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Naked capitalism Sports industry - back to the 19th century barbarism SEX ABUSE: DIDN’T YOU SAY I’M LIKE A FATHER TO YOU//TAKE A WALK// ARMY MEN AGAINST RACISM//PLEASE DON’T KILL FOR ME//FIFAGATE// VOLLEYBALL MAGASINET ER BAGEST I SPORT EXECUTIVE//FINAL FOUR// Sport Executive – International, Number 5, December 2015


KOLOFON The magazine is published by Tekstwerk, a Danish freelance bureau. Tekstwerk consists of journalist Lars Andersson and journalist Kristian Boye. Editor in chief: Lars Andersson. You can contact us by mail: lan@tekstwerk.dk/kbo@tekstwerk.dk. Or phone: +4528201554. Design and layout: Søren Møller. Translation: Rachel Payne. Get our NEWSLETTER – sign up on www.sportexecutive.dk. Are you a journalist or photographer – and want to contribute? Contact lan@tekstwerk.dk. Do you want to advertise? Contact lan@tekstwerk.dk or phone +4528201554. Follow us at www.sportexecutive.dk, Facebook and Twitter. All rights reserved. Team Tekstwerk, 2015.

GOODBYE AND HELLO You look right now at Sport Executive. Issue 38 since November 2012. And it will also be the last one. No man will pay for serious journalism. That’s ok. Who cares about corruption, nepotism, child labour, sex abuse, tax haven, human rights, naked capitalism or other boring similarities, when you can read about Ronaldo’s hair, Sharapova’s tits or FC Barcelona in Champions League? Apparently nobody! It’s a shame for sport, democracy and the public. But then again: You have the world you deserve. But Sport Executive does not throw in the towel. We just do the Ali Shuffle and the Sugar Ray Jab and switch to www.sportexecutive.dk. In the future all the stories will be released at the website – not once a month – but when the story is done. It will be in English and Danish. So stay updated with www.sportexecutive.dk. In the meantime you can read this last magazine and share it with your friends. Or you can read about Messi’s boots elsewhere. It is your choice, whether old corrupt men must stay in power, children should be abused, women harassed and so on. Yes, it is boring. But it is the real world. And Sport Executive won’t stay quit. Lars Andersson

“If everybody turns right, turn left that’s where you’ll find the stories to tell your children.”

Contents 3 Sex abuse

18 Fifagate

28 Keep walking

12 Christmas

20 Running

30 Naked capitalism

14 Racism

26 Rio 16

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The big cover-up

The books for your boys

Army men against racism

Frontpage photo: All Over Press

Bribery and money laundering

To touch the sky with your fingers

When sport events kills people

Regular walking is effective

The modern fairy tale of sports


SEXUAL ABUSE “‘Don’t cry Anna. Didn’t you say I am like a father to you? (smack, blood in my ear) You have all those boyfriends anyways. I want to keep you focused on swimming. I am thirteen and in a private discussion with my coach that was set up after nationals. Ripping pain, grunts that sound like the monster in a horror movie, blood, my hair pulled out lying on the ground, the smell of fear. It smells like fresh chlorine and metal.” From an essay by Anna Strzempko, describing an alleged 2008 rape at the hands of her swim coach. Publish in Rachel Sturtz: Unprotected. Outside magazine.

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SEXUAL ABUSE

THE COVER-UP IN THE POOL

Do you think doping is the biggest problem in sports? Then look under the carpet and find sexual harassment and abuse.

BY LARS ANDERSSON, TEAM TEKSTWERK “Local swim coach banned from sport for life admits sexual misconduct allegations.” “Former Malvern Prep coach arrested for child sex assault.” “Assistant swim coach in Indiana accused of having sexual relationship with student.” The three articles are popping up, when you “google” “USA swimming and sex abuse”. The articles are all from 2015 – and there is a lot of such kind of articles. But swimming in the USA is not the only one with a big problem. New data from Belgium, summarized in 2015, shows that 24.4 percent of LGB athletes, 25.9 percent of elite athletes and 31.4 percent of disabled athletes have experienced moderate or severe sexual abuse (see box, ed.). “This is a major problem in sports. Sexual abuse has been going on forever. And it is not just women as victims, men are too. So if you think doping is the biggest problem in sports, think again. This is a much bigger issue,” Celia Brackenridge says. She was until august 2010 director of the Centre for Youth Sport and Athlete Wel-

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fare at Brunel University, West London, and is now Professor Emerita at Brunel.

”I’m sorry. Going back in time, I wish I knew long before 2010 what I know today. I wish my eyes had been more open to the individual stories of the horrors of sexual abuse.” “Today, four long years later, I can truthfully say how sorry I am to the victims of sexual abuse.” “I wish I had known more so perhaps I could have done more.” “I cannot undo the past. I’m sorry, so very sorry.” Chuck Wielgus, CEU USA Swimming, in a blog May 2014. And she has for decades been researching on sexual harassment and abuse in the

sporting world. POWER IMBALANCES “Sexual abuse is a process and not an event. It comes out of a cultural context in which there is a lot of power. Power imbalances are at the core of the issue,” Celia Brackenridge explains. “You know, sports are old fashion with an authoritarian structure. At the top is a lot of power – and at the bottom, where the athletes are, is none. That is a dangerous cocktail,” Celia Brackenridge continues. “It’s a blind spot – and we are frightened to tackle it. Because it strikes us in the heart. But you have to recognize that sport is good, bad and ugly,” Celia Brackenridge says and continues: “You have to change the whole organisation. Recruitment, disciplinary systems, education and so on. Because it affects every corner of an organisation. And this is not about economics or developed and underdeveloped countries. Some of the most developed countries have done nothing


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SEXUAL ABUSE about prevention – and some of the underdeveloped quite a lot.” According to Celia Brackenridge there are numerous myths about sexual abuse in sports. One of the myths is that sports are free of the problem. That is not correct. Another is that you can point the finger to specific sports. You cannot. A third is about clothing. Also, that swimming has a larger problem than icehockey. It is not necessarily true. A fourth is that it is all about coaches

“We have provided with stories about how swimmers and/or their parents notified USA Swimming, the National Governing Body of the amateur sport of swimming, about sexually inappropriate conduct by coaches. No action was taken against them.” “Have things changed in USA Swimming? On paper, yes. In reality, only a little.” “USA Swimming continually fails to understand that child molesters go to where the children are. It’s that simple. “ Robert Allard, lawyer. with power. It is not. Senior athletes can be a much bigger problem when it comes to sexual harassment. “It is a lot about authoritarian power structures in sports. And the higher you go the worse it gets,” Celia Brackenridge argues. BACK TO THE POOL Authoritarian structure and power imbalances seem to be the case in USA Swimming. A federation with 400,000 swimmers and 12,000 club coaches and the middle-class favorite sport in USA. In the spring 2010 ABC´s 20/20 and ESPN’s Outside the Lines put together TV shows on USA Swimming’s knowledge of abuse by coaches. In the wake emerged a series

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of lawsuits – alleged that some youth swim coaches were molesting their athletes and the abuse went unreported to the Colorado Springs-based organisation or, if so, the safeguards were inadequate. The allegations forced USA Swimming to address the problem, including starting its “Safe Sport” program in September 2010.

The program seeks to facilitate the reporting and investigation of violations of a code of conduct and to educate, train and provide model policies for swim programs around the country about sexual misconduct (see graphic, ed.). USA Swimming even publishes a list of banned coaches. Up till now more than 100 coaches are on that list.

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Sport Executive would have liked to talk to Safe Sport’s director, Susan Woessner, but the director refers to USA Swimming’s director of communications & pr, Scott Leightman. He says to Sport Executive: “USA Swimming takes any allegations of abuse seriously and thoroughly investigates all complaints. We stand by our Code of

Conduct and Athlete Protection Policies and are deeply committed to the safety and welfare of all its members. We have zero tolerance when it comes to sexual misconduct.” “Our focus is on the 400,000 members of USA Swimming and those who look into joining our sport. The Safe Sport mission

Meet Susan Woessner, Director of Safe Sport

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Susan oversees all aspects of USA Swimming’s athlete protection policies, guidelines, educational programs, reporting and adjudication services all designed to foster safe, healthy and positive sport environments.

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is to increase awareness to reduce the risk for abuse in sport and our organisation has no tolerance for violations of our Code of Conduct,” Scott Leightman continues. “It has been a process, a successful one, to build programs for our clubs to implement at the local level. We see increased levels of engagement by our clubs, athletes and

Review investigative report to determine whether to dismiss or proceed.

Susan has worked with USA Swimming since 2004 and became Safe Sport Director in 2010. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas. From 1998-2002, Susan swam competitively for Indiana University. Contact her at swoessner@usaswimming.org or (719) 866-3589.

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SEXUAL ABUSE coaches every day. This is very encouraging and they see what peers are doing and then employ their own programs,” he says, and emphasizes that USA Swimming Safe Sport program involves six key components: Policies and guidelines, screening and selection, training and education, monitoring and supervision, recognizing, responding and reporting and grassroots engagement and feedback.

“In Swimming for some reason the coaches somehow own the athletes success.” “Athletes need to realize that their parents’ DNA is the biggest factor in their athletic success- no coach has some secret formula.” Jonathan C. Little, lawyer. IT BECOMES A CULTURE But critics say it is too little. Some even say, that youth coach abuse in USA Swimming is the most widespread setting of authority figure rape in America, outside the Catholic Church. And others emphasize that USA Swimming has too many reasons to support its coaches and minimize their crimes. That sexual abuse will continue as long as there isn’t an independent body outside USA Swimming evaluating reports of abuse. And as mentioned at the top of this article sex abuse is still going on in the pool. One of the critics is Jonathan C. Little, attorney at law at Saeed & Little in Indianapolis. He has been dealing with sexual abuse in sports for years and has led many of the cases in swimming to court: “The proper way to handle sexual abuse would be the way that public school would handle the allegation. The teacher is immediately suspended, a hearing is held in short order, and if the finding is creditable the teacher is fired. An independent sex abuse committee would be a good start but Swim-

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ming and Olympic Sports in general struggle with “independent”. Swimming needs to obtain objective legal advice,” he says to Sport Executive and continues: “What is wrong with swimming in my opinion is that for decades male swimmers have come through the USA Swimming ranks and have witnessed their coaches having sexual relationships with teenage girls, as you can imagine that becomes the culture. So in United States Swimming the attitude for years was a coach of a club might make a salary of 30,000 or 40,000 dollars but one of the perks was sexual relationship with teenage girls. Boys grew up and emulated their coaches and the problem grew.” “Swimming has done very little to deal with the problem of coaches abusing athletes. First no one from the National Office in Colorado Springs lost their jobs over the scandal. Have you seen Chuck Wielgus (CEO at USA Swimming, ed.) on ABC’s 20/20 in 2010? If you have tell me how on earth does he still have a job,” Jonathan C. Little asks. “So any changes in USA Swimming that have taken place have been forced on swimming by outsiders.” WINDOW DRESSINGS The position is shared by Robert Allard, a

California attorney at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard L. L.P., dealing with sexual abuse in sports, especially in swimming, since 2009: “On the surface, the changes have been good. However, I have serious doubts over whether the current leadership core, starting with Mr. Wielgus (CEO at USA Swimming, ed.) and the so-called “Safe Sport Director” Susan Woessner is committed to changes. New rules and guidelines are only effective if enforced. Time and again we have seen how this leadership seemingly bends over backwards to protect coaches even in the face of clear acts of sexual misconduct. Until these leaders have been replaced, we consider these changes to be nothing more than window dressings,” he says to Sport Executive. “USA Swimming remains the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to claims of sexual misconduct through its so-called “National Board of Review”, which is led by its lawyers who over the years has actively defended claims on behalf of USA Swimming. The reviewing body needs to be totally and completely independent from USA Swimming,” Robert Allard states. And while sports officials, lawyers and athletes are fighting in USA Swimming, sexual molestation continues. Not just in USA and in swimming, but all over the world and in all sports. Even the legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard tells about sexual abuse by his Olympic coach in his biography, and the former high jump world record holder Patrik Sjöberg shocked the Swedish athletics world by revealing that his coach and stepfather sexually abused him as a young boy. It can strike anyone. Sport Executive would have liked to talk with the international swimming federation, Federation Internationale De Natation, and American Swimming Coaches Association and World Swimming Coaches Association about sexual abuse in swimming, but the organisations won’t answer questions from Sport Executive.


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SEXUAL ABUSE

DATA ABOUT SPORT AND SEXUAL ABUSE, BELGIUM

IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS

Sexual, moderate or severe experiences in sports Total, all athletes: 12,8 % Ethnic minority athletes: 17,6 % LGB athletes: 24,4 % Elite athletes: 25,9 % Disabled athletes: 31,4 % Tine Vertommen et al., 2015

The former speed skater Vickie Swanson tells her story to Irvin Muchnick on Concussion Inc. Vickie Swanson, today Vickie Willis, was raped by her coach in 1965-66. Vickie Willis is today 67 years old. http://concussioninc.net/?p=10504

LIST OF THE INDIVIDUALS SUSPENDED FROM USA SWIMMING MEMBERSHIP FOR LIFE www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1963&Alias=Rainbow&L ang=en&mid=10011&ItemId=5107

See more: www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/tinevertommen/publications/

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ON HARASSMENT AND ABUSE IN SPORT - Implement and monitor policies and procedures for safe sport - Educate all main stakeholders about the risks of non-accidental violence and the benefits of safe sport - Embed safe sport principles within all ethics, leadership and integrity work - Institutionalise athlete consultation in all coaching and decision-making processes - Partner with expert groups and stakeholders - Grow the evidence base By Celia Brackenridge, Malia Arrington and Kathy Martyn at IOC Concensus Follow-up Meeting on Harassment and Abuse in Sport, IOC Lausanne 19-21 October 2015.

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THE TYPICAL CASE IN USA SWIMMING The typical case is a young woman usually between 13- 16 from a conservative home, or a home without a father, who started having a “special” relationship with her coach. That “special” relationship with her coach progresses over the years from things like rides home, then first sharing a dirty joke or two, then accidental touching, to more deliberate touching, to then full on sex. These coaches are very calculated and know which kids to pick on. By Jonathan C. Little, Attorney at Law, Saeed & Little, Indianapolis, USA.

READ MORE ABOUT SAFE SPORT USA www.teamusa.org/News/2015/February/09/US-Olympic-Committee-Announces-Formation-Of-US-Center-forSafe-Sport-Advisory-Council USOC www.teamusa.org/Athlete-Resources/ Athlete-Ombudsman SAFE SPORT INTERNATIONAL http://safesportintl.org.uk/

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN One in three women are victims of physical or sexual abuse in the EU. READ MORE http://fra.europa.eu/en/pressrelease/2014/violence-against-womenevery-day-and-everywhere


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CHRISTMAS

UNDER THE TREE

It is Christmas. And what does the sports geek want? Sport Executive gives you some suggestions. BY LARS ANDERSSON, TEM TEKSTWERK You don’t know what to buy? Take a book! About sport! Sport Executive offers you five good books from this year’s releases.

Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup. What happened and who was involved, when Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup. The journalists from the Sunday Times Insight Team tell the whole story.

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Bill Jones: Alone: The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry. Ice skating and the name John Curry. A great skater’s story told through John Curry’s own letters and over 100 interviews. Yes, it is a tragic early death, but what a story.


Donald McRae: A Man’s World: The Double Life of Emile Griffith. “I kill a man and most people forgive me. However, I love a man and many say this makes me an evil person”. Emile Griffith’s words in McRae’s book about a boxing icon.

Gareth Thomas and Michael Calvin: Proud. A national hero, a macho man and a rugby player. But inside a man with a secret that is slowly killing him. Gareth Thomas tells his story about facing up to who you really are.

OTHER GOOD BOOKS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS Anna Krien: Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport, 2014. Ronald Reng: A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke, 2011. Geoffrey Ward: Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, 2006. Gary Imlach: My Father and Other Working-Class Football Heroes, 2005. Donald McRay: Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing, 1996. Nick Hornby: Fever Pitch: A Fan’s Life, 1992.

Herbie Sykes: The Race against the Stasi. Part cycling story, part cold war and part love story. About Dieter Wiedemann, the East German socialism hero on a bike, and his love story with a class enemy.


RACISM

HOW CSKA’S ARMY MEN ARE ONCE AGAIN FIGHTING FASCISM Racism exists on the Russian football stands. But someone try to change the negative picture of Russian fans. Meet CSKA Fans Against Racism. BY TOKE MØLLER THEILADE No one suffered more than the Soviet Union during the fight against fascism in World War II, or the Great Patriotic as it is known in the former Soviet Union. More than 20 million Soviet citizens died between 1941, when Nazi Germany started the war on the East Front, and May 1945 when fascism was finally defeated. Among the citizens serving in the Red Army several footballers can be found, among these the legendary striker Grigory Fedotov from CDKA Moscow, or CSKA Moscow, as they would later be known as. During the Soviet era, CDKA were the sports society of the army, and while practically living as professionals, all the players were officially employed by the army. When the war started, the CDKA players served in the army like everybody else, although the club managed to secure Fedotov and his teammates some of the more safe jobs, like guarding objects behind the frontline. SEND A KISS After the war, CDKA went to win five consecutive Soviet championships, and in

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1961, the army opened the new Grigory Fedotov Stadium in Moscow. Now, 70 years later, the Army Men, as CSKA are known, are once again fighting against fascism, but this time the enemy is internally, and the solution is no longer brute force. That racism exists on the Russian football stands is no secret. The media often tell stories about bad behaviour from the Russian ultras, and the host of the 2018 World Cup has already experienced several racist incidents this season. In fact the 2015/2016 Russian Premier League season was only 29 minutes and 30 seconds old when it was hit by the first racism case. It happened at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, where Spartak took on Ufa, when a group of Spartak fans yelled monkey chants against Ufa’s Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. Two days later, a declared Nazi participated in the annual Miss RFPL beauty pageant. On her VKontakte account, Olga Kuzkova, the representative of CSKA Moscow, displayed several pictures of herself wearing far right clothing as well as heiling. Around the same time, Zenit’s Brazilian

striker Hulk spoke out about the Russian problems with racism, as he said: “I must say that almost every game I see this happening. I used to get angry, but now I see this doesn’t help, so I just send a kiss to our fans and try not to get angry.” STEP UP While the negative stories get plenty of attention from media all over the world, the story about movements trying to fight racism across Russia get very little coverage. One fan movement trying to change the negative picture of Russian fans is the group CSKA Fans Against Racism. It saw the light after CSKA were punished for the behaviour of their fans during a Champions League match in Rome last year. CSKA were punished for “racist behaviour of supporters, crowd disturbance”, and “setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles” by UEFA, and they had to play their next three European matches behind closed doors, just like their fans were banned from their following two European away games. I interviewed the founder og CSKA


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RACISM Fans Against Racism, Robert Ustian, for Russianfootballnews.com one year ago, and he explained why it was time for the fans of the Army Men to finally step up and fight racism: “The incident in Rome was the point where we said enough is enough. CSKA’s international image was completely ruined. We are perceived not as a team that won the UEFA Cup, but as one, which has awful racist fans, who focuses only on destroying things and abusing black people. We wanted to show the international football community that those who are mentioned only as racist hooligans are in the absolute minority. ” Under the name #CSKAFansAgainstRacism, the movement quickly gathered momentum on social media, where CSKA fans from all over Russia sent pictures of themselves with anti-racist messages. TAKING A STAND Since that horrible evening in Rome, many things have changed, both among the fans, but more importantly within the club itself. Facing the reality that CSKA could be kicked out of European competitions if they were once again reported for racism, the club has imposed a strict control at the stadium, where both police and stewards now check the fans’ clothing and banners for far-right symbols, and anyone violating these rules are asked to leave the stadium. Furthermore, CSKA accompanied all tickets to their away game in the Champions League qualification game against Sparta Prague, with a letter asking the fans to behave well for the sake of the club. More importantly, the club has taken a clear stand on its official website and social media accounts, where videos with the most popular players sharing their opinion on racism have been shared. The player’s taking a stand on racism had a big impact as Ustian tells Sport-Executive: “The most important thing was that the players didn’t say “please be good so we don’t get punished”. They said; “Racism is bad, we don’t accept that and we’ll never

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accept that”.” The statements from stars like Seydou Doumbia, Igor Akinfeev and Alan Dzagoev made the club’s position on racism very clear, and this is something that will affect the younger fans of the Red-Blue of Moscow. “For a young CSKA fan who love Akinfeev – it is great,” Ustian says and continues: “To see Igor say no to racism and calling it a disgrace will affect him.” TO SOLVE THE DEEPER ISSUES Creating an alternative way of supporting the club is one of the main tasks of CSKA Fans Against Racism, as the ultra way was for a long time the only road a young CSKA fan looking to support his club could go. Now, that is no longer the case, and that’s something that indicates a brighter future. “There is an alternative role model now. At least at our club,” Ustian tells SportExecutive. “That is very important. There is now an alternative to the far-right, which is one of the most amazing things.” There is however only so much that can be done at a local level, and why keeping CSKA from being punished by UEFA again was one of the goals by CSKA Fans Against Racism, when it was started, there is also a need to solve Russia’s deeper issues with racism in the society, something that demands a broader solution. A part of the solution could be for UEFA to create the position of an anti-racism officer in Eastern Europe, something CSKA Fans Against Racism proposed in an open letter to UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body members in November. The letter was written after UEFA punished Dinamo Kyiv with two games behind closed doors after four black fans was beaten up during the Champions League fixture between Dinamo and Chelsea in Kyiv. The incident in Kyiv was by CSKA Fans Against Racism called a point-of-no-return, as it was the first time blood had been spilled on European stands due to racism, and it should be

a wake-up call for UEFA to change their approach to fighting racism. This anti-racism officer would be tasked to travel across Eastern Europe to meet with NGO’s, grassroot movements, clubs, FA’s and fans to understand what is going on on the terraces, because it is clear that what UEFA is doing at the moment isn’t working at all. OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE UEFA are working with a zero-tolerance approach, an approach they are using in the entire Europe, but according to Ustian, the association needs to cut the eurocentrism, and realize that what works in France might not work in Russia, Ukraine or Serbia. Furthermore, UEFA needs to listen to the many organisations working with antiracism work in Eastern Europe. “If UEFA are sincere in their wish to fight racism, they need to get out of its comfort zone and visit the field to find out what is going on there,” Ustian says. When that is said, it is however important to notice that while UEFA’s approach might not be up-to-date racism still remains a domestic problem, that can’t be expected to be solved by an organisation like UEFA. As Ustian says, it is for the future of the children that it is important to get rid of racism, both in the stadiums and in the societies. During the long winter break, CSKA Fans Against Racism hopes to meet with the Russian Anti-Racism Officer, Aleksey Tolkachev, to propose a detailed plan for how to proceed fighting racism on the stands. Even though a lot have been achieved in the past year, more incidents will without a doubt hit CSKA as well as Russia, and instead of only criticizing when things go bad, Ustian and his movement wants to be a part of the solution. The key question that remains is whether UEFA will decide to stand side by side with the activists to fight racism, or if they will choose to hide the problem with the easy solution that is stadium closures...


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FIFAGATE

IF YOU GOTTA GO – GO NOW

24 men and two decisions. Where are they now? BY LARS ANDERSSON, TEAM TEKSTWERK Five years ago FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup. 24 men took part in the decisions 2 December 2010. 14 of the 24 have – since then – been suspended, arrested, banned or fined. Sport Executive tells the story of the men in charge of world football. CHARGED: Concacaf president Jack Warner. Executive member Chuck Blazer. Executive member Nicolas Leoz. Executive member Ricardo Teixeira. BRIBES: Executive member Jacques Anouma. LIFE BAN: Executive member Mohamed Bin Hammam. SUSPENDED: FIFA president Sepp Blatter. UEFA president Michel Platini. Vice president Chung Mong-Joon. Executive member Worawi Mukadi. Executive member Franz Beckenbauer. Executive member Reynald Temarii. Executive member Amos Ademu. FINED: Vice president Angel Maria Villar Llona. SURVIVOR: Vice president Issa Hayatou. Vice president Geoff Thompson. Executive member Michel D’Hooghe. Executive member Senes Erzik. Executive member Junji Ogara. Executive member Marios Lefkaritis. Executive member Rafael Salguero. Executive member Hany Abo Rida.

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Executive member Vitaly Mutko. DOUBTS: Senior vice president Julio Grondona died in 2014, numerous rumours of corruption. A lot of the survivors are suspected of bribery. FBI INVESTIGATION FBI has charged 16 current and former football executives: • Alfredo Hawit - FIFA vice-president and Concacaf president. • Ariel Alvarado - FIFA disciplinary committee member and former Panamanian football chief. • Rafael Callejas - former president of Honduras - and its football association. • Brayan Jimenez - Guatemala FA chief and member of the FIFA committee for fair play and social responsibility. • Rafael Salguero - Former FIFA executive committee member and Guatemala football chief. • Hector Trujillo - general secretary of Guatemala FA. • Reynaldo Vasquez - former El Salvador FA president. • Juan Angel Napout - FIFA vice-president and Conmebol president. • Manuel Burga - FIFA development committee member and former Peru FA president. • Carlos Chavez - Conmebol treasurer. • Luis Chiriboga - Ecuador football president. • Marco Polo del Nero - Brazil football president and former FIFA executive committee member. • Eduardo Deluca - former Conmebol general secretary. • Jose Luis Meiszner - Conmebol general secretary. • Romer Osuna - Bolivian FIFA audit and compliance committee member. • Ricardo Teixeira - former Brazil FA chief and former FIFA executive committee member. 2016 FIFA REFORM COMMITTEE PROPOSALS http://resources.fifa.com/mm/Document/AFFederation/Footb allGovernance/02/74/17/54/2015.11.27FinalReport_forpublication_Neutral.pdf?t=1449142382457


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RUNNING

ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

Giuliano Pugolotti has completed 19 desert races. Just to touch the sky with his fingers.

BY GIULIANO PUGOLOTTI The Wakhan Corridor is one of the most inaccessible and remote part of the earth: it’s a small strip of rugged mountainous terrain of the Pamir and Karakoram area separating Tajikistan from Afghanistan and Pakistan. That’s where I fixed the idea of my challenge. I thought long whether to go into this place because I had never done a real mountain race. Yes, I attended a couple of marathons in Austria but nothing special. Around 2,000 meters altitude - I have raced a simple marathon. Where could I do it? On the roof of the world of course! Just to complicate my life. But I live with emotions, passion and challenges. I went to the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, and then two days going to Khourog, the capital of the Pamir. Along

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the transfer on a road, made of crazy holes and precipices, I had the time to understand and to focus on a world light years away from ours. It’s a place even more impoverished than Tajikistan and the Pamirs. It is sensitive. And it return to me in the term of sickness. I buzzed my head for days and the time of trial was a further form of curiosity and challenge. It started from 3,600 meters without any problems but it is the step beyond the 4,000 which marks a sharp demarcation. I went there to run and not for walking and seeing the yak herders as they moved with their slow pace. But I knew it would be tough to run. And so it was. From 4,000 to 5,000 meters I have felt a huge weight on my legs. The good thing however is that my body apart from the

effort did not produce a signal of altitude sickness. Nothing at all. All that fear before the start consumed unnecessarily. Once again I have even more strengthened my belief that most of our fears are void. The place is unique, bitter, violent and beautiful. Running at eight thousand meters in the middle of nothing and really touch the sky with a finger. That’s where you savor what I call the “Silence of the Limit”. I have run across the Pamir about 300 km and finish my challenge at Bulunkulul Lake, a unique place in the world. And I have touch the sky with my fingers on the Roof of The World. This is Giuliano Pugolotti’s report about his run in the Wakhan Corridor.


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DON’T KILL FOR ME Police in Brazil have an extremely high rate of killing civilians, one of the highest rates in the world. BY LARS ANDERSSON, TEAM TEKSTWERK Police in Brazil kills eight people a day. That is one of the highest rates in the world. Alone in Rio de Janeiro the police has a kill rate per one million people on 35.3. And it will grow before the Olympics next summer. The city and the country has to shine. For the athletes, the International Olympic Committee and billions in front of the TV screen. “They get ready for the Olympics, and

“We were playing marbles when the army guys appeared We were walking to McLaren They started shooting The only sound was the of weapons shooting The sound of bullets I screamed: “Ouch I got shot” I was in so much pain I thought I was going to die or lose my arm It was the army guys.” Gabriel, Brazil, 13 years old - The Bullet, Children Win they are killing for you. Tell them, “Don’t kill for me. Safe Games for all.” This is the message from the organisation “Don’t Kill For Me”. You can sign the

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petition here: http://dontkill4me.org/sign-the-petition/

“The 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games have both greatly aggravated the level of police and army violence in Rio de Janeiro. Violence against homeless children and adolescents, during protests and evictions, and in Favelas - particularly by the “UPPs (Brazil’s Military Police Force)” - has been reported. These “security measures”, especially in the so called “pacification operations” have caused many casualties and human rights violations. Children and adolescents have shown signs of psychological and emotional damage due to these traumatic experiences.” Terre des Hommes. “The IOC should ensure that the 2016 Summer Olympics do not cause or exacerbate human and child rights abuses in Rio. It is time that the IOC lives up to the values declared in the Olympic Charter.” Ignacio Parker, Secretary General of Terre des Hommes.

In Rio, it is estimated 12,275 people in 24 communities have been displaced due to projects directly linked to the World Cup and the Olympics. Children are the most affected by these violations. In the last six years the transport cost increased by 30 % for poorer families earning up to 100 euro. 11 workers from different Brazilian states had to work on conditions similar to slavery in Rio de Janeiro. A lot of the Atlantic Forest have been destroyed, one of the currently most endangered Brazilian Ecosystems.

BEFORE THE WORLD CUP 2014 IN BRAZIL, FOOTBALL Killed by the police in the first half of the year: State of Rio de Janeiro: 2013: 199 2014: 288 % increase: 45 City of San Paulo: 2013: 73 2014: 174 % increase: 138 Source: Don’t Kill For Me


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EXERCISE

KEEP ON WALKING

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Regular brisk walking is more effective than going to the gym.

BY LARS ANDERSSON, TEAM TEKSTWERK Walk, walk, walk. Why? Because a new study by the London School of Economics found that those engaged in “regular, brisk walking for longer than half a hour a day had lower Body Mass Indexes (BMI) and smaller waists than those who did other exercise such as going to the gym or playing football”. The results were particularly true for women, people over 50 years and those on low incomes. The authors, dr. Grace Jordan and assistant professor of economics Debayan Pakrashi, concludes: “The results thus provide an argument for a campaign to promote walking. Focus on

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physical activity is less controversial as it would not be subject to political lobbying as is the case for “fat” tax and other policies that aim to change consumption of junk foods in a person’s diet.” And adds: “Given the obesity epidemic and the fact that a large proportion of people in the UK are inactive, recommending that people walk briskly more often is a cheap and easy policy option. Additionally, there is no monetary cost to walking so it is very likely that the benefits will outweigh the costs. It has also been shown that walking is associated with better physical and mental health. So, a simple policy that “every step counts” may be a step towards curbing the upward

trend in obesity rates and beneficial for other health conditions.” The authors estimated that almost 80 per cent of the UK population is not meeting the government-specified targets. This costs the NHS (National Health Service, ed.) almost one billion pound a year. A very brisk walk means almost short of breath. The study, “Do all activities ‘weigh’ equally? How different physical activities differ as predictors of weight”, are going to be publish in Risk Analysis. READ MORE: www.gracelordan.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RiskAnalysisGLDP.pdf


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LIFE IN THE WO Sport Executive gives you the ultimate guide to a modern fairy tale called sport. Denmark didn’t make it to UEFA EURO 2016. Zlatan stopped us. Despite Denmark is so much better. What an asshole! That was the main topic in the Danish media in November 2015. BY TOKE MØLLER THEILADE Is the world of sport a modern fairy tale about lucky winners and crying losers? No isone suffered else? more than the Soviet 1961, the army opened the new Grigory Or it something Stadium Moscow. Now, 70 Union during the against fascism Sport Executive givesfight you the ultimate guide toFedotov the modern world in of sport. in World War II, or the Great Patriotic as years later, the Army Men, as CSKA are it is known in the former Soviet Union. known, are once again fighting against fasMore than 20 million Soviet citizens died cism, but this time the enemy is internally, between 1941, when Nazi Germany started and the solution is no longer brute force. the war on the East Front, and May 1945 That racism exists on the Russian football stands is no secret. The media often tell when fascism was finally defeated. The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the from Olympic about bad behaviour the RusAmong the citizens serving in the Red stories Movement and sports. The IOC is the sport’s most powerful people. And areWorld 2018 Army several footballers can be found, sian ultras, and the host of thewho they? members are volunteers represent and experienced Olympic Movement Cupthe hasIOC already several racist amongThe these the legendary striker who Grigory in their country. Elected by? By IOC! Fedotov from CDKA Moscow, or CSKA incidents this season. In fact the 2015/2016 READ: Marionetten. Moscow,Macht, as theyMoneten, would later be known as. Russian Premier League season was only 29 www.jensweinreich.de/produkt/ebook-mmm/ During the Soviet era, CDKA were the minutes and 30 seconds old when it was sports society of the army, and while prac- hit by the first racism case. It happened tically living as professionals, all the players at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, where Sparwere officially employed by the army. When tak took on Ufa, when a group of Spartak the war started, the CDKA players served fans yelled monkey chants against Ufa’s 50 percent of the big events in the major sports, football, athletics, swimming, in the army like everybody else, although Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. cycling, gymnastics and the Olympics, are in the coming years going to take place the club managed to secure Fedotov and Two days later, a declared Nazi participated in nations where regimes violate basic human rights – despite the Olympic Charter his teammates some of the more safe jobs, in the annual Miss RFPL beauty pageant. telling us otherwise. Or as Jerome Valcke, former FIFA secretary general, says: “I will On her VKontakte account, Olga Kuzlike guarding objects behind the frontline. say something which is crazy, but less democracy is sometimes better for organising kova, the representative of CSKA Moscow, a World Cup.” displayed several pictures of herself wearing SEND A KISS READ: When sports falls in love with dictatorships. After the war, CDKA went to win five far right clothing as well as heiling. http://issuu.com/sportexecutive/docs/se_08_2015_sportex_uk_net/4 consecutive Soviet championships, and in Around the same time, Zenit’s Brazilian

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striker Hulk spoke out about the Russian problems with racism, as he said: “I must say that almost every game I see this happening. I used to get angry, but now I see this doesn’t help, so I just send a kiss to our fans and try not to get angry.” STEP UP While the negative stories get plenty of attention from media all over the world, the story about movements trying to fight racism across Russia get very little coverage. One fan movement trying to change the negative picture of Russian fans is the group CSKA Fans Against Racism. It saw the light after CSKA were punished for the behaviour of their fans during a Champions League match in Rome last year. CSKA were punished for “racist behaviour of supporters, crowd disturbance”, and “setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles” by UEFA, and they had to play their next three European matches behind closed doors, just like their fans were banned from their following two European away games. I interviewed the founder og CSKA


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CORRUPTION FBI has charged 16 current and former football executives. The FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the UEFA president Michel Platini are suspended. Bribery, money laundering and other shady activities are everyday experiences in the biggest federation in sport, FIFA. READ: New FIFA Now. http://www.newfifanow.org/

WORKERS CONDITION In Cambodia garment workers earn 160 US dollars (1 January 2016, ed.) a month. They work 60 hours a week. They sew your football shirt! “It is not a pleasant life to be a garment worker in Cambodia. Most of the workers in the industry are migrant workers from other parts of Cambodia. They have to send money home to the family. So they live in crowded rooms, very hot, often with only one toilet and they are starving.” BY TOKEThey MØLLER THEILADE READ: are here for the profit. http://issuu.com/sportexecutive/docs/se_10_2015_sportex_net/10 No one suffered more than the Soviet 1961, the army opened the new Grigory Union during the fight against fascism Fedotov Stadium in Moscow. Now, 70 in World War II, or the Great Patriotic as years later, the Army Men, as CSKA are it is known in the former Soviet Union. known, are once again fighting against fasMore than 20 million Soviet citizens died cism, but this time the enemy is internally, solution longer brutekicks force. betweenmigrant 1941, when Naziare Germany 4,000 workers going tostarted die beforeand thethe World Cupisinno Qatar 2022 That racism existsCup. on the Russian football the war on 2.4 the million East Front, andworkers May 1945 off. Up to migrant are building the World They have no stands is no secret. The media often tell when fascism rights at all. was finally defeated. Among Promising the citizens serving in the READ: little, delivering less. Red stories about bad behaviour from the RusArmy several footballers can be found, sian ultras, and the host of the 2018 World https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/MDE22/1570/2015/en/ among these the legendary striker Grigory Cup has already experienced several racist Fedotov from CDKA Moscow, or CSKA incidents this season. In fact the 2015/2016 Moscow, as they would later be known as. Russian Premier League season was only 29 During the Soviet era, CDKA were the minutes and 30 seconds old when it was sports society of the army, and while prac- hit by the first racism case. It happened The football world are buying and selling children. Increased competition in the tically living as professionals, all the players at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, where Sparmarket is forcing clubs and investors to search for even younger talents for their were officially employed by the army. When tak took on Ufa, when a group of Spartak junior academies to maximize their profit and minimize their costs. In 2015 you can the war started, the CDKA players served fans yelled monkey chants against Ufa’s buy a talented boy in South America for 250 US dollars – and do whatever you want. in the army like everybody else, although Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. READ: Children are something you sell. the club managed to secure Fedotov and Two days later, a declared Nazi participated http://issuu.com/sportexecutive/docs/se_1_04_2015_sportex_uk_net/24 his teammates some of the more safe jobs, in the annual Miss RFPL beauty pageant. On her VKontakte account, Olga Kuzlike guarding objects behind the frontline. kova, the representative of CSKA Moscow, displayed several pictures of herself wearing SEND A KISS After the war, CDKA went to win five far right clothing as well as heiling. consecutive Soviet championships, and in Around the same time, Zenit’s Brazilian

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striker Hulk spoke out about the Russian problems with racism, as he said: “I must say that almost every game I see this happening. I used to get angry, but now I see this doesn’t help, so I just send a kiss to our fans and try not to get angry.” STEP UP While the negative stories get plenty of attention from media all over the world, the story about movements trying to fight racism across Russia get very little coverage. One fan movement trying to change the negative picture of Russian fans is the group CSKA Fans Against Racism. It saw the light after CSKA were punished for the behaviour of their fans during a Champions League match in Rome last year. CSKA were punished for “racist behaviour of supporters, crowd disturbance”, and “setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles” by UEFA, and they had to play their next three European matches behind closed doors, just like their fans were banned from their following two European away games. I interviewed the founder og CSKA


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CHILDRENS RIGHTS Child labour, sexual exploitation, displacement and police violence. That is, what children worldwide are exposed to, when big sport events are coming to town. “Research has shown that mega sporting events in Brazil had four main implications on children’s lives: increase of police and army violence, displacement, sexual exploitation and child labour. The omission of human rights in the Host City Contract shows little intention for change.” READ: Children win. www.childrenwin.org/

HUMAN RIGHTS Every day, every year, sports are breaking human rights. Just think of Sochi 14, Azerbaijan 15, Rio 16 and Qatar 22. “There is no denying that Olympic Games can and do lead to human rights abuses,” Eduar Nazarski, director at Amnesty International Netherlands, says. BY TOKEOn MØLLER THEILADE READ: sports and human rights. www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/06/testimony-european-parliament-hearing-sportsNo one suffered more than the Soviet 1961, the army opened the new Grigory and-human-rights Union during the fight against fascism Fedotov Stadium in Moscow. Now, 70 in World War II, or the Great Patriotic as years later, the Army Men, as CSKA are it is known in the former Soviet Union. known, are once again fighting against fasMore than 20 million Soviet citizens died cism, but this time the enemy is internally, between 1941, when Nazi Germany started and the solution is no longer brute force. That racism exists onfor the Russian football the warare onpolicing the Eastit Front, and May 1945 Council Sports self. Via International of Arbitration Sport (CAS) stands court. is no secret. The words: media CAS often tell when fascism finally defeated. sports judge itswas athletes. But it is not an independent Or in other about bad behaviour fromhave the RusAmong meet the basic citizens in on theindependence Red storiesand doesn’t legalserving standards transparency. Athletes Army no legalseveral rights. footballers can be found, sian ultras, and the host of the 2018 World among these thePechstein legendarygoes striker Grigory READ: Claudia to high court. Cup has already experienced several racist Fedotov from CDKA Moscow, or CSKA incidents this season. In fact the 2015/2016 www.claudia-pechstein.de/Englisch/index.php Moscow, as they would later be known as. Russian Premier League season was only 29 During the Soviet era, CDKA were the minutes and 30 seconds old when it was sports society of the army, and while prac- hit by the first racism case. It happened tically living as professionals, all the players at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, where Sparwere officially employed by the army. When tak took on Ufa, when a group of Spartak Is homophobia a subject in sports? The biggest study says: “46 percent of all the war started, the CDKA players served fans yelled monkey chants against Ufa’s participants and 54 percent of gay men believe LGB people are “not accepted at in the army like everybody else, although Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. all” or only “accepted a little” in sporting culture. 62 percent of all participants and the club managed to secure Fedotov and Two days later, a declared Nazi participated 73 percent of gay men believe homophobia is more common in team sports than the his teammates some of the more safe jobs, in the annual Miss RFPL beauty pageant. rest of society in their country.” On her VKontakte account, Olga Kuzlike guarding objects behind the frontline. READ: Out on the Fields. kova, the representative of CSKA Moscow, www.outonthefields.com/files/Summary%20of%20Global%20Results%20-%20 displayed several pictures of herself wearing SEND A KISS Out%20on%20the%20Fields.pdf After the war, CDKA went to win five far right clothing as well as heiling. consecutive Soviet championships, and in Around the same time, Zenit’s Brazilian

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striker Hulk spoke out about the Russian problems with racism, as he said: “I must say that almost every game I see this happening. I used to get angry, but now I see this doesn’t help, so I just send a kiss to our fans and try not to get angry.” STEP UP While the negative stories get plenty of attention from media all over the world, the story about movements trying to fight racism across Russia get very little coverage. One fan movement trying to change the negative picture of Russian fans is the group CSKA Fans Against Racism. It saw the light after CSKA were punished for the behaviour of their fans during a Champions League match in Rome last year. CSKA were punished for “racist behaviour of supporters, crowd disturbance”, and “setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles” by UEFA, and they had to play their next three European matches behind closed doors, just like their fans were banned from their following two European away games. I interviewed the founder og CSKA


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RACISM/SEXISM Hate crimes and incidents, directed against different minorities, are on the rise in sports. According to “Kick It Out”, alone in British football there was 393 reported discriminatory incidents in the season 2014/15. READ: Kick It Out. www.kickitout.org/

WHITE ELEPHANTS Mega sporting events are presented as a way to boost economic growth and enthusiasm among locals, but evidence shows that in the wake of these events, cities are plagued with high costs and decaying sporting infrastructure. The people have to pay the bill. READ: World Stadium Index. www.playthegame.org/theme-pages/world-stadium-index/ BY TOKE MØLLER THEILADE

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striker Hulk spoke out about the Russian problems with racism, as he said: “I must say that almost every game I see this happening. I used to get angry, but now I see this doesn’t help, so I just send a kiss to our fans and try not to get angry.” STEP UP While the negative stories get plenty of attention from media all over the world, the story about movements trying to fight racism across Russia get very little coverage. One fan movement trying to change the negative picture of Russian fans is the group CSKA Fans Against Racism. It saw the light after CSKA were punished for the behaviour of their fans during a Champions League match in Rome last year. CSKA were punished for “racist behaviour of supporters, crowd disturbance”, and “setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles” by UEFA, and they had to play their next three European matches behind closed doors, just like their fans were banned from their following two European away games. I interviewed the founder og CSKA


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BY TOKE MØLLER THEILADE No one suffered more than the Soviet 1961, the army opened the new Grigory Union during the fight against fascism Fedotov Stadium in Moscow. Now, 70 in World War II, or the Great Patriotic as years later, the Army Men, as CSKA are it is known in the former Soviet Union. known, are once again fighting against fasMore than 20 million Soviet citizens died cism, but this time the enemy is internally, between 1941, when Nazi Germany started and the solution is no longer brute force. the war on the East Front, and May 1945 That racism exists on the Russian football stands is no secret. The media often tell when fascism was finally defeated. Among the citizens serving in the Red stories about bad behaviour from the RusArmy several footballers can be found, sian ultras, and the host of the 2018 World among these the legendary striker Grigory Cup has already experienced several racist Fedotov from CDKA Moscow, or CSKA incidents this season. In fact the 2015/2016 Moscow, as they would later be known as. Russian Premier League season was only 29 minutesthat andmatchfixing 30 secondsis old During thefew Soviet era, In the past years, theCDKA footballwere worldthe has realised onewhen of theit was hit of bydollars the first racism sports society while pracbiggest threatsoftothe thearmy, game.and It generates billions to the men case. behindIt -happened and at Otkritie Arena in Moscow, where Spartically living as professionals, all the players the sport’s credibility will slowly disappear. were officially by the army. When tak took on Ufa, when a group of Spartak READ: Don’t employed fix it. the war started, the CDKA players served fans yelled monkey chants against Ufa’s www.fifpro.org/en/don-t-fix-it/black-book in the army like everybody else, although Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. the club managed to secure Fedotov and Two days later, a declared Nazi participated his teammates some of the more safe jobs, in the annual Miss RFPL beauty pageant. On her VKontakte account, Olga Kuzlike guarding objects behind the frontline. kova, the representative of CSKA Moscow, Last weekend goal...of herself wearing displayedscored severalone pictures SEND A KISS Real Madrid won 4-1. Cristiano Ronaldo READ: Every After the war,newspaper. CDKA went to win five far right clothing as well as heiling. consecutive Soviet championships, and in Around the same time, Zenit’s Brazilian

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striker Hulk spoke out about the Russian problems with racism, as he said: “I must say that almost every game I see this happening. I used to get angry, but now I see this doesn’t help, so I just send a kiss to our fans and try not to get angry.” STEP UP While the negative stories get plenty of attention from media all over the world, the story about movements trying to fight racism across Russia get very little coverage. One fan movement trying to change the negative picture of Russian fans is the group CSKA Fans Against Racism. It saw the light after CSKA were punished for the behaviour of their fans during a Champions League match in Rome last year. CSKA were punished for “racist behaviour of supporters, crowd disturbance”, and “setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles” by UEFA, and they had to play their next three European matches behind closed doors, just like their fans were banned from their following two European away games. I interviewed the founder og CSKA


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FINAL 4 FØRERNE ALLE OTTE ANFØRERE I FINAL 4: HER SKAL JEG TRÆDE I KARAKTER//LEDERHOSEN SOM SPILLERAGT// HALL OF FAME//DØDSTRUSLER MOD EM-GULDVINDER//VOLLEYWOOD//ÅRETS VOLLEYBALLBILLEDE//

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Kære Volleyball Danmark Julemåneden har for mig altid været en dejlig højtid, hvor man samles med familien og hygger. Sidste år blev denne tid på året, den sidste weekend inden juleaften, lidt mere højtidelig for mig. Det var nemlig første gang, at mange fra volleyballfamilien samledes i Frederiksberg Hallen til Final 4. Otte af Danmarks bedste volleyballhold samles igen i år for at kæmpe om at blive dansk pokalmester anno 2015 over to intense dage. Sidste år oplevede vi stor interesse for denne nye event, og igen i år har cheftrænerne i mange Volleyliga-klubber udtrykt, at deltagelse i Final 4 er et af de store mål for sæsonen. Det glæder mig, at Final 4 allerede på år 2 ser ud til at blive en god tradition i dansk volleyball. En højtid er for mig en vigtig og festlig begivenhed, der fejres sammen med familie og venner. Derfor glæder jeg mig også til at invitere hele Volleyball Danmark indenfor til Dansk Volleyball Galla 2015, hvor vi fejrer dansk volleyball og beachvolley, efter vi har hængt medaljer om de nykårede pokalmestre. Dansk Volleyball Galla er en højtid i dansk volleyball. Det er til gallafesten, at vi kårer Årets Danske Spiller, Årets Initiativpris og løfter sløret for de nye medlemmer af dansk volleyballs Hall of Fame. Det skal fejres. Jeg håber, at så mange som muligt vil være til stede i Frederiksberg Hallen og se nogle af vores allerbedste spillere i pokalsemifinaler og finaler. Og jeg håber, at I vil være med til at bære denne stadigt nye juletradition og højtid med Final 4 og Dansk Volleyball Galla videre. Endelig vil jeg benytte lejligheden til at takke alle de mange frivillige i hele Volleyball Danmark, som hver dag gør en kæmpe indsats ude i klubberne. Der skal også lyde en tak til Frederiksberg Kommune, som støtter Final 4. God læselyst og god fornøjelse med Final 4 og Dansk Volleyball Galla. Erik Jacobsen, formand for Dansk Volleyball Forbund

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Pokal Festival 23-24 januar

2016 Odense Sidste år blev en ny Pokalfestival sat i søen. I år bygges der videre på succesen, dog med et twist.

Til Pokalfestivalen den 23. og 24. januar i Odense spiller Teen U14 i Højbyhallen, og der tilbydes beachvolley for Teen U16 + U18 i Odense Beach Hal. ”Vi vil stadig koncentrere alle kræfter om at lave et super stævne, hvor spillerne i Kids, Teen og Beach samt deres trænere og forældre skal opleve, at vi er der for dem,” siger Peter Morell, bredde- og udviklingschef i Dansk Volleyball Forbund.

Tilmeldingsfrist 24. december www.kidsvolley.net


KORT OM DANSK OG INTE BEACHVOLLEY-UR TÆLLER SLAG OG MÅLER SLAGSTYRKE Der er godt nyt til alle dem, som gang efter gang har efterlyst tal på, hvor mange gange de har slået til bolden, eller hvor hårdt de egentlig smasher, når de har spillet beachvolley. Swatch har lanceret et decideret beachvolleyur med en lang række smarte funktioner. Swatch Touch Zero One, som urets mundrette navn er, kan blandt andet tælle

dine slag, registrere hvor hårdt du slår, og hvor mange kalorier du forbrænder. Hvis du er tilskuer, tæller uret, hvor mange gange du klapper og dit engagement i klapperiet. Der er skridttæller og endda en personlig træner i uret, som belønner dig med en virtuel isvaffel, hvis du når dit daglige mål – og nå ja, så viser uret også klokken. Foto: Swatch PR

DØDSTRUSLER MOD EM-MATCHVINDER Han er g jort af gode volleyballgener. Og så er han sort. Frankrigs fænomenale kantspiller Earvin Ngapeth, der bl.a. scorede det afgørende point i Frankrigs EM-triumf tilbage i oktober, blev både inden og under EM udsat for racistiske kommentarer og direkte dødstrusler på Facebook. ”Sorte abe” og ”død over dig og din familie”, lød de ubehagelige kommentarer fra den

samme Facebook-bruger, der fik Ngapeth til at dele svineriet på sin Facebook side med kommentaren: ”Jeg har fået nok! (…) Efter sejren i aftes ville jeg gerne dele glæden med jer, men i aften kan jeg ikke. Situationen er for alvorlig, og jeg foretrækker at fremhæve og understrege, at racisme i den grad stadig eksisterer.” Foto: CEV

TRÆNER SUSPENDERET EFTER AT HAVE TAPET SPILLERES MUND Tale er sølv, men tavshed er guld. En amerikansk volleyballtræner i 7. klasse valgte at putte tape over munden på sine spillere – angiveligt for at forbedre kommunikationen på holdet – uden ord vel at mærke. Det var for meget i hvert fald for en af spillerne, som kom grædende hjem. ”Ingen har ret til at røre min datter. Det er meget ydmygende for et barn,” siger spillerens mor til ABC Eye-

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witness News. Hun har krævet træneren suspenderet, hvilket hun nu er, mens sagen undersøges. Andre forældre ryster også på hovedet. Ikke over træneren, men over den voldsomme reaktion fra den ankende mor. De betragter tape-øvelsen som et sjovt indslag, som faktisk gavner volleyballtræningen. Foto: Screenshot fra ABC Eyewitness News


ERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL GUARDIOLAS HEMMELIGHED: LÆRTE AF VOLLEYBALL COACH De fleste kender fodboldtræneren Josep Guardiola fra sidelinjen hos enten Barcelona eller Bayern München, hvor han uge efter uge får sit hold til at levere den ene toppræstation efter den anden. Færre ved, at Guardiola fik et af sine allerbedste råd om mandskabspleje af den argentinske volleyballtræner Julio Velasco, som i 90’erne forvandlede Italiens herre-

landshold til en sejrsmaskine. Rådet lød: Ingen atleter er ens. Lad være med at behandle dem ens. Guardiola tog rådet til sig og har brugt Velascos’ midler i sin mandskabsbehandling af spillerne både i Barcelona og nu i Bayern München, fortæller han i bogen ’Pep Guardiola’, skrevet af journalisten Guillem Balague. Foto: All Over Press

TYSK KLUB TRÆKKER I LEDERHOSEN SPILLEDRAGT Nogle elsker den, andre hader den. Uanset hvad, kommer man ikke uden om, at den tyske Bundesligaklub TSV Herrsching har begået noget af en spilledragt. I gennemført tysk stil trækker spillerne til hver kamp i fuld lederhosen lookalike spilleuniform med, hvad der ligner de traditionelle korte, brune bukser af læder med seler over en ternet skjorte. Den

karakteristiske klap foran, en a la bavaroise (som i Bayern), er sågar med i designet af den helt unikke spilledragt. Om de nye klæder kan være med til at forbedre spillet på banen, må tiden vise. Muligheden for at få modstanderne til at trække på smilebåndet undervejs i kampen foreligger i hvert fald. Foto: TSV Herrsching

VOLLEYBALL HJÆLPER INDSATTE I FÆNGSLET Sæt et volleyballnet op, del to jævnbyrdige hold og udpeg en anfører for hvert team. Umiddelbart lyder opgaven enkel nok, men virkeligheden viser sig at være en ganske anden for de indsatte i Søbysøgård Statsfængsel. Manglende samarbejde og kommunikation betyder, at nettet hele tiden falder sammen, og det er svært at udpege en anfører, skriver Ny Viden. I forskningsprojektet

”Ind i sporten, ud af fængslet”, vil idrætsforskere og studerende fra Syddansk Universitet forbedre de indsattes sociale kompetencer ved at lade dem deltage i en række holdsport som volleyball, hockey og høvdingebold. Indtil videre har projektet vist gode resultater, fortæller både indsatte og forskergruppen. Foto: Dansk Volleyball Forbund


ÅRETS VOLLEY Danmarks U19-landshold var suverænt ved NEVZAmesterskabet i Ikast tilbage i oktober. De danske drenge gik ubesejrede igennem turneringen og afgav blot ét enkelt sæt, inden de kunne hænge NEVZA-guldet om halsen efter en 3-0 sejr over Sverige i finalen. Frederik Dahl var på pletten og skød denne fuldtræffer i samme øjeblik, som landsholdet vandt det nordeuropæiske mesterskab. Et enigt dommerpanel i Dansk Volleyball Forbund har blandt alle indsendte billeder i konkurrencen valgt dette til Årets volleyballbillede 2015.

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Foto: Frederik Dahl

YBALLBILLEDE


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FINAL 4 FACTS POKALFIGHTERE 2001-2014

HERRER 2014 Colin Carson, Gentofte 2013 Sebastian Mikelsons, Gentofte Volley 2012 Nikolai Haun, Spentrup IF 2011 Kasey Crider, Marienlyst 2010 Chris Kozlarek, Marienlyst 2009 Chris Kozlarek, Marienlyst 2008 Jordan Hove, Marienlyst 2007 Jordan Hove, Marienlyst 2006 Geovan Santos, Gentofte Volley 2005 Geovan Santos, Gentofte Volley 2004 Peter Lyck Hansen, Marienlyst Odense 2003 Mikkel Vestergaard, HIK Aalborg 2002 Mads Toubro, Holte IF 2001 Jesper Madsen, HIK Aalborg DAMER 2014 Juliane Graff Daugaard, Holte IF 2013 Caitlin Nyhus, Holte IF 2012 Chiaki Ariura, Holte IF 2011 Casey Bauer, Brøndby VK 2010 Juliane Daugaard, Holte IF 2009 Katherine Whitney, Fortuna Odense Volley 2008 Katherine Whitney, Holte IF 2007 Stine Andreasen, Fortuna Odense Volley 2006 Stine Andreasen, Fortuna Odense Volley 2005 Jennifer Fukino, Fortuna Odense Volley 2004 Pia Larsen, Lyngby Volley 2003 Stine Andreasen, DHG Odense 2002 Stine Andreasen, DHG Odense 2001 Louise Voss Hansen, HIK Aalborg

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POKALVINDERE 1976-2014

HERRER 2014 Gentofte 2013 Marienlyst 2012 Marienlyst 2011 Marienlyst 2010 Marienlyst 2009 Gentofte Volley 2008 Marienlyst 2007 Marienlyst 2006 Gentofte Volley 2005 Gentofte Volley 2004 Marienlyst Odense 2003 Aalborg HIK 2002 Holte IF 2001 HIK Aalborg 2000 HIK Aalborg 1999 HIK Aalborg 1998 HIK Aalborg 1997 Holte IF 1996 Holte IF 1995 Holte IF 1994 Holte IF 1993 Holte IF 1992 Holte IF 1991 Holte IF 1990 Holte IF 1989 Holte IF 1988 Holte IF 1987 Holte IF 1986 Holte IF I 1985 DHG Odense 1984 DHG Odense 1983 Skødstrup SF 1982 DHG Odense 1981 Holte IF 1980 Middelfart VK 1979 VKV Gladsaxe 1978 VKV Gladsaxe 1977 Middelfart VK 1976 Middelfart VK

DAMER 2014 Brøndby VK 2013 Holte IF 2012 Holte IF 2011 Brøndby VK 2010 Fortuna Odense VK 2009 Fortuna Odense VK 2008 Holte IF 2007 Fortuna Odense VK 2006 Fortuna Odense VK 2005 Fortuna Odense VK 2004 Lyngby Volley 2003 DHG Odense 2002 Holte IF 2001 DHG Odense 2000 DHG Odense 1999 Holte IF 1998 DHG Odense 1997 Holte IF 1996 Holte IF 1995 Fortuna Odense 1994 Holte IF 1993 Holte IF 1992 Holte IF 1991 Fortuna Odense 1990 ASV Aarhus 1989 ASV Aarhus 1988 Holte IF 1987 Holte IF 1986 Helsingør KFUM 1985 Helsingør KFUM 1984 Helsingør KFUM 1983 Helsingør KFUM 1982 Helsingør KFUM 1981 ASV Aarhus 1980 Helsingør KFUM 1979 Helsingør KFUM 1978 Helsingør KFUM 1977 ASV Aarhus 1976 ASV Aarhus


VEJEN TIL FINAL 4

HERRER 1/8-finaler Himmelev VK - Amager VK 0-3 IF Lyseng - ASV Århus 1-3 VK Vestsjælland - Middelfart VK 1-3 Farum-Holte - Lyngby-Gladsaxe Volley 0-3 KSV - Boldklubben Marienlyst 0-3 Nordenskov UIF - Hvidovre VK 0-3 Midtfyn VK - Ishøj Volley 0-3 1/4-finaler Amager VK - Middelfart VK 0-3 Lyngby-Gladsaxe Volley - Gentofte Volley 0-3 ASV Århus – Marienlyst 0-3 Hvidovre VK - Ishøj Volley 1-3 1/2-finaler Ishøj Volley – Middelfart VK Marienlyst – Gentofte Volley DAMER 1/8-finaler Frederiksberg Volley - Amager VK 1-3 Gentofte Volley - VK Vestsjælland 1-3 1/4-finaler VK Vestsjælland - Lyngby Volley 0-3 Fortuna Odense - Amager VK 2-3 Team Køge - Brøndby VK 0-3 Elite Volley Aarhus - Holte IF 1-3 1/2-finaler Lyngby Volley – Holte IF Brøndby VK – Amager VK

KAMPPROGRAM

Fredag den 18. december Kl. 12:00: Dørene åbner Kl. 13:00: Lyngby Volley – Holte IF (damer) Kl. 15:00: Brøndby VK – Amager VK (damer) Kl. 17:00: Ishøj Volley – Middelfart VK (herrer) Kl. 19:00: BK Marienlyst – Gentofte Volley (herrer) - Med forbehold for forsinkelser. Lørdag den 19. december Kl. 12:30: Dørene åbner Kl. 13:00: Åbningsceremoni Kl. 13:30: Pokalfinale damer Kl. 15:30: Midtvejsceremoni Kl. 16:00: Pokalfinale herrer Kl. 18:30: Fælles præmieoverrækkelse Kl. 19:30: Dansk Volleyball Galla 2015 - Med forbehold for ændringer (herrefinalen afvikles 45 minutter efter afslutning af damefinalen).

DOMMERE

Semifinaler Lyngby Volley – Holte IF 1. dommer: Tim Poulsen 2. dommer: Carsten Høll Brøndby VK – Amager VK 1. dommer: Carsten Høll 2. dommer: Tim Poulsen Ishøj Volley – Middelfart VK 1. dommer: Hans Ole Nielsen 2. dommer: Jan Herneth BK Marienlyst – Gentofte Volley 1. dommer: Jan Herneth 2. dommer: Hans Ole Nielsen Pokalfinaler Damefinale: 1. dommer: Jan Herneth 2. dommer: Flemming Munk Herrefinale: 1. dommer: Michael Andersen 2. dommer: Hans Ole Nielsen


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DEN GODE ANFØRER

Anførerrollen kræver noget helt særligt. Team Danmark sportspsykolog Jakob Hansen fortæller her fem egenskaber, som kendetegner den gode anfører. På de næste 16 sider kan du møde alle otte anførere i Final 4. AF JAKOB WÄRME HANSEN

”Man kan sammenligne anføreren med en mellemleder i en virksomhed. Det er en, som skal kommunikere to veje – både til træneren og til spillerne.” ”Anføreren er ofte en, som ligger højt i hierarkiet. Typisk er det en, der har respekt omkring sig, og som holdet har lyst til at følge og bakke op. I sportens verden er det ofte præstationer og spillemæssige ting, som kendetegner et hierarki. Derfor har anføreren som regel en vis erfaring spillemæssigt. Men det, der kendetegner den gode anfører, er i virkeligheden alle de menneskelige kvaliteter.” ”Det ligger i ordet anfører, at vedkommende er en, der fører an. Hvis man skal føre an, kræver det, at der er følgeskab og opbakning på holdet. For at få det, er der nogle karakteristika, som er vigtige.”

mønstre. Noget af det vigtigste ved en anfører er, at man ved, hvor man har ham eller hende henne. Anføreren er en, som er konsistent i sine handlinger og har klare, værdibaserede handlemønstre.” SOCIALE EGENSKABER ”Anføreren skal også have gode sociale, menneskelige egenskaber. Vedkommende skal have empati og være omsorgsfuld over for dine holdkammerater. Det er også egenskaber, som jeg mener, kendertegner den gode anfører. Anføreren skal få alle med og integrere dem på holdet.”

KOMMUNIKATION ”Noget af det vigtigste er, at anføreren kan kommunikere ordenligt og konstruktivt med både spillerne og trænerteamet.”

ROLLEMODEL ”En anfører skal være rollemodel, i det vedkommende gør både på og uden for banen. Det skal afspejle ens lederskab. Som anfører skal man kunne lede, inspirere og indgyde håb og optimisme på holdet. Det er et vigtigt element. Det ligger også i det at føre an ud fra et psykologisk og ledelsesmæssigt perspektiv.”

KONSISTENS ”Man skal have overblik. Der er mange atleter, som er enormt følelsesstyret og derved bliver inkonsistente i deres handle-

MOD ”Mod er også vigtigt. Uden for banen skal anføreren holde holdkammeraterne op på aftaler og gå forrest med sine egne

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handlinger. Her er kommunikationen igen vigtigt, så det bliver g jort på en ordentlig måde. Det kræver mod at turde tage sådan nogle snakke med sine holdkammerater og gå til træneren, når der opstår problemer. Som anfører skal man kunne tage nogle svære beslutninger og have modet til at gå ind i konflikter.”

OM JAKOB HANSEN Færdigg jorde sin uddannelse som cand. scient. i idræt og psykologi i 2003. Sideløbende tog han en European Master-uddannelse i sportspsykologi. Efter endt studie underviste han på højskole, universitet og træneruddannelse, og i en periode fungerede han også som selvstændig konsulent i sportspsykologi ved siden af sine fuldtidsjob. Han har selv spillet håndbold på divisionsplan, og det var i den forbindelse, han blev fascineret af de psykologiske faktorer omkring eliteatleter, som præsterer fremragende den ene dag og virkeligt dårligt den næste. Ansat i Team Danmark i 2008.


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DEPRECE WASH Hvad er din rolle som anfører? “Det lette svar er, at det er mig, som er lederen på og uden for banen. Men min rolle som anfører skifter hele tiden afhængigt af dagen eller øjeblikket, og hvad mit hold har behov for.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? “Det er en kæmpe ære for mig. I år stemte vi om, hvem der skulle være anfører, så det betyder rigtig meget for mig, at mine holdkammerater gav mig det ansvar. Jeg forsøger at gøre mit bedste og sikre, at

” Jeg forsøger at lede ved at være den bedst mulige holdkammerat og volleyballspiller og på den måde forhåbentligt få mine holdkammerater til at være det samme.” vores hold arbejder sammen, så vi bliver så gode som mulige i denne sæson.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? “Jeg tror ikke, at jeg har nogle særlige ansvarsområder, som er anderledes i forhold til de andre anførere i ligaen.

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Men i år har vi g jort det til et mål at have en rigtig god holdånd, uanset hvordan sæsonen forløber. Vi er sammen om det her, så jeg koncentrerer mig om at fokusere på den gode holdånd.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? ”Jeg mener ikke, at det er en rolle, man bare træder ind og ud af. At være anfører er en generel tankegang hos den, som har den rolle. De gange, hvor det har været tydeligst for mig, at jeg er anfører, har været på banen både til træning og kamp. Jeg er ikke den mest verbale leder. Jeg forsøger at lede ved at være den bedst mulige holdkammerat og volleyballspiller og på den måde forhåbentligt få mine holdkammerater til at være det samme.” Har du et konkret eksempel, hvor du har skullet trække anfører-kortet? ”Det er som regel, når vi er i pressede situationer på banen, at jeg skal bruge min rolle som anfører. Det er en del af mit job at hjælpe holdet til at arbejde sammen og komme tilbage på det rigtige spor.”

DEPRECE LOREE WASHINGTON Klub: Lyngby Position: Center Nummer: 9 Alder: 24 år Højde: 183 cm Smashhøjde: 304 cm Landskampe:


Foto: Lyngby

HINGTON LYNGBY

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NAVN NAT. Louise Jivan Shah DEN Stephanie Steinbuchel Dahl DEN Christine L. Hartmann DEN Hanna Alexandra Svensson SWE Maria Frahm Bjørn DEN Deprece Loree Washington USA Jamie Lynn Stancliffe USA Christina E. Söderlind DEN Nikoline Maria Mogensen DEN Evyn McCoy USA Ijeoma Moronu USA Sarah Cornier Frederiksen DEN Amanda Joanna Brown USA

FØDT 04/08/70 28/08/96 28/07/97 01/02/97 06/09/93 14/09/91 22/05/90 05/11/78 13/03/96 07/10/92 07/09/89 05/02/95 16/09/93

COACHTEAM Frederick Sturm Head Coach Halla Maria Sigurdardottir Team Manager Nikoline Maria Mogensen Statistiker

POS. HØJDE SMASH Hæver 162 cm 260 cm Libero 164 cm 262 cm Kant/D. 176 cm 276 cm Kant/D. 179 cm 286 cm Kant/D. 180 cm 286 cm Center 183 cm 302 cm Kant/D. 183 cm 290 cm Hæver 170 cm 265 cm Hæver 171 cm 282 cm Center 185 cm 298 cm Hæver 173 cm 282 cm Kant 176 cm 288 cm Center 185 cm 301 cm

LANDSK.

U-LANDSK.

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CAITLIN JORD Hvad er din rolle som anfører? ”Min rolle, som anfører, er at være en forbindelse mellem spillerne og træneren; at hjælpe træneren med at vide, hvordan vi har det og omvendt. Min rolle er også at være en god leder på banen, mens vi styrketræner, og når vi ikke er i hallen. Jeg prøver altid at lede af eksempel, men selvfølgelig er det ikke altid muligt. Det er på de tidspunkter, at mine holdkammerater skal vise deres lederevner – og det gør de vidunderligt.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? ”Jeg er blevet virkelig glad for min rolle som anfører. Sidste sæson havde jeg det

”Det betyder meget for mig, at de tror på, at jeg kan holde holdet sammen, når vi vinder, når vi taber, når vi er trætte, når vi er skadet og så videre.” meget svært med det. Derfor er jeg super glad for, at mit hold gav mig en ny chance for at være deres leder og gøre det bedre i år. Det betyder meget for mig, at de tror på, at jeg kan holde holdet sammen, når vi vinder, når vi taber, når vi er trætte, når vi er skadet og så videre.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? ”Nogle gange er det svært at være et godt

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eksempel, hvis jeg for eksempel har haft en dårlig dag eller tænker på alle de ting, jeg har læst i skolen. Men i sidste ende er det det hele værd. Det er vigtig at tage anførerhatten på, når træningerne går ned i kvalitet, hvis holdet for eksempel er trætte eller har en af de dage, hvor vi ikke rigtig gider træne igennem.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? ”Det er selvfølgelig vigtigt at være anfører, mens vi spiller kampe. Jeg skal holde humøret højt og sige de rigtige ting, når vi er oppe, og når vi er nede. Som hæver er det lettere at tage ansvar for holdet, fordi jeg skal se på hver eneste af mine holdkammerater før hver duel og vide præcis, hvad vi skal gøre.” Har du et konkret eksempel, hvor du har skullet trække anfører-kortet? ”Jeg kan ikke rigtig komme i tanke om et præcis øjeblik, hvor jeg skulle bruge min rolle som anfører. Jeg føler mig mest en anfører, når en eller flere fra mit hold kommer til mig med problemer eller bekymringer, og jeg kan hjælpe dem, uanset om det handler om volley eller noget andet. Det er vigtigt, at jeg tænker på at forbedre holdet, og det prøver jeg altid at gøre.”

CAITLIN JORDAN NYHUS Klub: Holte Position: Hæver Nummer: 6 Alder: 27 år Højde: 176 cm Smashhøjde: 285 cm Landskampe:


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DAN NYHUS HOLTE

NAVN NAT. FØDT POS. HØJDE SMASH LANDSK. U-LANDSK. 2 Mira Natius Abildgaard DEN 01/08/93 Kant 178 cm 289 cm 27 3 Kayla Anne Neto USA 14/12/90 Kant 188 cm 282 cm 4 Marie Trolle Bonnesen DEN 14/10/96 Hæver 179 cm 280 cm 5 Amalie Victoria Owie DEN 04/07/97 Kant 184 cm 296 cm 19 6 Caitlin Jordan Nyhus CAN 06/04/88 Hæver 176 cm 285 cm 8 Nora Møllgaard DEN 11/02/97 Kant 179 cm 289 cm 32 10 Brooke Marie Seaman USA 29/09/88 Cent./D 176 cm 296 cm 12 Clara Christensen Vieira DEN 11/08/94 Libero 167 cm 272 cm 14 13 Anneka G. Hastings SCO 25/09/85 Cent./D 184 cm 295 cm 15 15 Maia Stripp DEN 14/04/98 Center 189 cm 294 cm 16 Kelcie Tolan USA 26/02/90 Libero 167 cm 275 cm COACHTEAM Sven-Erik Borch Lauridsen Head Coach Simon Kamp Danielsen Assistant Coach Tove Melson Statistiker Marius Keyn Jansen Fysioterapeut

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EVA MIELSKOV Hvad er din rolle som anfører? ”Min rolle, som anfører, er primært at samle holdet. Jeg sørger for, at alle har det godt inden- og udenfor banen ved at være opmærksom på spillernes adfærd samt støtte op om sociale arrangementer i klubben. Derudover sikrer jeg, at alle følger normerne på holdet, så vi på den måde bliver mere til en samlet enhed. Min rolle er ligeledes at gå forrest til træning, både i hallen og til fitness, og på den måde vise det gode eksempel.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? ”Jeg er meget stolt over at være anfører for et hold som Brøndby. Det er en stor

”Jeg har brugt anfører-kortet til at vise vejen for de nytilkomne spillere og videregivet den kultur, vi har i Brøndby.” ære for mig at kunne repræsentere mit hold og klubben.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? ”Ja, der følger bestemt et særligt ansvar med det at være anfører. Hvis der er

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problemer på holdet, enten spillemæssigt eller socialt, har jeg et ansvar for, at det bliver løst. Som anfører er jeg ligeledes bindeled mellem spillere og trænere, og jeg har derfor et medansvar for, at kommunikationen fungerer.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? ”Det skal jeg hver dag. Hvis jeg kan se, at nogle medspillere ikke accepterer de regler, der er sat på holdet med hensyn til opførsel og aftaler angående spillet, skal jeg træde i karakter. Når vi spiller kamp, skal jeg træde til, hvis gameplanen fra trænerne ikke bliver fulgt, eller hvis jeg kan se, at en medspiller ikke yder sit absolut bedste.” Har du et konkret eksempel, hvor du har skullet trække anfører-kortet? ”Jeg vil hellere give et mere generelt eksempel. Jeg er anfører på et hold, hvor der gennem årene har været en stor udskiftning af spillere. Det har været min opgave at sørge for, at et nyt hold har fungeret. Jeg har brugt anfører-kortet til at vise vejen for de nytilkomne spillere og videregivet den kultur, vi har i Brøndby.”

EVA MIELSKOV BANG Klub: Brøndby Position: Hæver Nummer: 1 Alder: 24 år Højde: 181 cm Smashhøjde: 290 cm Landskampe: 15 A og 30 U


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NAVN Eva Mielskov Bang Ida Flensted Terese Ammundsen Trine Noer Kjelstrup Stine Spangen Deme Morales Daria Wozniak Cecilie Olsen Sigrid Christiansen Paulina Hougaard-Jensen Julie Mikaelsen Rikke Larsen Dominique Thompson Laura Kjelstrup

NAT. DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN USA POL DEN DEN DEN NOR DEN USA DEN

FØDT 20/12/90 28/07/95 27/05/95 04/12/94 21/04/88 21/12/92 19/03/92 08/09/89 17/09/96 11/10/96 20/03/90 07/04/88 24/08/92 28/05/96

COACHTEAM Jens Bang Martin Rønn Spangen Holger Schultz Steen Spangen Stine Rønn Spangen Jannie S. Berthelsen Trine Bak Jonassen

Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Team Manager Fysioterapeut Mental Coach Statistiker

POS. HØJDE SMASH Hæver 181 cm 290 cm Diagonal 185 cm 285 cm Center 191 cm 298 cm Kant 185 cm 307 cm Kant 186 cm 288 cm Kant 170 cm 290 cm Kant 182 cm 298 cm Kant 179 cm 284 cm Hæver 177 cm 280 cm Center 187 cm 306 cm Center 189 cm 310 cm Libero 180 cm 282 cm Center 180 cm 305 cm Kant 178 cm 279 cm

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FINAL 4

EMMA KATARIN Hvad er din rolle som anfører? ”Min rolle, som anfører, består i at være en, som holdet stoler på – både på banen og uden for banen. På banen gælder det om at skabe ro, hvis der sker for meget og at skabe energi og drive, hvis der sker for lidt. Uden for banen gælder det om at være en, som holdet er tryg ved at komme til, hvis de har noget på hjerte – uanset om det er volleyrelateret eller noget helt andet.” ”Som anfører skal jeg være en, holdet respekterer og vil lytte til – og denne respekt skal selvfølgelig være gensidig. Som anfører skal jeg behandle mine medspillere som individer samtidig med

”Jeg skal især træde i karakter som anfører, når det drejer sig om at tage beslutninger eller udtrykke sig om ting, der ikke nødvendigvis er populære.” at kunne samle holdet som et team. Desuden skal jeg som anfører fungere som et bindeled mellem holdet og træneren og således stå til rådighed for at give til og modtage input fra min træner.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? ”Det betyder, at jeg har et ansvar, både over for mit hold og over for min træner. Både mine medspillere og min træner skal kunne betro sig til mig, derfor betyder det meget for mig at være loyal og tillidsfuld og også at blive opfattet sådan. Det er vigtigt

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for mig, at alle på mit hold har det godt og er glade for at være en del af holdet. Jeg skal medvirke til at skabe et klima, så vi kan præstere bedst muligt. Og så er jeg da personligt lidt stolt af at være anfører for et hold, der både spiller godt og trives indbyrdes.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? ”Ja, det gør der. Jeg har ansvaret for at reagere, hvis jeg opfanger noget, der eksempelvis kunne lede til dårlig stemning på holdet. Det er også mit ansvar at optræde balanceret og med integritet, så alle har tillid til mig. Og så har jeg naturligvis et ansvar for at gå forrest, når det gælder.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? ”Jeg skal især træde i karakter som anfører, når det drejer sig om at tage beslutninger eller udtrykke sig om ting, der ikke nødvendigvis er populære, men som er et forsøg på at imødekomme det fælles bedste. Hvis jeg fornemmer nogen former for uro eller disharmoni på holdet, som trænerne ikke umiddelbart ser, er det min opgave at tage hånd om tingene, hvilket helt konkret kan gøres ved for eksempel at indkalde til holdmøde og her i fællesskab løse tingene for at opretholde harmonien på holdet.”

EMMA KATARINA ANDERSEN Klub: Amager Position: Center Nummer: 5 Alder: 20 år Højde: 175 cm Smashhøjde: 289 cm Landskampe:


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NAVN NAT. Sophia Helena Andersen DEN Nanna Dahl DEN Mette Sallerup DEN Emma Katarina Andersen DEN Jordan Fish USA Sofia Purkhus FOR Eina Kalsø FOR Sandra Pi R. Andersen DEN Jastrid Jacobsen FOR Asta Kjærgaard DEN Elisabeth Purkhus FOR Thit Bak DEN Alina Hjorth Sode DEN Ditte Nikolajsen Volfbrandt DEN Maria Marli Andersen DEN

FØDT 01/06/99 27/05/91 25/10/95 05/10/95 19/12/92 16/10/92 29/01/91 07/08/90 03/07/92 25/04/94 01/12/90 02/05/94 22/02/95 04/02/91 27/01/94

POS. Center Kant Libero Center Hæver Kant Hæver Center Kant Kant Center Kant Kant Hæver Hæver

HØJDE SMASH 182 cm 296 cm 169 cm 289 cm 175 cm 287 cm 175 cm 289 cm 173 cm 287 cm 180 cm 300 cm 167 cm 280 cm 178 cm 291 cm 174 cm 287 cm 182 cm 296 cm 180 cm 293 cm 185 cm 305 cm 180 cm 293 cm 174 cm 277 cm 167 cm 270 cm

COACHTEAM Lars Engell Head Coach Thomas Bendtsen Assistant Coach Tina Pasgaard Fysioterapeut Susanne Fynsk Team Manager Helle Bergholdt Statistiker SPILLEDRAGT BLUSE SHORTS Primær Blå Sort Sekundær Hvid Sort


FINAL 4

MATEUSZ DZIW Hvad er din rolle som anfører?” ”Som anfører forsøger jeg at være bindeleddet mellem holdkammeraterne og træneren. Når vi spiller kamp, skal jeg forsøge at være bindeleddet mellem holdet og dommeren. I sidste sæson var jeg anfører på et hold i Polen. Men det er ikke det samme her i Danmark – det er meget sværere.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? “Jeg blev meget overrasket, da jeg fik at vide, at jeg skulle være anfører i Ishøj.

”Vi har et fuldstændigt nyt hold i denne sæson, som består af spillere, der har mere erfaring, end jeg har. Jeg var derfor ret overrasket, da vores træner valgte mig til rollen som anfører.” Det havde jeg ikke regnet med. Vi har et fuldstændigt nyt hold i denne sæson, som består af spillere, der har mere erfaring, end jeg har. Jeg var derfor ret overrasket, da vores træner valgte mig til rollen som anfører.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? “Jeg føler ikke, at jeg har et særligt eller

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ekstra ansvar på vores hold, fordi jeg er anfører. Alle på holdet ved, hvad de skal gøre under en kamp, så jeg forsøger bare at være en god og hjælpsom holdkammerat. Som anfører har jeg kun ét mål for denne sæson: Jeg vil lede mit hold til sejr og skabe en god holdånd i al den tid, vi er på banen. Det vil vi forsøge at vise til Final 4.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? “Det skal jeg, når vi spiller kamp, og dommeren for eksempel begår simple fejl. På den ene side skal kæmpe med dommerne og vise eller fortælle dem, at de har taget fejl. Men på den anden side er jeg ansvarlig for at dysse mine holdkammerater ned, da polske spillere generelt har et ret heftigt temperament, når det kommer til dommere.” Har du et konkret eksempel, hvor du har skullet trække anfører-kortet? ”Jeg vil egentlig helst nævne et eksempel uden for banen. Her forsøger jeg som anfører at lave forskellige sociale arrangementer som paintball, gokart eller bare at mødes og opbygge holdånden.”

MATEUSZ DZIWIEREK Klub: Ishøj Position: Diagonal Nummer: 3 Alder: 25 år Højde: 190 cm Smashhøjde: 280 cm Landskampe:


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NAVN Michael Bennour Jensen Kacper Popik Mateusz Dziwierek Sebastian Sobczak Asmus Skafte Böttcher Relyea Dixon Speller Marcin Janczak Rafal Gosik Vincenzo Roncaré Nikola Vikucevic Tomasz Stanczuk Maciej Kordysz Przemek Czauderna Mohamed Al-Hadad

NAT. DEN POL POL POL DEN USA POL POL ILT SRB POL POL POL SWE

COACHTEAM Fabio Pellissero Head Coach Marcin Janczak Assistant Coach Erling Böttcher Team chef Dines Böttcher Scout Adam Lukasik Scout

FØDT 02/02/82 19/10/92 26/02/90 20/06/88 10/08/92 15/04/90 12/07/86 24/12/84 02/04/87 04/09/89 01/09/88 02/08/85 21/05/92 29/12/87

POS. HØJDE SMASH Hæver 175 cm 265 cm Hæver 191 cm 281 cm Diagonal 190 cm 280 cm Kant 188 cm 278 cm Hæver 185 cm 275 cm Diagonal 195 cm 285 cm Center 191 cm 281 cm Kant 192 cm 282 cm Kant 192 cm 282 cm Center 195 cm 285 cm Center 203 cm 293 cm Kant 195 cm 285 cm Libero 184 cm 274 cm Libero 179 cm 269 cm SPILLEDRAGT BLUSE SHORTS Primær Hvid Blå Sekundær Blå Blå


FINAL 4

MORTEN OVER Hvad er din rolle som anfører? ”Som anfører er det min rolle at lede holdet i den rigtige retning og skabe sammenhold. Jeg skal træde i karakter, når det virkelig gælder og skabe sikkerhed på holdet. Det, jeg kan bidrage med som anfører, er min sympati og derved gode holdånd. Derfor er det blandt andet min rolle at skabe sammenhold, tryghed og godt humør – samtidig med, at jeg skal turde træde i karakter og gå forrest, når situationen kræver det.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? ”Det er stort. Der er for mig langt fra at være skadet bænkspiller til at spille som kaptajn. Det er udfordrende, teknisk

”I nedgangsperioder, hvor holdet mangler tro og tillid på sig selv, så giver jeg et ekstra klap på skulderen og minder alle om, hvor gode de rent faktisk er.” udviklende, men ikke mindst virkelig spændende og lærerigt. Det betyder meget for mig, at jeg får muligheden for at udvikle min spillemæssige kunnen, men også min personlige udvikling. Det er et ekstra ansvar. Men det er fedt at have det ekstra ansvar. Det betyder også, at jeg skal være det gode forbillede for de andre

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spillere på holdet. Så jeg ikke kun hjælper andres selvtillid, men også min egen. Det betyder meget at få den tillidserklæring.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? ”Både ja og nej! Det forventes, at alle på holdet yder deres bedste, hvilket også gælder mig. Jeg kan ikke yde mere end mit bedste. Men i svære situationer hviler der det ansvar på mig, at jeg skal turde gribe chancen, selv om det er med en vis risiko. Man skal kunne håndtere det alligevel.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? ”Som anfører er man den eneste, som må tale til dommeren. Men ud over det er det mig, som skal få holdet i gear, både fra start, men også i pressede situationer. Jeg skal så vidt muligt være behjælpelig med at holde ro i lejren.” Har du et konkret eksempel, hvor du har skullet trække anfører-kortet? ”I nedgangsperioder, hvor holdet mangler tro og tillid på sig selv, så giver jeg et ekstra klap på skulderen og minder alle om, hvor gode de rent faktisk er.”

MORTEN OVERGAARD Klub: Middelfart Position: Kantspiller Nummer: 3 Alder: 22 år Højde: 195 cm Smashhøjde: 334 cm Landskampe:


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MIDDELFART

NAVN NAT. FØDT POS. HØJDE SMASH LANDSK. U-LANDSK. 1 Jordan Hove USA 07/04/80 Hæver 186 cm 320 cm 2 Nikolaj Vang Nielsen DEN 18/09/93 Center 195 cm 320 cm 3 Morten Overgaard DEN 23/12/92 Kant 195 cm 334 cm 4 Mads Qvist DEN 28/08/96 Hæver 188 cm 300 cm 7 5 Jacob Stein Brinck DEN 24/02/99 Center 194 cm 335 cm 5 6 Kasper Rode Nielsen DEN 14/01/93 Libero 186 cm 321 cm 20 7 Christoffer Børme Jensen DEN 17/08/91 Kant 191 cm 335 cm 8 Frederik DEN 25/06/97 Kant 178 cm 290 cm 9 Philip James Freere AUS 11/09/96 Kant 190 cm 340 cm 58 10 Mike Linde DEN 20/05/93 Center 200 cm 320 cm 12 Kristoffer Abell DEN 10/11/94 Center 200 cm 340 cm 32 12 Murangwa Nelson RWA 03/02/93 Diagonal 207 cm 355 cm 13 Braden O’Toole CAN 18/11/92 Diagonal 195 cm 330 cm 15 Simon Andersen DEN 20/04/97 Center 205 cm 325 cm 5 36

COACHTEAM Thomas Kröger Søren Stein Brinch Lisa Boisen Jacob E. Petersen

Head Coach Assistant Coach Fysioterapeut Sportschef

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FINAL 4

DANIEL THOM Hvad er din rolle som anfører? ”Min rolle som anfører indebærer, at jeg i tæt samarbejde med vores træner får det optimale ud af holdet, både til træning og kampe. Liam (Sketcher, red.) er trænertypen, der er meget åben over for input fra holdet, hvor jeg ofte er bindeleddet.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? ”Det betyder en del for mig at være anfører for en klub som Marienlyst. At stå i spidsen for en klub, der har vundet så meget, er et stort privilegium. Jeg befinder mig rigtig godt i rollen som holdets ansigt udadtil. Det booster min selvtillid og styrker både mit spil og min personlighed.”

”Et af mine store ansvarsområder er at sørge for, at klubben og holdet har et godt ry i Volleyball Danmark.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? ”Som anfører for Danmarks mest vindende klub det seneste årti, hviler der naturligvis et stort ansvar på mig. Jeg har et stort ansvar for, at der er harmoni i truppen, både på og uden for banen. Jeg skal i høj grad sørge for at inkludere alle i fællesskabet.

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Ligeledes skal jeg i mange henseender, som for eksempel træningsmoral, seriøsitet og engagement, gå foran som et godt eksempel. Derudover er et af mine store ansvarsområder at sørge for, at klubben og holdet har et godt ry i Volleyball Danmark. Det sikrer jeg sammen med klubben i forbindelse med kampe, stævner og andre arrangementer, hvor vi er repræsenteret.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? ”Det skal jeg, hvis der opstår uenigheder på den ene eller anden måde. Det kunne være, hvis nogle på holdet har problemer indbyrdes, eller hvis der er uoverensstemmelser mellem spillerne eller holdet og klubben. Ligeledes skal jeg, når holdet har brug for det, lede og tage ansvar i kampe.” Har du et konkret eksempel, hvor du har skullet trække anfører-kortet? ”I starten af sæsonen skulle vi selv stå for at pille gulv og så videre af efter hjemmekampe. Det var noget, som ikke just begejstrede truppen. Jeg var efterfølgende forhandlingsled mellem truppen og klubben. Heldigvis nåede vi frem til et meget tilfredsstillende kompromis.”

DANIEL THOMSEN Klub: Marienlyst Position: Center Nummer: 11 Alder: 30 år Højde: 201 cm Smashhøjde: 334 cm Landskampe: 75 A


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NAVN NAT. FØDT POS. HØJDE SMASH LANDSK. U-LANDSK. 1 Jordon Tarantino USA 16/04/94 Diagonal 200 cm 345 cm 3 Simon Bitsch DEN 22/12/90 Kant 197 cm 333 cm 74 28 4 Kristjan K. Valdimarsson ISL 15/02/89 Center 204 cm 325 cm 45 5 Rasmus Rask DEN 10/08/94 Center 197 cm 325 cm 17 6 Anders Bay Als DEN 12/10/98 Hæver 187 cm 321 cm 24 7 Sigurd Neltoft Varming DEN 19/02/94 Diagonal 206 cm 346 cm 30 32 8 Nikolaj Hjort DEN 13/03/98 Kant 187 cm 317 cm 33 9 Steen Lyngø Sørensen DEN 14/09/88 Kant 200 cm 335 cm 53 10 Benjamin Bell AUS 24/02/90 Hæver 200 cm 345 cm 41 11 Daniel Thomsen DEN 04/02/85 Center 201 cm 334 cm 75 12 Kasper Helverskov DEN 25/07/98 Diagonal 203 cm 321 cm 45 13 Jakob Andersen DEN 30/03/90 Kant 194 cm 320 cm 14 Hafsteinn H. Valdimarsson ISL 15/02/89 Center 204 cm 334 cm 45 15 Peter Næsborg Schøler DEN 27/11/90 Libero 189 cm 322 cm 31 16 Jeppe Tryggedsson DEN 02/03/90 Kant 188 cm 325 cm COACHTEAM Liam Sketcher Head Coach Kaj Rasmus Jeppesen Assistant Coach Bardur Bendix Mikkelsen Statistiker

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FINAL 4

PETER TROLLE Hvad er din rolle som anfører? ”Vi har en meget flad struktur på vores hold. Så det at være anfører har ikke den store betydning i Gentofte. Det kan man også se ved, at jeg deler anførerrollen sammen med Ibra (Ibrahim Alievski, red.), som også tager et stort ansvar. Vi hjælper hinanden.” Hvad betyder det for dig at være anfører? ”Jeg er glad for at få den tillid fra træneren. Det er ikke super vigtigt, men det er klart, at der følger noget ekstra

”Vi har en meget flad struktur på vores hold. Så det at være anfører har ikke den store betydning i Gentofte.” ansvar med det at være anfører. Jeg forsøger at være en rollemodel. Ikke kun for de unge på holdet, men også for de yngre spillere i klubben.” Hviler der et særligt ansvar på dig som anfører? ”Der hviler ikke et større ansvar på mig end alle de andre. Jeg går meget op i en

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naturlig arbejdsdeling, hvor hver enkelt tager ansvar i forhold til den arbejdsdeling, der er på holdet. Det handler om, at alle falder ind i den rigtige rolle for at vinde kampe.” Hvornår skal du træde i karakter som anfører? ”Jeg vil hellere sige, at jeg skal træde i karakter som person og individ. Det er rigtig vigtigt. Jeg har en rolle, som fordrer at løse svære situationer. Det er uagtet, om jeg var anfører eller ej. Når der er pres på vores grundspil, så spiller jeg heldigvis en position, hvor jeg naturligt skal score mange point og kan være med til at vende en kamp.” Har du et konkret eksempel, hvor du har skullet trække anfører-kortet? ”Jeg har heldigvis en meget dygtig træner og nogle gode holdkammerater, som er gode til at holde mig i ørerne. Jeg er en person, som gerne vil diskutere lidt for meget med dommeren. Der skal jeg minde mig selv om at løse problemerne indadtil. Jeg skal nok rettere træde et skridt tilbage i stedet for at brage frem.”

PETER TROLLE BONNESEN Klub: Gentofte Position: Diagonal Nummer: 15 Alder: 22 år Højde: 206 cm Smashhøjde: 352 cm Landskampe: 68 A og 60 U


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E BONNESEN GENTOFTE

NAVN NAT. FØDT POS. HØJDE SMASH LANDSK. U-LANDSK. 1 Casper Olesen DEN 15/03/91 Hæver 191 cm 322 cm 16 34 2 Thomas K. Pedersen DEN 12/01/93 Center 200 cm 346 cm 15 21 3 Ibrahim Ali Alievski DEN 13/08/88 Libero 178 cm 305 cm 23 4 Simon Gade DEN 06/09/91 Center 200 cm 337 cm 34 17 5 Rasmus Mikelsons DEN 02/05/98 Center 197 cm 346 cm 37 6 Aske Mørkeberg Sørensen DEN 20/04/93 Center 199 cm 343 cm 64 40 7 Mads Møllgaard DEN 07/05/95 Kant 197 cm 340 cm 33 60 8 Jesper Walleert DEN 11/03/84 Center 204 cm 340 cm 22 9 Frederik Mikelsons DEN 18/04/91 Libero 179 cm 302 cm 37 27 10 Mikkel Møller Andersen DEN 17/02/93 Hæver 200 cm 345 cm 26 11 Sebastian Mikelsons DEN 20/11/88 Hæver 190 cm 320 cm 16 12 Oscar Møllgaard DEN 11/02/97 Kant 195 cm 339 cm 3 50 13 Philip Metin Özari DEN 26/06/93 Kant 193 cm 343 cm 23 30 14 Casper Munk Christiansen DEN 25/06/86 Diagonal 198 cm 343 cm 77 15 Peter Trolle Bonnesen DEN 16/03/93 Diagonal 206 cm 352 cm 68 60 18 Rune Rye Huss DEN 18/05/89 Center 195 cm 340 cm 93 25 COACHTEAM Peter Borglund Head Coach Joakim Larsen Assistant Coach Ask Harsløf Scout Julie Lee Scout Scout

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HALL OF FAME

VIBEKE JESPERSEN Den tidobbelte danske mester og medlem af dansk volleyballs Hall of Fame om at blokere serven, vinde 20 kampe i træk 3-0 og en stille protest. AF JAKOB WÄRME HANSEN Jeg havde ikke rigtig gået til nogen anden sport inden volleyball, kun spillet lidt bold med mine søstre. Jeg begyndte med at spille volleyball på Brøndbyøster Skole, hvor min idrætslærer var meget inspirerende. Hun spillede på landsholdet. Dengang måtte man gerne hoppe op og blokere de andres serv. Det var meget fedt. Jeg havde nogle gode lårbasser, samtidigt med at jeg var ret høj, 1 meter og 82 centimeter. Så jeg sprang pænt højt. En af mine største forcer var varierede angreb fra midten. Jeg har lukkede øjne på rigtig mange billeder. Faktisk har jeg har et rigtig dårligt syn, så jeg kunne ikke altid få øje på bolden. Men jeg kunne alligevel fornemme, hvilken vej jeg skulle slå bolden eller loppe, når der var en tremandsblokade. Jeg var også en af de første, som prøvede med noget hopserv. Jeg ved ikke, hvor farlig den var. Til gengæld har jeg aldrig været noget lyn på gulvet, indrømmer jeg gerne. Jeg blev forelsket i Flemming Hansen (optaget i Hall of Fame 2014, red.), som spillede i Helsingør. Jeg tog derop og spillede sammen med en masse dygtige spillere. Flemming og jeg tog til Grækenland et enkelt år og var professionelle dernede. Flemming var træner og kunne se, at jeg blev ret meget bedre af at træne to gange

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om dagen. Så tog vi hjem til Helsingør og skruede op for træningen. Året efter vandt vi 20 kampe i træk 3-0. Vi havde en fest. Men det gik desværre ud over indskiftningsspillerne. Det kan jeg godt indrømme nu. Jeg tror faktisk kun, vi var 8-9 spillere til hele sæsonen. Vi havde en dygtig hæver, som omkring det at være så suveræne udtalte til TV, om vi skulle til at træne mindre for at blive ligeså dårlige som de andre. Det blev hun ikke så populær på. Jeg spillede sammen med min lillesøster, og Flemming var træner, så vi manglede alle tre, når der var fester i familien, for volleyball havde virkelig førsteprioritet for os. Damelandsholdet blev nedlagt i 1980, men vi skulle lige spille en TV-kamp imod Norge. Vi havde fået trykt ”JA TIL DAMEVOLLEY” på et sæt trøjer. Dem tog vi på efter opvarmningen, og pressen nævnte noget med en stille protest. Norge fik klø 15-5, 15-3, 15-4 på 41 minutter. Det var stort! Vi spillede engang mod Jyvaskyla fra Finland i Europa Cuppen. Vi vandt 3-2 i Helsingør og skulle derop og spille returkamp. Vi kom ud i 5. sæt. Vi skulle kun have 3 point for at gå videre, og vi spillede til 15. Finnerne kom foran 9-2. Jeg glemmer ikke den forløsning, da vi fik det 3. point

og gik videre efter at have spillet i 2½ time. Vi endte med at få 10 point. Det er et fantastisk spil. Hele kammeratskabet på holdet. Vi kæmpede for hinanden og tog os af hinanden. Jeg har lært at være holdspiller og tage hensyn til andre. Vi kom også meget omkring. Jeg har været i 17 lande for at spille volleyball. Jeg har lidt skæve led hist og her, og foden har været forstuvet mange gange, men jeg har aldrig haft alvorlige skader. Så giv den gas og husk at nyde det.

VIBEKE JESPERSEN Født 23. maj 1955. Aktiv fra 1972-2003 med 56 landskampe for det danske damelandshold. Spillede for VKV Gladsaxe, Helsingør KFUM, Hillerød GI og Hornbæk IF med ti danske mesterskaber og otte pokaltitler til følge. Spillede i 83/84 som fuldtidsprofessionel i Grækenland og vandt ydermere DM i 1985 uden at afgive sæt i 20 kampe i træk. Optaget i dansk volleyballs Hall of Fame i 2014.


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VOLLEYWOOD

HVILKEN TYPE HOLDKAMMERAT ER DU?

Jeg har spillet volleyball i Californien i 15 år, og mit sociale netværk består hovedsageligt af volleyball-mennesker i form af nuværende og tidligere holdkammerater. Jeg tænkte derfor at delagtiggøre jer i de forskellige typer af holdkammerater, jeg har haft. Er du en af dem? AF ACE ASAS, VOLLEYWOOD

BESKYTTEREN Når en modstander på den anden side af nettet er en idiot, kan du altid regne med, at denne holdkammerat bakker dig op og beskytter dig.

DOMMERENS FJENDE NR. 1 Det er den holdkammerat, som altid har et udestående med dommeren og kendelserne. Han eller hun vil være den mest sandsynlige til at trække et gult eller rødt kort.

VETERANEN Det er den holdkammerat, som har spillet volleyball i længst tid. Allerede fra før du var født! Det er som regel den ældste spiller på holdet.

TRÆNEREN Der er altid en holdkammerat, som går ind og coacher hver enkelt spiller på holdet.

SLIKMUTTER Det er den holdkammerat, som altid sørger for at ødelægge din diæt med medbragt slik. Det er også vedkommende, som altid fodrer alle på holdet med vand og energidrikke.

ORGANISATOREN Når du skal spille turnering på udebane, er det denne holdkammerat, der står for al planlægningen. Hvornår I skal af sted? Hvor I skal bo? Og hvad folk skal have med?

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SUPERSTJERNEN Det er den holdkammerat, som uden tvivl er den bedste spiller på holdet. Han eller hun scorer et hav af point og er måske den mest ’kendte’ af alle.

DEN ALTID FORSINKEDE Det er den holdkammerat, som ankommer i hallen, et minut inden kampen begynder. Vedkommende giver altid holdet dårlige nerver, fordi de aldrig ved, hvornår han eller hun dukker op. Alle sms’er til vedkommende og får standardsvaret: ’Er på vej’ eller ’5 minutter’, selv om han eller hun i virkeligheden er 20 minutter væk.

DEN FLOTTE Det er ikke den bedste spiller på holdet, men han eller hun ser bare så pokkers godt ud og har så meget charme, at du ikke kan undgå at spørge, om vedkommende vil spille på dit hold.

DEN STILLE MEN DØDELIGE Det er den holdkammerat, som stort ikke siger noget på banen og har sit stenansigt på igennem hele kampen. Det gode ved denne holdkammerat er, at han eller hun kan score point på trods af, at vedkommende er på lydløs.

DEN HØJRØSTEDE Det er holdets primære kilde til energi og jubel. Vedkommende er altid den, som er mest tændt og råber højest i løbet af kampen.

DE RULLENDE ØJNE Der er altid én holdkammerat, som ruller med øjnene, hver gang du laver en fejl på banen. Man kunne kalde vedkommende for holdets brokkehoved.

MR. COOL Det er den holdkammerat, som altid har det mest moderigtige tøj og de nyeste volleyballsko på markedet. Det er også vedkommende, som har den vildeste frisure og dyreste volleyballtøj.

JOKEREN Det er den holdkammerat, som altid har en joke eller skæv kommentar både før, under og efter kampen.

GRINEBIDEREN Det er den holdkammerat, som altid smiler, uanset om dit hold vinder eller taber.


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Sport Executive December 15