For the DOSB, it is “disappointing” that sport is “not taken into account” in the third relief package of the Federal Government.

For the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) it is “disappointing” that sport is “not taken into account” in the third relief package of the Federal Government.

“Many clubs at grassroots level are also suffering noticeably from the exploding energy costs,” wrote Torsten Burmester, chairman of the board, on Twitter on Sunday.

“We at the DOSB will not resign ourselves to this and will do our utmost to ensure that the mistakes of the pandemic are not repeated and that the importance of sport for many areas of society is barely taken into account in challenging times,” Burmester added.

He announced: Sport is nevertheless prepared to “make its contribution to saving energy. Therefore, we will present a corresponding voluntary commitment in the coming week.”

At noon on Sunday, the coalition government had presented a relief package of 65 billion euros in the wake of rising energy costs, which Burmester assessed as “important and correct” overall. Pensioners and students will benefit from the relief. In addition, there will be more housing and child benefits, among other things.