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    Riner head of the IJF [Mod. Edit] Athlete's Commission

    Post by afulldeck on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:42 am

    Did anyone expect this? I certainly did not. What does this mean for the future of the IJF?

    http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1015798-riner-appointed-head-of-ijf-athletes-commission


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    Post by Cichorei Kano on Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:09 am

    afulldeck wrote:Did anyone expect this? I certainly did not. What does this mean for the future of the IJF?

    http://www.insidethegames.biz/sports/summer/judo/1015798-riner-appointed-head-of-ijf-athletes-commission
    The title of this thread is somewhat misleading. It's Vizer who is "Head of the IJF". Riner was elected merely head of one of the God knows how many committees and commissions the IJF has, in this case the relatively unimportant "Athlete's Commission".


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    Re: Riner head of the IJF [Mod. Edit] Athlete's Commission

    Post by xjej on Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:25 am

    Title almost made me spill all coffee on my keyboard Suspect 
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    Post by afulldeck on Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:27 am

    xjej wrote:Title almost made me spill all coffee on my keyboard Suspect 
    Your welcome. You needed a new computer anyway .....Very Happy 


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    Re: Riner head of the IJF [Mod. Edit] Athlete's Commission

    Post by hedgehogey on Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:24 am

    What does it say about the IJF that the "Athlete's Commision" is one of the least important commitees?
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    Post by finarashi on Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:27 pm

    hedgehogey wrote:What does it say about the IJF that the "Athlete's Commision" is one of the least important commitees?
    in all sports federations the athelete commission is one of the least important ones. The coaches and officials allways know better than athletes what they want.
    "The teachers know best..."
    "The politicians know best..."
    "CK knows best..." Laughing 


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    Re: Riner head of the IJF [Mod. Edit] Athlete's Commission

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:44 pm

    finarashi wrote:
    hedgehogey wrote:What does it say about the IJF that the "Athlete's Commision" is one of the least important commitees?
    in all sports federations the athelete commission is one of the least important ones. The coaches and officials allways know better than athletes what they want.
    "The teachers know best..."
    "The politicians know best..."
    "CK knows best..." Laughing 
    Finarishi, please, don't drag me in.

    Hedgehogey's rhetorical question was of course spot on. That the athlete's commission has the role of relatively low importance probably also has to do with:

    - seniority in terms of being relatively of a much more young age, some are still minors
    - they are busy training instead of networking, participating in expensive diners, staying at expensive hotels, and doing the "I'll scrub your back, you scrub mine" kind of thingy
    - knowing the entire IJF in terms of processes, people and stuff, takes a long, long time and puts you at a great disadvantage. I remember when I was competing as a youngster and seeing so many important-looking grey-haired people shake hands, knowing who else was important, that it was intimidating a in a sense, you wanted to please them, as they would decide your future in judo (whether you won matches or not, whether you were selected for the national team or not, whether you would be promote or not). Brown-nosing was an important part of judo and was not even considered "brown-nosing" but "judo-specific respect". We simply didn't know any better. Boy, have things changed a bit since then ... Officials can REALLY screw over people, and break your career. I know of a few.


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