By the end of the year a local sports union gave Stal the status of a main club in the region.
As a result, Ewald and other leaders of the sports union were forced to resign.
No other sports union plays both roles so well.
Other global sports unions followed the example, but they were sluggish in doing so.
He said such interaction between sports union is commonplace.
"But the sports unions, mainly because of the amount of attention they get, do have an impact on public perception."
The other sports unions are trying to catch up in licensing revenue.
This distancing process began decades ago with the rise of the sports unions.
They failed to grasp what other sports unions and organizations had.
That strategy turned out to be the worst blunder in the history of sports unions.