MIL-OSI Translation: Winter sports fans are made in the summer – the Zoll Ski Team visits the BMF

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Source: Federal Ministry of Finance11.06.2018

Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and State Secretary Rolf Bösinger welcomed the successful athletes of the Customs Ski Team to the Federal Ministry of Finance on June 6, 2018 and congratulated them on their outstanding performances at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. With a total of 21 medals (9x gold, 9x silver and 3x bronze), the Zoll Ski Team contributed significantly to the success of “Team D” in Pyeongchang.

Source: Federal Ministry of Finance

State Secretary Dr. Rolf Bösinger received the athletes and the team leader of the Customs Ski Team in the Federal Ministry of Finance the day before the award by the Federal President with the Silver Laurel Leaf for their outstanding sporting achievements. In a relaxed atmosphere, he congratulated the athletes on the successes and especially appreciated their role as ambassadors for motivation, discipline and great team spirit. In personal conversations, the everyday challenges and hardships for the athletes became clear. The state top sports promotion, which is made possible by the Federal Police, the Federal Armed Forces and Customs, paves the way for talents to the international top of the world. With the certainty of having a professional anchor at customs, the young winter sports talents can concentrate fully on their sporting career right from the start. Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz also used the opportunity for a short personal discussion and answered interested questions of the athletes , He affirmed that the Federal Ministry of Finance, in dialogue with top associations and the Customs Ski Team, will continue to ensure optimal conditions for further success in the future.Spee sports sponsorship since 1952The Customs Administration has been promoting skiing since 1952. What began as support for skilful customs officers today is one Highly professional top-level sports promotion in the disciplines of alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping and nordic combined. The foundation for success at top international level is the early and targeted promotion of young talents. The promotional concept of the Zoll Ski Team relies on decentralized sports promotion. The athletes train discipline-dependent in the well-known federal and regional performance centers or Olympic training centers and are also looked after there by customs-owned trainers. This means not only in terms of training technology, an optimal all-round care by recognized specialists, but above all offers the young up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to be gently but goal-oriented in their usual environment to the high demands of international top-notch introduced werden.Förderung of Disabled Sports by The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMF) The Federal Government’s Individual Grants for Disabled Elite Athletes has been providing financial support to Paralympic athletes since 2017, enabling them to prepare for the Paralympic Games and World Championships, as well as World Cup seasons. Athletes in the A-Bundeskader of the German Disabled Sports Association e.V. (DBS) are sponsored in an individual sport, which is anchored in the program of the next Paralympic Games. The BMF supports the three alpine athletes Anna Schaffelhuber, Anna-Lena Forster and Andrea Rothfuss on the basis of the already established promotion of skiing. More on the subject The Zoll Ski Team visits the BMF


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