FOOTBALL

He’s won just about everything there is – the Champions League and Europa League twice apiece, numerous titles in Spain, Serie A with Juventus – but if Dani Alves had got his way, none of it would have ever happened.   A young Alves would have been much more at home fiddling with an instrument than dancing through defences, says the man himself – it’s just a crying shame he was so ruddy good at the latter that his career went that way. Alves says it was all down to his father – the single biggest influence on his career, according to the 34-year-old.   “Honestly, I would have rather been...
19/10/2017

ICE HOCKEY

When the Brandt sisters take the ice at the 2018 Winter Olympics, it’ll be for two different countries. Hannah Brandt, 23, will be competing for Team USA at the Pyeongchang games, while her older sister, Marissa Brandt, 24, will be competing for South Korea.   Marissa Brandt, who was adopted from South Korea as a four-month-old, gained citizenship in 2016 in order to compete on South Korea's team. “I’m a year older than she is, but my mom, when we were younger, had us in everything together, like dance, figure skating, gymnastics, everything,” Marissa Brandt told NBC News. “We were best...
12/10/2017

SKI ALPIN

Carlo Janka weiss: Der Start eines Skirennens kann entscheidend sein. Darum trainiert er in seiner Heimatgemeinde Obersaxen auf einer speziellen Startanlage.   Die Startanlage in Obersaxen ist in ihrer Art und Weise einmalig und wurde bei der Eröffnung medial gross begleitet. Der Weltmeister und Olympiasieger Carlo Janka hat diese Anlage erstellen lassen und versucht so im Sommer, seine Startdefizite wettzumachen. Diese Fortschritte von Janka machten Vorzeige-Starter Caviezel zuletzt am Fuss des kleinen Matterhorns fuchsteufelswild. "Carlo hat beim Abfahrts-Training in Zermatt auf dem...
20/10/2017

MOTORSPORT

(REUTERS) - Fernando Alonso has hinted at a possible Le Mans 24 Hours entry next year as he continues to ponder his Formula One future with McLaren.   The Spaniard skipped the Monaco Grand Prix this year to compete in the Indianapolis 500, but has ruled out an immediate return. Indianapolis, Le Mans and the F1 world championship make up the so-called "Triple Crown" of motorsport, a feat achieved only by the late Graham Hill and one that Alonso wants to match.   "I'm still thinking, still deciding. I could have a decision already made, but there's still some details that we need to figure...
16/10/2017

F1 Needs Teams For Driver Development

Formula 1 needs more teams like former backmarker Minardi because there are currently too few opportunities for young drivers to break through, according to Haas team principal Gunther Steiner.

 

Minardi raced in F1 for 21 years from 1985 and was renowned for giving young talented drivers a chance with the likes of Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and Mark Webber all getting their start in F1 with the team.

 

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