MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: DOSBMax Hoff, Niklas Kaul, Sarah Köhler, Leon Rohde and Oliver Zeidler get support from the IOC with immediate effect
The postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo to next year presents the athletes in Team Germany with enormous challenges. The athletes had fully geared their life and training plans to the summer of 2020 and now have to re-plan not only in terms of sport, but also in organizational and financial terms. With these difficulties in mind, the DOSB advocated financial support for athletes in Team D at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Max Hoff (canoe racing), Niklas Kaul (athletics), Sarah Köhler (swimming), Leon Rohde (track bike) and Oliver Zeidler (rowing) will now receive 600 US dollars per month for one year to support preparation for the games IOC / Olympic Solidarity.Britta Heidemann, Olympic fencing champion in Beijing and member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, handed over the scholarship commitment to Max Hoff on behalf of the DOSB last Thursday on behalf of all five athletes. The canoeist, who had to quit a confirmed position for October 2020 due to the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo to 2021, is very happy about the support from the IOC: “The scholarship is an important building block for my path to Tokyo successful Numerous team D athletes have applied for the scholarship. In coordination with the respective professional association, Sporthilfe and the DOSB Athletes Commission, the DOSB proposed the five athletes to the IOC. With their outstanding performance in their sport, they have great chances to take part in the upcoming games
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