DLV President Prokop Says Olympic Games Should Be Awarded To Countries
German Athletics Federation (DLV) President Clemens Prokop said that Olympic Games "should be awarded to countries and not to cities any more," according to the BR. The "role model for this idea is the FIFA World Cup, which always has been awarded to entire countries." Prokop said that "especially in Germany, decentralized Games would make an Olympic bid more realistic." Germany "has top-notch venues for basically every sport." The track and field events could take place in Berlin, the equestrian competitions in Aachen, the triathlon in Hamburg and the whitewater events in Augsburg. Decentralized Games "also require less construction." In addition, it "would save costs and guarantee a sustainable continued usage of the competition venues" (BR, 1/8).