WHEN Linda Hofstad Helleland is about to be skviset out of the battle to become the next president of the World's Antidopingbyrå (WADA), it is of course a personal prestisjetap. But most of all, it is a defeat for a cleaner sport, and it's really sad.
For even if Helleland yesterday lost a bitter personal settlement against the Polish sportsministeren Witold Knock, is it not the ugly words between them that is the case. This settlement applies who shall decide in the further dopingkampen, and it is probably not those who cheer on a harder line against cheating.
With the Polish to Knock that the international authorities ' candidate to take over as WADA president after the controversial british artist Sir Craig Reedie, release the international sport to take an overall settlement with his own murky dopingfortid.
When is mostly as before with less Hellelands defeat provoke the western sponsors her so much that the global WADA-system cracks.
IRONICALLY enough, that is exactly what the former good 400 meter runner Witold Knock (person on 46.11) warned against when he last autumn that sportsminister in Poland went to a hard personal attack on the Wada vice-president Linda Hofstad Hellelands subjects nyomvendt international dopingbekjemper:They have pulled Therese into his own game. It damages her
As a former athlete I have a very personal approach to this. I'm worried that some politicians of the personal regards using the athletes; politicians such as yourself has never experienced what it means to win or lose as an athlete, he said to fagnettstedet "Inside the Games" with a ready sting against the then Norwegian minister who lacked both experience in sports and background from the antidopingarbeidet.
Then had to Knock a few months earlier even been released as a candidate to take over as WADA president, and believed that Helleland should resign as vice president of the organization while the two fought to be supreme chief:
I am really concerned about the way Helleland runs his campaign on. I'm afraid this will lead to the total collapse of the entire anti-doping system. No matter who now becomes president, he or she must face a real crisis in the movement. I'm sure Helleland has contributed greatly to this by attacking the other members including idrettsbevegelsen and Sir Craig Reedie , elaborated to Knock the criticism to the Norwegian fagnettstedet Idrettspolitikk.no.
THE attitude gained political support in the majority in the european ad-hoc committee for dopingspørsmål (CHAMA) at their meeting in Strasbourg voted to suspend Witold Knock as Europe's candidate for the appointment as WADA president. Knock got 28 votes; Helleland was 16.the Media do not hang in the turns Comment
In a secret vote was also the sharpest critic of the Wada soft line toward Russia let down by the nations as purely political should have given her more support. Instead, they chose who would defend traditional democratic values to support a minister from the Polish government that now is in conflict precisely with the common european rettssamfunnet.
The paradox shows how difficult it is for the western dopingbekjemperne to reach forward with their thinking about an open, independent judicial system in the sport even in Europe.
THE final decision to be european candidate is taken by the Council of europe last February. So will all the different authorities from around the world that are in the WADA-board of directors, agree on a common political frontkandidat in may. It can either be done through discussion or by a secret vote in which each continent has one vote each.
WADA is funded in a partnership between the international olympic committee (IOC) and the political authorities; the fight against doping is therefore a sharing the cost between the nations and the sport. The presidentvervet goes on the place. Since the present chief Craig Reedie is the sport's man, will the authorities ' options automatically assume the leadership of the great dopingkonferansen in Katowice in Poland from 5.november.Sad to turn the political coin on Thereses accident
JUST the location speaks itself for that movement then get a Polish leader. And it's a boss that is totally in line with The current policy to let Russia quickly back in the good company. With other words; this is the man for the leadership of the international olympic committee (IOC) in the attempt to protect the russians in the settlement after the scam before and during the Sochi OLYMPICS 2014.
Witold Knock has long been critical to the Hellelands steep battle against to approve the Russian antidopingmyndighetene (RUSADA):
- It to be WADA-president means a lot of responsibility and cooperation with the whole movement; not only with those who support you, said the Knock to the Idrettspolitikk.last autumn, with a clear reference to the then Norwegian minister's participation at an international seminar in Washington reserved for the critics of the Wada forgiving line against Russia.
Neither the Knock or the rest of the WADA management was allegedly invited to this meeting; a strategy that further split the international fight against doping:
I was surprised that there was so much secrecy around this event and that only a few official representatives were invited, said to Knock on the Washington meeting with a kick to the Hellelands Norwegian campaign about transparency:A shame for the Norwegian sports: He jilted her
I think that if such collections are intended to contribute to the debate about The development, so must they also include several of the movement's members in addition to to be organized in a much more open way, he added spydig.
THE the only thing that can now stop Witold Knock on the way to the important presidentvervet in the WADA, are unified western opposition to his candidacy. The strongest national antidopingbyråene is highly critical of the nåværenda WADA management, and the best sportsnasjonene as the Uk, Germany and France can be found to support any american highlands.
no Matter will not the Norwegian women's up now. It is a pity. Linda Hofstad Helleland has in spite of its well short public interest for antidopingsaken, carried forward the right thoughts.
the Problem for sport is just that too few share them.Bosses her won: An embarrassing knefall for Russia