Ski President Gian Franco Kasper expressed questionable about the Olympic winter games in dictatorships. The criticism of his proposals on venues is great.
The questionable statements from Fis President Gian Franco Kasper Olympic winter games in dictatorships have caused large a lack of understanding. Also, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) distanced himself. "This is the personal opinion of Gian Franco Kasper, which is not shared by the IOC," said IOC spokesman on request.
Kasper had said in an Interview with the Swiss Tages-Anzeiger and the "Basler Zeitung" on the edge of the Alpine skiing world Cup in Are, about sporting events: "It is so, that it is in dictatorships easier. To the Business, I say: I just want to go in dictatorships, I don't want to fight with environmentalists." Dictatorships could perform "such events with links that do not need to consult the people," said the 75-year-old Kasper: "It's about the Sport. Where it takes place, is in some way secondary." The IOC disagreed and pointed out that the winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang and for 2026 Milan and Stockholm to choose from. Also Kaspers doubt on the global warming ("We have snow, very much") just wanted to let the IOC is not uncommented. The sustainability and climate change are the Central points of the work of the IOC, stressed the spokesman.
Also, German sports officials were offended about Kaspers statements. "I was more than amazed at what I read. So the world does not work, the sports world ever. We need to find other ways than democracy to exclude," said Franz Reindl, the President of the German hockey Federation (DEB). Thomas Schwab, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Bob and Luge Federation (BSD) also criticised the ski Federation-the chief: "As a sports official, he can not say such a thing, because he makes the Sport more broken," said Schwab, "Olympia, you should arrange time in accordance with, and not somewhere out of the ground stomp." Schwab called for an even stronger move away from the gigantism: "We need to adapt the Olympic ideas and the concepts. This is long overdue."