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Yigal Carmi: "The athletes broke out of the corona with insane energy. We will know how to compensate them" - Walla! sport

2020-11-30T14:46:18.990Z

Recent achievements ("Our athletes made lemonade out of this lemon"), the Tokyo Olympics ("It will take place, I am optimistic") and also: the grants, expectations and Moshe Ponti. Chairman of the Olympic Committee in a special interview with Walla! Sports



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Yigal Carmi: "The athletes burst from the corona with insane energy. We will know how to compensate them"

Recent achievements ("Our athletes made lemonade out of this lemon"), the Tokyo Olympics ("It will take place, I am optimistic") and also: the grants, expectations and Moshe Ponti.

Chairman of the Olympic Committee in a special interview with Walla! Sports

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Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:30 p.m.

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    Yoav Cohen European Champion (Sailing Association)

    Olympic sports have brought a lot of respect and achievements in the last ten days.

    It started at the successful European Judo Championships with the gold of Peter Placzyk and the silver of Tal Flicker, continued with the medals of the surfers Yoav Cohen, Shahar Tzobari and Katie Spichkov at the European Windsurfing Championships in Portugal and reached another record yesterday (Sunday) when Linoy Ashram was crowned for the first time In her career as a European artistic gymnastics champion.



    All this success is overlooked by the Olympic Committee and maybe a little catchy because these medals could have been in Tokyo last summer.

    In a special interview with Walla!

    Sports Chairman of the Olympic Committee

    Yigal Carmi

    spoke

    about his feelings in the face of the power shown by the athletes and for the first time also referred at length to the Olympic Committee's decision to cancel the incentives for winning medals, a move that has received angry reactions from some unions.

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    Made from lemonade lemonade.

    Ashram with the medal (Photo: the official website of the Gymnastics Association)

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    Yigal, with such success it seems that Israel missed Tokyo 2020.



    "On the contrary, he should not treat it that way in my opinion. I think what you are seeing right now is a mirror image of what we would look like in Tokyo. This is what we prepared for four years between Rio and Tokyo, but in February everything It's really the branches we've been waiting for and hit exactly what we've meant. That was the plan. What I do want to point out and for that I take my hat off to the athletes and coaches who, precisely during the Corona period from March to October when they sat at home, were not discouraged. , Look what a boom. And do not forget that the other athletes sitting in their homes in other countries were also waiting for this moment that everything would open. But our athletes burst out with some kind of crazy energy. It's in the eyes of the story. The story is the boom. In every industry we touch the guys reached a peak "And it's good. Instead of sitting at home and crying how bad, they went and worked and I think we helped them but without any connection it's theirs and it amazes me."



    So could we win some medals in Tokyo?



    "We aimed for that and we did not run away from it. We know how to appreciate these athletes because they are quality athletes who work excellently. It is impossible to say what would have happened in Tokyo, but that is exactly what we aimed for. The corona has hit the world but in the meantime our athletes made lemonade. "Keep that fitness until next summer. How do you keep that energy going for another eight months. You are setting the record at the right time and our work will be to keep them at their peak until Tokyo."



    Will there be Tokyo 2021?



    "The way Tokyo looks at the moment the Olympics will take place. The disciplines will take place. I see next summer's Olympic Games. There will be one format or another because you have seen how it works right now all over the world."



    Without an audience?



    "I do not know exactly. Maybe with a small crowd. Maybe only with the Japanese. But the Olympics will take place and I am optimistic."

    Optimistic about Tokyo.

    Carmi (Photo: Yossi Tzipkis)

    It's time for you to address the decision of the management of the Olympic Committee you chair, not to give grants and incentives for personal medal wins at these championships.



    "Look, this year 2020, the year of the Corona, has led to a 25 percent drop in the Olympic Committee budget. It's a lot of money. The cut comes from all sorts of places including sponsors who dropped sums because there was no Olympics. We give athletes eight million shekels on scholarships every month and year In February it turned out that there is no Olympics and yet we decided not to lower the high scholarships in the Olympic year and not to hurt the amounts they receive in a normal year. Our income decreased this year so we thought the only thing that could be lowered was the incentives given to the championships. It also makes sense that not all the championships took place this year. Instead of 12 that should have taken place in 2020 in the various disciplines, there were only 5 championships. Athletes who canceled the competition could not win the incentive. "It was in August. It is a decision and it is important that they know that it was made in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports, which is a partner in these incentives."

    You can argue about every decision and that's fine.

    Phonetic (Photo: Niv Aaronson)

    Are you still considering doing something on the Olympic Committee and passing some decision that they will still get something?



    "We will think about what we can do, but believe me these athletes are with us for many years to come. My heart is with them but I am sure that in the long years we are with them and they are with us, we will find a way to compensate them."



    Moshe Ponti, chairman of the Judo Association, very much revolted against you.



    "You can argue about every decision and that's fine but budget responsibility in the organization is also important. It's not my money. It's public money. Some people just see it and honestly celebrate it and actually use athletes to make a very unnecessary war. Let's leave things that way. And I'm sure that down the road these athletes were not harmed. People also forget how in professional sports here they cut salaries by 30 percent. In football for example. They said there was no income and they dropped. We did not touch the monthly scholarships which I said were increased because it is an Olympic year. Dozens of Olympic athletes received in "Scholarships amounting to NIS 8,000 a month instead of NIS 6,000 a month and we did not touch on that. We did not return to the normal amount of 6,000 and we did not cut there either."

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