Dario COLOGNA

START OF SPORTING CAREER

•He began alpine skiing at the age of 5, he switched to Cross-Country skiing in 1998. 

NATIONAL FIRSTS 

•In December 2008 he took over the lead in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup as the first Swiss skier. Shortly afterwards he won the FIS Tour de Ski.
•11 days after his 23rd birthday Dario Cologna made history by winning the overall Overall World Cup ranking as the first Swiss Cross-Country skier.
•His greatest success yet was the 2010 Olympic Gold medal in Men’s 15 km Free
•First ever man to win FIS Tour de Ski three times (2009, 2011, 2012)
•Member of the historical Swiss relay which won first ever World Cup in La Clusaz in December 2010 

AWARDS

•2009: Newcomer of the year
•2013: Swiss of the year (Schweizer des Jahres)
•2014: Swiss athlete of the year

PERSONAL

•Sport has been the biggest thing for Cologna since childhood
•He did cross running, MTB and alpine skiing an played football in South Tyrol, at first as striker and then as a midfielder
•His favorite club was AC Milan with Paolo Maldini and others
•Dario Cologna has both citizenships – Swiss and Italian
•At the age 16 Cologna went to a high school in Ftan, which is located in Engadin
•Since he was 20 he has lived in Davos
•In the middle of July Dario Cologna’s fan club organized 3rd Cologna Day. A day of roller skiing competitions, outdoor activities with kids and Swiss Ski Team.
•His younger Gianluca is also a Cross-Country skier

QUICK LINKS

•Website: www.dariocologna.ch
•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dario-Cologna/192390197565
•Twitter: https://twitter.com/dariocologna