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In the German papers this week: Flight chaos, benefit sanctions capped, leftist protest turns violent, Berlin hate speech arrest, Moviemento crowdfunding for survival, U5 shutdown for a woman in labour, and more! Read more

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Thirty years after the Fall of the Wall, what's left of the GDR? We speak to our Ossi neighbours, find the best spots to live the East Berlin life today - and the design, fashion and football icons that have survived the Wende! Out now! Read more

Features

Discover Football Home Game 2016, Alexa Vachon

Alexa Vachon

INTERVIEW! A coach for the CHAMPIONS ohne GRENZEN women's football team, a Berlin-based project aimed at integrating and supporting newly-arrived refugees, tells us the goals that really count. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

A weekly round-up of news that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. Read more

Zeitgeist

11mm Football Film Festival, Us and more are happening in Berlin cinemas this week... Read more

Film

The 16th 11mm International Football Film Festival points towards a more inclusive future for the straight male-dominated sport. Catch it Mar 21-25 at Babylon Mitte. Read more

Film

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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John is not happy about all the black-red-gold in the city. But the lefty scene has come up with a fun solution. Read more

Opinion

The European football championships start this Fri, Jun 10 (through Jul 10). Jacob Sweetman tells us how to take them back from Berlin’s opportunistic politicians. Read more

Taking the piss out of the Pegida idiots and saying you'd love to have Jerome Boateng living next door is all very good, but Merkel's integration law shows that the racists are still winning. Read more

Opinion

It hasn't been all hattricks and trophies for TuS Makkabi, Berlin's only Jewish football club. Even today, anti-Semitism occasionally rears its ugly head both on and off the pitch, but the club has carried on, staying true to its origins. Read more

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Whether asylum seekers, Russian kids from Hartz-IV families or Turkish girls looking to break patriarchal tradition, these lucky athletes found dedicated coaches ready lend a helping hand. We visited three sport associations that make a difference. Read more

Zeitgeist

Here it is: a final self-indulgence as I put away my scrappy notebook and clear the GDR Sporting Lexicon from my desk, with enormous and unending thanks to the Exberliner and to you, the good people of this fucking great city. Read more

Opinion

Next thursday FC Union will play a Berlin select XI to raise money for the family of Andreas Biermann, a brave man and a footballer, but also a Berliner. Read more

Opinion

The DFB Pokal kicks off on Saturday evening, and with it comes that chance for an old dog to show its new face. Viktoria host Eintracht Frankfurt at the Jahn-Sportpark and the Sportsdesk is excited. Read more

Opinion

Like the first swallows, the Exerpokal has heralded the high summer for over 50 years. The battle for the footballing supremacy of Pankow is a beautiful thing. The Sportsdesk rambles on about why. Read more

Opinion

Despite everything, the Sportsdesk loved the World Cup, and Berlin, this ramshackle place where the world really comes together, has been the best place to enjoy it. Here's why. Read more

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A man on the way to the Fanmeile at Brandenburg Gate holds up a German flag on top of the Holocaust memorial. John Riceburg says, "Too soon!" It's going to take a lot longer before we can feel good about German flags again. Read more

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Maggie was down on Ku'Damm last night for the German victory in the World Cup. Unsurprisingly, there was quite a bit of jubilation and flag flying at the scene. But there were other political messages thrown in, too. And that's a good thing. Read more

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GUEST BLOG: An expat on the frontlines of Berlin's single lady battlefield, Mossy stopped by in the wake of last night's victory to clarify what the World Cup means for the love-lorn. Or at least sex-starved. And it means going native... very native. Read more

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