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.