Antiziganism in Sport – Discussion with Oswald Marschall

“I cried in bed at night, I was exhausted. You didn’t give me the chance. You have to imagine: I was 22, actually my good times were just beginning, I just got out of my youth. Nobody ever tried to get me back, not even my fellow coaches. I went to boxing events and they hardly ever said hello to me.” The boxing trainer Oswald Marschall would have been the first German Sinto at the Olympics in 1976, but the boxing association made it clear despite his achievements: Marschall would never be nominated. He then ended his career. Today, it encourages young Sinti and Roma through sport.