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Photo Gallery: Should Sports Be Political?

German National Team Captain Philipp Lahm 'We Stand For a Democratic Society'

Germany's soccer team heads to Ukraine in June to compete in the 2012 European Football Championship. In a SPIEGEL interview, team captain Philipp Lahm discusses the controversy surrounding imprisoned former opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and whether professional athletes should get involved in politics.
Translated from the German by Josh Ward