Someone in Sport commented: Boehm 2.0.

The expulsion of the woman, who on the government side stood between the sports organizations and a good 300 million euros in top-class sports funding, is reminiscent of the sports policy scandal four years ago: sports officials were fed up with the ministry checking their plans, their spending and, above all, their effectiveness to let.

Minister Seehofer, as soon as he was in office, fulfilled their wish to replace civil servant Gerhard Böhm, who felt obliged to take responsibility for dealing with taxpayers' money.

Now his successor has to go.

Sports officials had also pushed for Beate Lohmann to be kicked out.

Politics seems erratic.

When she visited the Sports Committee four weeks ago, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser praised the competent and assertive head of department.

Now suddenly the trust is destroyed.

State Secretary Juliane Seifert retired the Ministerial Director without notice on Wednesday.

While that is legitimate;

political officials are expected to agree with the government line.

But which sports policy line is the government actually pursuing?

It is not recognizable beyond the announcements in the coalition agreement.

The budget committee approved 25 million euros for the promised revival of club and mass sport after the pandemic - without a concept being available.

The money is therefore blocked for the time being.

Beate Lohmann has to serve as a scapegoat for this omission.

Almost half a year after it took office, most of the sports policy goals of the Scholz government have proven to be more wishful thinking than tangible projects.

There is talk of a golden plan for sports facilities, of a kind of top-class sports limited liability company for the independent allocation of funds and, which seems most concrete, of a center for safe sports.

The big hit should be a sports development plan.

It is quite possible that the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has now presented the blueprint for the realization of its goal of understanding and using sport as social policy in its cornerstones for a radically new federal sports policy.

That would mean that in future not only the Ministry of the Interior, but in particular the family and health departments, would work to use and promote sport in areas such as democracy building, integration and participation as well as prevention and therapy - not under the direction of a department head in the Ministry of the Interior , but under the direction of a Minister of State for Sport in the Chancellery.

It remains to be seen whether these ideas will be understood as presumption or taken up by the federal and state governments as assistance.

For the time being, it is important not to forget top athletes in the Ministry of the Interior.

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