"These structural meetings, which are on a regular basis. It just so happens that next week Wednesday one on the agenda", explains COIB-spokesman Luc Rampaer. "Intention is all atletiekinstanties around the table. Usually discusses the COIB with Sport Flanders and Adeps first the lenses, then with the Flemish and Walloon atletiekliga the practical matters to be registered and Jacques Borlée, finally, concrete plans with the athletes submit."
"Tornadoes are very important for the COIB", emphasizes Rampaer. "For the Olympic Games in Tokyo, they form a fair medaillekans. Our first concern is always for the athletes on the first place and to ensure that they are in the best possible conditions to prepare for. In the conflict between LBFA and Jacques Borlée, we are neutral. If the involved parties believe that we can add value to offer in their debate, of course, we are willing to mediate, and we are able to find solutions. In the interest of everyone and in the first place in that of the athletes."
Walloon Sports Minister Rachid Madrane (PS) was also prepared to mediate. "I have the open letter of the LBFA this morning via the media discovered. Although it is not the job of a Sports minister is to intervene in a conflict between a coach and his federation, I want to - as I have in the past already have done - my role of mediator to play and I will try the dialogue again to start. I will both Jacques Borlée, as the athletes meet and also set a meeting with the LBFA.”