United Athletes Magazine
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Dario Cologna: Cross-country skiing athlete. Dario Cologna
The preparation of a cross-country skier

All-around athlete, Dario appreciates all kinds of races, from sprint to 50 km races. In all competitions that he took part in, he won more than 40 times. With those successes, he finished, four times, in first place of the overall ranking of the Cross-Country World Cup of the International Ski Federation. Besides his four big crystal globes, he had also his share of victories at the national championships where he won the great honours nine times. With a beaming smile and a fighting attitude on the tracks, the Switzerland man won his first Olympic gold medal in the 15 km freestyle in Vancouver, Canada. One thing is sure, he will still compete fervently on the snow-covered tracks because cross-country skiing passionate him quite a bit. The interview

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Finn Hågen Krogh: Cross-country skiing athlete. Finn Hågen Krogh
Norwegian sport culture

Finn takes part in winter races without holding back. He continually pushes himself to the limit. The Norwegian skier wants always to give everything he has in competition. He already won many gold medals in the World Cup tour in solo or in a team. Besides, he demonstrated many times his power in the sprint event where he has shined. With his motivated Norwegian teammates, they triumphed in the relay 4 x 10 km at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland in 2017. Being the last one to take the relay for his country, he can feel great satisfaction in a work well done. When the Norwegian cross-country team wins an important race, the whole country is lifted by the sporting achievement. The interview

Jacqueline Carvalho: Focus.

Michael Chang: The man. Michael Chang
The different aspects to consider in training

Combative and determined, Michael has delivered numerous exalting matches where he mainly played from the back of the court. Fighter at heart, he would not abdicate easily. With his physical playing style, he was trying to recuperate every ball on the court. In 1989, he won the tough way the French Open by disposing of big names of the time. He became the youngest champion of a Grand Slam tournament at the age of 17 years old. One should add to this known victory the 33 other championships that he won in singles. The tennis supporters will remember his stunning runs during his career on the base line or when he went to the net. He provoked spectacular rallies that have marked the imaginary of many. The interview

Lionel Messi: Under the rain.

Pauline Nordin: Hard training. Pauline Nordin
Training, a lifestyle

Before she was known in the world of fitness, Pauline shaped her body the hard way in gyms. Her realizations caught the attention of the producers of the TV show “The Biggest Loser”, the Nordic version. After this television adventure, the girl from Ystad had an opportunity to go to the United States. Without hesitation, she packed her things and left her home country in order to try her luck in the domain she likes so much. After she made enough savings, she decided finally to do a leap of faith by creating her enterprise “Fighter Diet”. She is the author of several workout programs such as “The Butt Bible”. The ones who follow her physical challenges know well that she does not beat around the bush. She is a straight-forward woman who goes for her goals. For her, fitness is above all a lifestyle. The interview

Interviews (tennis)

Victoria Azarenka
Séverine Beltrame
Alona Bondarenko
Dominika Cibulková
Nathalie Dechy
Elena Dementieva
Marina Erakovic
Daniela Hantuchová
Jelena Jankovic

Roman Josi: In action. Roman Josi
Swiss hockey seen by an offensive defenseman

With good puck control and his known skating abilities, Roman excels since numerous seasons with the Nashville Predators. Without a doubt, he is an defenseman who likes to participate on attack. He made his development as a hockey player in the Swiss National League A where he played mostly for the junior and senior teams of his hometown. During the Hockey World Championship in 2013, he represented with success his country by accumulating nine points in ten games. In the process, the Swiss Team took the silver medal. His performance has given him the title of most valuable player and best defenseman of the tournament. Certainly, the Swiss hockey player who likes to skate with the puck has not finished haunting the opponent’s defence. The interview

Eddy Merckx: In it.

Ilaria Debertolis: In action. Ilaria Debertolis
A glimpse into the training of a cross-country skier

With an explosive style of skiing, Ilaria always shows combativeness in her exalting cross-country races. In high international competitive contests, she likes to challenge herself to the best skiers of her discipline where she gets great satisfaction. Whatever the distance she has to cover, the Italian skier shows her courage and determination. She has reached the podium numerous times. She has already accumulated more than ten golden medals. The skier from Feltre, close to the Dolomites mountain range, has always a smile on her face. You can really feel her joy that she has for her sport. Being part of a police sport team, it is possible that one day she will work as a police agent in her country. Nevertheless, right now all her energy goes to her exciting winter races. The interview

Fight for the ball on the ground.

Joé Juneau: Playing for the Montreal Canadiens. Joé Juneau
Hockey in the Great North of Québec

Great playmaker, Joé was a creative offensive player. The center liked to orchestrate the attacks with his teammates by good passes. But way before his professional career, he opted for an atypical choice by mixing school and sport together. While playing hockey, he got a diploma in aeronautical engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the state of New York. But it’s from the National Collegiate Athletic Association that he received, in 2016, the prestigious Silver Anniversary Award given each year to a select group of six student-athletes across the United States. The hockey player who was born in Pont-Rouge, a village of 5,000 persons in his youth, can be proud of that because it honours his work as a university and professional player as well as his social contribution after his career as a hockey player. The interview

Towards the summit
of Kilimanjaro

A story about determination

Six athletes: Alona Bondarenko, François Legrand, Simon Mtuy, Henri Richard, Carlos Sastre and Steve Young

Cover page of the book Nose to tail eating – A kind of British cooking. Fergus Henderson
A leap of faith in the culinary world

Cofounder of the restaurant St. John situated in the locality of Smithfield (near the hearth of London), Fergus and his team have put in place an establishment where the so neglected parts of the animals such as kidneys, liver and tongue take their place on the menu with the more noble products. For him, it’s common sense to use the whole animal which was slaughtered. With it, you can discover a world of flavor and texture. It’s in a Georgian building with immaculate white walls that Fergus offers to the customer dishes which spark interest and curiosity. Now, one must relax and enjoy a good lunch. The interview

Ana Ivanovic: Playing cricket.

Annika Beck: Playing for Germany. Annika Beck
The rigorous training of a tennis player

Focused on her goals, Annika demonstrates her skills and her determination when she practices or during a match. The young German player has already shown her drive since she joined the WTA in 2009 at the age of 15. She has won two titles in singles, another one in doubles and she has represented her country at the Fed Cup twice. Her playing style revolved mainly on the baseline where she shows combativeness with her forehand ground strokes. Disciplined and with a true passion for tennis, we can see that her future is bright on the tour. The interview

Björn Borg and John McEnroe: United opponents.

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