This Weeks Profiles

Sebastian Rossi (ARG)

Sebastian Rossi (ARG)

What I like most about the Olympic Games is the idea of preparing yourself for four years, just to get into a boat and on to the water for a few seconds of a race - it is almost frightening. Read More...

Benjamin Boukpeti (TOG)

Benjamin Boukpeti (TOG)

The Olympic Games are the largest and most festive sporting event. Although the Soccer and Rugby World Cups have a great impact, the Olympics is the event that brings together all disciplines and sportsmen, from amateurs to worldly renowned professionals. Read More...

Ursa Kragelj (SLO)

Ursa Kragelj (SLO)

I was sitting on the couch, watching TV. The tips of my toes were barely touching the floor, while I followed the screen very intensely, not knowing exactly who the players of the game were, even though I knew the rules. I was 12 years old and I was watching the Sydney Olympic Games. Read More...

Cesar Ernesto de Cesare - December

Cesar Ernesto de Cesare - December

Cesar Ernesto de Cesare needed only 35 seconds and 971 milliseconds to earn Ecuador their seventh golden medal at the Pan American Games of Guadalajara 2011. Ecuador had already qualified a boat for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games when de Cesare finished in seventh place at the 2011 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary last August.
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Lisa Carrington (NZL) - WK1 200m

Lisa Carrington (NZL) - WK1 200m

The question of what the Olympic Games means to me began when I was 7 years old. I recall watching the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games with my Dad, not taking much notice. But one thing I do remember is what my Dad said, “Lisa, you should go to the Olympics.” At that stage I didn’t have a clue as to how I was going to get there, but it became my dream. Read More...

Mohamed Ali Mrabet (TUN)

Mohamed Ali Mrabet (TUN)

I come from the town of Bizerte in Northern Tunisia. Growing up by the sea shore, I started paddling at the age of 9 at Club Sportnautique Bizerte during the summer holidays. It was then that the Coach of the club Mr. Salah Mazzati asked me to join his team. Read More...

 
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