Deutsche Bahn renews with German Olympic team

Extension sees railway company continue as official mobility partner until 2020.

Deutsche Bahn renews with German Olympic team

Deutsche Bahn AG has extended its joint sponsorship agreement with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the National Paralympic Committee Germany (DBS).

The deal means the railway company will continue to serve as the official mobility partner of Germany’s Olympic and Paralympic teams, while its subsidiary, Schenker Deutschland, will act as the committees’ official logistics partner.

The multi-year renewal covers the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018 and Tokyo in 2020. The agreement marks the continuation of a partnership which first began in 2002.   

“The expansion of our partnership in German top-class sports to support the German Olympic and Paralympic teams highlights how seriously we take our corporate social responsibility,” said Bastian Grunberg, head of brand management and content steering at Deutsche Bahn. “We are looking forward to supporting top German athletes as the official partner in mobility.”

“We are pleased that we will continue to supply complete logistics services to the delegations from DOSB and DBS at the next two Olympic Games in Asia,” added Niklas Wilmking, head of air freight at Schenker Deutschland. “Our experienced team will support our athletes and associations with tailored logistics solutions on their way to the Games.”

“Schenker is an experienced team that has already supported us in nine previous Olympic Games,” said Michael Vesper, chief executive of the DOSB. “We are very pleased that we can once again trust in DB Schenker's experience and flexibility. Over the next few months, we will work together closely to offer our German athletes the best conditions to be successful in Pyeongchang.”

“Disabled sports are a symbol of vitality and mobility," added Friedhelm Julius Beucher, president of the DBS. “With Deutsche Bahn, we have a long-term partner on our side that not only supports top-class sports, but also works to improve conditions for people with disabilities in Germany.”