Hamburg Beats Out Berlin As 2024 Olympic Candidate City

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Olympic officials met on Monday to make an official decision on which German city will become a candidate for the 2024 Summer Olympic games, and after a vote, the members selected Hamburg over the capital city of Berlin. “Hamburg has presented a fascinating and compact Olympic concept. It will help Hamburg …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Will German Officials Boycott Sochi Paralympics Due To Ukraine Crisis?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are set to begin on Friday in Russia, and while Germany has decided to still send their athletes to participate, there is the question of whether or not government officials will be boycotting the games over the crisis in Ukraine by not attending themselves. Several news …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Medal Winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Part 3

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With only a few days left in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Germany is still ahead in the gold medal count with eight medals.  Germany still has some work to do if they want to make it to the top of the medal chart though, as right now they are …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Medal Winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Part 2

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When we released our first medal standing on Monday, Germany was in 5th place for gold medals.  Now, two days later, Germany has added on five more gold medals, in addition to two silvers and a bronze, pushing the country into first place for their gold medal count and fifth …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Medal Winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Part 1

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We are only a few days into the 2014 Winter Olympic games being held in Sochi, Russia, and as of this writing Germany is in 5th place with two medals, both of which are gold.  As the games go on we will be providing you with updates on the German …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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To Sochi, or Not to Sochi… What is the Real Question?

By Rick Landman on Email

While some are debating whether it is more productive to boycott the Russian 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to Russia’s homophobic policies, or to participate and hope for a “Jesse Owens” moment, I would like to look at the issue from an American-German historical perspective. Being a dual German …

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Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at www.infotrue.com and can be contacted at infotrue@yahoo.com.

German President Won’t Make Appearance At Sochi Winter Olympics, Denies Boycott

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German President Joachim Gauck made headlines on Sunday when his office announced that he would not be attending the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  The decision was immediately seen as a boycott over Russia’s recent ban on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors”, but Gauck’s decision may …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Medal Winners at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Part 3

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London have come to an end and Germany pulled off a great 5th place finish with their smallest team in over 20 years.  The total medal count for Germany is 44 medals (11 Gold, 19 Silver, and 14 Bronze).  Even though it is nowhere near …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Medal Winners at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Part 2

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In the second week of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Germany has shown off its athletic ability by climbing towards the top of the Olympic medal charts.  With 37 medals so far, Germany is in 5th place right behind Great Britain.  There are only a few more competitions left, …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Medal Winners at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Part 1

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has been a week since the 2012 Summer Olympics in London kicked off, and we wanted to give our readers a rundown on how well the Germans have been performing.  Before the games, theLocal.de reported that the Institute of Applied Training Science (IAT) at the University of Leipzig came up …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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