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American Football Tries to Break Europe

Sports Illustrated, October 2, 2009: American Football Enjoys a Thriving Subculture in Germany

BERLIN – Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark sits just east of where the Berlin Wall once stood, on the front line of the Cold War. The distance from the stadium to West Berlin is just a few hundred yards, but between them stood a concrete barrier and a stretch of land known as the Death Strip, so called because East German soldiers were ordered to shoot anyone who crossed it.

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