Wehling (center) on his return from the 1972 Olympics
|birthday||July 8, 1952|
|place of birth||Halle (Saale) , GDR|
|job||Graduated sports teacher|
|society||SC tractor Oberwiesenthal|
|End of career||1980|
Wehling, the son of a lawyer and a pharmacist, graduated from the children's and youth sports school in Oberwiesenthal in 1972 with the Abitur. After the Junior European Championship in 1971, he was the dominant skier in the Nordic Combined in the 1970s. Wehling, who started for the SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal , achieved three Olympic victories in a row in the Nordic Combined ( Sapporo 1972 , Innsbruck 1976 and Lake Placid 1980 ). This makes him the most successful Nordic combined athlete to this day. He was also world champion in 1974 and bronze medalist at the world championship in this sport in 1978. At the Holmenkollen Ski Festival in Oslo he won three times (1975–1977); In 1976 he was honored with the Holmenkollen Medal .
Ulrich Wehling graduated from the German University for Physical Culture and Sport (DHfK) in Leipzig to become a qualified sports teacher . After retiring from competitive sports, he initially worked in 1980/81 as an employee at the Scientific Center of the German Skier Association (DSLV) in Leipzig . From 1982 to 1990 he was deputy general secretary and in 1990 president and general secretary of the DSLV of the GDR. Wehling was also a member of the GDR's NOK from 1981 to 1990 and vice-president in 1990 . From 1976 to 1981 Wehling was a member of the Central Council of the FDJ and until 1990 also a member of the SED .
After working from 1990 to 1992 as coordinator of the German Ski Association in the new federal states, from 1992 to 2012 he was the sporting director or race director of the International Ski Association FIS in the Nordic Combined Committee. On December 1, 2016, Wehling became the new managing director of the Thuringian Ski Association, which retired on November 21, 2018.
On the occasion of the 475th anniversary, he was made an honorary citizen of Oberwiesenthal in 2002. In the GDR he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit several times . In 1980 he received this medal in gold.
Doping in the GDR
As the person responsible for competitive sport, Wehling was involved in state-prescribed doping in GDR sport by supporting repression against coaches and athletes who refused to administer or take doping substances. In 1992 he could no longer be held in the DSV because of the public doping allegations.
- 1971 Junior World Champion
- 1972 Olympic Champion - Olympic Games in Sapporo
- 1973 GDR master
- 1974 World Champion - World Championship - Falun
- 1975 GDR champion
- 1976 Olympic Champion - Olympic Games in Innsbruck
- 1976 GDR champion
- 1977 GDR champion
- 1978 bronze medal - World Championship - Lahti
- 1978 GDR champion
- 1979 GDR champion
- 1980 Olympic Champion - Olympic Games in Lake Placid
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|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German skier|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 8, 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Halle (Saale) , German Democratic Republic|