VOLKER KLUGE is a German journalist who has worked for 40 years for daily newspapers and journals. Since 1968 he has published more than 50 books, documentaries, DVDs, as well as thousands of articles on sports, the Olympic Movement and Olympic history. He has also been the curator of exhibitions. So far, he has reported on 17 Olympic Games. He was a member of the Executive Committee and Honorary Press Chief of the NOC of the GDR, and afterwards a personal member of the NOC for Germany. Currently he is editor of the Journal of Olympic History. He was honoured with the ISOH Lifetime Award in 2008.