Seventeen-year-old gymnast Susanne hopes to join the national team, but she is struggling at practice because she can't seem to land her new routine for the uneven bars. At the same time, her grades begin to slip at school and she has trouble in her personal relationships.
Two boys from West Berlin, Klaus and Max, live in poverty. They dream of a career in boxing and save every penny in order to buy boxing gloves for training. Nevertheless, they cannot seem to save enough and so they let themselves be hired by the bartender Klott for a twisted scheme.
The mayor of the small town Sonnethal wants to gain attention for both himself and the town by developing a leading soccer team and thereby cultivating a thriving sports culture.
On July 11, 1982, all the residents of an East Berlin apartment building are watching West Germany play Italy in the World Cup finals.
This documentary allows the viewer to relive the VI. German Gymnastics and Sports Festival and VI. Children's and Youth's Spartakiad Games, held simultaneously in Leipzig.
Although their team does not enjoy great success, soccer is much more than just a game for the fan club of Berlin's FC Union soccer team. But the public is often confused or frightened by soccer hooligans and their rivalries, fights and traditions.
In the GDR, physical activity was considered an essential part of children's educational development. Using the city of Neuruppin as an example, this documentary illustrates the many opportunities for children and teenagers to participate in sports.
Even the youngest citizens are encouraged to take part regularly in recreational and competitive sports. Every two years, after making it past the qualification rounds in their home districts and counties, young people come together at the Children and Youth Spartakiad Games.
The 6th Children and Youth Spartakiad Games was held in the Leipzig with the best young athletes from the whole country.
Is there a phenomenon that could be described as a "sports miracle" in the GDR? This film depicts opportunities to be involved in sports that have been created all over the country with the help of the socialist state, public organizations, and volunteer efforts by ordinary people.