Leticia Bufoni is one of the most recognised names in the skateboarding world, a six-time gold medallist at the X Games and a participant in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in street.
Her ability to make the most complex stunts look easy has won her fans all over the world. But there is much more behind this formidable Brazilian athlete, a US citizen since 2021.
Here are eight curiosities you might not have known about Leticia Bufoni, a benchmark for skateboarders.
Superstition can really reside in any person, and perhaps without realizing it, one is led some times to perform superstitious rituals so that a particular event will end in the best possible way.
Superstitions are a common phenomenon in sports, and basketball champions are no exception.
From ritual at the time of ritual free throws to eating habits, basketball players have some of the most bizarre and interesting superstitions.
In this article we will explore the most curious superstitions of the NBA champions, including those of some of the greatest players of all time.
In the history of Formula One, many great drivers have earned nicknames that have made them even more iconic.
These nicknames are often linked to the drivers' distinctive characteristics or personality traits.
For example, 'The Professor'. This nickname was given to Alain Prost, one of the most successful drivers of all time. The nickname reflected his calculated and analytical approach to racing, with precise strategy and impeccable control of the vehicle and racing situations.
Germany is the national team that has lost the final of a World Cup several times. There are four defeats in the final for the Germans (1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002), who lead this particular ranking alone.
Although, before Qatar 2022, 21 editions of the World Cup have been played, there are "just" eight national teams that can count at least one lost final.
Germany is also the national team to have played the most times in the final of the World Cup, reached in eight editions and won four times.
The derby owes its name to Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, who instituted this race between thoroughbred horses in 1870. Later the word was extended to other sporting challenges.
The soccer derby represents one of the most heated and exciting competitions in the world of sports. Not only is it a traditional challenge between two teams, but it often encapsulates historical and cultural rivalries between home cities or regions.
In this article we will explore the world's most important soccer derbies, analyzing their histories, rivalries and most memorable moments.
Alana Blanchard is more than just a professional surfer with numerous appearances on the ASP World Tour, the world's premier professional surfing championship.
Known the world over for her extraordinary skills on the board, Alana Blanchard is also a successful model, influencer and Hawaiian lifestyle icon.
But how much do we really know about this talented sportswoman? Here are six facts you might not have known about Alana Blanchard the queen of the surfboard.
The 16-year-old is collecting world records, such as the one in the 400 medley, thanks to which she overtook Katinka Hossu's seven-year old record in the 400 freestyle, with which she also overtook Ariane Titmus.
After the record she said: "Obviously this is really fantastic and I'm really happy to get another world record!"
It doesn't end there: during the week she also set other national and junior records and became the first female swimmer to hold world records in the 400 freestyle and 400 mixed at the same time. During the weekend, she also won the 200 butterfly and tried the 200 freestyle as well.
Her presence comes as no surprise to swimming fans. The formidable swimmer, at 14, had been the youngest of the entire North American delegation at Tokyo 2020 and also became the first Canadian since 1984 and 1967 to take two world records in the long pool.
It is often said that to succeed in sports you need to start playing very early.
In most cases this is absolutely true, but it does not apply to everyone.
From Didier Drogba to Ramires, from Jamie Vardy to Miroslav Klose, here are some of the greatest footballers in history who started playing football late.
In this photo gallery we will see the names of some of the greatest footballers in history who started playing late and reached the highest possible level in the field of football.
Messi and Ronaldo are iconic. The pair of eternal rivals will compete in the fifth World Cup of their careers. Like them, six other players enter this particular record.
In addition to the two phenomena there are the German Matthaus, the Mexican Carbajal and the compatriot Rafa Marquez, Gigi Buffon, Guilleromo Ochoa, Andres Guardado.
Among these, Buffon did not play in all editions: in 1998 he was only called, but never took the field. The same goes for Ochoa, who never took the field in 2006 and 2010.
Choosing one's soccer shoes is a beautiful step in the life of every young boy who starts playing soccer.
Over the years, major international brand have designed beautiful models that have made entire generations of soccer players fall in love.
From the historic Diadora of Roberto Baggio to Tiempo of Gaucho Ronaldinho via the Adidas Predator, a true gem of the early Millennium, we present a short selection of the most iconic cleated shoes ever.
Imagination, intuition, keen eye and speed of execution. Formula 1 drivers employ these skills, on the track, to try to file down a tenth of a second in each corner, and off the track to taunt their colleagues.
When they take off their helmets, some prefer to relax, locking themselves in motor homes, alone or with family members.
Others, however, are eager to have fun and often do so by pulling pranks on teammates or other team members. We have chosen some of the most successful ones on and off the track.
How much were the players worth when they retired?
In this photo gallery we have selected 8 players with the highest market value at the time of withdrawal.
The player with the highest market value is Enock Mwepu, who had to retire at the age of 24 on October 10, 2022, following the discovery of an inherited heart disease, ending his career early.
He currently coaches the Under 9 of Brighton.
Formula1 is one of the most watched and followed sports shows in the world. The premier category of motorsport features the most extreme, fastest cars and the most talented and skilled drivers in the world. Over the years, safety has also made great strides, mindful of past tragedies.
So many great champions have in fact lost their lives whose World Championship circuits, others have come very close, and still others, in more recent times, have been saved by luck and technology, which today makes it possible to safeguard the lives of drivers despite traveling at over 300 km/h.
In this article we offer a brief sequence of what have been the most frightening and terrible accidents, including fatal ones, in F1 history.