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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Williams Sisters are the near Perfect Tennis Pair | The Olympics On The Record

You join us in the second set of the semifinals of the women’s doubles tennis competition at London 2012. Russia versus the United States. The winner goes through to the gold-medal match. What a great tie we have here today. Here’s Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia and they’re up against the might of […]

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 […]

First Pro Trans Athlete Faces A Crossroads After Coming Out Publicly | Identify

(IN 2016, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RULED (THAT TRANSGENDER ATHLETES COULD COMPETE (WITHOUT UNDERGOING SURGERY.) (THIS POLICY MADE HISTORY IN THE SPORTS WORLD, WELCOMING (A NEW GENERATION OF ATHLETES INTO THE OLYMPIC FAMILY.) (HARRISON BROWNE IS THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE (IN TEAM SPORTS IN NORTH AMERICA (TO COME OUT PUBLICLY AS TRANSGENDER.) (HE HAS RECENTLY […]

The Tracking Device that became Key to Hockey Training | The Tech Race

Welcome to the Tech Race. Every single step a hockey player takes is important and will be tracked. Now elite athletes train and compete under surveillance to achieve their best. (HOCKEY TRACKING SYSTEM) During a 60-minute hockey match, players may sprint at speeds of up to 30km/h, making it nearly impossible to analyse their explosive […]

Speed Skating’s World-Famous Mopping Band | Groupies

The best mopping band in the whole world, here’s Kleintje Pils. Kleintje Pils is good fun. It’s an old Dutch tradition and they’ve been around the world. They create the vibe, the people. Just like tulips, cheese and clogs they’re a part of Dutch culture. (GROUPIES) (SASSENHEIM, NETHERLANDS KLEINTJE PILS PRACTICE) Good evening, guys. It’s […]

How To Perform a Figure Skating Spiral ft. Anna Cappellini | Olympians’ Tips

(HOW TO…) Hi, I’m Anna Cappellini from the Italian Ice Sports Federation. Today I’m going to show you how to do an angel. (ANGEL) (BASICS) It’s better to start learning this movement in a straight line and possibly with a friend to give you a hand. You need to keep your abs tight all the […]

Figure Skating Drama – Part 2 – The Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Film | Olympic History

On the evening of February 19th at the hammar Olympic at the theater More than 6,000 spectators were on hand to witness the men’s free skating competition that would decide the gold silver and Bronze medals Two days earlier when the short program was contested the battle for top honors was expected to be between […]