VocabularySports Sports Winter Olympics The Olympic winter games take place every four years. In this section, we will learn some Olympic vocabulary and meet a few of this year’s competitors from Germany. Soccer/Football Soccer (in some countries called football) is a very popular sport. So if you want to watch or take part in an international match, it might be good to know the vocabulary in German. Tennis International tennis tournaments take place all year long. If you want to be able to join a discussion about tennis in German, make sure you know your vocabulary. Chess Chess is mental exercise. Be aware, however: if you stress your mental powers too much, you might have strange dreams. Idioms and Expressions You can find idioms and expressions with words from our sports pages in the “Idioms” section. Example:Das war ein guter Schachzug.= That was a strategic decision.