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FIS President Kasper: a little Flippant and insensitive
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With Gian Franco Kasper, can be a pleasure. The 75-Year-old is, contrary to many assertions, awake in the head, a quick-witted, funny, clever. He is a master of irony, most of the time for a top functionary amazingly honest, easygoing, and he set in his office in the top of a cigarette Oberhofen on lake Thun to the other. The big Problem with the President of the international ski Federation (FIS): With this carefree attitude, he is not only in addition to subjects, which bear his ironic lace, but also the very serious issues of the present. Such as climate change or the Olympic games in dictatorships.

Kasper has a very own view of things. The evidence for climate change, it is not, he said on Monday, compared to Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnet. Or: major events in dictatorships, it is easier than in democracies. This may even be true, because it is exhausting can be to ask the people to act rather than simply to pay no respect to impact and the environment. Only it would have to be for Kasper desirable that the Olympia is taking place not only in countries such as China, but also in democracies. This wish does not recognize him.

excluding his special opinion, the way how he deals with these difficult and highly emotional issues. With a Flapsigkeit, the is not only his Position, but also plenty of insensitive. With his sarcastic attitude, he is the seriousness of these problems. And beats to meet him now in these days. Far beyond the border of the turmoil. "Like Trump: global warming is just time question." – "The Lord of the skiing maneuvers." – "To the dictator!" These were just some of the headlines.

Video: "Such a degree of stupidity needs no comment" Aksel Svindal commented on the statements by FIS President Kasper: "such A degree of stupidity needs no comment." (Video: SRF)

The wave rolling against him, surprised by Kasper. However, he should know after 20 years as President of the FIS, the Power of the written word. The reactions astound, somehow fits to him. His attitude suggests He remained in the past. The media work differently, the dissemination of statements is done rapidly, it seems to have escaped. As well as the fact that the sportsmen and women trust themselves more than once and not just rubber-stamp what the President says. A Aksel Svindal, athlete spokesperson, may also have such things Vice versa Kasper, Each with a bit of tact to say that "on this planet, that it is complete drivel." Or: "When people show such a degree of stupidity, no one has to say something."

sports officials tend to remove themselves from their base, the longer you are in office. This is also the case of Kasper. And now, his opponent came the Moment to overthrow him. The sport of skiing has developed in the last 20 years, pushes you mad. Kasper blames the inaction on the System of the Association, to this colossus with 132 national associations in the processes, only very slow progress. Only this has a lot to do with him, would have loved to, it would change nothing. Therefore, the Negate of climate change is for him, probably not more than a desperate attempt to preserve the romantic image of his sport.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 07.02.2019, 21:39 PM

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