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Dirk Schimmelpfennig, Chef de Mission at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, is expecting a good 400 German participants.
Dirk Schimmelpfennig, Chef de Mission at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, expects a good 400 German participants for the major event.
This was announced by the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) on Friday. Currently, 226 athletes are qualified by name or by quota.
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In Rio 2016, the German team consisted of 418 athletes, in London in 2012 of 392. The highest value comes from 1996 (Atlanta / 465).
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Because of the corona pandemic, qualification is currently difficult, so the DOSB is helping. "We try to support our athletes and coaches in the best possible way", said DOSB competitive sports director Schimmelpfennig: "We keep Team D regularly informed about current developments and exchange ideas on important issues."
On Thursday, athletes, trainers and supervisors exchanged views with doctors and DOSB representatives in a video conference about the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for preparing for and participating in the games in Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022. "The summary of the current mood in Team D and the evening: better careful games than none," said DOSB President Alfons Hörmann.
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The fifth place of Rio 2016 is scheduled for the German Olympic team to be the scale of summer games in Tokyo. But given the Corona pandemic, Dirk Schimmelpfennig has doubt for 100 days before the opening ceremony, whether this goal can be achieved. "Tokyo is a real challenge. The achievement of this level is very difficult because of the special conditions during this time," said Director's power sport in the German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB) to the SID.