Altenberg (RWH) The search for a new managing director for Altenberg bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track has come to an end. On 1 June 2019, Jens Morgenstern will take over from Matthias Benesch, the outgoing managing director of Wintersport Altenberg GmbH (WiA). The announcement was made by the Rural District Office for Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirgen in Pirna, Germany. The Rural District Office is one of the shareholders of the track’s operating company (WiA) along with the City of Altenberg and the Sachsen luge, bobsleigh and skeleton association.
The sliding track in Germany’s Eastern Ore Mountains is a mainstay on the BMW IBSF Bob + Skeleton World Cup schedule and is also due to host BMW IBSF World Championships at the end of February 2020.
As the chairman of BSC Winterberg sliding sports association, Jens Morgenstern is well versed with the scene and previously worked as the district manager of a sports association in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. According to the announcement made by the Rural District Office, Jens Morgenstern was the unanimous choice to take on the role at the end of the second application process. Matthias Benesch, as pilot in 4-man Bobsleigh European Champion and third in Overall World Cup in 2001, will be taking over as managing director of Sachsen’s state sliding sports association.
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Defending World Champion Friedrich in front at 4-man bobsleigh halfway stage in Altenberg
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Half time in 4-man bobsleigh with Walther, Kibermanis and Lochner taking top three spots
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Swiss skeleton athlete Marina Gilardoni on course for World Championship gold half-way through the action