Olympic base in Westphalia

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Olympic base in North Rhine-Westphalia / Westphalia in the State Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia
Sponsorship : State Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia e. V.
Seat: Dortmund
Founded: 1994
Website: www.osp-westfalen.nrw

The Olympiastützpunkt NRW / Westphalia in the Landessportbund Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V. is a cross-sport support and service facility for top-class sport for national squad athletes and outstanding state squads and their coaches.


Today's Olympic training center NRW / Westphalia emerged in 1994 from the merger of the Olympic training centers Ruhr-Ost and Warendorf Münsterland, which had been operating until then.

The first so-called Olympic training centers were founded in 1987 in metropolitan areas at some locations with good sports facility infrastructure or with recognized sports science institutions in order to implement comprehensive and the resulting financially expensive training support for all Olympic sports.

Her main task is to ensure high quality, complex sports medicine, physiotherapeutic, training and movement science, social, psychological and nutritional support, especially for the Olympic preparation of the top team in daily training or central measures of the leading associations.

Since January 1, 2019, the sponsorship of all three Olympic training centers in North Rhine- Westphalia (Westphalia, Rhine-Ruhr and Rhineland ) has been transferred to the State Sports Association of North Rhine- Westphalia . The name of the Olympic base in Dortmund is now "Olympic base NRW / Westphalia im Landessportbund NRW eV".

Thomas Friedhoff is the head of OSP Westphalia.

Outline and structure

The Federal Rowing Base as part of the Westphalia Olympic Base in Dortmund


The headquarters of the third largest German Olympic base is located at Strobelallee 60A in Dortmund in the immediate vicinity of Signal Iduna Park . There are other sports centers with the Westphalia ice sports center , the rowing center , the shooting center and the Helmut-Körnig-Halle . In addition to the headquarters and the sports centers in Dortmund, the Olympic base has sub-areas in Bochum, Kamen, Warendorf, Münster and Winterberg.

Sports and areas of focus

The OSP NRW / Westphalia supports squad athletes in the categories of Olympic squad (OK), perspective squad (PK), supplementary squad (EK), junior squad 1 (NK1), junior squad 2 (NK2) and the state squad (LK).

A total of 28 sports are covered by the location. These include baseball / softball, beach volleyball, biathlon, bobsleigh, boxing, ice hockey, figure skating, soccer, weightlifting, canoeing, athletics, cycling, equestrian sports, luge, rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling, rowing, swimming, skeleton, skiing, sport shooting, synchronized swimming, taekwondo , Triathlon, gymnastics, water polo and volleyball.

There are also eight Paralympic disciplines. These include para athletics, para cycling, para equestrian sport, para swimming, para table tennis, para triathlon, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis.


The OSP NRW / Westphalia offers top athletes and their coaches, clubs and associations comprehensive personal support and advice at the highest level.

The focus is on the areas of health management (medicine, physiotherapy, rehabilitation training), performance optimization (physiological, biomechanical and visual performance diagnostics, nutritional advice, sports psychology) and career advice / dual career planning.

The advocacy of a humane, manipulation-free and fair competitive sport is the basis of all services that are offered to top athletes in Olympic and Paralympic sports alike.

Elite school of sport

The Winterberg sports boarding school, the Iserlohn private high school, the Klaus-Steilmann Haus sports boarding school in Bochum, the Dortmund sports boarding school at WIHOGA, the FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 eV sports boarding school, the FLVW girls' boarding school in Kamen, the Paderborn sports boarding school, the Münster sports boarding school Märkische Schule Wattenscheid, the Pestalozzi-Realschule Wattenscheid, the Hellweg-Schule Bochum, the Maria Sibylla Merian-Gesamtschule Bochum and the Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Winterberg are connected to the Olympic base in North Rhine-Westphalia / Westphalia. In Bochum-Wattenscheid and Winterberg, the NRW OSP / Westphalia is involved in the care of the local elite schools . The same applies to the NRW sports schools in Dortmund and Münster.

Web links

Commons : Olympiastützpunkt Westfalen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Olympiastützpunkt NRW / Westphalia , accessed on November 8, 2019.
  2. Sponsorship of the Olympic Training Center NRW / Westphalia , accessed on November 8, 2019.
  3. Sports of the OSP NRW / Westphalia , accessed on November 8, 2019.
  4. Services of the OSP NRW / Westphalia , accessed on November 8, 2019.
  5. Elite schools of sports of the OSP NRW / Westphalia , accessed on November 8, 2019.

Coordinates: 51 ° 29 '32.1 "  N , 7 ° 26' 50.8"  E