Category Archives: OLYMPICS

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…

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang: here’s to the ones who dream

Embed from Getty Images These Olympics have been a dream. Metaphorically – and even more so literally. In Europe you had to get up in the depth of night so you could watch live the…

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han: remaking of a classic

Embed from Getty Images If there were a skating pantheon where the greatest figure skating performances of all time would be included, no doubt that Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao’s “Turandot” at 2003 World Championships…

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…