German Olympic body vows to keep sports going amid energy crisis

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The umbrella body for German sports wants to help save money and power during the energy crisis, but is fighting to make sure competition remains and facilities do not close. “The savings are necessary, but it is just as necessary to maintain sports opportunities,” the German Olympic Sports Confederation’s (DOSB) head of competitive sport Dirk Schimmelpfennig told dpa on Tuesday. “It is especially true after two years of the coronavirus pandemic and enormous restrictions.” Sports requiring a large amount of training such as swimming would “of course be massively set back” if practice had to be…

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