Sport in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe with a total land area of only 2,586 square kilometers. But what this landlocked country lacks in size more than makes up with its love of various types of sports.

Unlike most European countries who treats football almost like a religion, football i sjust one of the sports they enjoy. The lion's share of the Luxembourg population enjoys a wide array of sports which then led to it having a big list of internationally renowned athletes in various types of sports such as Marc Girardelli, a five time alpine skiing World Cup champion between 1985 and 1993.

Cycling has produced Nicolas Frantz, a two time Tours de France champion (1927 and 1928), Charly Gaul owned the Giri d'Italia twice (1956 and 1959) and Andy Schleck, who took the Tour de France in 2010. Women cycling is not far behind with Road World Champion winner Elsy Jacobs.

Runner Josy Barthel won the men's 1500 meters in the Helsinki Summer Games in 1952 and Michel Théato took gold in the marathon at the Paris Games (1900). Sylvie Hülsemann won the 1961 world water skiing Championship and finally, from tennis, Gilles Müller, Anne Kremer, Claudine Schaul, and Mandy Minella. Joseph Alzin won the silver in weightlifting in the Antwerp Summer Games in 1920.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Luxembourg. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please make a comment below.

Popular sports of Luxembourg

Luxembourg Sporting Success

Athletes from Luxembourg

Luxembourg Sports trivia

Luxembourg at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Luxembourg

Upcoming sporting events in Luxembourg

Annual sporting events held in Luxembourg

Sporting Facilities in Luxembourg

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