Kcan Germans no longer win in team sports? Tears flowed on Sunday. Tokyo, the Summer Olympics, seemed within reach of the German volleyball players after their confident entry into the final of the qualification tournament. But then Turkey won. Out of the dream, as before with men. What a pity. Again two German teams have to be removed from the list. Ten failed, nine still have a chance, only three, the men's soccer team and, yes, you can rely on them, both national hockey teams can compete in Japan.
Anyone who has experienced team athletes at Olympia knows what this sobering quota means: a loss of mood in the Olympic team. In 2008, the great Dirk Nowitzki from the world of super-rich basketball did not accidentally squat on the hockey stands during the Beijing Summer Games and inspired the German Nevado with his loud and unmistakable cheering: "Super, Carlos!" Was in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of the "epicenter of team spirit". The more teams a nation brings to Olympics, the easier it is to rediscover the Olympic spirit.