Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2018

TV is more important then a fair long distance

... På långdistansen vill löparna ha tre minuters startmellanrum, det gillar inte tv alls.

Så hur löser man det dilemmat?
Bra fråga. Om du inte kan tv-producera ett mästerskapsarrangemang så är ju frågan om det är värt att lägga tid och pengar på det. Så krasst är det. Att göra orienterignen till en tv-vänligt sport är var viktigaste uppgift för att få mer pengar i sporten. ...

Aron Less, chair of the IOF foot o commission, skogsport 9/2018

Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

It's as always... money rules!

Anonym hat gesagt…

So did all this tv friendliness at least since 1997 actually bring money?

Anonym hat gesagt…

I don't think it's about money -- at least not immediately. It's about the Olympics.

The vision of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is that orienteering is included in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This is the first sentence of the Preface of the IOF Strategic Directions. In other words, everything the IOF does will be geared toward that goal. And if getting into the Olympics is your foremost goal, then spectator- and especially TV-friendliness is more important than fairness.

Personally, I would prefer priorities to be different: growth and improvement of the sport first, and the Olympics second. But, hey, I'm just a mediocre orienteer who does a handful of local meets a year. No-one's going to listen to me...