Full name: Emil GÃ¶ing
Born: January 31, 1912 in Limmer, Linden, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: June 14, 1994 in Usingen, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Heeressportschule WÃ¼nsdorf, Zossen (GER)
The German basketball team did not play any role in the Olympic tournament of the 1936 Berlin Games when basketball was held for the first time at Olympic Games. They lost their matches against Switzerland (25-18), Italy (58-16) and Czechoslovakia (20-9) in the first two rounds and were eliminated.
Emil GÃ¶ing was a professional soldier and played nationally for Heeressportschule WÃ¼nsdorf, winning the first unofficial German Championship with them in 1938. GÃ¶ing played handball before turning to basketball and went on to win 18 international caps between 1936 and 1942. He was appointed assistant coach to the national team in 1939.
After World War II, GÃ¶ing was one of the pioneers of basketball in Germany, especially in his home-town GÃ¶ttingen. He founded the basketball section of SV GÃ¶ttingen in 1946 and headed the basketball division within the Lower Saxony Sports Federation. In 1950 he was one of the co-founders of the Lower Saxony Basketball Federation and was until 1956. He was later known as the âFather of Basketball in GÃ¶ttingenâ. GÃ¶ing owned a lottery shop in GÃ¶ttingen.
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|1936 Summer||24||Berlin||Basketball||Germany||GER||Round Two||Match #6||2||1936-08-09||ITA 58, GER 16|
|1936 Summer||24||Berlin||Basketball||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #3||2||1936-08-07||SUI 25, GER 18|