On Saturday, the FIM issued the following press release containing an interview by respected Swiss journalist Jean-Claude Schertenleib. The interview covers some interesting ground, including how the FIM is handling the coronavirus outbreak, which sports will get priority when racing is possible again, and the need for a list of banned substances which differs from the WADA list.
The interview appears below:
Interview Jorge Viegas, FIM President
Every day new events postponed. Every hour new questions…How do you live through the coronavirus crisis when you are the President of an International Sports Federation? Are we free to choose, what are the consequences? A 63-year-old economist and President of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) since 2018, Jorge Viegas also mentioned doping concerns in an exclusive interview conducted by Jean-Claude Schertenleib, in Qatar last weekend "La Tribune de Genève and 24 Heures ", published in Switzerland Friday 13 March.
The coronavirus, we imagine it is worse for a President of an International Sports Federation?