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Figure skating is a collective art

Figure skating is a collective art

Figure skating is a collective art Dance, synchrony, primitive connections. The ice reportage by Dmitry Ermakov A collective rite, a primordial union of bodies and movements, comes to life in Kazan. It is staged by the ‘Tartastan’ figure skating group. A...
Simeoni and Armstrong, a cruel cycling film

Simeoni and Armstrong, a cruel cycling film

Simeoni and Armstrong, a cruel cycling film 23 juillet 2004, the streets see the Good and Bad, the Right and Wrong Rebellion is a category of spirit. Cycling is the first of the great popular sports. Before the business side of it prevailed, before media attention...
Snowboarding and skiing in my Neverland

Snowboarding and skiing in my Neverland

Snowboarding and skiing in my Neverland Just behind the mountain, through cloud generators and warm lakes Found a cloud generator just behind the mountain and it looks like a warm lake. Wanna fly like a bird? But will you be brave? Weird mushrooms in the land of the...
Daniele Cassioli: sport gave him freedom

Daniele Cassioli: sport gave him freedom

Daniele Cassioli: sport gave him freedom Water give him protection, this is why the solution is inside himself Daniele Cassioli finds solutions inside himself. First of all, Daniele Cassioli is someone who solves his problems by turning them into opportunities....
FTBLITO, football is God in South America

FTBLITO, football is God in South America

FTBLITO, football is God in South America Culture and community, songs and colours. A journey in the unique world of South American fans Football in South America reaches the pinnacle of sacredness. Whole lives and communities revolve around the ball: a sacred and, at...
There is no absolution

There is no absolution

There is no absolution Luis Resto at 57 is given it up, no more games for him Billy Collins Jr. went into the corner with his face bashed in he still couldn’t believe it that he could end up this way the undefeated the Irish hope and pride his father sustained him...
Salt, speed, legend

Salt, speed, legend

Salt, speed, legend Icarus or Prometheus. How fast would you have to pedal to escape? The heat turns the air into wobbling solids and the sky burns down like it’s raining fire. There’s no respite, no shadow, no cool place to lay down anywhere around here, just this...
‘Balling Icons’, history plays basketball

‘Balling Icons’, history plays basketball

‘Balling Icons’, history plays basketball Interview with illustrator Elad Shagrir, the artist who makes basketball players Einstein, Bruce Lee and Mona Lisa Human monuments, bright colors and a basketball. The illustrations by Elad Shagrir, a young Israeli...
The sanctuaries of the bicycle

The sanctuaries of the bicycle

The sanctuaries of the bicycle A journey through the sacred places of worship of cycling Do you play tennis? Fine, but get rid of any idea about making the cut for Wimbledon. Football’s the most pleasant and premature of infectious diseases, isn’t it? Well, you should...
Boxe is a personal revolution

Boxe is a personal revolution

Boxe is a personal revolution In boxing there is an epic tale that you only understand when you ecounter it ‘The ocean is an immense, quiet storm. The waves sweep it, descending to unexplored depths, as dark as they are luminous’ The Homeric extension of...
Swimming around my own psyche

Swimming around my own psyche

Swimming around my own psyche Hold your breath, break the surface: welcome to a world of azure and sunshine When it rains, puddles form in the street outside my window. Some people love rain for the sound it makes on the roof as they sleep. I love it for the windows...
The Motion Hunters

The Motion Hunters

The Motion Hunters Science and technology, a dive in the modern-day sports biomechanics A science that makes technology the pivot to achieve applied and measurable results. Scenario number 11878, with photography still in its infancy: photographer Eadweard Muybridge...
Diving in my own Arcadia

Diving in my own Arcadia

Diving in my own Arcadia Giovanni Tocci and his relationship with the Tyrrenhian Sea Cosenza is in the heart of Calabria, in a Southern Italy that lies halfway between the ancestraland the hyper-realist: “I get in the car and in twenty minutes I feel free. Outside the...
Why cricket in California?

Why cricket in California?

Why cricket in California? People have been playing cricket in LA since 1888 Blame it on the English. It’s Dr. Frankenstein’s fault, too. But nobody thinks of the fog-shrouded atmosphere of Mary Shelley’s book, it’s better to focus on the Californian sunshine. Well,...
Football was punk with Robin Friday

Football was punk with Robin Friday

Football was punk with Robin Friday The striker who didn’t give a fuck He came before punk. Before the photo that shows Paul Simonon banging his bass against the stage, on the cover of “London Calling”. Before Sid Vicious burned himself out. Before anarchy...
New generations, new athletics

New generations, new athletics

New generations, new athletics European athletics is changing due to a new wave of migration There are nights when the sea roars, you close your eyes and you huddle under the blankets. But the noise is deafening, deep, and prolonged. Fear is not allowed, you just have...
Handball at The West 4th Street Cage

Handball at The West 4th Street Cage

Handball at The West 4th Street Cage You can’t grow up in The City and not play handball A Snapshot of Handball at The West 4th Street Cage Winter won’t end in New York City. Four nor’easter storms in two weeks blanket the first day of spring in snow. On a Saturday...
The Eden of Atlanta is to win

The Eden of Atlanta is to win

The Eden of Atlanta is to win Every woman, every champion has an archetype Any champion has an archetype. A mirror on the wall in which the Queen and Snow White coincide and the hunter is a prey that translates into an infinitive verb: to win. The legend is born from...
Collector of jerseys, collector of dreams

Collector of jerseys, collector of dreams

Collector of jerseys, collector of dreams The players move on, what remains is only the jersey William Sembenini owns six hundred Hellas Verona jerseys, but he is still missing nine. William has eyes filled with life over a rough and uneven face; the tone of his voice...
Fight for yourself

Fight for yourself

Fight for yourself Embracing Muay Thai to defend yourself from the outside world, then discover yourself as a champion. The fighter Jay Counsel in the shots of David Hendrick Jay Counsel is an Irish professional fighter, Muay Thai national champion. His approach to...
The baseball myth of Cardines Field

The baseball myth of Cardines Field

The baseball myth of Cardines Field A small team in a small town plays on a field with a great story This is where John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier got married, on 12 September 1953. This is where the Vanderbilts settled – legendary nineteenth-century...
Billiards isn’t like life

Billiards isn’t like life

Billiards isn’t like life Effects, curves, trajectoires. A story of green baize and matchematic The last game to play‘Anyone who has time shouldn’t wait for time,’ my grandfather would often say. It’s a saying, but also a fact. A saying and a fact that I was...
Little, but real motorcyclists

Little, but real motorcyclists

Little, but real motorcyclists A dive into the world of miniature motorcycling  Between sharp bends and the smell of gas, the passion that unites father and son. Place the ball on the spot, ready to take the penalty. Decide in a fraction of a second, or in a time that...
Hope Refugees Football Club

Hope Refugees Football Club

Hope Refugees Football Club For some refugees in Athens, football is the only way to escape depression On a beautiful Sunday in spring, like many others, at a football pitch in Athens’ Tavros neighbourhood, a match kicks off. It’s somewhat different from the...
The soap opera of pain

The soap opera of pain

The soap opera of pain A tour in the USA wrestling: from small provincial shows to bloody and ultra-violent matches This body of work looks at the world of independent professional wrestling, an extreme type of physical storytelling that mixes soap opera storylines...
Junior Banger Racing

Junior Banger Racing

Junior Banger Racing Cars that collide, smell of gasoline. They are more than children, they are pilots Junior Banger Racing is a motorsport event for 11-15 year olds where old scrap vehicles are raced against one another.  Whilst the vehicles are usually otherwise...
Knights in armour, football in France

Knights in armour, football in France

Even in Vannes, a small French town, american football is more than a contact sport Knights in armour, helmets that clash, English slang… American football is more than a contact sport, is a conflict against ourselves and against the opponents, a tough battle...
John McEnroe, ‘The Genius’

John McEnroe, ‘The Genius’

John McEnroe, ‘The Genius’ With his racket, he was artist and musician. Quite simply, he was the most creative player of his time McEnroe was jazz. He was rhythm and improvisation. Virtuosity and imagination. The legendary Duke Ellington once said that “jazz has...
Pink giants ballet

Pink giants ballet

A journey among the pioneers of female Sumo Sumo wrestling is known as the extreme ballet of giants. Physically demanding and tactically straining, sumo is a nuanced and exciting sport. There are 82 distinct winning techniques or ‘Kimarite’, meaning weight and...
Várzea, the Eden of football

Várzea, the Eden of football

Várzea, the Eden of football Inside the várzea all that counts is who you are, not what you have The word várzea refers to the geographical terrain of the ‘floodplain’ areas, where football was first played in Brazil in the late 1800’s. It is also a...
Thundering of hooves

Thundering of hooves

Thundering of hooves Jockeys, trainers, owners, fans: welcome to the Cheltenham Festival This is what it was all for. All those months of early mornings, rising with the mist still on the fields, watching from the Jeep as the horses’ breath catches first light; all of...
The mythology of Kendo

The mythology of Kendo

The mythology of Kendo The Japanese ‘Way of the Sword’ Kendo is a story of the East. It comes from a legendary and captivating Japan that has its roots in mythology. It’s said that the Land of the Rising Sun was born from a coral blade that pierced the...
My world is Venice

My world is Venice

My world is Venice The steel of bowls, the salt on the walls, my world is small but immense From here I can smell them. I wait until April, maybe May. They’re short, wide and flat, with a green color that can turn to gray. To catch them we use trezze, nets, laying...
Where kickboxing is blood and sweat

Where kickboxing is blood and sweat

Fighting in the suburb of Surcin, Belgrad, is a matter of toughness  Belgrade suburb of Surcin became infamous during the 90s when the break up of Yugoslavia evolved into a number of regional wars and general lawlessness resulted in a sharp rise in crime. Years of...
Monster trucks

Monster trucks

Monster trucks Donut, Wheelie, Flip, a gravity-defying world Monster trucks have been entertaining the masses since the seventies. It’s a motorsport that combines a potent combination of destruction and showmanship. It’s rough and ready, honest and down to earth,...
Some says we’re cars’ barbarians

Some says we’re cars’ barbarians

The cars hospital The ovale racetrack in which to finish first, first you must finish “The best cars are those you get to love twice.” His eyes take on a faraway look, his lips betray the beginnings of a smile. “Once in the build,” he pauses slightly, his smile...
In the name of the bulls’ blood

In the name of the bulls’ blood

In the name of the bulls’ blood Bullfighting is an unequal struggle, marked by disdain and pathos I’m Spanish. When a culture of death can’t be explained. Or even understood. You don’t understand. I don’t understand. We’re too far away. What do you see? I...
Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Big fish, long hikes, fickle spots and wild weather Even if you’ve never heard of the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably seen photos. It’s dangerously beautiful, yet wildly untamed. I often hear the term ‘PNW’, so let’s tell it like it is: 
big fish,...
Vitas Gerulaitis, the “Lithuanian Lion”

Vitas Gerulaitis, the “Lithuanian Lion”

Vitas Gerulaitis, the “Lithuanian Lion” Drugs, disco, wooden rackets, and a heart of gold. The story of the edgiest, most exceptional player at the turn of the Eighties A vanilla-gold Rolls Royce pulls up outside a trendy New York club. The entourage that files out...