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German Deutsche Behindertensportverband employee Detlev Lutkehoff passes away

Detlev Lutkehoff Detlev Lutkehoff. Image credit: Deutsche Behindertensportverband e.V.

The International Paralympic Committee is reporting that German disability sport administrator Detlev Lutkehoff died.  Lutkehoff  worked for Deutsche Behindertensportverband (DBS), the German Paralympic Committee, for over thirty-four years before partially retiring in 2013.



Lutkehoff  played an important role in the history of the DBS, and was one of the organization’s first employees.  He also served as the DBS’s Youth Secretary.    He attended the Paralympic Youth Camps in Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing, Vancouver and London, and was active in developing the next generation of German Paralympians. Helped organize an inclusive youth basketball camp by working with Deutschen Behindertensportjugend (DBSJ), Deutschen Rollstuhlsportverbandes (DRS) and Deutschen Basketballjugend (DBBJ). He was involved with the Jugend-Länder-Cup for many years, providing opportunities for young athletes to compete against each other nationally.


Lutkehoff  graduated from the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln in 1982. At the time of his death, he was living in Cologne, Germany.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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