A large contingent of German athletes has arrived in Sochi for the XXII Olympic Winter Games. The team hopes to repeat its country's stellar 2010 performance in Vancouver where it took home a number of medals.
Some 30 German athletes landed in Sochi late on Tuesday, accompanied by 50 officials and attendants.
The team, led by Michael Vesper and Bernhard Schwank, was expected to hold its first press conference on Wednesday.
Germany has high hopes for the Winter Games in Russia after taking home 30 medals at the 2010 Vancouver games.
The team's arrival in the Olympic village was not the team's first: they were preceded nearly a week in advance by an advance group of representatives.
A new doping code is set to come into force worldwide at the start of 2015. In Germany, a new code will also start up, which will place a more demands on the country's own anti-doping authority. And, that costs money.
The two "Bayern-chasers" meet on Sunday looking to edge closer to the German champions. The result in Munich the night before may have a bearing on the outcome of the game in Gladbach.