Germany plans to bid for upcoming Olympic Games

DOSB President Thomas Weikert stated that the 2034 Winter Games and 2036 Summer Games are the earliest possible goals for his planned bid.

Thomas Weikert re-elected as the President of the DOSB (Credits - European Table Tennis Union)
By Abhiruchi Rout | Dec 4, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The voting members of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) General Assembly unanimously adopted a motion for the body’s goal of bidding for future Summer or Winter Olympic Games. The organization proposes to dismiss the typical single-city approach in favor of combining many venues into a single proposal. DOSB President Thomas Weikert stated that the 2034 Winter Games and 2036 Summer Games are the earliest possible goals for his planned bid. In order to evaluate support for Germany hosting the Olympics, a public vote is scheduled to take place in 2024.

The vote in Baden-Baden paves the way for discussions to take place about which edition of the games the DOSB will bid on and which cities would be proposed. The approach was outlined in a “road map,” with the first stage taking place in the following year. There will be a national series of forums that will comprise proponents, detractors, and stakeholders from business, politics, culture, and other spheres of society. As per the DOSB, it would be discussed before the group of people in an open-ended and transparent approach. The decision will not be finalized until the end of 2023, at a DOSB meeting.

Germany has failed in five different bids for the Summer and Winter Games after Munich’s victorious bid for the 1972 Olympics in 1992, 2000, 2012, 2018, and 2024. A Rhine-Ruhr bid for 2032 was also rejected, with Brisbane being granted that edition of the Olympics last year. In 2022, Germany successfully hosted the multi-sport European Championships in Munich and co-hosted EuroBasket, with all of the tournament’s knockout matches taking place in Berlin.

Weikert was also re-elected by the General Assembly with a resounding vote of confidence. The former president of the International Table Tennis Federation received 434 of the 438 votes that were cast in his favor. Weikert succeeded Alfons Hörmann, who was forced out in December 2021 after an external report indicated he had created a “culture of fear” within the DOSB. At the General Assembly, Verena Bentele, Kerstin Holze, Miriam Welte, Oliver Stegemann, and Jens-Peter Nettekoven were elected as vice presidents of the DOSB.

What Thomas Weikert Had to Say

“I have to thank you for the extraordinary vote of confidence, it is proof that we have worked well in the past twelve months. But we have important tasks ahead of us, ” said the DOSB President, as reported by

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