The probably most honorable task - besides the organization of two IOC Sessions (Munich 1959 and Baden-Baden in 1963) - had been assigned to the NOC for Germany when the town of Munich was elected on 26th April 1966 as venue for the Olympic Games in 1972.


Only a few years after the completion of this comprehensive task the NOC took over another mandate by organizing on behalf of the IOC the 11th Olympic Congress, the second after the war. In 1981 sports leaders from all over the world came together in Baden-Baden in order to set the course for the future of the Olympic Movement. Results of particular importance of this Congress were the revised version of the eligibility rule 26 (the former amateur rule) as well as the decision to set up an Athletes Commission in order to guarantee the cooperation of active athletes' representatives in the IOC. The NOC of the GDR organized the 90th IOC Session in Berlin (East) in 1985.


After an unsuccessful bid in 1986 for the Olympic Winter Games in Berchtesgaden in 1992 the Executive Board of the NOC had decided on 16th/17th February 1991 in Dresden to stand as candidate with Berlin for the Olympic Games in the year 2000. The candidacy, however, failed. According to the decision of the IOC these Games will be organized by Sydney.