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Old 10-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by dominikk1985 View Post
the GDR only fueled olympic sports because they used the olympics were a huge propaganda thing in the socialist countries. and tennis only became olympic when the GDR was already close to collapse.

on top of that tennis was especially disliked since it was considered a "rich mans sport". they had a very good player named thomas emmerich was was GDR champ for about 15 times at least but the GDR didn't allow him to play international tournaments (BTW I had some lessons with him since he is now coaching at my former club).
Originally Posted by dominikk1985 View Post
this and it was not olympic.
I can second this.
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