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US election 2020: Why it matters so much to Germans

Panting into the cold night air, the Berlin Thunderbirds are training hard, steam rising from their helmets and padded shoulders.

American sport, culture and, many would say, values pump through the veins of Germany.

  • Jenny Hill
  • BBC

Which is why so many people here – including the players tackling each other with enthusiasm – are also keeping a close eye on the upcoming US presidential election.

“You’re kind of like a bystander,” says Christoph, a quarterback. “You have no influence but in the end it does influence you.”

To stroll underreddening trees through the small market which stands on Berlin’s …

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