Manuela Di Centa: An Italian Ski-Legend claims 5 medals in Lillehammer | Legends Live on

What Manuela achieved at Lillehammer was incredible and perhaps unrepeatable. I wouldn’t have achieved it if I had not believed since I was a child, that girls like me who love cross-country skiing, could achieve great things in sport. Following Lillehammer, Manuela has left a historic and indelible mark as an athlete and as a […]

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The Spanish Rhythmic Gymnastics team that won the world | Legends Live On

You train for hours and years for a competition, and in two minutes, you have to show them everything. I was programmed for competition. There’s no second chance in rhythmic gymnastics. It is now or forever. If they dropped a club, a hoop, it was over. The hoop exercise was really hard. Yes, the hoops […]

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The Badminton Player who doubles as a Fashion Entrepreneur | Day Jobs

DAY JOBS (SCOTT EVANS BADMINTON IRELAND FASHION ENTREPRENEUR) I was probably more nervous going into my second Olympic Games because now I’ve done it once, I should be able to do it again. Then they called my name and I walked out and the whole stadium just went totally insane. It was something really special. […]

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Shaun White: The Guy who Raised the Bar in Snowboarding | Legends Live On

To be a legend in a sport you have to change it. You force the rest of the sport to become better because you exist. He’s just an incredible athlete and amazing competitor. I’ve done more in business and in life and these things than I ever have after winning the Olympics. There is that […]

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Clara Hughes – The “Olympic Delinquent” Who Won Six Medals | Legends Live On

Everything I did in sport has just, like, I mean, it’s dictated the rest of my life. (LEGENDS LIVE ON CLARA HUGHES) I’m not a person that attaches memories to things. Like, my Olympic experiences, many of them ended with medals. Those medals don’t define what the experience was. Growing up I got into a […]

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The Story of Ethiopian Athletics Star Haile Gebrselassie | Legends Live On

To win the Olympics, you are special for that distance and a dream, I mean, especially a country like Ethiopia. When you win the Olympics, you are the best of the best. (LEGENDS LIVE ON HAILE GEBRSELASSIE) My father and my parent, they didn’t understand about sport, especially my father. He said to me, “Oh, […]

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From Wrestling to Politics – The Story of Aleksandr Karelin | Legends Live On

I was inspired by the words of an academic by the name of Vavilov – “The best chance you have of succeeding “is by putting as much as you can on your shoulders.” (LEGENDS LIVE ON) (NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA) Aleksandr Karelin is a legend. Three Olympic golds, nine-time world champion and a twelve-time European champion. Men […]

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Russia’s most successful gymnast, Svetlana Khorkina’s legend lives on | Legends Live On

She’s a sports legend. She’s a gymnastics legend throughout the world. I paved the way for gymnastics in the 21st century and for the great gymnasts. To stay ten years at this level is something unique. And she has this charisma, a certain attitude that makes you notice her. I’d have a one-on-one discussion with […]

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The Rebel who Pioneered Freestyle Skiing at the Olympics – Edgar Grospiron | Legends Live On

I think I’m a rebel. A bit of a party animal. His motto was “ski, sex and rock ‘n’ roll”. We thought, “He’s different.” He raised his sport up and showed us all. I was ready for any circumstance. (LEGENDS LIVE ON) (ACCORHOTELS ARENA, PARIS) Friends, please help me welcome to the stage the triple […]

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