German basketball World Cup winners now looking forward to Olympics

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Germany’s World Cup winning basketball team got a heroes’ welcome upon their return home on Tuesday amid hopes that the team can deliver in a similar way at next year’s Paris Olympics. More than 1,000 fans celebrated captain Dennis Schröder and the rest of the team which won a first-ever global title on Sunday, 83-77 triumph over Serbia in Manila. German Olympic Sports Confederation president Ulrich Weikert and the nation’s Interior Minister Nancy Faeser, whose portfolio includes sport, were also present at the open team reception at the Frankfurt headquarters of their main sponsor. “I never e…

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