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Frankfurt / Main (dpa) – Christian Seifert, managing director of the German Football League, received the “Pegasos” award at the German Sports Press Ball in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. The 52-year-old was honored on Saturday in the special category “Special Services to German Sport”. Seifert was honored with the price for his crisis management in the corona pandemic.
“Christian Seifert developed a concept that was unique and a blueprint for leagues in Europe and in parts of the world,” said Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) in his laudatory speech. It was a “great achievement” for the sport. Seifert has been running the DFL since 2005. At the end of the year he gives up his post. He will be succeeded by Donata Hopfen on January 1, 2022.
The Pegasos Prize in the special category “Special Services to the Federal Republic of Germany” was awarded to the former Federal Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher for the first time in 2014. In the past time the award went to the former ski jumper Sven Hannawald and the former boxer Henry Maske.
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