Ivica Kostelic - A life made of skiing, hard work and music - Behind the Scenes

21 October 2013 08:47

26 World Cup victories, 59 World Cup podiums, 1 Overall title, 4 Discipline titles, 3 Olympic medals and 3 World Championships medals is the impressive collection Ivica Kostelic won during his years as a skier.

 But Ivica is not only known for his successes, he is also known as one of the hardest working athletes out there and for his passion for the guitar.
Our "Behind the Scenes" spent a day with Ivica and learned more about this amazing athlete and his passions. 


The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G. Alpine was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1936.
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