INTERVIEW FOR THE OLYMPIC CHANNEL SERIES „LEGENDS LIVE ON“
The Olympic TV channel is producing a series named "Legends Live On" portraying and honouring Olympians who continue to inspire young athletes beyond their successful career in elite sports.
The first series features 10 Olympians and includes Nadia Comaneci, Michael Johnson, Haile Gebrselassie, Clara Hughes, Ian Thorpe, Jackie Silva, Jean Claude Killy, Sean White, Manuela Centa - and I seem to also fit right in ;-)
For the 30-minute episode, I share some memories of my experiences and encounters of the three Olympic Games I took part in during my active career as figure skater: Sarajevo in 1984, Calgary in 1988 and Lillehammer in 1994. Of course the particular historical circumstances of that time also play a role in the series.
Who knows, maybe somewhere in the big wide world it will motivate and inspire a young girl to dedicate herself to a beautiful sport, to fulfill the great dream of taking part in the Olympic Games and to become a role model for the next generation :-)
Wouldn't that be really nice!
photo 2: my 2 gold medals from Sarajevo and Calgary and enough photos for yet another book ;-)
photo 3: every time the remnants of the Wall in Bernauer Strasse make me reflective and humble