The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the German Sailing Federation (DSV) have appointed nine members to a commission, which will evaluate the host of the sailing competitions of the Olympic Games in Hamburg in 2024.
Three Excellent Sailing Areas To Choose From
Led by Bernhard Schwank DOSB Executive Board, the commission will be visiting all candidate venues this week. It will inspect Rostock-Warnemünde and Lübeck-Travemünde on 9 April, followed by a visit to Kiel on 10 April 2015 prior to making a recommendation based on expert advice from the DSV. The final decision is expected still in April. Next to its board member Bernhard Schwank, the DOSB will also add to the commission Christian Sachs, director of the Berlin office of the German Olympic Sports Confederation, and Hans Heinrich, responsible for water sports.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is represented by Michael Neumann, Hamburg Minister of Sports, Dr. Michael Beckereit, chairman of the Commission on the Future of Sports in Hamburg, and Dr Kathrin Adlkofer, participant in the Olympic sailing competitions in 1996 and 1988. The DSV is represented by Nadine Stegenwalner, sports director, Timo Hass, chairman youth, and Jürgen Jentsch, 1st Chairman of the sailing club Füssen Forggensee (SCFF) and President of the International Tornado Association.
Germany Stands Behind Hamburg’s Application
On 21 March 2015, the general assembly of Germany’s national olympic committee voted in favour of Hamburg as the official German nominee and determined the Elbe city as the country’s only candidate for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Hanseatic city successfully competed against the German capital Berlin and aims to present games with short distances, on the water and in the heart of Europe’s second largest port.
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