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05-10-2010, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bulgaria View Post
How big is the popularity of ice hockey in Germany?
Is the game in top 5 among the others sports?
In team sports, yes. Behind soccer by a large margin, but I would put it equal to handball and basketball. Big problem in Germany is that games are only shown on Pay-TV and there is no bigger coverage in any of the major networks in Germany. Only the olympics are shown on the majors. Hockey has a solid group of fans but outside cities with a team, the interest is not very big.

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