Chemnitz (dpa) - The board of directors of the Olympic base in Saxony will advise and decide on how to deal with the employed trainer Gabriele Frehse.

The OSP announced this in a statement on Friday afternoon.

The newly acquired knowledge of an external expert opinion commissioned by the German Turner Association is incorporated into the consultations.

It certifies the gymnastics trainer Frehse “serious breaches of duty”.

The DTB then asked the OSP to terminate the employment relationship with Frehse.

Several athletes such as the former balance beam world champion Pauline Schäfer had accused Frehse of harassing her in training, administering medication without a doctor's prescription and not allowing any objection.

The trainer denied these allegations several times and also during a questioning as part of the investigations.

It is about baseless accusations and falsehoods.

The DTB had commissioned a Frankfurt law firm to investigate the case.

Among other things, the report comes to the conclusion that “in 17 cases there are sufficient actual indications for the use of psychological violence by the trainer”.


“At OSP Saxony, we stand for clean, non-violent sport.

We condemn any wrongdoing and apologize to those affected for the suffering.

In addition, we question ourselves critically ”, it says in the OSP statement.

The goal of OSP Saxony must be to come to terms with failures and to do everything possible to ensure that they are not repeated in the future.

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