When the international skiforbundet, FIS, chose to move congress in 2020 from Marrakesh in Morocco to Pattaya in Thailand, there were many who saw red.
Dagbladet wrote, among other things, an editorial in the newspaper that skipampenes time soon must be past.Here is the entire program for the ski world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Seefeld 2019
"When skipampene in the FIS prefer Pattaya as kongressby, it's about more than simply judgment. It is the expression of a disease that almost all international sports organizations suffer from: the Power is gathered with a small group of aging men that almost no one dares to challenge. The results we know: Corruption, bribe, luksusliv and worship of authoritarian states that arrangørland.", wrote the Newspaper.Damages the reputation
Also skipresident Erik Røste, Norwegian ski federation was critical to the selection of the convention location, and asked the board of directors of FIS take up the matter to the new discussion during the ongoing alpine ski championship in Åre.
Røste sitting even as a member of the FIS board of directors, but the proposal to treat the case on the new was voted down in the day.
In the board meeting today, I argued that the case should be taken up again on the new one when this in my opinion is a wrong decision. We as an international idrettsorganisasjon should not put us in such a completely unnecessary situation. It damages our reputation, and all the positive that happens and that will be decided come in the shade, " says Røste in a press release from the Norwegian ski federation. the
Røste think it sends completely the wrong signals to add skikongressen to a city that is known first and foremost for his questionable sexindustri.
According to the press release to the proposal have received a positive response, but not enough that the board took the matter up again.
sorry I strongly. I mean the FIS with this sends completely the wrong signals with regard to their reputation, " says Røste in the press release. the