Berlin TSC

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Berlin TSC
Surname Berliner Turn- und Sportclub e. V.
Club colors Red-white-black
Founded 18th February 1963
Place of foundation Berlin
Association headquarters Paul-Heyse-Strasse 25
10407 Berlin
Members 4,523 (as of January 1, 2017)
Departments 22nd
Chairman Klaus-Jürgen Weidling

The Berlin TSC (officially Berliner Turn- und Sportclub e.V. ) is a sports club from the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg . It was founded on February 18, 1963 in the GDR from the merger of the three GDR sports clubs SC Rotation Berlin , SC Einheit Berlin and TSC Oberschöneweide as TSC Berlin and is now divided into 22 departments with a total of more than 4,500 members. The 1. FC Union Berlin emerged from the club's soccer department in 1966 .

Historical development

1960s: foundation and first successes

In 1961, the East Berlin SED district leadership decided that a new sports club should be created in East Berlin as a "civilian counterpart" to the two existing sports associations of the National People's Army ( Army Sports Association Forward ) and the People's Police ( Sports Association Dynamo ).

For this purpose, the three existing clubs SC Rotation Berlin , SC Einheit Berlin and TSC Oberschöneweide were merged on February 18, 1963 - after two years of preparation - to form TSC Berlin . Since the club initially offered 21 sports, its venues were spread across the entire East Berlin area. In Weissensee found cycling and tennis place in Pankow Handball that Hockey Division ( Werner Seelenbinder Hall ) and athletes ( Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark ) trained in Prenzlauer Berg and the football played in the stadium at the old forester in Koepenick .

The first successes of the individual athletes in their respective disciplines quickly followed. So won z. B. the two rowers Jörg Lucke and Heinz-Jürgen Bothe won the gold medal in the rowing competition of the Olympic Summer Games 1968 or the cyclist Jürgen Geschke was multiple world champion and Olympic medalist.

Due to a structural change, however, some sports were outsourced again by the end of the 1960s. First the football department left the club in 1966 and founded the football club 1. FC Union Berlin , followed in 1968 by the sports of chess , tennis, table tennis (to BSG foreign trade Berlin ), basketball , water polo and ice hockey . Finally, in 1969 the water sports rowing, sailing and canoeing were transferred to the newly founded SC Berlin-Grünau .

1970s and 1980s: a permanent home and many medals

In 1973 the TSC received a new training complex north of the Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle (today's location of the Velodrom ) on Landsberger Allee and thus finally had a permanent seat. Despite the streamlining of the sporting offer at the end of the 1960s, the club was still able to do many Show success. For example, many medal winners were trained in cycling or swimming.

Due to the boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics by the Eastern Bloc countries , the TSC athletes were initially denied major international successes in the 1980s. It wasn't until four years later in Seoul that some of the club's athletes were able to win Olympic medals again. For example, the shot putter Ulf Timmermann , who also became world champion and world record holder several times.

Towards the end of the decade, some later professional cyclists such as Jens Voigt and Erik Zabel also attracted the first attention at TSC Berlin.

1990s: start-up

On July 9, 1991, TSC Berlin became Berlin TSC . The name had to be changed due to legal reasons, as TSC Berlin, located in the western part of the city, had older claims to the name in 1893 .


This overview does not claim to be complete, but should - if available - provide more detailed information on the respective branch of the association.


The boxers of the TSC were able to win several GDR championships in the respective weight classes :

The TSC boxing tournament , which was held for the first time in 1969, is particularly renowned .

Ice hockey (1963-1970)

The ice hockey department was an integral part of the GDR Oberliga until its dissolution , but only played a subordinate role there. Only in their last season 1969/1970 was the ice hockey team the runner-up championship. After that, however, the league was reduced to the two teams of SC Dynamo Berlin and SG Dynamo Weißwasser and all other league teams were forcibly dissolved, which also meant the end for the ice hockey athletes of TSC Berlin. Some of the players then joined the BSG Monsator Berlin , which competed in the GDR best determination (the GDR amateur championship).

Speed ​​skating

The speed skating department is one of the most successful of the Berlin TSC. Several athletes in the department won medals at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and Junior World Championships:

winter Olympics

Individual distance world championships

All around world championships

  • 1984 Gothenburg - Andreas Ehrig Silver medal icon.svgall-round all-around
  • 1990 Calgary - Jacqueline Börner Gold medal icon.svgall-round all-around
  • 1994 Butte - Ulrike Adeberg Silver medal icon.svgall-round all-around

Sprint World Championships

All-around European Championships

  • 1987 Trondheim - Jacqueline Börner Bronze medal icon.svgall-round all-around
  • 1989 Göteborg - Jacqueline Börner Bronze medal icon.svgall-round all-around
  • 1990 Heerenveen - Jacqueline Börner Silver medal icon.svgall-round all-around

Athletes of the club were also successful in the junior world championships in speed skating.



The football department was taken over by TSC Oberschöneweide, whose first team had previously been promoted to the GDR league . In the second highest division, TSC Berlin always placed in the front of the field before they were promoted to the league in the 1965/1966 season . However, the entire soccer section was spun off from the sports club during the current season and converted into the independent soccer club 1. FC Union Berlin.


For a few years now, the club has had its own football section again. In the beginning, only teams in women and girls games were reported. It was only after the football section of SV Berliner Brauereien changed to the BTSC on July 1, 2016 that men's and boys' teams have returned to the club. The first team competes in the Berlin district league A.


The first team in the weightlifting department has been lifting in the 1st Bundesliga North since 1990. In 1991 and 1994 she won the German team championship, in 1992 the runner-up and in 1993 third place.


In the 1970s, the handball department was one of the club's flagships. Particularly noteworthy were the handball players, who won the European Cup three times in a row. In 1977 and 1979 they won the European Cup Winners 'Cup , and in 1978 the European National Champions' Cup . Furthermore, the women of the TSC were GDR champions four times. With six successes in the FDGB Cup and one in the DHV Cup , TSC Berlin was the GDR's record cup winner. Many players were seconded to the equally successful national team (including world champions in 1971, 1975 and 1978 and silver and bronze at the Summer Olympics in 1976 and 1980 ). At the end of the 2016/17 season, the Berlin TSC withdrew its women's team from the 3rd division . Since then, the team has been competing in the Ostsee-Spree league .


Since the TSC Berlin was founded, the athletics department has been one of the most successful athletics sections in the former GDR. The development began after the end of the Second World War in 1946. The athletes at TSC Berlin continued the sporting development of their predecessors from Northeast Berlin, the BSG Einheit Nordost and the Sportclub Einheit Berlin. The numerous records set up as well as the successes achieved in national and international championships are proof of this.

World records

Summer Olympics and international championships

The foundation of the Berlin TSC e. V. was both a restart and continuation of the successful work of earlier years. The focus of athletes is currently in the field of youngsters. From 1997 to 2009 they started together with the SC Tegeler Forst for the LG North Berlin , which was awarded the Green Ribbon in 2001 for exemplary talent promotion in the club.

Rowing (1963–1969)

Before the water sports (including rowing) were handed over to the SC Berlin-Grünau, the rowers brought the TSC a large number of titles. So were u. a. won the following GDR championship titles:

In addition, the two rowers Jörg Lucke and Heinz-Jürgen Bothe won the gold medal in the rowing competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics .

Synchronous figure skating

The synchronized figure skating department is the patron of the Team Berlin 1 team . Since 1995 the team "Team Berlin 1" of the Berlin TSC has been the undefeated German champions and finished 10th at the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

Table tennis (1963–1968)

In TSC Berlin, the successful teams of TSC Oberschöneweide (inter alia with the multiple GDR champion Lothar Pleuse ) and SC Einheit (inter alia with the multiple GDR champion Christa Bannach ) were united. As a result, further GDR championships were won until the table tennis department left the BSG Außenhandel Berlin:


The volleyball department of the TSC belonged to the national top group in GDR times. The women's team was the third force behind SC Dynamo Berlin and SC Traktor Schwerin in the 1970s and 1980s , but never won a GDR championship . In 1989 and 1990 the team was runner-up. In addition, the TSC achieved third place eleven times.

The men's team had their first successful phase in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they finished third six times. The second phase of success began in the 1980s and brought the TSC two GDR championships in 1984 and 1986 as well as three runner-up championships (1982, 1985, 1987) and another third place (1983).

The volleyball men of the Berlin TSC played in the second division from 2006 to 2009 , but then withdrew to the regional league for financial reasons and now play in the Berlin league. In addition, the Berlin TSC is one of the leading clubs in volleyball youth work and has won numerous German championship titles here in recent years .

Web links

Commons : Berliner TSC  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Klaus Weise: Representation alone is not enough . In: Berliner Zeitung , February 18, 2003
  2. ^ Karlheinz Heckert: Boxing. In: Retrieved February 5, 2013 .
  3. GDR championship - not a single thing until 1970. In: Matthias Opatz, accessed on April 16, 2009 .
  4. Business card: Berlin Oldboys. In: Matthias Opatz, accessed on April 16, 2009 .
  5. Christian Schwager: SV Berliner Breweries Fusion in the growth sector. In: Berliner Zeitung . July 24, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016 .
  6. ↑ Indoor handball champions in the GDR (women) . Published on Accessed March 12, 2016.
  7. Cup winners in the GDR (women) . Published on Accessed March 12, 2016.
  8. Berlin TSC with withdrawal from the 3rd division on April 14, 2017, accessed on August 8, 2017
  9. ^ Wilfried Hoffmann: GDR rowing championships for women and men from 1949 to 1990 (places 1 to 3). In: Rüsselsheim Rowing Club 08 e. V., accessed on May 6, 2009 .
  10. ^ Karlheinz Heckert: table tennis. In: Retrieved February 6, 2013 .
  11. ^ Karlheinz Heckert: Volleyball. In: Retrieved February 5, 2013 .