Member of the Bundestag Stephan Mayer (CSU) has resigned from his post as Vice President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation. This was announced by the DOSB on Wednesday.
Mayer (48) was elected to the presidium at the general meeting on December 4, but after the end of his job as parliamentary state secretary in the Federal Ministry of the Interior, he would have had to wait a twelve-month waiting period before he was allowed to do voluntary work in the DOSB.
Mayer was recently appointed sports policy spokesman for the Union parties. The DOSB Presidium “will deal with the consequences” of the withdrawal “at its next regular meeting in March,” said the statement from the sports umbrella organization.
“I agree with Stephan Mayer, whom I would like to take this opportunity to thank again for his willingness to do voluntary work in the DOSB, that we will continue to maintain good and constructive cooperation for the benefit of sport in Germany in the new constellation be,” said DOSB President Thomas Weikert.
The committee around the longtime table tennis official currently only has three vice presidents: Verena Bentele, Kerstin Holze, Miriam Welte and Oliver Stegemann. Like Weikert, they were newly elected to the presidency in December in Weimar. Mayer was also initially a candidate for the highest office in German sport, but he withdrew his application a few weeks before the election.