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Manfred Ommer

Full name: Manfred Ommer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: September 13, 1950 in Bergisch Gladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


Sprinter Manfred Ommer reached the semifinals of the 200 at the 1972 München Olympic Games but failed to qualify for the final. He was the only member of the 1972 West German Olympic team who left München and did not participate further after the 5 September Olympic assassination of Israelis by Palestinian terrorists from the “Black September” group. Ommer participated in the 1971 and 1974 Europeans, winning a silver medal in the 200 in 1974, and the 1973 and 1975 European Cups, as well as at the 1974 European indoors. In his only Olympic year he was also West German champion in the 100 and 200, and repeated this success in 1974. Ommer collected another two West German relay and three indoor titles.

In 1977 Ommer confessed in an interview that he had doped with Dianabol and accused the Freiburg physician, Armin Klümper, of assisting him, "Klümper was the largest doper on this planet." Meanwhile this fact was confirmed by investigations by several West German sports journalists. In public statements and interviews Ommer often supported the free use of doping for everybody.

From 1986-88 Ommer was President of the Bundesliga soccer club FC Homburg 08 and made headlines in 1987-88 when the club was banned from advertising a condom producer (“London”) on their shirts, because of "ethical concerns" by the German Soccer Association.

Ommer eventually acted as a self-employed financial consultant. One of his spectacular models in the gray capital market was called the “Ommer model.” The model provided fund money to buy soccer league players and lend them against a fee to soccer clubs, and for this he was accused of human trafficking with the players, and the promised high refunds were never realized. In the 1980s he was involved in some sales models at inflated prices, and in May 2001 Ommer was accused of attempted fraud in 66 cases at the District Court of Bonn, but he was acquitted later in the year.

Personal Best\: 200 – 20.49 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 200 metres West Germany FRG 6 h1 r3/4

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 21.08 4
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 20.53w 5
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 20.80 4
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