circulating with headlines such as "The Lord of the skiing threads again", "To the dictator!" or "How to Trump: global warming is simply doubt", does not fit Gian Franco Kasper. Certainly not during the world Ski Championships in Are. The FIS President had in an Interview on Monday in the case of daily Gazette.ch/Newsnet was published, with his statements on the topics of climate change ("there is no evidence") and the orientation of places of Sport major events such as the Olympic Games ("in dictatorships, it is taken care of for us easier") for outrage.
"I regret that they (his statements in an Interview; Red.) our athletes participating in the Championships at the FIS-world, have taken the attention," writes the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in a on the FIS Homepage published Statement. He'll take full responsibility for this misunderstanding, Kasper all know.
A misunderstanding? The Engadine seems to want to wriggle out of. In his Letter, he mentions twice that in the media published statements "appeared to have been made from the context of" ripped. The quote of the dictatorships "refers to my concern, to have new venues for additional sports to build". Also his comments on the subject of climate change "should not be taken literally". Since, the question of why the 75-excuse Year, first of all, however, if his statements should have been torn in the "final story" out of context.
"This is complete gobbledygook"
in Switzerland and in neighbouring foreign countries is the Interview with Kasper had triggered many reactions. The Swiss Slalom specialist Daniel Yule was shocked about the statements made by the FIS President. For the Valais is difficult to understand why the 75-year-old Engadine the climate warming in question. Yule refers to the "sharp decline of our glaciers".
Meanwhile, Aksel practiced Svindal fierce criticism of Kasper. "Sometimes people say something so stupid that it needs no comment", said the Norwegian on the edge of the world Ski Championships in Are, compared to SRF to the quotations of the FIS-President regarding sporting Events in dictatorial States. The 36-Year-old, one of the most successful Skirennfahrern of the present within the FIS as athletes speaker acts, added: "Everyone with a bit of clock notes feel on this planet that is complete gobbledygook." Svindal sees even Positive. "Because when people show such a degree of stupidity, no one has to say something."
From a national councillor Bastien Girods point of view, has spanned Kasper the bow. The Zurich, politicized for the Green party, described him as "an absolute miscast" and called for the immediate resignation of the FIS President. "Finally, climate change is a big risk. Currently the ski Federation should not control the blind in the future," explained the 38-year-old environmental scientist. On Twitter for up-Kasper from different sides, to withdraw. (ddu)
Created: 07.02.2019, 09:53 PM