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DOSB sends 254 athletes to the World Games

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) is sending 254 athletes to the World Games, which begin on Thursday in Birmingham, England. This means that the German team has grown by almost 70 athletes in the 11th edition of the most important competition in non-Olympic sports compared to the last edition in 2017 in Wrocław.

“I’m sure that the athletes of the Team D World Games will do excellently – both athletically and as ambassadors of Germany and role models for young athletes,” said DOSB Vice President and delegation leader Oliver Stegemann. The German delegation in Birmingham comprises a total of 421 people, including officials, trainers and supervisors.

German athletes were able to qualify for 30 of the 34 sports. 111 of them start as individual athletes, another 143 compete in one of the nine team sports. The team consists of 122 women and 132 men. In addition to German athletes from 105 nations take part in the competitions until July 17th.

At the last edition of the World Games, Team D impressed with a total of 41 medals (17 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze) and finished second in the medal table. Four years earlier at the World Games 2013 in Cali (Colombia), there were still 30 medals (15 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze) and thus fourth place in the national ranking

The World Games are held every four years under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at different locations, in each case in the year after the Olympic Games. After the Olympic Games in Tokyo were postponed to 2021, the World Games were also postponed by one year.

The TV station Sport1 will report cross-media on every day of the competition, over 100 hours on free TV and in the simulcast live stream on SPORT1.de and in the SPORT1 apps. In addition to the large-scale live broadcasts from Birmingham, some of which last more than ten hours a day, there are also detailed highlight summaries.

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