The German Olympic Sports Confederation is the non-governmental umbrella organization of German sport and counts more than 27 millions of memberships in about 90.000 sports clubs. The DOSB has 101 member organizations, including 16 regional sports confederations, 66 national federations and 19 sport associations with particular tasks.
The DOSB serves as a platform of consultation and advice, providing services to its member associations which are independent in terms of organization, financing and specialization, and represents their interests vis-à-vis the institutions of the European Union, of the Federation, the federal states and municipalities in Germany as well as the churches and all socio-political and cultural areas.
The DOSB supports all dimensions of diversity, follows the idea of “sport for all”, advocates sustainability and promotes volunteerism. The DOSB aims at fostering a modern and humane top-level sport and wants to contribute its part to international understanding and peace by means of co-operation.