Christian Winkler

Fire and Flame for the Games “Down Under”

Commonwealth Games

Fire and Flame for the Games “Down Under”

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) are one of the major sport events in the Southern hemisphere in 2018. Around 6,600 athletes and officials from 71 Commonwealth Nations and Territories competed in 25 sports. DB SCHENKERsportsevents was appointed the Official Logistics Service Provider for the GC2018. Some of Schenker’s employees received a special recognition when they were chosen to …

Road to PyeongChang

Paralympics – Individual solutions for material, timekeeping and logistics

The Paralympics PyeongChang 2018 are in full swing. For the participants, the material factor is just as important as it is for the Olympic colleagues. But not only the sports equipment, also the competitions themselves are highly individualized. Paralympics watches run differently Disability is not just disability. The physical impairments and their impact on life are very individual. Therefore, in …

Road to PyeongChang: How logistics experts and athletes prepare for the Olympics

“Combination of planning and flexibility is crucial”

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will begin on February 9, the highlight of the four-year Olympics cycle not only for the athletes of Team Germany. After years of preparation, DB Schenker, Official Logistics Partner of Team Germany, is also determined to deliver a perfect mega-event. Time for gold. Logistik aktuell spoke to Johannes Rydzek, Germany’s Sports Personality of the Year 2017, to …

Olympic tradition meets tomorrow

Games of the future

Olympic tradition meets tomorrow

Last week, a five-year journey to Asia started for the Olympic movement when the flame was lit at the ancient site of Olympia. The next three Games will all take place in east Asia – Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020, and Beijing 2022. The hosts of these Games of the future are working flat out to use this global platform so that they can live up to their reputations as innovative trailblazers in the fields …

What goes into planning the Olympics

Games of the future

What goes into planning the Olympics

Sophisticated planning is an essential part of successful logistics – particularly for mega events. There are few events that require a greater effort in this respect than the Olympic Games. There has to be planning for 10,500 athletes and up to 11 million visitors at over 300 medal competitions in more than thirty sports venues. All of this in harmony with the least possible impact on nature, …

Urban planning: the city as a venue

Urban planning: the city as a venue

The trend in recent years has been to move major sporting events from outside the city limits into the city proper. Away from stadiums, forests and beaches and towards urban centers. But the trend goes well beyond temporary city events. Urban developers are beginning to see entire urban spaces as athletic venues and are incorporating modern leisure trends into urban planning. Right on trend: sporting …

No Olympics, no World Cup – no problem

No Olympics, no World Cup – no problem

2017 is an in-between year for sports, with no Olympics, World Cup, or European Cup. But scores of other multi-sport events will see athletes from around the world competing against each other. The logisticians from DB SCHENKERsportsevents are present at several of the major events. Regional multi-sport events, international student games, and a get-together of the "old pros" The year of multi-sport …