The German National Paralympic Committee (=DBS) named me as ambassador for disabled sport in June 2009. How wonderful for me because I spend most of my time spreading the message of goodwill at ceremonies and receptions. It’s a lot more fun heaping praise on the virtues of sport when a beer and snacks are waiting not far away.
The previous 7 years I had been active as the spokesman for the DBS (2004-2011). I stepped down from this position in August 2011.