Jörg Hoffmann and Jochen Pietzsch were one of the best doubles teams of the 1980s, winning the 1984 Winter Olympic bronze medal, the 1988 Winter Olympic gold medal, the 1990 European Championships, World Championships in 1983, 1985, 1987, and 1990, and the 1983-84 doubles World Cup. Their medal count was completed by two bronze medals at the 1989 and 1990 World Championships, one silver at the 1986 European Championships and Hoffmann also won a silver in singles at the 1985 World Championships. In 1990 they also won gold medals in the mixed team event at both the Europeans and the Worlds. After failing to qualify for the 1992 Winter Olympics, they retired. Hoffmann later made his living as a distributor of toy articles.