Dieter Ludwig

The Journalist

Dieter Ludwig is one of the best-known German sports journalists. He worked for the Sport-Informations-Dienst (sid) for more than 30 years, most recently as chief reporter. He has reported on 15 Olympic Games, the Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships and was present at Boris Becker’s first Wimbledon victory in 1985. But his great love has always been equestrian sport. He has experienced more than 50 European Championships, ten World Championships and five World Equestrian Games – including the one in Aachen in 2006. Since leaving the sid, he has been working as a freelance journalist. And how well informed the 84-year-old Ludwig still is can be read daily on Somehow it is logical that he met his wife Uta, a dressage rider, also through equestrian sport, more precisely: in the riding stable of former World Champion Norbert Koof. They married in 1985, one of the witnesses was show jumping legend Alwin Schockemöhle. It is a matter of honour that Dieter Ludwig has not missed a CHIO Aachen since its premiere at the Soers in 1965. And he has a lot to tell. For example the story of the four-in-hand driver in Aachen’s red light district – together with his team. We have listened.


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