defended its stance against a moment of silence at the London Games for Israel's 11 athletes and coaches killed by terrorists in 1972, a response that follows an Israeli official's vow to pressure the organizing committee to change its position.
Against long odds, Palestinian athletes train for their first Olympic competition. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
A list of arguably the 10 most pivotal moments in the illustrious history of Bayern Munich.
British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora brawled during a post-fight news conference in Germany.
It was an ugly scuffle that cast a cloud over the sport of boxing as Dereck Chisora threatened to shoot fellow Brit David Haye, after they'd brawled at a press conference.
German veteran Tommy Haas stunned top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the quarterfinals of the BMW Open in Munich Wednesday.
The scene is a familiar one: women and men decked out in traditional dirndls and lederhosen while they swig steins of beer to the toe-tapping tune of oompah bands.
Not every travel adventure involves tracking wild animals or hanging off a mountain. Some feats of endurance come in the form of festivals, and Munich's Oktoberfest is no exception. This annual beer-soaked event is under way now, but a visit to the charming Bavarian town of Munich is a treat year-round.
Foreign expansion was the theme of the day on StockTwits Tuesday, after momentum juggernauts Netflix and Chipotle announced plans to expand their operations into foreign markets.
After signing a contract extension (until 2014) and tentatively solving the "Michael Ballack question" -- the Germany captain will have an unofficial farewell match against Brazil in August -- coach Jogi Löw has few problems left. The biggest one might be finding places for a wave of new, exciting prospects in the squad. Here's a projection of Germany's next top model professionals (under 22 years).
As anyone who has ever experienced one will know, a soccer match in England is not for the fainthearted. Even in these safer, more sanitary days, you'll still hear things shouted from the anonymity of the crowd that you might not hear over the dinner table. And that's a wonderful thing. For who among us did not giggle like schoolboys when the intricacies of David and Victoria Beckham's love life were openly speculated upon? Or when one man's struggle with schizophrenia gave us the classic, "there's only two Andy Gorams"? Association Football, borne out of the anarchic crush of the preindustrial village game, is chaotic, passionate and, at times, just plain rude, which is of course why so many of us are in thrall to it all. But is there a line that shouldn't be crossed or is everything up for grabs?
A suspicious piece of luggage that was about to be loaded onto a plane at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia contained no explosives, a spokeswoman for the airline said Thursday.
It's the annual festival of beer known the world over, and this year, Germany's Oktoberfest turns 200.
British golfer Bradley Dredge is on course for his first European Tour victory in four years after taking a three-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the BMW International Open in Germany.
Some travelers are surprised when I tell them to consider biking in Europe. I explain that it's not only a cheap way to travel, but it gets you close to the ground and close to the people.
From a distance, it may be difficult to understand why Pope Benedict XVI finds himself at the center of a media storm this week since it pivots on a single case of an abuser priest in Germany almost 30 years ago.
The cities of Annecy, Munich and Pyeongchang will battle it out to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Nick Dougherty survived a late scare to claim his first European Tour title in two years with victory at the BMW International Open in Munich on Sunday.
Known for lederhosen, weisswurst and its beer festival, Munich is a city that counters these brassy cliches with a mix of art, history and style.
A German supermarket employee got a surprise this week when she opened two boxes of bananas to find them filled with more than 60 pounds of cocaine worth $2 million, police said.
Many sights in Germany and Austria have been renovated in the last year or two to better display this region's rich heritage, making 2009 a good time to visit.
'Tis the season to plan your holiday vacation or start thinking about next year's festive getaway.
Germany striker Miroslav Klose struck just four minutes from time to give Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Karlsruhe -- their first victory in four league games.
For much of the world, Munich is likely to evoke one or more stereotypical images, among them the Glockenspiel in the tower of the neo-Gothic Rathaus, or city hall; the annual Oktoberfest bacchanal; and mustachioed men wearing lederhosen. Style, a word generally not associated with lederhosen, doesn't spring to mind. But these days Munich, Germany's third-largest city and the capital of Bavaria, is shedding its dirndls and feathered caps in favor of cutting-edge design.
Women typically get heart disease much later than men, but not if they smoke. In fact, women who smoke have heart attacks nearly 14 years earlier than women who don't smoke
Fish oil supplements may work slightly better than a popular cholesterol-reducing drug to help patients with chronic heart failure
The 1972 Games in Munich were intended as a moment of redemption for a rehabilitated West Germany.
Each week, SI.com's Richard Deitsch reports on newsmakers from the world of TV, radio and the Web. This week's column focuses solely on the life and career of Jim McKay, the pioneer sportscaster who passed away Saturday of natural causes at 86.
Wildcard entry Marat Safin was given a tough test by local player Michael Berrer before reaching the quarterfinals of the depleted Munich clay-court event.
German police conducted a series of raids across the country Wednesday as part of their investigation into nine citizens suspected of systematically trying to convert others to radical Islam.
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Always last to be picked for the team? Couldn't catch a ball if your life depended on it? Got coordination skills that make you a laughing stock?
Airlines Wednesday morning canceled more than 200 flights operating out of Frankfurt and Munich, Germany's two largest airports, because of a public workers' strike, airport spokesmen said.
With airports from New York to Sydney getting upgrades, Travel + Leisure picks our favorite restaurants, bars, lounges, shops and spas.
Travelers heading to Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia this year will be greeted by a host of new museums, improved infrastructure and special events. Here's what to expect if you visit.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the adrenaline rush that sporting events provide and whether it's bad for your heart.
Right after the close of the DLD tech/Net/media conference in Munich this week, I was running on a treadmill, looking out at the cathedral and church spires, the only things higher than the hotel's top-floor gym. Europeans respect and preserve the past. What consistently amazes me is how aggressively some in Europe are simultaneously pursuing the future.
Manchester United will adhere to their plan to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster with a minute's silence before next month's derby match against rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.
No one planning a trip to Europe needs to be reminded to see Big Ben and the Leaning Tower. But it's the unusual experiences that are often the most memorable part of a trip. Study up in advance and you can enjoy places and experiences like these:
When I learned 10 years ago that my husband's job would be moving us from New York to Munich, I had the usual worries -- schools, friends, how to say "bathroom" in German. But what actually kept me awake at night was Christmas. Having always observed the holidays with hallowed traditions, we suddenly realized we were going to be a long way from over the river and through the woods.
Sometimes, a hobby can take on a life of its own. That's what happened to Sam Calagione of Lewes, Delaware. He began brewing beer at home in 1993. Two years later, that avocation blossomed into a full-fledged business: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.
German business sentiment fell a shade less than expected in August as firms took a dimmer view about the coming six months following recent market turmoil, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.
American John Daly has pulled out of the European Tour event in Munich this week citing personal reasons.
Big-spending German giants Bayern Munich revealed on Sunday they have made a "generous" bid for Werder Bremen's 2006 World Cup top-scorer Miroslav Klose.
Arrest warrants have been issued for 13 suspected CIA agents in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a German citizen of Lebanese descent in Afghanistan.
Some people travel to Europe to see the Louvre and Saint Peter's Basilica. Chris Basse went there to pick up his BMW M5 in Munich, then drive the $90,000, 500-horsepower vehicle 140 miles an hour o...
Midfielder Bernd Schneider led out Germany for the opening match of the 2006 World Cup finals in Munich, after coach Juergen Klinsmann omitted Michael Ballack, who had declared himself fit shortly before the match.
After months of intense preparation, a fair amount of national soul-searching and near-fanatical scrutiny of the home team, the 18th World Cup kicks off on Friday -- not a day too soon for hosts Germany.
Finland's Jarkko Nieminen reached the semifinals of the BMW Open for the third time with a hard-fought 7-5 2-6 6-2 win over Robin Vik of the Czech Republic in Munich on Friday.
QUESTION: I wanted to see Steven Spielberg's movie Munich, but my wife didn't want me to go. She believes a director who tries to be as fair to terrorists as to the people who hunt them down is mo...
Munich's Allianz Arena, which hosts the opening match of the World Cup on June 9, is in need of repairs after a bearing in a joint between two concrete slabs was damaged, a spokesman for the stadium said.
For composer John Williams, getting into a cummerbund Sunday night will mean buckling up for a familiar ride. His Academy Award nominations for "Munich" and "Memoirs of a Geisha" are his 44th and 45th.
It has been the subject of controversy and the subject of jokes -- how many times have you heard variations on "I wish I knew how to quit you" or seen parodies of its poster? -- but mostly "Brokeback Mountain" has been the subject of honors.
More guys want Jessica Alba for their girlfriend than any other woman, according to AskMen.com's top 99 list for 2006.
France defender Willy Sagnol confirmed on Monday that he will renew his contract at Bayern Munich until 2010 and plans to end his career at the German club.
"Munich" is a masterpiece.
Steven Spielberg has called his new film, "Munich," "a prayer for peace." But -- probably much to his dismay -- the film has provoked war, a war of words if not of deeds.
Maria Riesch's hopes of racing at the Turin Olympics appear over after she flew home to Munich for surgery on the knee she injured in a World Cup giant slalom.
Full schedule for the 2006 World Cup in Germany:
German skier Hilde Gerg has had an operation on her damaged knee, the German ski federation (DSV) announced on Sunday.
Ankie Spitzer thinks she knows when terrorism took to the international stage. It was 33 years ago this week at the Olympics when 11 Israelis were killed -- including her husband.
German Champions Bayern Munich will be at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga season-opener on August 5.
For centuries, the beer faithful have made pilgrimages to places like London, Brussels and Munich in search of the perfect pint.
Brazil midfielder Ze Roberto has agreed to renew his contract at Bayern Munich by one year until 2006, the Bundesliga champions said on Monday.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have signed Asian Player of the Year Ali Karimi who becomes the third Iranian to try his luck at the German giants.
German champions Werder Bremen will face their former star striker Ailton again in the cup semi-finals after being drawn to visit in-form Schalke 04.
Police have arrested 22 members of a suspected criminal Islamic extremist network thought to be involved in recruiting for jihad, or holy war, Munich police said.
Police have arrested 14 members of a suspected criminal Islamic extremist network thought to be involved in people-smuggling and falsifying documents, Munich police said.
Time-poor corporate fliers fed up with the hassle of long lines at check-in desks and sluggish security checks are finding alternatives.
Checking your favorite sports scores or catching up on the latest news while sky-high is becoming a reality on many airlines and a step closer for others.
Blackburn Rovers have released France veteran Youri Djorkaeff who had been on a short-term contract with English Premiership club.
Germany midfielder Sebastian Deisler said on Thursday that he will not rush his comeback at Bundesliga club Bayern Munich after a recent illness.
Claudio Pizarro scored both goals as Bayern Munich defeated Bundesliga leaders VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 and moved within one point of the top on Tuesday night.
It's not too hard to think up the ideal car. Take, for instance, the one that Joachim Stilla, the engineer in charge of BMW's Technology Office, fantasizes about. It has a spray-on skin that resist...
Roy Makaay struck in stoppage time for the second time in four days to give Bayern Munich a dramatic 3-2 second round German Cup win Tuesday at third division VfL Osnabruck.
Bayern Munich scored twice in the last two minutes to snatch a 2-2 draw with arch rivals Borussia Dortmund in front of 83,000 fans at the Westfalen Stadium on Saturday.
Former German Cup winners Borussia Moenchengladbach became the second first division club to go out of the German Cup to lower league opponents when they were beaten on penalties by Bayern Munich Amateurs.
The Olympic Games returned to their birthplace in Greece on Friday after 108 years with a glittering ceremony set to put to memory thoughts of construction delays and doping scandals.
Playmaker Michael Ballack is to replace goalkeeper Oliver Kahn as Bayern Munich captain, the Welt am Sonntag Sunday paper said.
Spitz's haul of seven gold medals in Munich in 1972 -- four in individual events, three in team competitions -- remains the greatest tally ever achieved by an athlete at a single Olympiad.
Germany coach Rudi Voeller has told his players to finalize all transfer matters ahead of Wednesday's departure for the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal.
Brazilian World Cup winner Lucio is heading for Bayern Munich from Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said.
Paradorn Srichapan was the major casualty on the second day of the Munich Open when the second seed was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Belgium's Olivier Rochus.
Runaway leaders Werder Bremen moved a step closer to the Bundesliga title with a 2-0 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday.
1860 Munich president Karl-Heinz Wildmoser, suspected of bribery related to the construction of the new stadium, was released from prison on bail on Friday.
The president of German Bundesliga club 1860 Munich has been arrested in connection with alleged bribery connected to the building of a new stadium.
Australia's Shane Gould, the golden girl of the 1972 Munich Olympics, is making a comeback in her national championships at the ripe old age for a swimmer of 47.
German leaders Werder Bremen needed a last-minute winner to maintain their momentum at the top of the Bundesliga, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1.
The extraordinary talents required to build wealth of billions are the same in Germany as elsewhere. But preserving family money through decades of hyper- inflation, fascism, and defeat in two worl...
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