Berlin as a sports metropolis
True to the motto ONLY WITH YOU, the sport campus is gearing up to animate and inspire even the biggest couch potatoes to get up and get moving. This area is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for the Interior and Sports and will invite visitors to gain information on Berlin as a site of sports and find out more about sports activities. There will also be an exhibition on the history of sports in Berlin in which historical sports equipment will be presented.
The boulevard known as Straße des 17. Juni has never had so many reasons to get fit before: the blue race track from the Olympic Stadium will stretch along illuminated pillars marking a timeline of the history of sports; a javelin simulator will invite visitors to try it out right next to a BMX course and various activity areas ideal for experimenting with new types of sports. The mascots of Berlin’s professional sports clubs will also be on hand and there will be an exhibition showing the trophies that fans around the world dream of.
Berlin is an Olympic venue as well as a site of training for Olympic competitions, and it has long since become one of the most in-demand cities for sporting events in the world. Over 660,000 people are members of sports clubs in Berlin, hundreds of teams are organised here and six professional sports clubs play their home games in the capital. Sports are an important economic factor that connects people across all borders and sets social impulses for inclusion and diversity – in Berlin, Germany and worldwide. Hardly any other pastime contributes to such a strong sense of community – NUR MIT EUCH/ONLY WITH YOU!
Berliner Leichtathletik-Verband e. V. (BLV) – Berlin Athletics Federation (BLV)
Over 10,000 Berliners, in particular children and adolescents, participate in core Olympic sports discipline as part of Berlin athletics clubs. With the help of a project called “Run.Jump.Throw.Berlin”, the BLV will be inviting visitors to join in and try out – with an important emphasis placed on athletics for the disabled. / Try out movement modules (including the javelin simulator and a module for disabled athletes), participatory activities www.leichtathletik-berlin.de
Berlin Sport Venues
International sporting events in highly modern locations: Berlin’s various sport and event venues provide infrastructural conditions at the highest international level. Indeed, there’s a good reason why Olympiastadion Berlin received the five-star certificate from FIFA and the IAAF. In addition to the stadium, which was modernised in 2004, there will be a number of other venues showcasing themselves at the street festival, including the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, the Mercedes Benz Arena and Velomax GmbH with its Max Schmeling Halle and Velodrom. / Information stand, 3DAnimations, VR tours www.berlin.de/sen/inneres/sport/sportstaetten/
Berliner Turn- and Freizeitsport-Bund (BTFB) – Berlin Gymnastics and Leisure Federation (BTFB)
The diversity of sports in Berlin
The Berliner Turn- and Freizeitsport-Bund (Berlin Gymnastics and Leisure Federation, BTFB) represents a sports federation that has grown steadily over the past several years to reach 320 clubs with around 95,000 members. At this year’s Day of German Unity celebrations, the BTFB will showcase the diversity of its sports offerings and invite visitors to participate. / Information stand, presentation of an historical and modern pommel horse (gymnastics equipment) and gymnastics show, performances by sports and dance groups, presentation of the “Fostering Children’s Gymnastics” campaign www.btfb.de
Sports Metropolis Berlin Initiative
If sports – then in Berlin
The initiative known as the Sports Metropolis Berlin was founded in 2009 as a way of maintaining Berlin’s status as one of the top-class sports cities in the world. It showcases the German capital at a national and international level as a leading city for sports. At this year’s festivities, the initiative will invite visitors to check out the so-called fan balcony alongside the mascots of Berlin’s professional teams (1. FC Union Berlin, ALBA Berlin, Berlin Recycling Volleys, Eisbären Berlin, Füchse Berlin, Hertha BSC Berlin). / Fan balcony, presence of Berlin’s professional clubs on the multifunctional field www.berlin-sportmetropole.de/en/initiative-sportmetropole-berlin/
Landessportbund Berlin – Berlin State Sports Association
The foundation of sports in Berlin
As the umbrella organisation of roughly 2,500 sports clubs with over 660,000 members, the Landessportbund Berlin (State Sports Association) is the largest sports association in the city. It coordinates, among other things, all activities in recreational and competitive sports in close connection with the roughly 70 member sports associations as well as with schools, universities and sports sciences. / Information stand, climbing wall for children and adolescents www.lsb-berlin.net
SCC Events GmbH
Experience endurance sports!
The organisation known as Sport Club Charlottenburg (SCC) has been organising the Berlin Marathon since 1974. From hobby joggers to professional athletes – over 40,000 endurance runners take part in the annual marathon through the city, whether on foot or on wheels as “hand bikers” and inline skaters. As a “World Marathon Major”, the Berlin Marathon has long since counted as one of the largest six marathon events on the globe. Sporting excellence is guaranteed, sometimes even a world record. / Starting line & finishing line at the entrance to the “Enjoy & experience sports” area www.scc-events.com
With the help of expert guidance, visitors will have the opportunity to try out this new sport that melds ping-pong and football. Players play on arched tables without any paddles but with lots of fun and dedication!
Trend Sports Tent
All the latest forms of sports will be presented here in cooperation with different clubs and locations, such as the Mellow Park. Whether its calisthenics, crossboccia, slackline or cycle polo, visitors can marvel at the latest forms of sports and try them out themselves!
Trophy Gala Tent
Trophies and medals will be on display in a curated exhibition featuring sports awards handed out in Berlin and won by Berliners.