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Emil Göing

Full name: Emil Göing
Gender: Male
Born: January 31, 1912 in Limmer, Linden, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: June 14, 1994 in Usingen, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Heeressportschule Wünsdorf, Zossen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Basketball


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 Göing was a professional soldier and played nationally for Heeressportschule Wünsdorf, winning the first unofficial German Championship with them in 1938. Göing 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, Göing was one of the pioneers of basketball in Germany, especially in his home-town Göttingen. He founded the basketball section of SV Göttingen 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 “Father of Basketball in Göttingen”. Göing owned a lottery shop in Göttingen.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Basketball Men's Basketball Germany GER 15T

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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
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