Full name: Arnd KrÃ¼ger
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 1, 1944 in MÃ¼hlhausen, ThÃ¼ringen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: West Germany
Arnd KrÃ¼ger was a German track athlete, sports historian and professor, and director of the sports scientific institute at the University of GÃ¶ttingen. He was a middle distance runner with his best performances coming at the 1963 German Championships, placing second at 800 m, and in 1968 and 1969 when he was second at 1500 m. In 1966 and 1969 he was German Indoor 800 m Champion. In 1968, he was eliminated in the semifinals of the 1,500 m at the Mexico Olympics. After his athletic career he studied history, English, philosophy and sports at the University of Mainz and UCLA, graduating in 1967. He received his doctoral degree in 1971 from the University of KÃ¶ln (Cologne). Afterwards he was a referent at the Deutscher Sportbund, from 1974-78 he was a scientific assistant at the PÃ¤dagogische Hochschule Berlin, from 1978-80 professor at the University of Hamburg, and since 1980 he has been professor at the Georg-August-University of GÃ¶ttingen.
Prof. KrÃ¼ger has published several books\: Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 und die Weltmeinung. Ihre auÃenpolitische Bedeutung unter besonderer BerÃ¼cksichtigung der USA (1972); Dr. Theodor Lewald. SportfÃ¼hrer ins Dritte Reich (1977); Ritual and Record. Sport in Pre-Industrial Societies (1990); The Story of Worker Sport (1996); and The Nazi Olympics\: Sport, Politics, and Appeasement in the 1930s (2003 with William Murray).
KrÃ¼ger achieved some unwanted notoriety in 2008 when he spoke at the Deutsche Vereinigung fÃ¼r Sportwissenschaft (DVS), discussing the murder of the Israelis at the 1972 MÃ¼nchen Olympics, in which he stated that the Israelis might have gone to their deaths voluntarily. After this speech there were detailed investigations by the DVS, which found that KrÃ¼ger had falsified some quotations, and made up some historical facts. The DSV began an exclusion procedure but probably due to his advanced work, offered only a strong rebuke.
Personal Bests\: 800 â 1:47.7 (1966); 1500 â 3:38.8 (1968 and 1972).
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||West Germany||FRG||12 h2 r2/3|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||12||4:05.3||4:05.40|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Two||5||QU||3:59.3||3:59.40|