GERMAN VOLUNTEERS TRAINING WITH THE OSSERSEQUITIES are making history for the first time in a German-language television program.
The program, called “Osserses Welt” or “Olympic Games,” aired on Deutsche Welle on Wednesday and will air again on Thursday.
German President Joachim Gauck will be making an appearance on the show.
The German delegation to the 2016 Olympics is made up of six athletes, who will train on German soil at a time when the country has been battling a measles outbreak and the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The German Olympic Committee said this year’s team is not a group of athletes competing for medals, but instead the first to compete at the Games.
The group will train at the St. Pauli stadium, in the southwestern city of Baden-Württemberg, for two weeks.
The team will then return to Baden for the next round of training, which starts in August.
The men’s team, which is comprised of five Germans, will travel to Sochi, Russia, to compete in the men’s individual and team competitions.
The women’s team will also train at St. Peters in Baden.
The Olympic medal standings for the men and women’s teams will be announced on July 1, but the women’s medal standings will not be announced until later this week.