Races: – Evil

National team manager Clas Brede Bråthen (53) was met by two Ukrainian jumpers when he was checking into the hotel in Poland. – I wanted to give them a hug, he says. The jumping boss believes it is impossible for the Russians to participate.

OPPGITT: Landslagssjef Clas Brede Bråthen. Foto: NTB
STATED: National team manager Clas Brede Bråthen. Photo: NTB Show more

WISLA (Dagbladet): – I’m screwed like this: My body hurts from the suffering the people who can’t get away are in. I feel powerless, says national team manager Clas Brede Bråthen to Dagbladet. We caretaker in a hotel reception in Wisla in Poland. In neighboring Ukraine – a drive away – there is war. This weekend the world cup in jumping starts. Painting the backdrop for all sports in Europe is bleak.

IKKE NOE SNØ: Verdenscupstarten finner sted her, i Adam Malysz-bakken i Wisla. Foto: Tore Ulrik Bratland
EMOTIONAL LOAD: Dagbladet meets national team manager Clas Brede Bråthen at hotel Golebiewski in Wisla. Photo: Tore Ulrik Bratland Show more

Bråthen rages:

– Evil is the basis for people sitting in some offices and sending innocents from both sides to war. There are also completely innocent Russians who have to fight for a cause they may have no relation to, or care about. This is because some power-hungry persons caretaker at the top. It’s a twisted world, he thunders.
OPPGITT: Landslagssjef Clas Brede Bråthen. Foto: NTB FØLELSESLADD: Dagbladet møter landslagssjef Clas Brede Bråthen på hotell Golebiewski i Wisla. Foto: Tore Ulrik Bratland
NO SNOW: The World Cup start takes place here, in the Adam Malysz hill in Wisla. Photo: Tore Ulrik Bratland Show more – I just wanted to go away and give give them a hug. Guy I don’t know them, so you veterinarian don’t know how people will react, Bråthen points out.

Bråthen believes this is the way sport can contribute to setting pressure on the Russian regime led by Vladimir Putin.

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– Are you going to seek out the Ukrainian jumpers in the weekend?– Not if it doesn’t come naturally. I’m going to ask Sandro Pertile (race director) what he thinks about it.

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