Meanwhile, 80 percent of the Japanese are against hosting the Olympic Games in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8, the number of corona infections is rising steadily. Are you optimistic?
I don’t dare to make a prognosis. There are far too many questions unanswered, not just about the direction, but also about the run-up to the games. This particularly applies to the resumption of training and competition operations and the way in which the Olympic qualification is to take place in the individual sports. It could be that it will be very tight and that there will be tremendous time pressure when the Olympic starting places are awarded until summer.
Shot putter Christina Schwanitz recently said that she would lose her motivation for the Olympics because of the uncertainty. Are you and your organization now primarily in demand as a psychological builder?
We have more than 1,000 members who deal with similar uncertainties practically every day.