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Post by eevun on Nov 21, 2008 11:04:05 GMT 1
By the way, there was no reply to my inquiry; it was just as I expected. I guess they considered it to be worthless, a spam mail or something!
I'm just thinking about something...I sort of remember studying in a social studies class that there is Conscription in Sweden, but since they have a right of conscientious objection, it does not mean that all the Swedish men are conscripted into the armed forces, right? If so, I suppose Adrian must be a conscientious objector because he is a full-time athlete .
Well, I mean Germany's Philipp Tischendorf is employed by the German Army as a member of the Sportfördergruppe, which is a special unit for supporting an athlete, and Finland's Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari is also a soldier and I think the Finnish forces pay a salary to him.
So I wonder if the Swedish forces have a system or something for supporting a promising skater like other countries...
Please tell me, is there really only the SOK which helps and supports Adrian?
You did a good try
Actually, I don't know. I don't think they can object just because they don't what to, but the army is not that hard. If you have a special reason not to, I think they're okey with that. The army needs to save money, so they're not calling everyone who are suitable. 5 000 -10 000 a year. Adrian got this Conscription letter 3 years ago, and I guess his reason as figure skating promise were good enough. (If He happens to stop by and reading this, He might answer that question better then I )
I don't think we've got this special unit for athletes like Germany, but I'm not sure.
Yes, SOK is probably the only ones (except for his lovely parents), who support Adrian. Figure skating is not a big sport in Sweden, and they have to fight through a lot of headwind. If he was, say a promise soccer or ice hockey player, it would have been a lot easier. Life is certainly not fare. But keep fighting!! Coloured costumes and skates with spikes are a lot braver and cooler than puck&stick!