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El grupo ‘Asociación Ibérica de Investigadores en Judo’ recibe el reconocimiento europeo en Estambul (Turquía)


Profesores José Manuel García y Bibiana Calvo en la sala de deportes de combate de la Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte
El grupo interuniversitario ‘Asociación Ibérica de Investigadores en Judo (AIBIJ)’, del que forman parte los profesores de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) José Manuel García y Bibiana Calvo, ha recibido el premio europeo a la mejor investigación en judo del año 2014, otorgado recientemente en Estambul (Turquía). El trabajo constata los mayores beneficios de la práctica del judo durante la Educación Primaria frente a deportes colectivos como el fútbol o el baloncesto.
Desarrollada junto a los profesores Vicent Carratalá (Universidad de Valencia) y Luis Monteiro (Universidad Lusófona de Ciencias y Tecnología, Portugal), la investigación valoró en veinte colegios de Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Comunidad Valenciana y Lisboa cómo la práctica habitual de judo junto a la educación física escolar influía en la forma física de un grupo de niños de entre ocho y doce años frente a otro grupo de las misas características que combinaba educación física y deportes colectivos.
La conclusión de este trabajo, presentado bajo el título ‘The Effect of a school-based Judo program on Children´s Fitness Performance’, es que había diferencias “muy significativas de mejora” de los que practicaban judo, particularmente “a nivel de fuerza muscular y resistencia cardiovascular”.
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Nota: Jose Manuel García y García es un reconocido experto en materia deportiva a nivel mundial con el mas amplio currículo.
En la actualidad se desempeña como decano de la Facultad de Ciencias del Deporte de la Universidad de Casilla - La Manca, (UCLM), España.
También es Director de Educación y Entrenamiento de la World Judo Federation (WJF) y gran amigo de la República Dominicana donde vino por primera vez a mediados de los años ochenta para enseñar PLANIFICACIÓN DEPORTIVA y en nuestra opinión con esto arranco en el país todo lo relativo al Deporte de Alta Competición y su desarrollo planificado.
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Truth 'too shocking' for IOC but pressure must stop: Vizer

SportAccord president Marius Vizer has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to end pressure on federations to withdraw their membership of his organization after he criticized the Olympic body last month.
Vizer, who heads the international judo federation and the umbrella body SportAccord, which has about 100 sports federations as members, had accused the IOC of being dated, blocking new events and lacking transparency among other things.
Since Vizer's scathing attack at the SportAccord convention, which he said was probably "too shocking" for the IOC, more than a dozen Olympic federations, including athletics, boxing, archery, taekwondo, triathlon, hockey and wrestling, have left, saying his comments did not represent them.
"I had expected more solidarity from international federations, specifically from summer Olympics federations, because I spoke out in the favor of the sport," Vizer told Reuters in an interview.
"I did not attack (IOC president Thomas) Bach or the IOC. But it is up to the federations to decide what they consider the best for their situation and their sports community," said Vizer.
SportAccord, which also hosts smaller multi-sports events like the World Combat Games, is not hugely important for major sports such as athletics, whose financial dependence on the Olympics and their promotion through them is critical.
But for smaller federations and especially those who are not part of the Olympics, SportAccord is key to generating new revenue streams, showcasing the sport and increasing participation.
IOC PRESSURE
The sudden exodus of federations in recent weeks, however, was not because of what he said but because of IOC pressure, Vizer added.
"That is my opinion and I am really convinced of that," he said, adding it was only following a coffee break long after his speech that federations started to oppose his comments once they had discussions with the IOC.
"What I expressed with my voice was the long-time opinion of my colleagues. It was never clearly expressed at an important occasion. I did it and probably it was too shocking for them (IOC)," he said.
"I was straight and direct and I feel that president Bach has stayed just behind all the story, in the shadows."
Vizer has written to the IOC chief, asking for a meeting to clear the air.
"I am open to meeting with president Bach to discuss (things) with him. Everything I want is for the benefit of sports. Just because the IOC is the most important sports organization does not mean it is perfect."
"Things can be changed and values can be increased, transparency can be adapted," he said.
The IOC said on Wednesday Bach had responded to Vizer's request with a letter of his own, without giving more details.
"We read Mr Vizer’s comments... in the media," IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. "The IOC President has responded directly to this letter before making any public comment."
According to some Olympic officials it is likely Bach will want to discuss the matter with stakeholders and his executive board before setting up a meeting.
NO PUNISHMENT
Vizer said he would urge Bach to allow people to speak up instead of fearing punishment.
"In the international sports movement and Olympic movement everybody is free to speak and if somebody has a voice he should not be punished, he should be listened to."
"They (IOC) did not analyze my proposals but just took measures to punish me because I expressed a voice on behalf of me and millions of sports people."
But it is not only SportAccord membership that has been affected with the World Combat Games 2017 in Lima, Peru, seeing several Olympic federations pull out.
"I hope the pressure will not continue because I have felt it for more than one year since Bach has been president (since 2013). The World Combat Games are a complementary event. It just creates additional benefits," said Vizer.
"We have the opportunity to replace those federations with others which have sent in applications. We will have the number of federations, no doubt, but I regret the decisions to withdraw."
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris and Pritha Sarkar)

Vizer seeks to repair ties with IOC

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The Japan Times
A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord said Tuesday he wants to meet with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations.
Responding to the backlash that followed his blistering criticism of Olympic leaders, SportAccord chief Marius Vizer said he has proposed a meeting with the IOC president “in order to define the way forward and relieve pressure” from the federations.
The meeting, Vizer said, “needs to be held for the benefit and the unity of the sports movement.”
Vizer said he is also seeking a meeting with the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, which represents the 28 sports in the games.
“I look forward to open and honest discussions which are for the benefit of sport,” Vizer said in a statement from SportAccord’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. “I hope to have positive discussions which will lead to tangible solutions.”

Thomas Bach to Marius Vizer: I'll get back to you later

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FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord, Marius Vizer, says Tuesday May 19, 2015, he has proposed a meeting with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
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LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach is keeping Marius Vizer waiting on his invitation for a clear-the-air meeting.
Vizer, who heads the umbrella body SportAccord, wrote to Bach on Tuesday asking for a meeting to mend fences following his blistering attack on the International Olympic Committee in Sochi last month.
At least a dozen sports federations have suspended or cut ties with SportAccord in protest over Vizer's speech, with rowing and modern pentathlon the latest to withdraw on Wednesday.
Bach replied to Vizer's invitation on Wednesday, saying he would need to discuss the matter with his executive board and the "representatives of our main stakeholders, in this case, the international federations."
A copy of Bach's letter was obtained by The Associated Press.
"As the president, I have the obligation to express the opinion of my organization rather than just a personal one," Bach said. "Therefore, I will come back to you after the next IOC executive board meeting."
The next board meeting is scheduled for June 7-8 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In Vizer's letter, also obtained by the AP, he said a meeting with Bach would be "for the benefit and the unity of the world sports movement" and also "for the clarification of some essential aspects in the activity and development of the sport family."
Vizer asked Bach for a place and dates that would be convenient. Separately, Vizer also requested a meeting with the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, which represents the 28 sports in the games.
Bach's non-committal reply indicated he would not be dictated by Vizer's wishes and preferred to deal with him from a position of strength with the backing of his board and the federations.
SportAccord represents a grouping of about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. It also organizes some multi-sports events, such as the World Combat Games.
Vizer, who also heads the international judo federation, has been increasingly isolated since delivering his strongly-worded speech at the opening of the SportAccord convention in Sochi a month ago.
Vizer called the IOC system "expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent," said Bach's reform program was of little use to the federations and accused him of blocking SportAccord's plans for more multi-sports competitions.
ASOIF and at least 12 individual federations have suspended ties with SportAccord. Vizer has accused the IOC of pressuring them to leave.
The rowing and modern pentathlon federations announced their withdrawal Wednesday. They follow weightlifting, triathlon, wrestling, taekwondo, boxing, athletics, archery, canoeing, shooting and bobsled in suspending or cutting relations with SportAccord. Others are expected to follow suit.
Boxing and taekwondo have also pulled out of the 2017 World Combat Games in Lima, Peru.
The IOC has had a tense relationship with Vizer ever since he was elected in 2013 to succeed former cycling federation president Hein Verbruggen as head of SportAccord.
Vizer ruffled Olympic leaders by proposing to organize a "United World Championships" for all federations every four years, a potential direct challenge to the IOC and the Olympics. The plan has never materialized

A tale of Marius, Juan Antonio and two Thomas-es, or did history repeat itself on the shores of the Black Sea?


Here is a short quiz for keen students of the Olympic Movement.
Who said this? “All over the world people are tired of the insincerity, the excessive cost and the ceremony which accompany the Games. Their huge success in this century is no guarantee for the future.”
Or how about this? “Cooperation with the International [Sports] Federations (IFs) is more than ever necessary. The federations are, as always, ready to cooperate, but expect that this cooperation will be in a spirit of genuine partnership…In society, the role of sport will be ever more important, either with Olympism or without, and therefore the role of the IFs will not cease gaining importance.”
Or this? “The government of sport is carried out by methods which in some ways are completely out of date. In industry, the success of leading personalities can be measured in figures. This is a yardstick which is lacking when estimating the work of a leader in the field of sport…An administrative career in sport is often misused to satisfy personal vanity.”
Thomas Keller was a long-time President of both the International Rowing Federation and the General Assembly of International Sports Federations
Thomas Keller was a long-time President of both the International Rowing Federation and the General Assembly of International Sports Federations ©Wikipedia
Would it help if I mentioned that the speaker was a big cheese with the IFs and that his words were spoken at a resort on the shores of the Black Sea?
OK, enough pussyfooting around. If you thought that the answer was SportAccord President Marius Vizer and that these were extracts from his explosive recent address in Sochi, then congratulations, you have clearly been paying attention to the latest drama gripping the Movement in recent weeks. However, you are wrong.
These quotations are in fact taken from a speech by Thomas Keller, long-time President of both the International Rowing Federation (FISA, as it was then) and the General Assembly of International Sports Federations (GAISF), which electrified the 1973 Olympic Congress in Varna, a Bulgarian Black Sea resort.
The effect of his remarks can be gauged from the reaction of The Times’s man on the Zlati Piassatzi, or Golden Sands, John Hennessy. “No amount of honey-tongued oratory could have softened the impact of his forthright words,” Hennessy reported. “It all added up to a ringing declaration on behalf of the federations (IFs) that they insisted on a much bigger say in the Games.”
Profiling the 48-year-old Keller - a “new voice in an old movement” - a few days later, Hennessy went further, suggesting, “There are many who believe the Assembly to be coveting the position now held by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)”. He described the man who “more than any other has made a special impact during the 10th Olympic Congress and the first for 43 years” as “a ruggedly handsome Swiss with soft brown eyes, a ready smile and a steely determination”.
Interestingly, Hennessy claimed that Keller had been sounded out about becoming an IOC member himself, but refused. “He regards the federations as more important, since they govern their sports for 52 weeks a year, compared (as he maintains) with the two weeks every four years of the IOC,” the journalist wrote.
When I spoke to former IOC director Monique Berlioux, however, she told me Keller had wanted to be a member of the IOC, but did not wish to resign his FISA Presidency and had lost out to a rival by one vote. Afterwards, in 1967, Keller and international wrestling federation (then FILA) President Roger Coulon decided to group the IFs into an association, GAISF. “As President he wanted to give it too much importance,” Berlioux said.
This is all very well, but why bring the episode up now, 42 years later and nearly 26 years after Keller’s premature death? In short, because “Thomi Keller” were the two words on the lips of some of the more mature witnesses to another set of forthright words this time uttered by Vizer in Sochi. This implied to me that, even if history doesn’t repeat itself, what happened to Keller, who after all was head of the organisation - GAISF - that became SportAccord, might hold clues to the eventual outcome of the present trial of strength that was escalated so dramatically by the SportAccord President last month.  
The arrival of Juan Antonio Samaranch saw the tide quickly turned against Thomas Keller and his vision for the international federations
The arrival of Juan Antonio Samaranch saw the tide quickly turned against Thomas Keller and his vision for the international federations ©Getty Images
As John Boulter, a former Adidas executive who was present in Sochi, observes: “The whole organisation of sport is set up to create a tension between whoever is representing the IFs, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the IOC.
“There are three different groups trying to do not quite the same thing, but they all want money and they all have some justification for saying, ‘We are the people on whom it all depends.’ The tension is always going to be there. Usually, though, it is creative.”
So what did happen after the ruggedly handsome Keller laid down his challenge?
Well, at first, things seemed to be going fairly well for the imposing 6ft 3½in administrator. Boulter’s colleague, Horst Dassler, one of the prime architects of elite sport’s modern commercial structure, was on the case and had asked sports marketing pioneer Patrick Nally to try to raise money for the IFs from multinational corporations.
By 1978, the “A” in GAISF had been changed from “Assembly” to “Association” and a permanent headquarters set up in Monte Carlo.
The IOC, meanwhile, had no money and was becoming a political football in the Cold War. This as single-sport world championships were gaining traction, expanding and multiplying.
As President of Swiss Timing, Keller was certainly business-minded and Nally remembers him as being “quite an important broker of relationships. He represented sport more than [then IOC President] Lord Killanin could,” Nally says, “because he was a sports person”.
Nally also remembers Keller orchestrating a number of meetings with Los Angeles in the early days. Most sports, after all, were dependent then as now on the Olympics for exposure.
The Los Angeles 1984 Games ultimately did much to dig the Movement, and the IOC, out of its financial hole by highlighting the product’s commercial value, not least to broadcasters, and demonstrating beyond reasonable doubt that political boycotts were generally counterproductive for nations that embarked on them.
But Keller - once a national single sculls champion, who had himself fallen victim to Switzerland’s boycott of the 1956 Melbourne Games over the Soviet invasion of Hungary - was always wary of the pendulum swinging too far in favour of overt commercialism.
Thomas Keller orchestrated a number of meetings with Los Angeles ahead of the 1984 Games
Thomas Keller orchestrated a number of meetings with Los Angeles ahead of the 1984 Games ©Getty Images
“He was always the one who wanted to protect the interests of sports, and not just be taken over by the circus,” Nally says. “Initially, he recognised sport needed the money, but then he saw the momentum getting out of hand.”
With the arrival in 1980 of a cunning, workaholic leader of the IOC in the form of Juan Antonio Samaranch, the tide quickly turned against Keller and his vision for the IFs.
The new commercial models being developed by Dassler, Nally and a new generation of sports marketers were of course open to anybody to try to exploit - including the IOC. Samaranch quickly understood their potential and saw how the enhanced revenue streams they were capable of generating were one of the keys to reasserting the IOC’s primacy.
The key years were 1983 and 1984. A presentation by Dassler to the IOC Session in New Delhi describing the Olympic rings as “the most unexploited trademark in existence” sowed the seed, after much sweat, for the first TOP worldwide sponsorship programme, covering the 1985-1988 Olympic cycle.
At around the same time, Samaranch proposed setting up associations of summer and winter Olympic sports IFs - the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF).
While such relentlessly prosaic titles might make it hard today to retain focus amid the swirl of the Movement’s alphabet soup, this was an important moment since it meant that the bodies through which successive Olympic Games windfalls would be channelled back to individual IFs would come under the IOC, and not the GAISF, umbrella.
As long-time IOC member Kevan Gosper put it in his autobiography, An Olympic Life, “It was a way of outflanking Tom Keller…who was trying to stake out a claim that his organisation was more powerful than the IOC.”
A few months later, in early 1984, came the start of the negotiations that former IOC marketing director Michael Payne memorably labelled “Scorpion Wars”. These resulted in a 337 per cent increase, between Sarajevo 1984 and Calgary 1988, in the price paid for US broadcasting rights to the Winter Games. The media rights bonanza from which the wealthiest sports organisations have benefited in recent years was under way.
By this time, Keller - who always believed, as Nally puts it, that “sport should run sport” - was becoming both terrified and despondent at the direction events were taking.
Un Yong Kim succeeded Thomas Keller as President of GAISF in 1986
Un Yong Kim succeeded Thomas Keller as President of GAISF in 1986 ©Getty Images
“He wasn’t a happy man; he was pretty fed up with the way things were going,” Nally recalls. “What he believed was that the IFs should have some control, that sport ought to have more say than it does.”
In 1986 - a year in which he was memorably described as “Maxwell-massive” by The Guardian’s Frank Keating - Keller stepped down from the Presidency of GAISF he had held for 17 years, to be succeeded by Un Yong Kim, South Korean President of the World Taekwondo Federation, who was also closely involved in preparations for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Keller remained head of FISA until his death in 1989, aged 64.
Dassler had died two years earlier, less than a month past his 51st birthday. Afterwards, Boulter, his Adidas colleague, met Samaranch and asked whether the IOC President felt that the modest but vital financial support provided by the sports shoe manufacturer to GAISF should continue. “Yes,” he remembers the always calculating Spaniard replying, “As long as my friend Dr Kim is President, you should help them. But not too much.”
The beast had been tamed.
A generation later, is it merely grumbling, or could it break loose again? Given the way Olympic IFs have rushed to show support for the IOC almost from the minute that Vizer sat down in Sochi, most, at present, would probably conclude the former.
Then again, some IFs could be minded to seek recompense for their loyalty. That may be when we appreciate the true disposition of forces. Should IOC President Thomas Bach feel it necessary to reward them, one big casualty of last month’s showdown might be any lingering hope that Agenda 2020 will somehow lead to paradigm-shifting reform.

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David Owen

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David Owen worked for 20 years for the Financial Times in the United States, Canada, France and the UK. He ended his FT career as sports editor after the 2006 World Cup and is now freelancing, including covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 World Cup and London 2012.