Category Archives: EUROPEANS

Europe, embrace your new talent: Italy’s Matteo Rizzo

The season before the Olympics, Matteo was a thinnish young man making his World debut in Helsinki – and visiting, on the last day of the event, the cathedrals of the city without having to…

Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek: “We’re trying to sell it in a different way – and leave our mark”

What’s the purpose of all this, and aren’t you too old to do it, people asked Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek when they decided to give it a try as a pair. But here’s the…

A journey into the mind of Javier Fernández: “Skating is a lot about feelings – and, in competition, if you feel good or feel bad, it matters a lot”

Javier Fernández is nothing you might expect. A figure skater champion from Spain? Who knew! One of the strongest contenders for Olympic medals who treats Olympics as “just one more competition”? That’s him. A guy…

Gabriella Papadakis, Guillaume Cizeron and Moonlight Sonata: a symphony of pure, beautiful movements

Savouring their success in Moscow, Gabriella Papadakis will share during the press conference with a smile: “It is our fourth gold medal at Europeans and even though the colour is the same, it has always…