High Honors for Franz BERGER, HSV Hochfilzen
In the course of the Tyrolean Sportsperson Awards, Franz Berger, also known as “Mr. Biathlon“, has been honored with a special award (Viktor). Berger, who has been serving as club official and then as president of the HSV since the 70s, was surprised and very much moved by this high honoring. “Someone who pulls the strings but who does not like to be in the spotlight” (quote Tiroler Tageszeitung), has been promoting biathlon with his tireless effort in Austria.
The Biathlon Stadium of Hochfilzen is also bearing his hallmarks – unwavering commitment has turned a “simple“ competition venue into a stadium with all the bells and whistles. Dominik Landertinger prepared a moving laudation that highlighted Franz’s actions for the sport as well as the care he shows for his athletes. We all wish that Franz will keep pulling the strings of the HSV and that he will remain engaged in biathon for a long time!