Interested in the sport of skiing? Many opportunities await. Here at home, large parts of the country fresh snow and superb conditions. Those who decide over the skiing does not think so. On the contrary. When The international skiforbundet (FIS) hosts the congress about a year, it is happening in the thai seaside resort of Pattaya. FIS confirms to VG that the 2020 congress is moved from Marrakech in Morocco to strandpalmer and sand in Asia. Also Marrakech is located quite far from the ski cradle, but is at least an interesting destination bursting with culture and history. Pattaya is notorious for being one of the sex-industry's international core business areas.
When skipampene in 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.
the President of the FIS are among the worst when it comes to collect and wield power. 75 year-old Gian Franco Kasper has had the position since 1998, and before that he was general secretary of the same association in 14 years. It is possible because he is bl.a. using the older men's method: Innynde in countries that are members of the association, but that has little sporting activity within the main area. It is not unusual that the international association has more member countries than the united nations. Thailand is a good example. The country is in the FIS, but has no ski resorts.
President Kasper is no brother of Jesper and Jonathan. It is only a few days ago he received a lot of attention as klimafornekter. He has gone far in supporting the dictatorships that seek the OLYMPIC games, and has previously compared a possible expulsion of Russia from the OLYMPICS with nazi jødeutryddelse. He has apologized in the aftermath.
Norway is a great power in skiing, but the position is used gently and faded. As late as in 2016 voted all three of the Norwegian delegates no to introduce gender quota in the board of directors of FIS. No proper attempt to change the lederkulturen the Norwegian idrettsorganisasjonene not been on. It should be an end to. Norwegian sport must get rid of what is left of the private pampevelde, and then go loose on this sport's international organisations.