FOOTBALL

Juventus and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is supporting the "Mind the Gap" campaign to inspire footballers to prepare for a second career and guard against financial woes and mental health problems in later life.   Only 13% of active footballers in Europe have higher education qualifications, compared to 53% of men in the European Union, according to FIFPro research. Chiellini says it's important for footballers to start preparing for life after football during the prime of their career.   “As a footballer, at 20 years old you feel indestructible and able to do anything in football...
19/10/2018

ICE HOCKEY

Arnold Mburu, 19, is a Kenyan architecture student, as well as a hockey player. The first time he stepped onto an ice rink was in his native country, where hockey is not exactly a spectator sport.   Recently, Mburu traveled with 11 of his Kenya Ice Lions teammates to Toronto to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame and play an exhibition game against a team of firefighters. The hockey players also had the chance to meet and play with two of their Canadian peers, including the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby and an alternate captain and center of the Colorado Avalanche Nathan...
16/10/2018

SKI ALPIN

A year and eight months after her last appearance in the World Cup, Stuhec is set to return to the elite competition in Alpine Skiing. The severe knee injury she suffered last October made her miss the 2018 Winter Olympics.   The 27-year-old from Maribor, who had 13 podium finishes and seven wins in the 2016/17 sesaon to win the small crystal globes in downhill and the alpine combined as well as the gold medal in downhill at the 2017 World Championships, is now taking one step at a time and has the same goals as in the past.   After undergoing lengthy rehab following a knee surgery and...
11/10/2018

MOTORSPORT

Sebastian Vettel's title challenge is all but over after Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday to stand on the brink of a fifth Formula One crown yesterday.   The German could only manage sixth place after colliding with Red Bull's Max Verstappen, whom he tried to pass for third place on the eighth lap at Turn 13, which resulted in his Ferrari spinning. Stewards reviewed the incident and decided to take no further action but Vettel, also a four-time world champion, made clear where he felt the blame rested with his championship hopes practically extinguished. "I was obviously...
08/10/2018

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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