A good six months ago, Arnd Peiffer announced the end of his career. ARD viewers will still see the former biathlete in the future. He takes on an expert job in the first.
Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer is representing record world champion Magdalena Neuner in the biathlon programs of the TV channel ARD this winter. The sprint Olympic champion and five-time world champion will alternate with Kati Wilhelm in the biathlon broadcasts in the first to analyze the performance of his former teammates as an expert, Neuner is currently on maternity leave.
“For me it is great that after twelve years as an active participant in the World Cup I can continue to be very close in this way. The analytical aspects of our sport have always fascinated me, and I look forward to the competitions with the spectators to dive in, “said Peiffer, who resigned after last season. In his main job, the 34-year-old will remain with the federal police and wants to create the best possible framework conditions for competitive athletes in the dual career at the sports school there.
“With Arnd Peiffer, we are not only gaining one of the brightest minds in winter sports for our team, but are now also in the best positions with him, Kati Wilhelm, Felix Neureuther and Sven Hannawald in the expert position for the Olympic winter”, explained ARD -Sports coordinator Axel Balkausky.
“Arnd Peiffer was our preferred candidate in the expert position when it was clear that Magdalena Neuner would not be available for this season. We are already enthusiastic about the vigor with which he is devoting himself to this new challenge,” said Kati Günther, die Sports director of the Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting Corporation (RBB), which is responsible for the biathlon broadcasts. Peiffer, who has strong opinions in his active career outside of the sport, will be in action for the first time at the Biathlon World Cup in Östersund.