What remains to them of the world Cup?
Sporty, she was well up successfully, we picked up four medals. There were beautiful stories with Wendy Holdener, which provided, in spite of the failure in the Slalom, and Corinne Suter, in the right Moment of the button came up. The team event was a highlight of that is an emotional thing. We are not quite at the level of the St. Moritz, but it is okay.
There was still no medal of the men, and with Carlo Janka statements restlessness. He said it is lacking in the departure of a team of emotions. What did you think?
I was annoyed.
(thinks for a long time) About the thing. We take the statements of athletes seriously, any criticism can attach, then we try to improve the thing or to explain, at best, if we can't do anything. The dialogue was also in Wengen. Beat Feuz and Carlo were sitting at a table with Markus Wolf (managing Director of Swiss-Ski), and Stéphane Cattin (Alpine Director). At the end, I explicitly confirm that – was asked: Pushes somewhere of the Shoe? Carlo said nothing. Four weeks later, he goes to the media and chat. That is not correct. And the timing was the worst. The FIFA world Cup, where the attention is great. Everyone knows that he puts these statements in a bomb.
are there consequences for him?
We will explain to him how he should have said it differently. In any company criticism should be internally mounted. He had the opportunity and let it pass. Already heads are demanded, he has never done a Favor. Also himself not. Now we no longer talk of the world Cup on the Sport, the focus on the need to squabbles, not such.
That Janka does not open, it can also have to do with the people at Swiss-Ski?
I'll not apply. To Markus Wolf, he is a close bond, he can come to me. We have a culture in the you can interact.
group trainer Andy Evers and head coach Thomas Stauffer is not in fact act as the ardent impeller.
you Were ever at a meeting?
we are not Allowed to. The two because it is not very quiet?
you are certainly not the Loudest. I'm not saying that the statement of Carlo is wrong. I'm just saying that the way was very, very unhappy.
Stauffer and Evers responded to Janka statement with the question: do you have to motivate a 32-Year-old? What is your response?
Yes, you have to. Every Athlete needs to be motivated in one way or another. Carlo is one of the largest driver we've ever had, but he's in a difficult Situation. By the way: We have supported him always, put him on the world Cup taken away, although he has not met the criteria. Each is to make a mistake. But that was not sent, maybe he was driven by frustration about their own performance.
What this says about coach, if you ask the question, whether it is necessary to motivate an athlete?
you have already asked the question.
And so the answer is: no.
I'm not saying we do everything right. Logically, I see potential. But it is the Moment, people is not in question, which brought us in the last years substantially.
Maybe the sensitivity for the driver, such as Janka is missing.
Evers is one of the best, if not the best downhill coach. From Stauffer all say that he bar excellent work – well I say. This is not to say that in this constellation, all aspects are perfectly covered. This is what asks Carlo. He's right, we will address that after the world Cup. After the world Cup.
Patrick kueng not joined the training group, he felt comfortable, and criticized the atmosphere in the Team. The alarm the characters?
I Look at the results, the alarm to an acceptable level.
results actually only Feuz and to train, is almost a self-runner.
This is now very polemically.
To the centre of the criticism-Alpine-in-chief Stéphane Cattin device. He is hardly tangible.
Stéphane goes where it hurts, unpopular Decisions. The Alpine head is not primarily for the world Cup, but for the whole cascade up to the national performance centres. He is instrumental in the strengthening of the entire system in the last few years.
the clear line is not Missing from the top? There is a single culture, or does each training group?
This is nonsense! We work as a Team as well as for a long time.
enough on the individual needs of the athletes?
As a great skin station, we are not able to work like the Norwegians, we are in need of a wide structure. At the same time, we need to respond to every Single one, especially on the Stars. In a big construct of the individual human being must not be neglected. It has certainly are cases where this is unfortunately not succeeded.
The Swiss downhill team is still more heterogeneous than that of the Norwegians, it has very different characters.
You can't compare ourselves with the Norwegians, not even with the Austrians. The Austrian has for centuries an Empire, he is to obey authority. We Swiss are accustomed since Morgarten, that we head off, we are not a clean set up of the page – so we have success. We are individualists.
Janka and his approach fits in perfectly with the history.
This is again very polemically.
In the first world championship week, the controversial statements by FIS President Gian Franco Kasper on climate change and the dictatorships of the main theme. What is your opinion?
The Sport is to stand in the centre. We need to present ourselves from the best side, there is no better platform than a major event. The political discussion has already taken on a powerful Dimension. It has taken the Wind out of the sails.
It means that you speculated on Kaspers office.
not at All. I'm a economically solid, and not to this office instructed. But we say in Swiss-Ski: FIS is in Switzerland, we have a Swiss President. And Gian should stop Franco, could it be that I'm available. But that I should intrude, as will be shown, I would like to be answered in the negative.
do you Like how in the FIS is working on?
How good is the skiing in the world, is also thanks to the FIS. But I'm with the further development of our sport not satisfied. Topics have not been addressed, for example, the combination: Which should be abolished before the follow-on product, the race Parallel, the process was perfected. We need to continue to develop, but the steps must be thought out. This was missing in the last few years.
you are planning to market the sport better. Kasper is quite of a different opinion, he wants the Status quo, the FIS shall be the Association and not marketers.
We don't have to be of the same opinion. For me, it is absolutely essential that we have products that we can sell, so that we can invest more in the Sport. The athletes, well, then it's the suppliers, the sponsors, the associations. We at Swiss-Ski has a Budget of 55 million Swiss francs; as I 2006 began, there were 27. Each nozzle flows in the Sport.
Is a big break with the people sitting at the top of the FIS?
I Can put the Joker?
It is therefore not possible. The question is: Is Kasper still wearable as President?
He is our President, he is not Swiss, it is up to me to judge this. Such statements as he made them last week, he would not make today.
Back to Sports: Switzerland is to rely on Exploits such as those by Suter, in order to be successful ...
... that is a hypothesis.
... what does that say about the state of the Swiss Ski racing?
I disagree, this was no Exploit, Corinne has finally seen the button. But I don't want to sugarcoat it: There are areas where we can improve. For some athletes, one has to ask: Why did you start well into the season and be worse? And We need to work on the width, because the Austrians are ahead of us. Let athletes in the System, the drive between the squares of 15 and 25. For us quality has perhaps too much precedence over quantity.
In Switzerland are less neglected, with a good driver?
The statement I will apply. We need to keep athletes in the System for longer. We think: Is a twenty, should he make the leap from C - to B-squad, since the air is already thin. He has ten years of time. We have to admit that someone is injured or a bad season moves in, he falls right out.
There are athletes who are dragged along for years.
I say: You can not stop too late, only to early. I prefer to keep ten athletes to long than to short.
there Are plenty of talents?
I think that the pyramid is simply too fast, too tight, since talents fall through the cracks. We have structures and financial resources, that we must have the claim number 2 is going to be behind Austria.
Not the number 1?
This is the Vision. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 17.02.2019, 00:08 PM