He was named an honorary mayor for the Games.
"The whole point of the honorary mayor was to bring tourism and improve business," said a resident who declined to give her name.
He was later made the honorary mayor of the town.
Gerolstein's honorary mayor is chosen every five years in a direct vote.
The parish council consists of 12 members and the honorary mayor.
"As the real honorary mayor, I am beyond political parties," he said.
The council is made up of 8 council members and the honorary mayor as chairman.
Moreover, there is also an honorary mayor who serves as chairman.
"All right then," the honorary mayor said, sighing, turning and heading down the street.
A cat named Stubbs has been the honorary mayor since 1997.