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plauen Vogtlandspiele is the Spartakiade of modern times. Up to 5,000 children and young people will participate from 16 to 19 June. The focus is on the Vogtland metropolis. “We decided on Plauen because the top city is celebrating its 900th anniversary,” said district administrator Rolf Keil (patron), president of the district sports association Steffen Fugmann and head of organization Ralf Schmutzler unanimously at the press conference.

Ordered 5,000 T-shirts and 2,500 sets of medals

After a two-year Corona break, the executive director of the District Sports Association, Michael Degenkolb, is very happy: “We have ordered 5,000 T-shirts and 2,500 sets of medals.” Gina Spranger has won as an ambassador for Vogtland Summer Games. The 23-year-old boxer from Leubnitz returned to Vogtland from the federal base in Frankfurt / Oder during the corona pandemic. With three silver and three bronze medals at the German Championships and the German University Championships, Gina Spranger is a great role model for young people. “It is a great honor for me that as a former participant in the Olympics in Vogtland I can now be an ambassador for this sports marathon. Whether it is for my school team or later for the Oelsnitz boxing team: I always gave everything at Vogtland Games,” the young woman looking up at a large youthful back.

Thank you: 500 volunteers are in action!

The talent stage will definitely be a showcase for the Vogtland sport again. “It is secured by 500 volunteers, for which we are very grateful. For such a huge event would not work with sponsors alone,” stressed KSB chairman Steffen Fugmann. The largest donor is the district itself, which on Wednesday handed in a support check for 25,600 euros. “Well given out,” says boxer Gina Spranger. She had once used the Vogtland Games and other competitions as a springboard and rose to the top. She finished third at the International Boxing World Cup 2020 and also qualified for the European Championships. Then came Corona and since then all sports have suffered during the pandemic.

Great joy and confidence in the ranks of the athletes

“That is why we are all the more happy that we can start again,” says sports director Jan Rodewald with confidence in the hot phase. In addition to the capital Plauen, there will also be Adorf (badminton), Oelsnitz (boxing), Bad Elster (fencing), Reichenbach (karate), Mehltheuer (bowling), Falkenstein (athletics), Treuen (kickboxing), Mylau (rolling) and Wernesgrün (including sports festival). ) organizes competitions. The organizing committee has added beach basketball, soccer funino, speed golf and cheerleading to the program. Further information at www.ksb-vogtland.de