Skateistan: the story of Oliver Percovich

Skateistan: the story of Oliver Percovich

June 19, 2014 in Sport

I really like stories driven by an unforeseeable event: sometimes they are stories that in their own little way can change the world. So today I want to tell the story of Oliver Percovich, the founder of Skateistan.

Charles William Miller: the man who taught football to Brazil

Charles William Miller: the man who taught football to Brazil

June 12, 2014 in Sport

It is time for the World Cup in Brazil so I want to tell you the story of how football got over there, thanks to a globetrotter sui generis, Charles William Miller.

Alex Bellini and antifragility

Alex Bellini and antifragility

June 10, 2014 in Sport

Alex Bellini is a sportsman sui generis. Known for his solo ocean crossings, today we can see him on television as he tells us about his next adventure. One year...

Hobie Alter Memorial Paddle

Aloha Hobie, and thank you!

June 5, 2014 in Sport

Many sports become a philosophy, a way of life. But only a few are elevated to the ranks of a religion and their stars become cult figures. So it is with Hobie Alter, known to everybody as “Hobie”, just like his famous catamarans, who died in March.

Jackie Robinson: sport that makes its mark on history - Alessandro Benetton blog

Jackie Robinson: sport that makes its mark on history

May 2, 2014 in Sport

I watched a great sports movie: “42, the true story of an American legend”, which was recently released online

The tribal charm of the surfboard - Alessandro Benetton blog

The tribal charm of the surfboard

January 22, 2014 in Sport

When you see them with their tips pointed towards the sky and those designs that look like tattooed warnings, time seems to rewind, back to the very essence of things...

An app that gets you moving

An app that gets you moving

November 4, 2013 in Sport

I am always keen to learn about new technologies, especially when they are easy to use and offer clear benefits

Jesse Owens and Luz Long: an “impossible” friendship in the name of sport

September 9, 2013 in Sport

When I decided to talk about sport on this blog, it was not only because it is one of my main interests...

 
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