DLV-Director-General Gonschinska: in Principle, we understand the disappointment and criticism

By the Corona-crisis, more people are going to subjective observation of a jog than before. This is a Chance for athletics to reach new target groups? Achim

DLV-Director-General Gonschinska: in Principle, we understand the disappointment and criticism

By the Corona-crisis, more people are going to subjective observation of a jog than before. This is a Chance for athletics to reach new target groups?

Achim Dreis

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Also I see a lot of people, the Jogging, and this makes us happy as athletes. But I believe that Running is prevalent in society anyway.

Professional runners criticize their Association, because the German athletics Championships in early August stretch run should be longer than 800 meters.

in Principle, we understand the disappointment and criticism of athletes and coaches, because they were not initially taken into account in the championship as a participant. But I think it is important to once again note that we are in an unprecedented exceptional situation of a global pandemic.

The country's regulation of lower Saxony up to 30 persons contact sports without distance regulations allowed from Monday on again for groups.

We had previously reacted to the dynamic developments and relaxations, and the Implementation of the concepts as well as the special request adjusted. We now hope that we can integrate very likely all competitions without special measures.

Other sports, especially football, but also Basketball, operating already no longer a competitive sport.

I always find it very boldly, if you compare very different sports with each other. Athletics is a summation of sports with 49 Olympic disciplines. We have leagues, not a League system like the professional. Unfortunately we can't bring in Basketball to ten clubs with the economic Potential of a Hotel complex under quarantine conditions. At the athletics-DM 2019, in Berlin, athletes from 200 Clubs participated. The are other conditions. And we have not been in any way the economic potentials and through the diversity with the professional football comparable conditions. Of course, we have been working still on a German championship with all disciplines and all athletes depended on whether a special permit or without.

How do you rate competitions such as the "Impossible Games", in which individual athletes unusual disciplines have presented. The spark of survival are you willing?

I think all sports need to find ways to be relevant and visible, to develop. It is for all sports, a challenge to master such a Phase. In this respect, it is possible to position it at Events or meeting Challenges. This is what makes sports what motivates athletes and people fascinated.

In Oslo has cross-country skier Therese Johaug in a spectacular 10,000-Meter solo run, as the athlete down. Single runs were also at the Championships possible?

I believe that at such Events you can make. We're impressed and it is certainly an incentive. But it's a Meeting and no championship.

What is the difference?

For Events and Meetings, and it has much, much more Design and also has the opportunities, rules and regulations to adapt. At Championships, it comes to placements in the direct confrontation.

Is a garden-Party competition, like pole vaulters and decathletes have made, desirable, or you see the danger that the Sport is watered down?

I have a high appreciation for the athletes and their creativity. I think that especially need top athletes, but all athletes, challenges, and goals and orientation. In a time in which you do not know what to train? Then creativity arises develop in the sense of challenges. There were these virtual duels, in which the athletes are to each other challenged. These duels have made the athletes from a different perspective visible. Also other media. In this respect, I find that exciting and in addition.

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have Recently helped three of the most prominent German athlete inside, Konstanze Monastery, Gina gap Kemper and Malaika Mihambo in the direction of America opened. How do you deal with it?

First of all, I think we are moving in a global world. Many people decide to go new ways of living. I think young people want to develop, in principle, and realize their dreams in completely different ways.

Not a flaw of the German system?

they have developed for the first time under the production conditions in Germany in the world class. And now have opportunities for further development, also through the support of their supplier companies. The three have used your individual Chance. In a global sports, there is a global exchange.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 06:19

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