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 […]

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 […]

Why danger symbols can’t last forever

You probably know how this symbol is supposed to make you feel. And this one. This one too, even if you’re not sure exactly what it means. But what about this? This symbol — The Jolly Roger — was once one of the most feared symbols in the world. It represented death, pirates, and poison. […]

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 […]

Hicham El Guerrouj continues the run to inspire his native Morocco | Legends Live On

I always dreamed of being one of the best athletes in the history of running, or of the 1,500 metres. El Guerrouj was the guy that every athlete wanted to be like. El Guerrouj is the greatest 1,500m athlete of all time. Hicham had an Olympic obsession. The Olympics were his Holy Grail. Hicham is […]

The Story of Ethiopian Athletics Star Haile Gebrselassie | Legends Live On

To win the Olympics, you are special for that distance and a dream, I mean, especially a country like Ethiopia. When you win the Olympics, you are the best of the best. (LEGENDS LIVE ON HAILE GEBRSELASSIE) My father and my parent, they didn’t understand about sport, especially my father. He said to me, “Oh, […]

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 […]

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 […]