Franz Steinle becomes President of German Ski Association
Franz Steinle was elected President of the German Ski Association (DSV) during its General Assembly on 29th December 2013 in Oberstdorf (GER). The 64-year-old succeeds Alfons Hörmann who became President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) on 7th December to lead the umbrella organisation of all German sports.
Steinle, who is President of the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart, served as DSV Vice-President since 2005 after he was President of the Ski Association of Swabia for six years. A well-known face to the extended FIS family, Steinle serves on a variety of FIS Committees in addition to the National Anti-Doping Agency of Germany.
After his election, Steinle said: “Under the Presidency of Alfons Hörmann, the German Ski Association further enhanced its strong position on an international stage. Together we are aiming at continuing this successful path”.
During the Assembly, FIS Council Member and DOSB President Hörmann was named Honorary President of DSV.