Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DB Renews Deal to Support German Olympic and Paralympic Teams

Providing Logistical Support to National Teams
Shipping News Feature
GERMANY – Deutsche Bahn has extended its partnership with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the National Paralympic Committee Germany (DBS), renewing its deal to serve as official partners for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018 and Tokyo in 2020. Deutsche Bahn has been named the official partner for mobility, with subsidiary DB Schenker, the official partner for logistics. Dr Niklas Wilmking, Head of Air Freight at Schenker Deutschland said:

"We are pleased that we will continue to supply complete logistics services to the delegations from DOSB and DBS along with the German houses at the next two Olympic Games in Asia. Our experienced team will support our athletes and associations with tailored logistics solutions on their way to the games."

Deutsche Bahn has supported DBS since 2002 and DB Schenker has been a co-partner of DOSB, which replaced the German National Olympic Committee (NOK), since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Both these partnerships are now being brought together and expanded within the Deutsche Bahn Group. Michael Vesper, CEO of DOSB, commented:

"DB Schenker is an experienced team that has already supported us in nine previous Olympic Games. We are very pleased that we can once again trust in DB Schenker's experience and flexibility, which is absolutely necessary for major sporting events abroad. Over the next few months, we will work together closely to offer our German athletes the best conditions to be successful in Pyeongchang."

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) is the umbrella organisation for leading associations and state athletic associations, which has 27.5 million members in over 90,000 sports clubs. In addition, as the German National Olympic Committee (NOK), it is responsible vis-a-vis the IOC for sending the German team to the Olympic Games. The National Paralympic Committee Germany (DBS) is the association within DOSB responsible for sports for people with disabilities. DBS is a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Friedhelm Julius Beucher, President of DBS, said:

"Disabled sports are a symbol of vitality and mobility. With DB, we have a long-term partner on our side that not only supports top class sports, but also works to improve conditions for people with disabilities in Germany."

Photo: Markus Rehm, track and field athlete and three-time gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games in London and Rio, and Lisa Zimmermann, who competed in the Sochi Olympics in Freestyle Skiing.