Alfons Hormann is a 61-year-old sports official and businessman located in Germany. At the time of the interview, he was the German Olympic Sports Confederation president but left this position a few weeks later. Before stepping down, he became famous for calling out government officials for being apathetic about sports in the country.
In his rant, Alfons Hormann talked about the horrible state of swimming and sports in German schools. He predicted the downfall of the Olympics team in Tokyo. Also, He pointed out that the only way sports would prosper in the coming decade is if it became fully autonomous and free from Government interference.
Alfons Hormann however got called out for being hypocritical. His critics stated that he is particularly to blame for the state of sports in the country and everything that had been going wrong since his tenure as President of the Sports Confederation lasted for almost a decade and that multiple people were relentlessly trying to deal with the issues that he just decided to speak on. They further stated that he, Alfons Hormann, wanted to use these antics to vindicate himself since he made his plans of stepping down from the position known.
It is further stated in the article that the person who would succeed him would have a grueling task when it came to fixing some of the issues at hand, like, fixing broken relationships and bringing together everyone involved in making sure that everything in the sports world ran as smoothly as possible.