Irgendwie passend dazu gleich der nächste Artikel:Judo ambassador and top football player Lothar Matthäus was the star of the 1990 World Championships in Italy where Germany captured the FIFA World Cup. Matthäus is a close friend of IJF President Marius Vizer. Twenty years ago Matthäus lost a legendary Champions League final against Manchester United.
Matthäus will soon again be lined up alongside Stefan Effenberg, Mario Basler and Sammy Kuffour against a Manchester United team containing Beckham, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and co in a charity match at Old Trafford on Sunday, to mark the 20th anniversary of that famous final.
Log on to Matthäus’s website, and the first words that greet you are “Persistence, perfection”, with the tagline “for success, there are no compromises”. It encapsulates Matthäus. What is more, unlike a tired motivational slogan painted across the wall of a dressing room, reading his words you believe them and his pursuit of something greater.
As a judo ambassador, Lothar Matthäus is invited at the major Judo events in the world, but also at the football events as an ambassador of Bayern Munich where he spoke to another judo passionate, Vladimir Putin. “I know Vladimir Putin from London 2012,” he says. “Putin speaks very good German and we talked about football and judo, the best restaurants and the Brexit, American politics and Russian politics. My wife is from Russia. I like the country, the mentality of the people.”
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Ein Freundesfreund ist anderen Freundesfreunden über Freundesfreunde Gutfreund. Kann man langweilig und belanglos finden. Ist es meistens an sich ja auch, aber es sagt doch etwas aus.Austria will propose to give back the World Championships organization in 2021 to the IJF. The Austrian Judo Federation successfully won the bid for the World Championships, but with all the help of Austrian Sports Minister Heinz-Christian Strache, who resigned from his position this week after a corruption scandal in Austria which brought the government down.
Austrian Judo Federation (OEJV) President Hans-Paul Kutschera proposed immediately to the board of the OEJV to give back the organisation of the worlds in 2021. The costs of the organisation is 12 million euro for which 6 million for the IJF. However without the guaranteed support of the government it will turn into a dramatic situation for Austrian judo instead of a highlight.
The problem though for the Austrian Federation is the two of the six million ‘public money’ already given out to the IJF as event fee. Giving back is both a moral problem for the IJF to either give back, or keep the money. For the Austrian Federation a problem as the pressure will be high to get back the fee from the IJF as Austria lost its faith in reputation of the government.
Heinz-Christian Strache confirmed in Baku
In his role as Minister of Sport, Strache traveled to the worlds in Baku last September to bring the 2021 tournament to Austria. It was essential sign for the IJF that the government stood behind the bid.
It was agreed that three more millions should come from the sports ministry says Kutschera, but this second contract was not yet signed. On Wednesday Juliane Bogner-Strauß took over the political sports agenda.
For the first time since 1984 the Austrian were able to organise the World Championships. Austria was a huge judo nation in the mid-eighties with Olympic Champion Peter Seisenbacher as its frontrunner, but also with strong women and in 1984 the women’s worlds were held in Vienna.
The Strache exit is not the only financial risk for the organizers. Previously, the city of Vienna was involved in its participation - around two million euros - across. "They totally blocked," says Kutschera who is also Vice President of the European Judo Union.
The association wanted to fill this gap with additional sponsors. Whether the World Championships can be returned at all in the hands of the IJF. "I will explore that," promised Kutschera, who is therefore looking for talks with IJF President Marius Vizer. If the IJF will keep the agreed two Million entry fee or a part of it, the dramatic development is even worse for the Austrian Judo Federation. Last year the Federation celebrated its 70th anniversary with a gala in Vienna where IJF President was among the main guests.
Vielleicht geht die WM ja jetzt mal wieder nach Baku in Aserbaidschan oder einen anderen "ebenbürtigen" Staat, eignet sich ja bekanntlich hervorragend als Austragungsstätte, solange man nicht zu ...jener oder dieser... Bevölkerungsgruppe gehört. Meine second tips sind irgendeine Stadt in der Türkei, Russland oder zur Not Mr. Vizers 2., 3. oder was weiß ich vielleicht 4. Heimat Ungarn. Was wissen wir schon?
Aber nein, nein unser Sport doch nicht...ich bleibe mal mit Absicht etwas nebulös. Passt ja zum Thema. So ist es eben und wird es vielleicht immer sein...das politische Geschehen ist vom Sport zu trennen...So a Schmarrn.