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A real top name around the Finnish ski's new boss: I Hope that the task need not apply
Matti Heikkinen said he was interested in the ski association's executive director search process, but not publicly admit their interest in the task. Between the lines can read, that the mission of a fascinating career stop that skiers.Matti Heikkinen skied well on Saturday his career in the penultimate competition in the ylitorni be. Santtu Silvennoinen

ski federation director of operations is there a real surprise: his career on Sunday to decide a champion skier Matti , 35.

I Need to find the kind of person who understands what top-level sport is about. And that work happens internally, so we have to type in to find such people. I see people who are able to drive change through, Heikkinen said.

told the evening press story Saturday, that Heikkinen task is a valid person.

I'm always available, if you are asked about a variety of sports related tasks. The sport has for me been so big life. I feel that at some point I may have to give more than a top athlete, Heikkinen said.

the ski association's executive director position opened up, when the Mika Kulmala announced on Monday to move to the side in the next few months.

I Hope that you do not need to apply. There are external and internal recruitment. In this case it is, I hope, internal.

the university of Jyväskylä economics student comments are between the lines legible, that he is interested in Kulmalalta release the task.

– the Process I'm interested, but I don't publicly say that I place interested. It need to find such people, which is very holistic competence. Cross-country skiing position in Finland is so meaningful in so many ways, that the appointing person should really know what in the coming years and the coming decade should do, jyväskylä twists.


ylitorni be, there was some speculation this weekend that Heikkinen's career after end this season.

I can't turn on the sled. Sunday is the last race.

Heikkinen termination decision came somewhat unexpectedly, as the man is a force this season after a sustained media - and partner agreements.

I Have always said that so long continue, once the experience was improving myself as an athlete. The limit is reached. Pretty high they were. The circle of life is such that at some point have to move to other positions, in the 2011 world gold medalist inches.

Before the data kulmala's withdrawal came, Heikkinen, the plan was to return to continue their university student and to be more present with your family. At home waiting meritorious career of his wife Summer as well as three children.

– did Not affect the decision to terminate for my family situation, but as an athlete I achieve cross. Private life side need to be reminded that the best accomplishment you made as a family. The child family life is reflected in the mind hiihtoura at the end that I'm mentally a bit more mature.

Matti Heikkinen (left.) and Iivo Niskanen sit perch Saturday message after skiing. Santtu silvennoinen last bet

Heikkinen become supple to his career in the penultimate race on Saturday ylitorni be the Finnish cup message in a strong performance. He was the proportion of time in the second free 7.5 km journey in just 0.6 seconds Iivo Neck slower.

– Terminated honorably. It's talent not disappeared, but Seefeld after the start of a different period as an athlete.

the world Cup decision, world championships and the previous week's SM-skiing are in Äänekoski, i.e. competition, you Seefeldissä come to the end after the decision, not from jyväskylä to go so well. Them in front of Saturday's skiing was great. It gives an indication that Niskanen's gold 50 mile CHAMPIONSHIP race on Sunday become just free.

After all, these swings I have ever been. Iivo's not in bad shape. It was nice to ski, Heikkinen summed up Saturday.

Interview between a man shake hands with the Martti Jylhä and said this enteellisesti:

Thank you common top-sport of the year. I think that one way or another meet in the future.

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