|Born||28 January 1914 – 18 September|
|Died||18 September 2002(aged 88)|
Immediately after the end of World War II, he was put in charge of sport for the administrative area of Köpenick. He is credited with reviving rowing as a sport in East Berlin. In 1948, he became chief editor of Deutsches Sportecho, an East German daily sports newspaper. He was dismissed from this role after only a few months and went to the radio station Sender Freies Berlin in West Berlin instead where he was in charge of the sports department.
Schmidt died in 2002.
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