The football highlight in recent history was the FIFA World Cup 2006 with Italy being crowned as World Champions on July 9, 2006 at the Olympiastadion Berlin. In addition to football, the Olympiastadion Berlin is also a Mecca for Track and Field. The 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics will be remembered in large part due to the World Records by Usain Bolt in the 100m and 200m that are still standing to this day. The yearly Athletics event ISTAF is also very popular.
Concerts are another highlight at the Olympiastadion Berlin. Since its reopening in 2004, international stars such as U2 (who have played here twice since), Madonna, Depeche Mode, Genesis, Robbie Williams, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and German top stars such as Herbert Grönemeyer, Helene Fischer and Udo Lindenberg have played in front of capacity crowds. Comedian Mario Barth even set Guinness World Records with the largest comedy show on July 7 and 8, 2014.
On June 26, 2011, the FIFA Women’s World Cup opening match was held at the Olympiastadion Berlin in front of a European record crowd. On September 22, 2011 Pope Benedict XIV celebrated a mass at the Olympiastadion Berlin. On June 6, 2015 the UEFA Champions League Final pitted Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona against one another at the Olympiastadion Berlin.