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Source: DOSB The IOC honorary member Heinze was the penultimate president of the National Olympic Committee of the GDR

“His particular passion was Olympic sport, which he represented at national and international level in prominent positions,” said DOSB President Alfons Hörmann. “German sport expresses its deeply felt condolences and sympathy to its relatives and wishes them strength and courage in these difficult hours”. IOC President Thomas Bach praised Heinze as a “very committed member”. Born in Dresden in 1923, Heinze completed a degree in physical education at the German University of Physical Culture in Leipzig. In 1951 he was part of the national basketball team. From the mid-50s he worked as a sports official a. a. in the National Olympic Committee of the GDR, in the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport at the Council of Ministers of the GDR, in the German Gymnastics and Sports Federation and in the national basketball association Günther Heinze was 97 years old.

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