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Two weeks after his shocking speech in Sochi, Marius Vizer gave a passionate, yet defiant defense of his fiery rhetoric, which drew the scorn of the IOC and other global sports governing bodies.

The SportAccord chief, who also heads the International Judo Federation, insists the content and tone of his speech on April 20 at the SportAccord general assembly, was appropriate because “I have truth on my side,” he told The Japan Times in an exclusive interview.

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