thanks to Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, the Olympic winners and world of the previous season, the masters, the German skating Union (DEU) experienced heavenly times. The Pair reached the summit of his sporting togetherness in February and March of this year in Pyeongchang and Milan, has withdrawn from the competition, operating back and silver plated currently, the wage of an extraordinary career in a blaze of glory in a kind of working holiday in the Revue “Holiday On Ice”.

Roland Zorn

sports editor.

F. A. Z.

of course, that the German figure skating Championships, which were held at the weekend in Stuttgart, not a Highlight character hold lived. It title fights in the chamber were game format, the pay with your manageable participants – seven women, five men, two pairs, three ice dance couples – at first glance betrayed that the German figure skating may not awaken in time to Savchenko/Massot once again seems to draw from the Full.

the question of The young

Udo Dönsdorf, for 25 years in the service of the ENG, first as a sports speaker, since 1999, as a sports Director, describes the Situation of its niche sports, with no new horses in this way: “I was already clear, that after such a High, a drop in the benefits in the future.” To strengthen the manageable scene of the five Federal offices in Berlin, Chemnitz, Dortmund, Mannheim and Oberstdorf sustainable, that in the future new Champions made in Germany the magic of give off that is inherent in this sport, is currently the main task of the 66-year-old Dönsdorf and his comrades-in-arms in the Munich-based Association headquarters, and, above all, the Trainer in this small winter sports Association with approximately 20,000 members, including 5000 active runners.

the success of The native Ukrainian Savchenko and the French Massot of the DEU helped to secure in the talks with the German Olympic sports Confederation and the German Federal Ministry of the interior, once sufficient funds for the work of the vertices. “We have been very well considered, although we have not performed on all of the disciplines seen,” says Dönsdorf about the support from Berlin. “Our analysis has shown that we can’t plan in the short term, we had to our Potential up to the winter Olympics in 2026 to demonstrate. The difficulty of our sport is that we train young athletes who are still in the phase of Puberty. You can’t predict without a doubt how you come out of this time out.“