Gert Abelbeck - Member of the Hall of Fame

As the General Manager of the German Olympic Society, Gert Abelbeck contributed with his unparalleled planning skills to the development and realisation of the Golden Plan for sports facility development. The signal effect of this plan extended well beyond the borders of Germany to distant Japan where Abelbeck became a much sought-after sports development consultant.

Abelbeck's expertise was also in demand at the IAKS, and it was here that he contributed greatly to the development of the IAKS into a worldwide organisation for sports facility development. Abelbeck encouraged contacts between the IAKS and its Japanese Section until his death.