Friday, 11 July, national head coach Uwe Bönsch announced the nominees for the four Olympiad teams. Arkadij Naiditsch, the current German Champion Daniel Fridman, and Jan Gustafsson. The team is completed by Igor Khenkin and David Baramidze.
Female A-squad player Elisabeth Paehtz, Marta Michna and Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska lead on the women’s team. Melanie Ohme and Sarah Hoolt will join the Dresden 2008 squad as well.