Germany road map for future Olympic shows


Germany to prepare for another Olympic bid Image: Coliseum GSVA

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) (Germany) General Assembly’s voting members recently unanimously approved a motion for the body’s aim to bid for future Summer or Winter Olympic Games.

‘inside the games’ stated that the organization intends to abandon the traditional single City bid and instead look to combine multiple sites into a single proposal.

Frankfurt, Germany-based the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) was founded on May 20th, 2006 by a merger of the Deutscher Sportbund and the Nationales Olympisches Komitee für Deutschland which dates back to 1895, the year it was founded and recognized as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

A National Olympic Committee is a national constituent of the worldwide Olympic movement. Subject to the controls of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the NOCs are responsible for organizing their people’s participation in the Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-governmental sports organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code.

‘inside the games’ further stated that the vote in Baden-Baden (Germany) allows for talks to take place over which edition of the Games the DOSB will bid for and which Cities will be put forward.

A ‘road map’ of the process was presented with the first stage taking place in 2023.

It will include a nationwide series of discussion forums with supporters, critics and stakeholders from business, politics, culture, and other areas of the society.

Read a DOSB statement, “In an open-ended and transparent process, the why should be discussed before the question of possible details such as when, where or how.”

Only at the end of 2023, at a DOSB meeting, will the decision be finalized.

Following that, a public vote is set to take place in 2024 to gauge interest in Germany hosting the Olympics.

DOSB President Thomas Weikert has previously identified the 2034 Winter Games and the 2036 Summer edition as the earliest potential targets for his desired bid.

Since Munich’s successful bid for the 1972 Olympics, Germany has failed in five different bids for Summer and Winter Games in 1992, 2000, 2012, 2018, and 2024.

A Rhine-Ruhr proposal for 2032 was also unsuccessful, with Brisbane (Australia) awarded that edition of the Olympics in 2021.

Germany successfully staged the multisport European Championships and co-hosted EuroBasket in 2022, with all of the tournament’s knockout matches being played in Berlin.

The General Assembly also saw Weikert re-elected with an overwhelming vote of confidence.

Of the 438 votes available, 434 were posted in favor of the former International Table Tennis Federation President.

Weikert took over from Alfons Hörmann in December 2021 after the latter was forced out following an external report which revealed he had developed a “culture of fear” at the DOSB.

Said Weikert, “I have to thank you for the extraordinary vote of confidence, it is proof that we have worked well in the past 12months. But we have important tasks ahead of us.”

Verena Bentele, Kerstin Holze, Miriam Welte, Oliver Stegemann, and Jens-Peter Nettekoven were appointed to the DOSB as Vice-Presidents at the General Assembly.

The Presidium is completed by Fabienne Königstein as the elected representative of the athletes and Stefan Raid as Chairman of the German Sports Youth as well as Britta Heidemann as a member of the Athletes’ Commission in the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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