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

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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How Tina Maze became a sports icon in Skiing | Legends Live On

How Tina Maze became a sports icon in Skiing | Legends Live On

She always had fabulous technique. She had a natural gift for gliding. Tina is the strongest yet the most fragile athlete in modern downhill skiing. My career was like a roller-coaster, I would say. There’ll never be anybody like Tina, for the next 200 years. (LEGENDS LIVE ON) (CRNA NA KOROSKEM) Skiing in Crna is …

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

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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The Race That Changed Olympic Swimming | Strangest Moments

The Race That Changed Olympic Swimming | Strangest Moments

“Faster, Higher, Stronger” – the unimpeachable motto of the Olympic Games. Yet for Lance Larson, a 20-year-old American swimmer at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, being fastest didn’t necessarily translate into gold. The story of why that was so remains one of the most controversial in Olympic Games history because, in 1960, for all …

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The Story of Nadia Comaneci, Gymnastics’ Perfect 10 Icon | Legends Live On

It’s been 40 years since the perfect 10. The first time in the history of the sport, a perfect 10. You’re just in awe, you want to replicate the exact same thing but it is very difficult and that’s why she’s the only one that has gotten it. You have to give Nadia a tremendous …

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Katarina Witt – The Diva on Ice with a huge heart | Legends Live On

Katarina Witt – The Diva on Ice with a huge heart | Legends Live On

I must have been 5 or 6 when I first stepped onto the ice of my own free will. (LEGENDS LIVE ON KATARINA WITT) I fell in love with everything to do with it and begged my parents, “Please let me become an ice skater!” East Germany had put people into programmes and she chose …

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

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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Fencing Great Valentina Vezzali’s Latest Fight | Legends Live On

Fencing Great Valentina Vezzali’s Latest Fight | Legends Live On

From Italy, Valentina Vezzali! Valentina changed the way we see women’s sports in Italy. Valentina is exceptional because even as a kid, she was competitive. Winning a week after her father’s death… You need to be really strong. I absolutely wanted to take part in the Olympics and become number one. After the Olympics in …

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The Inner Battle Swimming Star Ian Thorpe Fights | Legends Live On

The Inner Battle Swimming Star Ian Thorpe Fights | Legends Live On

Thorpie’s the most well-known swimmer in Australia. Everyone knows Ian Thorpe and what he achieved. Well, he was just one of the greatest sporting sensations in Australian history. He had this aura, you know, around him. I think the full suit really kind of added to that aura. People forget that he was in the …

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

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 …