|Founded||27 March 1953; dissolved: 23 November 1989|
|League||Olympics, World cup, European Championship Nat. League|
|Arena||Palast der Republik, Dynamo-Sportforum, Altenberg bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track, Dynamo Sports Hotel|
|Stadium||Dynamo Stadium (Dresden), Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark, Heinz Steyer Stadion and others|
|Based in||East Berlin, East Germany|
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|Owner(s)||Ministry of Interior of the GDR: Volkspolizei, Zollverwaltung, Ministry for State Security, Feuerwehr|
|Championships||2.187 nat.; approx. 182 European cup medals approx. 324 World cup medals; approx. 215 Olympic medals|
The Sportvereinigung Dynamo (German: Sportvereinigung Dynamo (help·info)) (Dynamo Sports Association) was the sport organization of the security agencies (Volkspolizei, Ministry for State Security and customs) of former East Germany. The sports club was founded on 27 March 1953 and was headquartered in Hohenschönhausen in East Berlin. From the date of its inception until 23 November 1989 the president of the SV Dynamo was Erich Mielke, who was also the Minister of State Security. Dynamo was created in accordance with the multi-sports club model developed in the Soviet Union and adopted throughout Eastern Europe. From the beginning it had an overtly political as well as sporting agenda and its many successes were always portrayed as a triumph of the GDR state. During the German reunification in 1989 the SV Dynamo was liquidated. At its height the association had a membership of over 280,000 active members. Athletes of the association enjoyed considerable success both in national and international competitions, winning for example more than 200 olympic medals. After the German reunification the systematic doping of Dynamo athletes from 1971 until 1989 was revealed in German media reports. The systematic doping of athletes was done under the supervision of the Staatssicherheit and with full backing of the government.
The SV Dynamo was divided into fifteen regional units, corresponding to the fifteen districts of the German Democratic Republic. Within each regional unit individual sports clubs existed, with each sport club specializing in different disciplines. Important sport clubs were the SV Dynamo Dresden (football), SC Dynamo Hoppegarten in Eilenburg (judo, shooting sports, parachuting), the SC Dynamo Klingenthal (nordic skiing), SG Dynamo luckenwalde (wrestling), SG Dynamo Potsdam (rowing), SG Dynamo Weißwasser (ice hockey) and the SG Dynamo Zinnwald in Altenberg (biathlon, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton). The most famous sports club of the SV Dynamo was probably the SC Dynamo Berlin offering most olympic disciplines.
The sports club won approx. 324 World Cup medals in a 37 years period. Completely won the SV Dynamo more as World champion titles as hundreds of other nations (2008).The most titles have won the rowers.
The athletes won approx. 182 European titles.
For other famous multi-sport clubs:
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- Hormonal doping and androgenization of athletes: a secret program of the German Democratic Republic government, by: Werner W. Franke (Hölderlin High School, Heidelberg, Germany) and Brigitte Berendonk, publisher:American Association for Clinical Chemistry
- Pickard, Ralph (2012). STASI Decorations and Memorabilia Volume II. Frontline Historical Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9797199-2-9 (English – Contains a 32-page Chapter on the Stasi and Dynamo)
- Data bank for the Magazine Dynamo sport/ Please insert Dynamosport for searching (attention:German language) It is for proving the medals; extra beside the linked athletes here.
- Michael, Barsuhn; Jutta Braun and Hans Joachim Teichler. "Chronik der Sporteinheit vom Mauerfall bis zur Aufnahme der fünf neuen Landessportbünde am 15. Dezember 1990 in den Deutschen Sportbund". Deutscher Sportbund. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
- "Sports Doping Statistics Reach Plateau in Germany". Deutsche Welle. 26 February 2003. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- "Sportmuseum". Sportmuseum-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
- Data bank for the Magazine Dynamo sport/ Please insert Dynamosport for searching (attention:German language) It is for proofing the medals; extra beside the linked athletes here.
- www.sport-komplett.de – Sportnachrichten, Sportergebnisse, Sportstatistiken, Sporthistorie, Autogramme, Sportveranstaltungen, Sportbücher
- http://www.sportmuseum-leipzig.de (all about the facts and figures at the archives)
- International Olympic Committee – Athletes
- Sport Complete
- Competition Results / Resultados de Competiciones
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- Declaration by the Stasi itself to their Dynamo Sports Society's past (German)
- SV Dynamo of Rostock (German)
- Citizens Committee of Leipzig, the custodian of the “Runde Ecke” Memorial Museum and the Stasi Museum (English)
- Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives – Pictures (German)
- Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives: The Dynamo-State-System of the communist East Germany (German)
- Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives: Structures and Missions at the SVD (German)
- Movies from the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Archives (German)
- Mielke Macht und Meisterschaft: Supervision of Dynamo-Club sections in the light of the representative part Dynamo Dresden (German)