By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
After missing the Olympic qualifiers, Dennis Schroder will not be added to the roster of the German national team for the upcoming Olympic Games, as it was officially announced today.
Per the German Basketball Federation press release: “Dennis Schrοder will not play for Germany at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The reason for this decision remains the enormous insurance requirements that cannot be met and thus prevent the point guard from being used, as was the case at the Olympic qualification tournament in Croatia.
Renewed, joint, and intensive efforts to be able to guarantee adequate insurance cover were not crowned with success.
“I would have loved to have been there in Tokyo. It’s the Olympic Games, that’s pretty much the greatest honor for an athlete, and I’ve always dreamed of participating in the Olympics. I am of course very disappointed that I cannot play and fight with the team in this important tournament. But I’m very happy for all the twelve guys who are going to Tokyo now. They played a great qualification together and deserved to be part of it. As a team, you have shown enormous solidarity and I am convinced that with this attitude you can also achieve something in Tokyo,” stated Schroder.
“We had to reckon with this development. But of course, it is clear that you leave no stone unturned for a world-class player like Dennis. Dennis is part of the team, which he showed in Split. We are very happy about his support ”, said national coach Henrik Rodl.”
Schroder despite not being able to be part of the team on the court, traveled to Split, Croatia, and supported his teammates from the stands as they qualified for the summer Olympics.