No other city in Germany has experienced more World Championships at first hand – sporting Dortmund is definitely a global player. Football is the best known product of Dortmund. But ball games are not everything! World class rowers train on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, the annual Sparkassen Chess Meeting is oneof the three most important international chess tournaments, and in the Ice Sports Centre future artistic ice skating stars practise their pirouettes. Of course, there are many opportunities to enjoy some sport - actively and passively. See for yourself!