Assignment 1.1: Present yourself

Purpose: In the first activity we invite you to present yourself.

Task: Write some lines about who you are (*) as athlete and (*) in addition to being an athlete? Tell us your experiences with collaboration in multidisciplinary and / or international groups (face to face and / or online). Feel free to add a few lines about where you come from or what you like. Post the information as a comment to this statement. You can attach links to further information, pictures, videos.

Interaction: Read presentations of other participants and ask for further information if you are interested into something specific.

224 Comments

  1. Krisztián Simon

    Hello,
    my name is Krisztián. I am 22 years old from Budapest, Hungary. I am a footballer. I am studing at the University of Physical Education in Budapest. This is my last year at the university. After my degree I would like to do an MSC as well. Although It is my first e-learning course in a foreign language It is looks interesting for me.

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  2. Tóth Anett

    Hello,

    my name is Anett, I’m 22 years old , from Budapest, Hungary. I’m a baskketball player. Right now, I’m studying at the University of Physical Education in Budapest. This is my last year in the University, but after this sport-organiser degree I want to do an Msc as well. It is my first online course, I found it interesting.

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  3. Belmin Zećo

    Hello, I am Belmin and I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am 20 years old and I live in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and I am study at FASTO university in Sarajevo. Since my 5. year I have been practicing football and at 1 I stopped because I had knee injury. Nowadays I am footbal referee. I am here to exchange some experience in with the others in online education

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  4. STAICU SIMONA

    Hi everyone!
    For sure I presented myself somewhere here, but I cannot find my comment. I will do it again… So, my name is Simona Staicu, I am an olimpian, an athlete, mindle-long distance runnner. I have been running for 36 years. I am a teacher for physical education and athletics coach, also a philologist in launguages. At the moment I am studing literature. Well to mention few results of my sport carrier….I have 23 national titles for Romania and 28 titles for Hungary. From 2000 I have been competing for Hungary. I was world champion on 3000m as junior, I finished 45th in Athens Olympics on marathon…I ve done 40 marathons on flat course ( PB-2h29.29) and 33 mountain marathons and ultra. I took part in 23 official championships on track to mountain races from 1500m to 3-5-10000m, from cross country to halfmarathon and marathon…

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Yes, Simona, you did present yourself. I read it some time ago 🙂

      Reply
  5. Kinga Csonkics

    Hy, I’m Kinga Csonkics.
    I do taekwondo since 2012, before that i did athletics for 7 years. I was a competitor but I had so much injuries, so now sport is already my hobby. I study at the University of Physical Education. This is my final year for the basic degree. After this I have more two years for the master’s degree. Besides the university I do athletycs trainer course too. In my freetime I work, study and train.
    I think the international groups (face to face) can work really well. When I was younger and I went to national competitions and had common roomes with girls from other counrties we came out very well. Although we were against us somwhere we felt like a big team and I still keep touch with some girls even if these events were years ago.
    So that’s why I like get to know newer people in my life, I like to create newer relationships. I think it’s important and it can be really useful and fun if they are from different countries.

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  6. cemotarik

    Hello, I’m Tarik Ćemo and I live in Sarajavo the city where I was also born. Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it’s a beautiful place to live. I’m 19 years old and I’m a student at FASTO university. I’m a basketball player. I’m here to learn new things and I’m looking forward to find some new knowledge.

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Good luck with finding much interesting and exciting new knowledge in the course Taric! Enjoy!
      Kind regards,
      Natasa

      Reply
  7. Vid Persak

    Hi,
    My name is Vid. I am doing mountain biking, I am Slovenian. Since I never had opportunity to study entrepreneurship online, I am looking forward to do so. I hope to find interesting information and learning new things on MOOC platform.
    Cheers

    Reply
  8. Povilas

    Hi everybody. My name is Povilas. I am doing wresting, I am Lithuanian. Since I never had opportunity to study entrepreneurship online, I am looking forward to do so. I hope to find interesting information and learning new things on MOOC platform.

    Povilas

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Povilas! Enjoy the MOOC! I wish you a great learning experience in this first online course.
      Kind regards,
      Natasa

      Reply
  9. Eglė

    Hi, my name is Eglė I am coming from Vilnius, Lithuania. I am starting my professional career in pentathlon, also I am interested in sport management. So, for this reason I think it will be useful for me to participate.
    Cheers,
    Eglė.

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Eglé!
      Welcome to this course! I wish you a lot of interesting learning experiences!
      With kind regards, Natasa

      Reply
  10. Gergye András

    Hello,

    my name is Andras, I am a 22 years old footballer, from Budapest, Hungary. I attend the University of Physical Education in Budapest. This is my last year in the University, but after this sport-organiser degree I want to do an Msc period. It is my first online course, so I am curious about it.

    Andras

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello András!
      Enjoy your first online learning experience :-)! I hope you like it and you can meet many intersting people!
      Kind regards, Natasa

      Reply
  11. Orsolya Tolnay

    Greetings to you all,

    I am an advocator for the the power of sport for social change, #ASPIREsportEU Coordinator and a #BeActive Mom.

    I have done sports ever since I can remember, competitively for more than 20 years. Sport has helped me in good times and hard times and made me what I am today.

    Engagement with international groups is part of my life, as I currently coordinate a consortium of 13 partners from across Europe. My first experience goes back to my age 17, when I became an exchange student in America. I have also been a voluntary leader of an international youth sports organisations, called ENGSO Youth.

    Learning in MOOC format is not new to me, because my curiosity does not have limits and I have this drive to develop constantly. I hope this course would also teach me something new.

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  12. Tomas_LT

    Dear friends!
    I am Tomas from Vilnius, Lithuania and I’m semiprofessional boxer. This is my first time on online learning platform, I’m looking forward to learn new things, and get some experience.
    Best wishes,
    Tomas

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  13. Vilius Sa

    Hi, I am Vilius from Lithuania. I am active in greco roman wrestling. I’m very interested in this MOOC and excited about doing participation. I have no experience with online learning. I’m really interested in entrepreneurship and I think it will be a good experience for me. I think it will be very useful and I will improve my knowledge in business.
    Regards,
    Vilius

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  14. Bogdán Leila

    Hi,
    I’m Leila from Hungary. I’m a freshman studying Sports- and Recreation Management at University of Physical Education in Budapest. My sport is dance, but I had to finish the competitions because of an injury. This year I started cheerleading and I really like it! I’ve also tried athletycs as well. This is my first online course, so I’m looking forvard it!
    All the best

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  15. Matteo

    Hi! My name is Matteo, i’m 25. I study Sport Science at University of Torino. I’m active in football as trainer since i was 18. It’s my first experience in a MOOC and i would like to learn something new.

    I’m excited and looking forward

    Bye

    Reply
  16. Nikšić Azur Omar

    Hi
    My name is Azur Omar, I’m 21 years old, I’m from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Active taekwondo sportsman. Unfortunately I have never had the opportunity to participate in this kind of online course. I hope I will learn something new that will be very useful in my life and I look forward to this learning style.

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  17. Sejla

    Hi!

    My name is Šejla, I´m 27 years old am from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I actively played volleyball. .I have never done any online course so this is my first one and i have a lot of expectation from it. I am looking forward to meet new friends and learn more about entrepreneurship.

    enjoying………

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Šejla! All the best with your first online course :-)!

      Reply
  18. Amar Čejvan

    Hi
    My name is Amar, i am 18 years old and I’m come from Travnik,midlle city in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    I am active in bodybuilding,and im study Sport and physical education in Sarajevo
    I want to attend this AtLETyC MOOC because I’m interested in online courses, I like the networking and I will go for the badge.

    Reply
    1. Lili

      Welcome to the MOOC! I wish you a nice experience with this online Course

      Reply
  19. Massimo Sanna

    I’m Massimo Sanna, I live in Turyn Italy, my first sport was rowing just at sixteen years old, then I played about fifteen years at volleyball. I have always practiced amateur tennis and still am still in business both as athlete and tennis instructor. I was born in 1957 and I have about 40 years of work start from role of teacher to CEO in a company training and business consulting service. Sport is a passion that I cultivate from when I was boy and during this time of my life I intend to deepen my study of the subjects of the sciences and increase my Knowledge and skills in the fields of athletic preparation and re-training. I see AtletyC MOOC as instrument for improving my knowledge of the opportunities of web communication in the international sportive community

    Reply
    1. Lili

      It’s great to see you arrived on the MOOC! I wish you a nice first MOOC experience. Please share with us your thoughts about this communication channel

      Reply
  20. Nedim

    Hi,

    My family holds a long tradition of practicing sport, therefore quite naturally I took up sport as well. I won a reward at the school competition and ever since than I never stopped running. I have successfully completed an IOC online education programmes, therefore I know how important online education is. I am a social person, and I like to hang out with my friends.
    I would like to own my construction company one day

    Reply
    1. Lili

      Hi Nedim,

      please start developing your own business idea 🙂 and share with us

      Reply
  21. Denis

    Hi everone!

    My name is Denis, I´m 29 years old am from Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am a profesional basketball player. Basketball represent large part of my life and I play it since I was 12 years old. I have learned alot from my basketball career and I would like to learn how to implement my knowledge into business.I have never done any online course so this is my first one and i have a lot of expectation from it.

    Denis

    Reply
    1. Lili

      Hi Denis,

      it is great to hear about you! Also I am a former professional basketball player, I know your feelings about this wonderful sport. Welcome to the MOOC! and it is the best place and time right now to start creating your own first business idea 🙂

      Reply
      1. Denis

        Thank Lili,
        I hope so. I have couple of ideas, and I think this is a good place to improve them.

        Reply
  22. Alma

    Hello everyone,

    I am Alma and I am 21 years old. I am from Travnik, small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am karate player for 15 years, and in that 15 years I become member of national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, I’ve received a lot of rewards for being the best athlete in my town and country. I am student of Sports and physical education in Sarajevo. Karate helped me to met a lot of people from other countries, and make some new friends wherever I go. It also helped me to develop my social skills. During my karate career I have learned how to be team player and fair player, to help others and be honest and disciplined in every situation.
    It is my very first time to be included in project like this, so I would like to learn as much as I can.

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Alma!
      A very warm welcome to this course! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. At the moment we are running week 4 but you are welcome to start fom week one and work your way through the weeks.
      Regards,
      Natasa

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    2. Lili

      Hi Alma,

      Welcome to the MOOC! I wish you a nice experience with this online course. Although it is the fourth week, you can start the course with week 1 and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. You still have enough to time to work out all assignments.

      Reply
  23. Samira

    Hi,

    It started as a child’s game, but soon enough it developed into a love towards sport. My privilege is to represent my country in Karate. I am also a student of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education. So far I have not participated in these educational programmes, but I am happy that I can do it now. I have no time for hobbies, all I do is train and learn. I started training Karate because I wanted to learn self-defense since I am a girl, and than it grow towards professional sport.

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  24. Aida S

    Hello everyone. Sport has always been an essential part in my family’s daily activities. My father used to take me to soccer matches and that’s where I discovered my love of sports (and soccer, to be more precise). I have been playing it ever since. In addition, my parents advised me that education was important and I realized I need additional education because my sport career will be over one day. This is my first time attending a MOOC, but I have had interactions with international groups through the matches I have played.

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  25. Jókai Mátyás

    Hi everyone, my name is Matyas Jokai, 25!

    I am from Budapest, Hungary. In January, I have finised a five and a half year long study at the Hungarian University of Physical Education. (here you can read about this university: http://english.tf.hu/ ) During my last semester I had started teaching PE for one year in a sport elementary school called Újbudai Grosics Gyula Sport Általános Iskola. (it is named after the legendary goal keeper Gyula Grosics from the Hungarian Golden Team, known as the Black Panther in Hungary, http://grosicssuli.hu/hu_HU/ ) In that year I was involved in a teaching program which was about teaching PE in English. It was a difficult task but I think it was worth the time and the energy from the teachers and from the children, because I think nowadays the knowledge of a foreign language is one of the most useful value, especially for teenagers. The one year of teaching was a great experience because of the lots of love that I got from the children throw sport. That was one of the best feelings in my life so far.
    After the school year I changed, and since September I have been working as a youth basketball coach (age 16) at the university where I have studied. At the same club I am a basketball player and I also engage in athletic competitions as a javelin thrower.
    During my university education I had studied one semester abroad by Erasmus+ program. I was a student of the Technical University of Munich ( https://www.tum.de/en/homepage/ ). I have learned a lot about other cultures, thanks to the sport I’ve got a lot of contacts and the most useful was that I have studied a lot about how to be a good teacher and coach.
    I am looking forward other useful knowledge. I try to improve myself as hard as I can, so I am very thankful for the opportunity that I can learn online in this MOOC program.

    Matyas

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Matyas, hurry 🙂 The other learners are active in week 2 and week 3. Looking forward to meeting you there, bye, Jutta

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    2. Lili

      Hi Mátyás,

      it’s great to hear about you again 🙂 I wish you a nice experience with this online course.

      Reply
  26. Ashok Kumar

    Hi
    I am Ashok Kumar, I want to add some information to previous comments about me. I have been Joint Secretary (8years), Treasurer(4Years) and then Secretary General for State Fencing Association one of the 30 units of Fencing Association of India and also as “executive member and convenor of technical commission/Referees Bord of India Fencing.
    Regards,

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    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Wow – a lot of responsibility 🙂

      Reply
  27. Ashok Kumar

    In my previous comment I forgot to pass my facebook id, what I want to share. One can find me on Facebook by with my family name/Surname ASHOK KHATRI. I have been on TV as live commentator for international and national competitions also

    Regards,

    Reply
  28. Ashok Kumar

    Hi

    My name is Ashok Kumar, I’m from India. a I‘m serving Sports Authority of India and posted as Fencing Coach in National Institute of Sports in academic wing to trained Fencing Coaches. In addition I have been attached with Junior & Senior National team to impart training for international competitions. Also I am a qualified international referee and have been commentator for several Fencing competitions.

    Presently I am here at the University of Physical Education TE at Budapest, Hungary for international coaching course in Fencing.

    I would like to enhance my knowledge and want to build social networks and gather entrepreneurship ideas through AtLETyC MOOC because I want to be turned out as entrepreneur in near future. I hope this is the right platform what is motivating me and encouraging me to stand up and get to starting line. Really I need to develop social skills online as well as face to face.

    Best Regards,

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Ashok! Nice to meet you here! The more you interact with other learners, the more you will get out of this experience and will be able to build a network. I wish you a lot of fun learning! Regrads, Natasa

      Reply
  29. Deák Bálint

    Hi, I’m Bálint Deák from Dunakeszi, Hungary. My first name (Bálint) means Valentine in English. For me and my family (I’ve got a twin brother and and elder brother) sport has always been something very special and essential thing in our life. I’ve been doing sport from my early childhood: As we have a big garden my father made us a lot of outdoor tools to help us becoming more and more strong.
    Then I started to play football but I practiced some more sports, too, as jogging, swimming, etc.
    For some years I’m doing bodybuilding, too. I started studying at the University of PE this year.
    I’m very interested in healthy life, how we can influence our mental and physical conditon with doing sport, eating healthy food, how we can maintain our strength during a long period, even when we’re getting older.
    I would like to get new ideas, join a group of people with the same interest, develop my skills of communication and presentation.
    I’m looking forward to learning new things during this course!
    Bálint

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Bálint! Welcome to the course :-)! Enjoy learning and networking! Best regards, Natasa

      Reply
  30. Peter Ribianszky

    Hi! I’m Peter Ribianszky from Hungary. I’m living in Budapest. When I was young I played football a lot. I went to football training. At that time my couch had a great impact on me. Since then I wanted to be a PE teacher. After that I went to a gimnasium in Pannonhalma. It’s a boarding school and one of the best high school in the country. During my high school study I played basketball mostly. We won the national championship. But I tried out myself in high jump. In 2014 I graduated a bachelor degree in University of Physical Education. I did aerobic at the University. So I tried out myself in a lots of sport so far. And I was good at most of them. So I have to say I’m an all round sportsman in a classic way. And I think every good PE teacher should be an all round sportsman.
    I’m a scout as well. And I travelled a relatively lot as a scout. I was in some international scout camp. During this camps I got some interesting friends from other nations. In my opinion the scout movement is a great opportunity for everyone, just like sport.

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      🙂

      Reply
  31. Margarita

    Hello,
    As Verona already said, it’s better late than never.

    I’m Margarita from Lithuania. Now I work in the Lithuanian Shooting Sports Union.

    Since 2000 I was an athlete in shooting sport. I was competed in competitions in international tournaments. I have won many championships of our country many times and on my account many records. In 2015 I finished my sports career and went to work in the furniture sector. I got good experience in the management of the company, but I always missed the sport. I’m in sport again and I’m already working now. I have a bachelor’s degree in art (interior designer), as well as pedagogical and sports education – I can work as a coach. It is very interesting for me to get the experience of MOOC education and of course I want to improve my management skills.

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Margarita! Yeah, better late than never :-). I am happy you found your way to this MOOC. Enjoy the course and do not hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Best wishes, Natasa

      Reply
  32. Audrius

    Hello,
    My name is Audrius I’m from Lithuania, Vilnius. I was sport dancer, and I represented my country at European and World Championships, now I am a coach and international category judge. This is my first time using an online learning program.

    Best regards

    Reply
    1. Lili

      Hi Audrius,

      have good experiences with this online course!

      Reply
  33. Philipp

    Hi everybody!

    My name is Philipp, I´m 25 years old am from Vienna – Austria. I am a football goalkeeper. Next to my sport i study Business and Economics at the vienna university of economics and business (WU). I have never done any online course alike and am very interested how it is going to be.

    Philipp

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Philipp!
      A very warm welcome 🙂 I hope you like this first online learning experience!
      All the best!
      Natasa

      Reply
  34. Verena

    Write some lines about who you are (*) as athlete and (*) in addition to being an athlete? Tell us your experiences with collaboration in multidisciplinary and / or international groups (face to face and / or online). Feel free to add a few lines about where you come from or what you like. Post the information as a comment to this statement. You can attach links to further information, pictures, videos.

    Hey everybody,
    better late than never 😉 I’m Verena from the southeastern part of Austria and I’m a cyclist, doing most of my races on the track. So most of my time I’m spending on my bike or travelling to races, but I also study sport science in Vienna. Furthermore I’m coaching a local youth cycling club every now and then. I’ve never really experienced any collaboration in this international online style, I only worked on the uni platform that connects us students and teachers in vienna to other people that are attending the same class as myself. But I think especially because this MOOC is compeltely new to me, it’s also interesting. Can’t wait to work together and follow u guys,
    see you Verena

    Reply
  35. Sergio Alonso

    Hi everyone,

    This is Sergio López-Andújar Alonso (Sergio Alonso). I´m a professional former Futsal Goalkeeper. I played with the Futsal National Team and in the most important teams in the Spanish Futsal National League. I´m graduated in Bachelor’s Physical Activity and Sport Sciences by the UCAM (Murcia-Spain) while developing my professional career, which I had to retire in 2008. After that I was tutor of athletes supporting their Dual Career working for the High Council of Sport of Spain during six years. Nowadays I´m working for the Futsal Players Asocciation (AJFS) in Madrid, as european project manager and as a tutor of players in Dual Career. I´m also linked to other entities with projects related to sports, education and youth as a freelance.

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  36. Elisabeth Görgl

    Hi everybody,

    my name is Lizz, I´m 36 years old and I used to be an alpine ski racer from Austria. I finished my career about 4 months ago. I m very interested in this mooc and exited about what we are going to learn the upcoming weeks, even though I have no experience with international learning exchange on internet.
    So, all the best, cheers Lizz

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Lizz! Nice to see you in the course!
      I wish you a great first experience with this type of learning. Enjoy the course!
      Best wishes, Natasa

      Reply
  37. Gregor Mišič

    Hey!

    I ended playing basketball 6 years ago while studying undergraduate course of kinesiology on Faculty of sport. At that time the main reason for ending sport career was an ankle injury, for which I later discovered that was a consequence of training overload and not optimal moving technique. I had two surgeries, but pain appeared again.

    After ending sport career I studied intensively, not only regular study courses but I participated also in seminars, congresses, round tables etc. that weren’t obligatory but useful. Through every day I try to live and work multidisciplinary and collaborate with other field’s experts. I think this is the most effective way of solving complex problems, because it includes learning and socialization simultaneously.

    I don’t like to use computers and related technology for learning excessively, but I’m interested what will the MOOC course bring to my life.

    Gregor Mišič

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Gregor! Nice to see you here!
      Since you like to learn while collaboarting I think you will like learning with others and from others in this MOOC too. Enjoy the course!
      Best wishes, Natasa

      Reply
  38. Marco Freda

    Hi everybody,
    I’m a student at Sport Science of Ecampus University. I’m a football player and this passion allows me to pay my studies. I’ve been playing football since I was 10 years old. My university is telematic, and it’s made for students who cannot attend courses for whatever reason.
    It’s my first experience in a course like this.

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  39. Francesco

    Hello!
    I’m Francesco Becchis from Boves (Italy), i’m 20 year’s old and i studied at high school musical.
    I’m an athlete of cross country ski (in winter) and rollersi (in summer), my dream are to becoume a professionist in this sport.
    I’m a trainer in line skate to the children team.
    Unfortunately i don’t have experience regarding the MOOC.

    Francesco

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  40. Lorenzo Gasperi

    Hi! I’m Lorenzo, 27, from Turin (Italy)
    i’m a student in sport science and i did my degree in Turin, my master in Roma (Italy) and now i’m doing the Ph.D in Madrid (Spain) about performance / training load in basketball players.
    During my course of study i did a lot of sports (climbing, volleyball, running, triathlon and rowing) like a professional sportsman (5-6 workout / week). i’m not elite athlete, but i like training / sport and for be the best of yourself in a discipline i think you must training a lot.
    Now i’m working like a strength and conditioning coach for a basketball team, but i think that the business disciplines are really important and in sport’s university not doing a lot. It’s my first experience in a MOOC and can be a good format like a extra credits for university students and doble carrer students.

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    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      ciao lorenzo 🙂

      Reply
  41. Emanuele Becchis

    Hello to everybody,

    I’m Emanuele Becchis from Cuneo (not far to Torino) Italy and I’m 24 years old. I’m a cross country ski and rollerski athlete, in particular of this last discipline I’m in the national team from 2009. I’ve just graduated one month ago in the University of Torino in advanced sports science and technique, after 5 interesting years. Now I’m continuing as an athlete and try to see how i could work inside the sport when i will end my sports career. I’m also a cross country trainer.
    It’s my first experience in a MOOC but I’m looking forward to learn more about entrepreneurship.

    Greetings from Italy

    Emanuele

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  42. Fazekas Ádám

    Hello Everybody!

    I am Adam Fazekas from Hungary and i am student at a University of Phisycal Education in Budapest (PE teacher). I used to run 400m before i went university. I gonna be a good entrepreneur after school.

    I’m looking forward to learn new things, and get some experience in this MOOC 🙂

    Best wishes,

    Adam

    Reply
    1. Lili

      Hi Ádám,

      greetings from Budapest 🙂 I wish you a good experience with MOOC!

      Reply
  43. Luca

    Hi I am Luca, i am Italian and i live in Asti, i am a physical trainer and video analyst in a Rugby team. I am a ex Rugby player and i have degree in Sport Science

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  44. Claus

    My name is Claus Dapeci and I‘m from Austria close to Vienna. At the moment I‘m studying Sports & Eventmanagement at the University of Schloss Seeburg. Among my studies I am a Sailor and a Sailing Coach.

    As a Sailing Coach you have many different Sailors from all over the world and what I have learned about them, to know what goals they want to achieve, some of them just what to take part at any competition and others what to be first. Its always good to communicate with your athletes! That’s what I’m missing in Austria – Diversity of your Training and to know your Athletes

    Cheers

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Claus! Nice to see you here 🙂
      I like your point that athletes have different goals. Yes, communication is definetely a key point! This is also the main topic in week 2 by the way.
      Regards,
      Natasa

      Reply
  45. Zsófi Sárközy

    Hi, I’m Zsófi from Budapest, Hungary. I do orienteering on international level, I’ve participated in many European and World champs, still only on youth and junior, as I’m 18. But I hope to run also in elite champs in few years 😀 I study now at the PE university of my hometown orienteering coaching. I love all kinds of nature sports, like climbing, hiking, ski… I dont have experience in online learning, but I stay a lot abroad and I lived in Austria for some years, so I have many international skills.
    I’m waiting for this course!

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Zsofi! It is a great feeling to be out in the nature isn’t it? I understand your love for such sports! Your studies are specifically for orienteering coaching? That’s interesting!

      Reply
      1. Zsófi Sárközy

        Yes, the basics are together for all sports, but we have special lessons, detailed for own sport ( There are about 20 sportarts which you can choose)

        Reply
  46. Lorenzo Zaccone

    Hi everyone! I’m Lorenzo Zaccone from Turin! I’m studying here at the Motory Science University! I’ve always been a sportsman since I was very young! I started playing football just at 13 years old (which is what I’m still doing) ‘cause of lot of finances problems. It’s the first MOOC for me and also the first “sport sharing” experience on web!
    I hope that this will help everybody!
    Best regards!

    Reply
  47. Marco

    Hi! I am Marco, I am from Italy.
    I’m a “half-time professional tennis player”, I’m also attending Science of Sport University in Turin.
    I started playing tennis when I was 8.
    After this three-years University course I would like to attend 2 more years to take Advanced Science of Sport degree.

    Reply
  48. Vildana Imamovic

    Hi,
    I am Vildana Imamovic, living in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I’m a female football player, a former national team player. I finished college management in sports and now I work in the women’s football club as technical director. After a professional career I continue to work as a sportsman. Football is my life.

    Reply
  49. Tadej Novak

    Hello everybody!

    My name is Tadej Novak and i come from Slovenia. I’m 28 years old and i live in Ljubljana. I graduated in Faculty of sports and now i work at Slovenian university sports association as a sports trainer for young students.
    Sport has been in my life from early stages, when i trained a lot of diffrend sports like karate, volleyball, football and many more. When i got older i started to run and now i would say i became a recreatonal trail runner. My bigest passion are mountains so i would say im a nature enthusiast.
    This is my first MOOC experience, so im looking forward too improve my knowledge.

    Best regards,
    Tadej

    Reply
  50. Rasa Baltienė

    Hi everyone,
    Well, as for me, I work as a judo coach, I help organize competitions, in Lithuania I am a speaker during competitions. Also I have some kind of judo referee association, where we train young referees to the national level. Also I work as a manager, but in different kind of industry like sales.
    My experience in sport, helps motivate young girls to reach their goals. All kind experience in competitions helps organize them as good as sportsman can only compete without any distraction. Of course, my sport experience, as 9 times fall 10 times get up – helps me motivate my stuff.

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      “helps motivate young girls to reach their goals” I like this 🙂

      Reply
  51. Barna Czakó

    Hello!

    My name is Czakó Barna I am a 20 year old student from Hungary. I study sports managememt in Budapest. I have been playing ice hockey since 2002. This is my first time using an online learning program amd I am quite courious how is it going to go.

    Bye!

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Welcome 🙂

      Reply
    2. Lili

      Hi Barna 🙂

      warm welcome to the MOOC 🙂 Good luck 🙂

      Reply
  52. Göktuğ

    Hello everybody !

    My name is Göktuğ and I’m from Ankara, Turkey. I’m a PhD student at Ankara University, Faculty of Sport Science.
    I also work there as a Research Assistant and now I’m in Ljubljana for the Erasmus Exchange Programme. I was a footballer actually goalkeeper. I played 8 year in Turkey at several clubs. This is my first MOOC experience. I wolud like to improve my knowledge with the MOOC and I am looking forward to meet new friends too.

    Best wishes

    Göktuğ

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello, great that you are using the Erasmus program to get to know another university & culture 🙂

      Reply
  53. Zsolt Mártyán

    Hi everybody !

    My name is Zsolt and I’m from Dunakeszi, Hungary. I’m studying sport management at the University of Physical Education.
    Im a kayaker and I wolud like to improve my knowlidge with the MOOC and I am looking forward to meet new friends too.
    Best wishes
    Zsolt

    Reply
    1. Lili

      Hi Zsolt,

      greetings from Budapest 🙂 It’s great to learn that you are a kayaker 🙂 Welcome to the MOOC!

      Reply
  54. Bálint

    Hello to all,

    My name is Bálint Szalánszki from Balassagyarmat, Hungary. I am 22 years old and really happy to be here and be part of the course because this is my first experience in online learning. I had personal contact with foreign people of course but this will be a special one I think.

    My everyday life is fullfilled by my studies and sport activities. I’m studying sport management at the University of Physical Education in Budapest. My life is about football ever since I can remember although I had an ACL surgery in July so I am unable to play until the next year. This is a hard lesson for me but makes me stronger day by day.

    I reckon this MOOC it’s a great opportunity to learn something new and extend our knowledge about sport and entrepreneurship.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,

    Bálint

    Reply
  55. Aleksandras Baranovas

    Hello, my name is Aleksandras, im from Lithuania, Vilnius, 25 years old. My sport is boxing, im still competing in competitions, as a boxer internationaly for 10 years. Studying in university of educational science in VIlnius for masters degrre of sports science. Also we have boxing gym with my friends, i work there as a coach, and also as a manager of my own, finding new clients, for individual training, this year started working with kids, and also train people in group sessions. Our gym and my vision is boxing for everyone, that means that we want to change stereotype of boxing in Lithuania, thats everyone could go to boxing classes, girls, boys, women, men, elder people, and that boxing has a lot of positivity ;)) Im really interested in this MOOC, because i can learn from other people expiriences who ar from other countries, from coaches with big experience in sports, life!!!!!

    Reply
  56. Ryan Price

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Ryan Price. I am a 21 year old Erasmus student from Souderton, Pennsylvania (an hour from Philadelphia) in the United States of America. I currently attend Slippery Rock University in the U.S and my Erasmus program is at TF (university of Physical Education). For about 12 years of my life, I was a baseball player, playing both in the fall season and the spring season. I ended baseball when I was finishing high school and about to start university for the reason of focusing on my studies in college and future career, as well as getting involved and trying new things. In high school I also was part of the track and field team where I was an athlete in throwing events such as shot-put and discus (a little bit of javelin).

    I can say that at my home university in the U.S. I have worked with a diverse population in a leadership program that helps develop future leaders on campus. Coming and being in Budapest, Hungary for the past few months is my first experience working with people on a international level and part of that first experience is coming from this MOOC!

    I look forward to working with some of you!

    Ryan Price

    Reply
  57. András Mátics

    Hi Everybody!

    My name is András Mátics, I am a judoka from Szekszárd/Budapest, Hungary. I attend University of physical eduvation in Budapest, I am doing my sacond year at this university. I have done judo since 2003 when I was 6 years old. I pareticipate a lot of competition and a was been two european championships and one cadet world championship in Miami. I work hard for my dreams and i hope that I will can participat at the competitions of seniors in Europe or other continent. Now I’m in the U23 chategory which is under the seniors, so I will go to some seniors competitions in next year.
    Weekdays, next to treh university life, I spend a lot of time at my father’s automarket, where I ever can learn something new about life, business or machines. I really enjoy these days, because I love cars and I spend so much time in a very great and friendly team in the workplace.
    This is my short story of my life.

    Regard,
    András

    Reply
  58. Sara

    Hi,

    my name is Sara and I’m from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I’m a master student of Kinesiology at Faculty of Sport, Ljubljana.
    I’m a squash player and coach. In year 2014 I became Slovenian national champion. Last year I was living in Saint Petersburg, Russia where I was working as a squash and fitness coach. I was also responsible for organizing tournaments and bigger events in the club. That was the best experience for me so far.
    Currently I am finishing my master degree and beside that working in one of Slovenian squash clubs, coaching kids aged 10-17. I am also helping squash federation run things such as tournaments etc.
    I’m really interested in this topic and I think it will be a good experience for me.
    This is my first time to be a part in an online learning program and I think it will be very useful and will definitely improve my knowledge.

    Best wishes,
    Sara

    Reply
  59. Eva Bordas

    Hi!

    My name is Eva, I am from Hungary. My sport is wushu and traditional kungfu…let say many kind of Chinese martial arts.
    When I was 8, started to play handball. The sport came into my focus very soon, so at the age of 14 I went to a sport specialized high school and continuing my handball carrier in one of the best club of Budapest.
    After the high school I started to study international relations.

    Handball carrier broke down with an unfortunate car accident.
    During the rehabilitation, I met with a Chinese kungfu master, who helped my recovery with teaching me tai chi.
    Soon, I became very interested in Chinese martial arts.
    As my body was fit enough, I started to learn more different kungfu styles.

    It became a new lifestyle, and as my body was stronger then before, I was looking for new challenges.
    I learned the competitive way of kungfu and taking part on national and international competition.

    Finally and now, I am a member of the Hungarian national team, successfully represented Hungary on many European and World Championship as well. I am practicing kungfu more than 15 years.

    I have a coach degree here in Hungary, and many official courses made done in China.
    This is my last season as an athlete.
    In the future I would like to develop as a coach and run my own club with spreading all the benefits of the martial arts.

    Reply
  60. Andrea Regis

    Good morning everybody,
    I’m Andrea Regis, I have waited till the last day to write this assignement just because in the point 1.2 I have written almost everything about my sport, my career and I sidnt want to bore anymore anyone with my stories, at least for the moment.
    However, I am a professional judoka, I have done the qualifications for the Olympic Games in Rio and London and I failed both, for different reasons, one of those is that i had a surgery 4 months before Rio and I couldn’t finish my qualification period.
    However I’m not giving up and i will do my best to be the protagonist for Tokyo 2020.
    Besides this, I’m a military and thanks to this I can train without troubles with the money, and I study to become a professional coach one day in the future.
    For the moment I am only focused avout my sportive career, but I would like to try everything I can, to be ready for the moment in wich i will cloose my professional carrer, and I hope the MOOC could help me with this.
    Thanks
    Andrea Regis

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      🙂 and you don’t have to write the same think twice.

      Reply
  61. Vándor Ágnes

    Hi everyone,

    my name is Agi. I’m 24 years old, and I live in Budapest, Hungary.
    My passion was Rhythmic Gymnastics for almost 17 years as an athlete, now I’m working as a coach, and as a judge.
    I think the most hardest thing in an athlete’s life to be the part of the present, do the best and think ahead your future at the same time.
    This Mooc is a new experience for me. I am really interested in new experiences with learning to increase my knowledge.
    I’m studying sport organization at the University of Physical Education and my purpose is to learn as much as possible.

    Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Agi

    Reply
  62. Ronald Charles

    Hello,
    i am Ronald Charles from Grenada, a very small country in the Caribbean. I was a soccer player, but now i coach multi sports as i work as a physical education teacher in a private school.I am currently part of the (ICC) International Coaching Course in Budapest specializing in swimming. I am also pat of a sporting organization called the ISC (International Sports Coalition. The main purpose is to make sports better through out the world mostly through human behavior and not the sports itself. the purpose is to get
    ELITE athletes to be positive role models and also help use sports to touch many lives in a positive way. i am really looking forward to completing the MOOC and using the knowledge to carry out projects that can impact sports in a positive way.

    Reply
  63. Sabine Schöffmann

    Hello,
    My name is Sabine and I am professional snowboarder from Austria. I am from Carinthia but I’m living and studying in Innsbruck. After attending boarding school in Tirol, I decided to stay there simply because it was easier there (for me) to combinate training and university.
    I did my bachelor degree two years ago, now I am attending a master course in Applied Economics. I think it makes sense to combinate studying and doing sports, although it is sometimes a challenge to keep balance with these two things.
    I have some experience with online courses and I like the interaction.

    Reply
  64. Alexander Payer

    Hello to everybody.

    My Name is Alexander Payer.
    I am a professional Snowboarder from Klagenfurt, Austria.
    For the last years i have been studying Magisterium Sports and Geography.
    I am more or less finished with my Classes now but still working on my final Paper. So i hope to do my final examination upcomig Autumn.

    As a professional Athlet i am used to try something new and thats exactly why i am joining this Course. I believe that everyone of us can get something positiv out of getting in touch with so many different Athlets from all over Europe.

    Until now i have more or less no Experiance with Online Learning or Collaboration, but there is always a first time 🙂 .

    So lets start and get in touch.
    Alex

    Reply
  65. Furiák Gergő

    Hi everybody!

    I’m Geri from Budapest, Hungary. I tried a lot of sports in my life, like tennis, table-tennis, swimming, kayaking, and now I’m a basketball player since 2012 and I play for my university. ( University of Physical Education). I like extreme sports too, mainly parkour and monocycling.
    I spend my 5th year in the „school”, in a PE teacher and physiotherapy training course.
    I am looking forward to learn new things in this exciting learning platform and I hope it will help me to prepare for my carreer !
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Geri

    Reply
  66. Kristóf Németh

    Hi everybody,

    My name is Kristóf, I’m from Hungary. I live in Hajdúnánás. I’m studying Sport Management at University of Physical Education in Budapest. I like a lot of sports, but I’m really interested in the ball sports, for example football, handball, basketball. I play handball since I was 9 years old, and now this is my hobby, and I’m playing in the hungarian third divison. I would like to work in the sports area and I think I can learn a lot of useful things with this program. This is a very good possybility.
    I am learning for the first time with an online program but I think this is very interesting and useful. I hope I will get a lot of good experience.

    Best regards,
    Kristóf

    Reply
  67. Justina Kraujunaite

    Hello everyone,

    my name is Justina Kraujunaite and I’m from Lithuania. I was born in Vilnius and live here since then. Now I’m 22 years old.

    Basketball fill a large part of my life because I play it since when I was 6 years old. Now I’m playing basketball as a professional in women’s basketball team Vilnius “Kibirkstis”. Also, I represented Lithuania national youth team at various age levels in Europe and World championships.

    At the same time I’m studying biology in Vilnius University. There is no limit to perfection, so that’s why I’m here. I want to broaden my horizons and get some experience in different field than I study. Who knows, maybe one day I will use this knowledge in my life.

    I have never participated in a project like this before, so I’m looking forward to it and I hope that it’s going to be fun. 🙂

    Good luck,
    Justina

    Reply
  68. Mark Makrai

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Mark and I’m from Vác, Hungary. I’m studying sport management at the University of Physical Education.
    I’m a football player and coach at the same time. I’m really interested in this topic and I think it will be a good experience for me.
    This is my first time to be a part in an online learning program but I think it will be very useful and improve my knowledge.

    Best wishes
    Mark

    Reply
    1. Bálint

      I am really interested about why you become a football coach!?

      Reply
  69. Michael Wagner

    Hello everybody,
    my name is Michael WAGNER, I´m from Tirol, Austria, and currently I live in Inzing. I am 25 years old, and I am a professional wrestler since 2011. During my wrestling season I work as a normal police officer in Tirol. I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things on this exciting learning platform!
    I am proud to do this MOOC, because I never took place at an online learning program like AtLETyC MOOC.
    I’m really looking forward to get used to this kind of online learning system.
    If you want to know more about me and my sports, fell free to have a look at:
    http://www.michaelwagner.at

    Reply
  70. Bóres Bence

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Bence and I’m from Budapest, Hungary. I’m learning sport management at the University of Physical Education.
    I have tried a lot of sports in my life for example football, basketball and also some extreme sports which i really like. I’m really interested in bicycle riding from road bikes to bmx but my favourite one is mountain biking which I’m doing since 2007.
    I also have a personal trainer degree which i dont use because i don’t have any time besides school and biking but i like to go to the gym when i can.
    This is my first time to be a part in an online learning program but I thing it will be very useful and interesting.

    Reply
  71. Jure Lenarcic

    Hi my name is Jure Lenarcic, i am from Ljubljana – Slovenia. I am an athlete for almost all my life. I paddle on wild water in canoe slalom. For many years now i have been in A national team and compete on my high level races. Beside paddling i am trying to finish masters degree Faculty of Sport in Ljubljana. I dont have my experience with business so i would love to learn something new which would help me after i finish with paddling. i think you can never learn too much!

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Jure, paddling, how interesting 🙂

      Reply
  72. Emmitt Lehman

    I am Emmitt Lehman and I’m from Erie, Pennsylvania in the United States and I’m currently studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary. As an athlete I’m am very competitive. I hate losing more than I like winning. I do take it very seriously, but I also know how to have fun doing it. I enjoy sports as much as anyone can. Even though my main sport is baseball I’m always willing to try sports I’ve never played before. It’s always good to broaden your horizons because you never know what you will encounter down the road and where previous knowledge can come into play.

    At my university in Pennsylvania, I have been in many disciplinary groups in which we had to create presentations for class or design projects for events such a “Health Fest”. I love doing these projects/presentations because not only learning something new about a particular topic you also get to know how to work in groups closely and see what others are like. Also getting feedback the entire time from one another is nice, but doesn’t always happen because some people are afraid to speak up. Internationally, I haven’t presented any project/presentations yet, but I am in the process of doing them and they are going well even though there is a small language barrier.

    Reply
    1. Sabine Schöffmann

      Hello Emmitt,
      I was laughing about your sentence “I hate losing more than I like winning” a lot. Thank you for that! It is something that you can understand very well if you are also a very ambitious athlete.
      I am interested in studying abroad, I always wanted to do that. How did you choose “your” city. Have you ever visited Budapest before, or how did you decide?

      Reply
  73. Raimonda

    Hello, Colleagues,
    I am Raimonda Palionyte from Lithuania. I am working in Lithuanian Equestrian Federation. Also I am professional rider. Participating in national and internation competitions is the best way to show results. Also I am a couch and training riders with theyr own horses.
    Horses is my huge part of life. I am happy to have them!
    From this project woul like to have great opportunity to learn new things and to meet nice people.
    Woul like to wish good luck for everybody!

    Raimonda

    Reply
  74. Salvatore Serino

    Hi,
    My name is Salvatore Serino, I’m 30 years old and I come from Italy.
    I’m a professional Karate athlete,
    I worked for 6 years for the Sports’ Team of the Italian Army.
    I’ve been in the Italian National Team of Karate for 10 years in the 67Kg weight class, and my most important achievements are:
    – 27 National Medals of which 10 are First place.
    – 15 International Medals, with one European Gold and one European Bronze, and one Silver Medal as a global champion.
    Currently I am a freelancer Karate teacher always looking for new challenges and professional enrichment, and I think this Mooc platform is the stimulus I was looking for.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best Regards,
    Salvatore Serino.

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      wow so many medals!

      Reply
  75. Immacolata

    Hi,
    my name is Immacolata Salierno, I’m 24 years old, I come from Italy.
    I have a degree in Economics and business studies from the University of Naples “Federico II” and I’m getting a master’s degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Rome “Sapienza”.
    I practise KARATE at national level competition since I was 7 years old and I am a karate teacher for children and adults, to whom I try to pass on the core values of this wonderful sports: respect and discipline.
    I’d like to combine my passion for sports with the subject of the studies I’m about to complete and I think this MOOC it’s the perfect opportunity I was looking for. I can’t wait to learn new things and meet new people on this learning platform.
    Looking forwand to hearing from you.
    Best regards, Imma.

    Reply
  76. Simone Fumero

    Hi everyone
    My name is Simone Fumero. I am from Italy and live in Asti close to Torino.
    I am an athlete in volley ball and I am also a former athlete in volley ball.
    I am studying physical education and now I am in erasmus in Spanish
    I am joining to the AtLETyC to learn new skills in the world of sports management and to get to know new people
    See you soon

    Reply
  77. Incze Krisztina

    Hello guys,

    my name is Kriszti, aged 20, and I am from Hungary. I study Sport Organization-Management at the University of Physical Education in Budapest. I do athletics, I am a triple jumper (hop-step jump). I have been working as a referee for 3 years now. I tried many sports, for example, ice hockey and gymnastics, but athletics is still my favourite. I am interested in almost every kind of sports so I am trying to expand my knowledge as much as possible.

    Best wishes,
    Kriszti

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Ince, triple jumping … interesting! There are so many different type of sports 🙂

      Reply
  78. Kiss Roland

    Hello!

    My name is Roland Kiss from Hungary. I live in Budapest. I strated my sport carrier in 2002 when I did my first class in the primery school. I started whit kick-boxing and football. I did both of them for 8 years when I went the secondery school.
    In that time changed my sport carrer. i joined my new club too, it is the Halker Király Team Kick-box academy. That’s the world best kick-boxing club in the world.
    In that time I won my first hungarian national throphy and I was in the national team firs time. Thats my life I love the big turnaments I love the feelings when you wearing your country flag over your heart. After it i won 8 hungarian championship, 3times Europien 3rd place one 2nd place and 4 times 3rd place in the Wordchapionship. and over 20 world cup gold.
    1 years ago i changed sport becouse I needed other motivations and I went to WTF Taekwondo becouse thats in olimpics games.
    I train every day and always go tournament. I love it I love know new places in the world. I was 15 contry and I happy to be athlet.

    Thanks Roland

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Roland, your career is impressive. And I can feel how much you like tournaments. But … before wearing the country flag … what do you like in a tournament?

      Reply
      1. Kiss Roland

        Mostly I think the feelings when youa re whit the second family becouse we are a big family and in that family we have a few close friend. I have 3 best friend for Kiraly Team. I love when we was in the competitions and camps and we do funny thinks and we work hard and inpress ourseles.

        Reply
  79. Daša

    My name is Daša and I come from Slovenia. I was born into a sporty family so there is no question that I was surrounded with all kinds of sports during my childhood. I played volleyball for several years, but due to my knee injury I had to quit and focus on my academic career. This gave me a chance to pursue one of my goals to become a dancer. This was my passion from early childhood years, but since there were no opportunities to train in my hometown I had to seek it elsewhere. As I began to study Physical education on Faculty of sport at the University of Ljubljana, I immediately put all my efforts into becoming a better dancer and a performer. I had a few good seasons, but the knee injury just couldn’t keep up. During my career as a dancer, I noticed that there are a lot of injuries among dancers which are effected by insufficient physical condition in comparison to complexed choreographies. Therefore I decided to direct my bachelor’s and master’s degree into physical conditioning and nutrition of modern competitive dancers. During my time as a student on Faculty of sport I tried to gain as much experiences as I can, so I started my career as swimming teacher and it brings me joy every day ever since.
    I have never participated in such online courses as MOOC, but I’m really looking forward to be a part of this community.

    Regards,
    Daša

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      I like you story, Daša, you changed your focus so many times and it seems you like the changes. Hopefully you will like our MOOC as well 🙂

      Reply
  80. Imre Deák

    Hi guys, I’m Imi and I’m writing you from Hungary. The essence of sport was allways the part of my life; I was playing tennis for 6 years as a child; and after that came the true love, the shaolin kung fu. If we look at that, we can’t really say that this is a sport, but a martial art. We consider ourselves as martial artists wich means this is not “just” a sport, but a path of your life. Besides kungfu I’m really interested in other sports too; especially in those, what could be useful to my kungfu skills. For example street workouting, running, cycling, acrobatics, etc. So I think being determined about a defined sport (or martial art 🙂 ) is really important in our lifes, because it could be a lantern which could drive you out from the bad life periods.

    I don’t really have experience with this kind of work;but I’m really interested in. Or I don’t know it for sure. If it counts, I was going out with guys from other countries, and it was awesome. 🙂 It really could be useful when you build your relations. Maybe in the future you will get a job by the guy whom you were out, who knows? Besides I’m studying international relations and civil engineering at the same time. And of course, I want to be kung fu teacher. Yeah, I know It’s a little bit much, but I enjoy it!

    Best wishes,
    Imi

    Reply
  81. Carina

    Hey everyone!

    I’m a track athlete from Austria and what has always defined me as a person is that I seek to get better at anything I do, whether in sports or in general.
    However, I realized that this is not possible without the support of the people surrounding you. In my opinion, collaboration takes place on a private as well as on a professional level.

    Concerning the private aspect family is the most important thing in my life. In this case it’s essential to respect and trust each other and to work as a “team” to overcome crisis and difficulties you are faced with.

    What it really means to be part of a team in sports I got to know when I was in the US as a student-athlete. I got a scholarship to compete for my university’s track team and even though track and field events are based on an individual level I got infected with a strong team spirit as soon as the first training session started. For me, this is one kind of collaboration because people support and challenge each other at the same time to achieve their goals. In addition to one’s individual performance there is always a team ranking at College Meets and every point and every second counts to achieve the highest possible score as a team.
    Really fascinating for me was how we bonded more and more with each and every day.
    In the beginning there was a bunch on athletes from all over the world (US, Australia, Danmark, Kenia, Great Britain, Norway, Germany,…) at different levels and with different cultural backgrounds, attitudes and goals. However, when the morning workout starts when it’s still dark you are doing drills on a wet grass field at 6AM you grow and evolve together as a team.

    These are my thoughts on collaboration and I’m excited to read about yours!

    Carina

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Thanx Carina, I learned the English word track athlete (didn’t know it before): I like your experience in US!

      Reply
      1. Carina

        I’m really grateful for my experience in the US as well! My main events on the track are 400m and 800m.

        Reply
        1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

          🙂

          Reply
  82. Monika Ivanauskaitė

    Personal information
    Name: Monika
    Last Name: Ivanauskaitė
    Date of Birth: 22.08.1992
    City: Vilnius, Lithuania
    Phone No. +37067458064
    Email: monika.ivanauskaite@ssf.leu.lt

    Work experience
    11.2013 – now
    Chief Officer of Lithuanian Hockey Federation

    Education
    2012 – 2016
    Lithuanian University of Education Science
    Physical Education
    Bachelor degrees

    Seminars:

    09.2016 – 09.2017
    Croatian National Olympic Committee
    International training program on Sport Management and Leadership

    04.2016
    Baltic sport science society
    Current Issues and New Ideas in Sport Science

    08.2015
    European Hockey Federation
    Judge Seminar

    04.2015
    Baltic sport science society
    Sport science for sports practice and teacher’s training

    09.2014
    Latvijas sporta pedagogijas akademija
    Outdoor sports and recreation education summer school

    Member of Organizations:

    04.2017 – now
    Lithuanian National Olympic Committee
    Member of Commission of Gender equality in sport

    06.2014 – now
    Lithuanian Hockey Federation
    Team Manager of Lithuanian Hockey National Teams

    03.2014 – now
    Lithuanian Hockey Federation
    Member of Executive Committee

    09.2013 – 11.2015
    Member of Executive Board of Lithuanian University of Education Science Faculty of Sports and Health

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  83. Beate Schrott

    Hi everybody,
    my name is Beate, I´m from St. Pölten, Austria, and currently live in Vienna. I am 29 years old, run track and field and am trying to finish my studies at the Medical University of Vienna. Sport has always been a big part of my life and for a couple of years I was even lucky enough to be a full time professional athlete. During this time I was living in Holland and working with an international group of athletes, coaches, physios etc. everyday. Nevertheless, I achieved my biggest success when I was at med school full time, lived at home in Austria and had a very busy schedule with classes, studying and training. It seemed as if the balance between studying and training was simply perfect for me.
    Furthermore, I am a Christian and this is were my experience with international online groups comes in. Me and 5 friends of mine are currently reading a really good Christian book (called “Driven by Eternity” by John Bevere) together. We are all spread out between Europe, the East coast and the West Coast of the United States. Every two weeks we meet via Skype and talk about what we have read. The biggest challenge that we face is to find a time, that works for everyone since there is a time difference of up to 9 hours and our schedules are very different.
    And last but not least, as an athlete I also have experience with working in multidisciplinary groups. Before I moved to Holland I had a really good and well working team, consisting of my coach, my physios, mental coach, nutritionist, my agents and my media guy.
    I am convinced that this also played a big part in enabling me to achieve my goals.

    I am really excited that so many people are attending this program and am looking forward to learning with you, getting to know you and interacting with you.

    Have a great day!
    Bea

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    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Study of medicine and sports – can’t imagine how this is possible ….

      Reply
  84. Mateja Šimic

    Hello!
    My name is Mateja and I am coming from Slovenia. I am professional triathlete, twice Olympian (London 2012 and Rio 2016). I graduated from Biochemistry (University of Ljubljana), right now I am studying Sports management.
    It is my first experience with online course like MOOC, but I am happy that I will share this ”journey” with you.
    Mateja

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      I’m impressed about your combination of professional athlete and biochemistry study, wow!

      Reply
  85. Ágnes Kocsis

    Hi, I’m Ági from Budapest, Hungary. I’m studying sport managment master at the University of Physical Education. I have a degree of recreation. I’m playing handball in the first league this is my job so I play this professional. I began this sport at my 9 age so this is my life. At my first club (Ferencváros) i had a lot of foreign teammate so met different cultures and people. All of them was joyful and they are hard-workig so I learned so much of them. I think that studying is important because the sport career is terminate and it’s good if you have more qualification and you have vision in your future.
    I’m curious about this MOOC beacuse I haven’t prove online course before.
    Ági

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  86. Alberto Franceschi

    Hi everybody!
    My name is Alberto, 23, from Italy. A the moment I’m based in Kaunas (Lithuania) for postgraduate studies. I would like to define myself as student-athlete. I am not a world-class athlete and neither a scientist but I strongly believe that the pathway of dual-career is an effective and challenging solution to drive young people to discover their potential. I am combining the academic career, attending the International M.Sc. in Performance Analysis of Sport, and sport activity as athlete (track and field – high jump). Meanwhile, I’m starting a collaboration with a youth sport academy as sport scientist.

    I am experiencing the concept of sports using multidisciplinary approach including being involved in applied research, sport competitions, event organization and volunteering. I’m looking forward to expand my knowledge related to business in this MOOC and meeting virtually all of you.

    Here my social media contacts:
    – Twitter https://twitter.com/albfranceschi
    – Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alberto.franceschi.583

    Reply
    1. Vilma

      Hi,
      Nice to meet you!
      As i live in Lithuania i am curious to ask you how do you like this country?
      Best wishes,
      Vilma

      Reply
      1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

        It’s fun that Alberto is in Kaunas now – our project partners of Kaunas are responsible for week 5 in this MOOC 🙂

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      2. Alberto Franceschi

        I like Kaunas and the concept behind Lithuania Sports University. Green park, sporty city and nice food.

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    2. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      That’s a great background and a lot of competences. Yes, I like multidisciplinary concepts as well 🙂

      Reply
  87. Marc

    My name is Marc Schwärzli, I’m from Graz, Austria. After my first career in real estate banking I decided to study business economics and became a lecturer in business administration and later an auditor for medium sized enterprises and for public entities. Since 2016 I’m financial and project manager for a NGO where I organize projects in sports, culture and tourism. I’m interested in business economy and online courses and like to practice sports in my leisure time. This is my second MOOC, I’m looking forward to this online course and expect interesting contributions of the participants.

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    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Marc, which sports do you like to practice in your leisure time?

      Reply
      1. Marc

        Currently I do a lot of mountaineering and I organize alpine tours for the Austrian Alpine Club.
        Feel free to visit the website of the Alpine Club and have a look on our recent tours:

        https://www.alpenverein.at/fuerstenfeld/home/topnews/2016_17_bergbild_des_monats.php

        For more information about WUS Austria, the NGO I’m working for, please visit:

        http://www.wus-austria.org/

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        1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

          🙂

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    2. Vilma

      Hi Marc,
      Nice to meet you!
      As a project manager are you also involved in international project?
      Sometimes you have a good idea for a project but in addition to this you also have to have partners from other country!:)
      Lookong forward for your answer.

      Best wishes,
      Vilma

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      1. Marc

        Hi Vilma,
        nice to meet you too.
        The company I’m working for is involved in many international projects and we are always looking for good ideas and new international partners – for more information on our projects, please visit:

        http://www.wus-austria.org/

        Best wishes, Marc

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  88. Nika

    Hello 🙂
    My name is Nika and I study kinesiology in Slovenia. I used to practice gymnastics but i had to quit it due to my knee injury. Then i started playing volleyball and it’s my eight year that i’m playing now.
    I actually never tried an online course like MOOC so i’m very much new at this. I want to learn as much as i can from it.

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Nika! I love volleyball too, bye, Natasa

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  89. Rozsnyai-Kovács Aletta

    Hello everyone!
    My name is Aletta, I’m coming from Budapest, Hungary and I’m 18 years old, which means that I’m a freshman. I’m studying Sport and Recreation Management at the University of Physical Education, as a former handball player, than fitness enthusiast, who just recently switched entirely to powerlifting. I have a little bit of experience collaborating with other nations, a few years ago my high school took part in a project in connection with environmental pollution, where we partnered up with students online from Sierra Leone and shared our expreiences about raising awareness for example to collecting waste selectively. So I’m looking forward to doing the same here as well in the MOOC about different sport related topics and hearing more experienced people’s opinions, ideas.
    Best regards,
    Aletta

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  90. Carlos Ortiz

    Hi everybody. My name is Carlos Ortiz and I´m 34 years old. Nowadays I play futsal in MovistarInter (Spain) and the National Team of Spain. I am 4 times champion of Europe and twice runner-up of the World.
    I have always been very aware that the studies are very important and that is why I have managed to finish my career as a computer engineer.
    I know that the athlete´s career is limited, so I´m starting a couple of projects related with my sport, and I think that MOOC could be good for these.
    Regards!!!

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  91. Gergely Heinrich

    Hello Everyone!

    I’m Gergely from Serbia. I’m studying sport organization-management at University of Physical Education in Budapest. Unfortunately i don’t have experience regarding the MOOC. My purpose is to learn as much as possible about enterpreneurship. By the way, I play football, but I’m interested in many other sports.

    Best wishes,
    Gergely

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  92. Lejla

    Hi everyone! My name is Lejla Tanovic, 23 years old, I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina and I do professional cross country olympic cycling, and I am also a law graduate of University in Sarajevo, currently working on my masters diploma.
    I am currently very busy juggling my two careers, and trying to focus more on my career as an athlete since I just graduated and I have a big chance of qualifying for olympics in Tokio. Right now I have some time available since I have a small rest from a long season so this programme came just in time for me, so I decided to fill up my time a bit.
    I am also sure I will be getting some new friends here and I look forward to that!

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  93. Anna

    Hello everyone in MOOC,

    My name is Anna. I am 31 and half Hungarian and Japanese. I was born and raised in Kyoto but moved to Budapest to study, where now I currently work as an interpreter/translator and as an interior designer.
    Although I am not a professional athlete, my passion is to practice traditional karate and yoga for over 16 years. I teach children karate twice a week and consider this as a second job.
    This is my very first experience in an online international educational group, but looking forward to gain knowledge and opportunity to improve myself.
    Kind Regards,

    Reply
    1. Beate Schrott

      Hi Anna,

      so nice to meet you.
      Your comment really stuck out to me. First of all, I love Japan and am planning a visit to Japan next year. And secondly, I love interior design and was wondering what steps you took to become an interior designer? What does your job as an interior designer entail? I am really interested in your work.

      Looking forward to hear from you!
      All the best,
      Bea

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  94. Jonathan

    Hello Everyone am jonathan Football Developing Manager am current residing in Vienna Austria.My focus is helping the youth in

    our society in managing their potential between Education and Sport for them to achieve their goals.And i work with NGO and

    Private parastatals so am looking for to experience some knowledge here.

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  95. Jonathan

    Hello Jutta and Natasa and hi to everyone here at Mooc my name is Jonathan Football Developing Manager currently residing in

    in Vienna Austria.I sign up to paticipate in july 2017 in this learning programme but unfortunately i could not make it on 23 and 24

    october due to my health issue…sick with cough and running nose.So am thinking is it to late to be part of this MOOC? because

    am lost right now for not being here for the first 2 days.Or can i still joint you guys from today onward?

    Best Regards
    Jonathan

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    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Jonathan, of course you can join the MOOC. I’m happy that you’re here 🙂

      Reply
    2. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Jonathan!
      Sorry you have been ill during the weekend in Salzburg. It was a very interesting and fun meeting! But it is nice you are here now. No, it is not too late! I hope you can find your way around and find the course interesting!
      Regards, Natasa

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  96. Alberto Brumana

    Hi,
    I am Alberto and I come from Italy.
    I am a distance swimmer in the course, and also an open water swimmer. Last year, I left competitions for few months, beacause I needed to take a break, and I wanted to change my routine. I dedicated the last five years to practice hard, in order to improve my results.
    Currently, I am training with my team, in Asti. Since I wanted to try something different, I started working as a swimming instructor. I usually teach to children, because I want to trasmit to them my passion for this beautiful sport. I am also attending my third year in a Motor Science undergraduate program at the University of Turin.
    This MOOC is a new experience for me. I am looking forward to discover more about it in order to get new skills and create new opportunities for my future career.

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  97. Igor

    Ciao Everyone!

    Name: Igor
    Age: 26
    Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Education: Bachelor in Sports Management
    Profession: Alpine skier

    Have a nice day everyone:).

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      short & precise, like it

      Reply
  98. Vilma

    Hi,
    My name is Vilma, i live in Vilnius the capital of Lithuania. If you have not visited this city – you should! Welcome to Lithuania:)
    Ok, and now about me. My sport is fencing which is part of my life for almost 20 years. From being athlete i became a coach. I work with children and educate them to become a good fencers. I have to admit this is my second job – my hobby job few times per week. My first work is not connected to sport. I work with national e-health system in Lithuania. It’s very interesting job too!
    I have attended international courses before. The most recent face to face was last year about mentoring. Also i have attended online learning clases on coursera.org – it’s quite similar to what i see also here – every week new module! I can recomend this page to you all in addition to this course!!
    So let’s hope that we all are facing the start of wonderful 6 weeks!:))

    Best wishes,
    Vilma

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  99. Amela

    Hello from Slovenia!

    My name is Amela and I am currently studying Physiotherapy. I used to compete in long distance running, but now I am working in the fitness industry as a dance teacher/aerobic instructor. My long term goal is to work with disabled people, help them reach their max potential in sport activities and empower them through their passion for sport. I look forward to meet new people, learn as much as possible and grow through this unique experience.

    Best regards!

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    1. Vilma

      Hi,Amela,
      Have you already experience with disabled people? As far as i have faced it-this work is not for everybody!! I have talked to a coach who works with disabled athletes and he extremely emphasised that this work is not the same as work with healthy athletes.

      Reply
      1. Amela

        That is true. It is very challenging, but at the same time very rewarding. The whole process is different, since they have different limitations (whether is physical or mental) so it needs even more personal approach, a lot of adaptations and innovative approach. Sport builds strong character and reachable goals are fuel for our motivation. Setting the right ones and mastering the mind of each athlete is the key. The limits therefore are only in our minds and who proves this better then disabled athletes …! I work a lot (as a volounteer) with children with cerebral palsy, I have a son who has Fibular Hemimelia, a brother who is paraplegic … so I am surrounded every day by special needs people, who are showing to the world every single day the potential, the strength and the miracles of willpower, if we just believe in them enough and give them the right conditions and knowledge to pull out the best of them. You can follow my son’s journey on yt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97HUKHK1QXk&t=58s so you can see his progress in his 5 years. I need to mention that doctors didn’t give him any chance in our country, they wanted to amputate his leg. Today he is playing soccer, swimming, running, climbing, … he even hiked to one of the highest spots in Slovenia (Kredarica 2515m of altitude).His dream is to become a professional soccer player and to play for Barcelona one day. YOu will probably say that this is impossible. I will say: everything is possible, if you want it as much as you want to breathe 😉 Garrincha was the best dribbler of all times (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OlVT18hG6c) with a similar health condition and Leo Messi too had severe health troubles, but ended up as the best soccer player ever. I believe it’s all about the mentality and the support that you have. But let’s see what the future brings… (I forgot to mention that I like to talk a lot, so sorry for the long reply 😀 😀 )

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  100. Lukas Schubert

    Hello.
    My name is Lukas. I am from Salzburg. At the moment I live in Ireland. I am a professional football player. I have a degree in sports-journalism and started my coaching badges. I work voluntary for the heartbeatfoundation as an ambassador because I had a serious heart condition from 2013-2015. You can follow my comeback to professional sport under the #heartbeatstory on instagram.
    I love teams and the dynamic that comes with it.
    All the best for now.
    Lukas

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  101. Simon

    Hello! I’m Simon,i am 20 years old and i am a long distance track and field athlete. My life has always been very connected with sport but my passion are challenging sports that really put you through hell. I love to put myself to the limit and therefore I trained road cycling and now I do athletics. But i have seen that my purpose in sport is not to be a world champion,but to make them and help them recover and be world champions again!
    I study sport science in Faculty of sport in Ljubljana,Slovenia. I am very interested in sport diagnostics and injury prevention.
    This Mooc is a new experience for me, because i have never had the opportunity to participate in such course.
    I have worked in b2c enterpreneurship but it wasnt connected with sport and because my job will be very interdisciplinary i want to gather as much information and knowledge on how to not only survive,but be succesful in today’s world.
    Cheers!

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  102. Attila Fazekas

    Hello,

    My name is Attila and I’m 34 years old. I’m a PE teacher and a junior basketball coach. In my country the schools don’t give enough subsidy for our work. Thus I would like to study what is the best method of revise our (terrible) financial situation.
    I have a passon of cycling but I haven’t got much free time, this is the reason why I wolud like to study how can I manage my time in a right way.

    I would like to work and study together with interesting people.

    Attila

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  103. Tom

    Hi everybody,

    my name is Tom, I´m from Styria. now i live in Salzburg. I was a football player. Now I´m coach and Educator for young football and ice hockey players. It is my first experience with MOOC.

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  104. Jaka

    Hi!

    My name is Jaka. I’m from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I am 24 years old. Currently, i’m finishing my bachelor of Kinesiology. I used to ski for about 10 years and then i started playing golf. Now i’m ski coach (kids, 3-7 years old) and in the next half of year i will make license for golf instructor too. Because at the moment i am a little bit confused about what i want and what i will be doing in my future, i want to take every chance to broaden my knowledge and to open my eyes. So i found this course interesting because it is connecting sport and entrepreneurship. I don’t have any experience with online courses. I’m looking forward to meet new people and hear their stories, and want to learn as much as i can. MOOC seems really interesting and i really hope that i will get new skills which will help me than with my career.

    Regards

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  105. Teőke Ágoston

    Hi,

    I am Ágó and I live in Budapest, Hungary. I am 21 years old and I am a long-distance runner for 5 years. I never been a professional athlete but my biggest passion is sports.
    Now I am studying as a PA teacher in my hometown. I am interested in almost all area of sports so I’m trying to learn as much as I can and improve myself. That’s why I am here. 🙂 (And because of the challenge of getting an english course.:)) I’ve never participated in an international e-learning program.

    I am looking forward this new MOOC experience!

    Best wishes: Ágó

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  106. Martin

    Helli my name is martin.

    I am 29 years old and live in switzerland right now.

    I am a professional ice hockey player and allready been in a lot of places trough my sport.

    I hope i can play a couple more years as a pro but in the meantime find out what my passion would be outside of sport.

    So i think this mooc coule be a great expirience for me

    Kind regards

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Martin!
      Nice to meet you here 🙂
      I hope you get many ideas in this course about what to do next. Look forward to your contributions!
      Best wishes,
      Natasa

      Reply
  107. Melanie

    Hello 🙂

    my name is Melanie, I am 26 years old and I am from Austria. Since I am 2 years old skiing is my passion. I was an alpine racer till 2010, since 2011 I am competing in national and international Mogul competitions. Last season I did reach the quota to participate at the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang. So this is what I am working for every day.

    For me it is really important to prepare for my career after the sport – still don’t know when it will be, but we never now – I am really interested in new experiences with learning to increase my knowledge.

    During my entire season I am in contact with people from all over the world, which I really like because you share the same passion but still you are from a different country with different culture and habits.

    I am looking forward to be part of this MOOC, which is the first one for me!

    Advertisement – sorry!
    If anybody is interested in my sport or my “road to pyeongchang” feel free to have look at:
    http://www.facebook.com/meilinger.melanie
    http://www.instagram.com/meilinger.melanie

    Reply
    1. Andrea Regis

      Hello Melanie,
      we don’t know each other, but I will be focused during next Olympic winter Games to check your skin skills!
      Good luck for your preparation for the moment!
      Andrea

      Reply
      1. Melanie

        Hej Andrea!
        Thx for your words. I am sure you will like the action which is going on on snow. Mogul skiing is really spectacular sport. Risky but you just get addicted to it!

        Thank you- praying for more snow and that winter is coming soon!

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  108. Birgit Koschischek

    Hello,
    My name is Birgit and I am 30 years old. I am a professional swimmer and I have participated in many international competitions (Europeans,WOrlds,Olympics)
    During my swimming Career I did my BSc in sportsciene at the Univiersity of Vienna and gratuated from University of Graz in March 2017 (Msc).
    Now I have started the Master of Business Administration.
    I have a passion for travelling and would like to turn this into a Career. I have already passed the first qualifying examination to become a pilot.
    I am very interested to see what is going to happen the next 6 weeks.
    KR B.

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Birgit!
      Congratulations for the pilot examination! This sounds really great since you like to travel 🙂
      I wish you a lot of fun here in this MOOC with all the other athletes from a great variety of countries!
      Best wishes,
      Natasa

      Reply
  109. Vanessa Magg

    Hello everybody 🙂
    My name is Vanessa I’m 20 and from Graz (Austria). At the age of 11 I started playing Handball. Since July I’m living in Berlin for playing more professional. Because I always wanted to play high I decided to study Sports- and Eventmanagement through an online based system. But as i could see from now the Mooc is something different to my university’s plattform, so I’m really looking forward to get used to this kind of online learning system.
    Vanessa

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Vanessa!
      Nice to see you here! Yes, each e-learning platform is a bit different and you need to get used to the navigation first. But after the first week you will have a much better orientation in the course.
      I wish you a lot of fun learning!
      Natasa

      Reply
  110. Paula Schmidl

    Hey there,

    My name is Paula and I´m an austrian fencer and art history/ scandinavistic student. I´m really curious about my first experiences in the topic of entrepreneurship as well as learning in a MOOC, which is completely new to me. Moreover I am looking forward to meet new friends and cooperate in international groups

    Best regards
    Paula 🙂

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Wow, Paula, a fencer – didn’t know this word first .. but now I know what you are doing 🙂 Bye, Jutta
      fencer – Fechterin

      Reply
    2. Vilma

      Hi Paula,
      I am fencer too!! Nice to meet you:)
      It’s a pleasant surprise that i meet people from this sport. I am from Lithuania and here this sport is quite small, what about your country? Is it popular?

      Reply
      1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

        🙂

        Reply
  111. Philipp

    Hello guys!

    My name is Philipp and I´m from beautiful Graz, Austria. I´m 27 years old. I´m professional football player since 8 years. I had a lot of injuries and operations the last years, so of that reasons I will start with something new in my life.
    I´m not on the highest englisch level, so for me I think it will not be easy to get the badge, but I will give my best and after we will see what´s happening.
    It is my first experience with a MOOC, I´m excited and looking forward.

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Philipp, your English is ok 🙂 Looking forward to your contribution, Jutta

      Reply
  112. Norbert

    Hi everyone, this is Norbert from Lower Austria. I am a (former) cyclist and completed a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Master in Health Management next to/after my sports career.. For two years now I am working in the Austrian sports- and trade-Marketing Department of a sportsbrand. I am lucky that my international experience, no matter if online or by face-to-face communication, has always been part of my life: As an athlete for sure on many training and competition-purposes, at university with a lot of students in my courses coming from all over the world and now in the business world because or brand is performing in 48 countries and three of them are supervised from/by Austria. This international touch is also what I like a lot about AtLETyC! Get to know different people from different sports coming from different areas – everybody having an extraordinary CV! Let’s widen our horizon! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Welcome Norbert, you already have a lot of experience, that’s great. Do you want to found your own company later on? Bye, Jutta

      Reply
      1. Norbert

        Hi Jutta, Well…to me having an own company is like competing at the Olympic Games, meaning the highest and most difficult challenge one can imagine. I never made it to the Games as an athlete so maybe I can reach this goal one day with a business model…we will see. But, same as it is in sports, you need outstanding skills and preparation is the bottom of your success. So it’s great to have this course as a starter.

        Reply
        1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

          🙂

          Reply
  113. Florian Schabereiter

    Hi guys!
    My name is Flo and I studied sport science in Graz (Austria). I got my masters degree at July. I´ve been a professional Ski Jumper and quit my career at 2011. From that time on I´m working as a Ski jumping coach.
    due to my job, which includes a lot of traveling I cultivate contacts (face-to-face and online) all over the globe. But I Never took place at an online learning program like AtLETyC MOOC.
    I´m very excited to get in touch with interesting people and learn a lot of new things concerning entrepreneurship.

    BR Flo

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Flo, great to have you in this MOOC. You can bring your online experience into it.
      Bye, Jutta

      Reply
    2. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Flo! Nice to see you here 🙂
      Yes, I also look forward to the network building in this course and to your further contributions! All the best with this new experience!
      Best wishes,
      Natasa

      Reply
  114. Jakob Raišp

    Hello,
    My name is Jakob and I come from Slovenia. I used to play ice hockey and I spent a lot of time away from home and school. So I am kind of used to internet learning, since i did almost all of my high school over internet. In my last year as a hockey goalie I played in first Austrian league (ebel), but I got injured year so I decided to dedicate my time to university and to finding new opportunities for work and meeting new people. So this seemed like a prefect opportunity to do exactly that.

    I am looking forward to start learning and meeting new people!

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Welcome Jakob, I love internet learning as well 🙂 Jutta

      Reply
  115. Julia

    Hi,
    my name is Julia and I`m an Austrian handball player. At the moment I`m playing handball and I´m living in France next to my work as a language teacher there.

    During my studies I often used moodle, mahara and social media (fb, whats app) for interactive learning.

    À tout 😊

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Julia, unfortunately I only know about 5 French words … welcome to the MOOC, Jutta

      Reply
      1. Julia Mauler

        Hi Jutta,
        thx, if you need any help, let me know 😉
        J

        Reply
        1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

          🙂

          Reply
    2. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Julia!
      Nice to meet you in the MOOC too 🙂
      Maybe you get some ideas in the MOOC also about teaching languages. It is a nice way to practice a language I think!
      Best wishes, Natasa

      Reply
  116. Gottfried Eisenberger

    Hello,
    I am Gotti and I am from Austria. I ended my swimming career in march 2017 because I wanted to direct my whole attention to my academic career. I swam competitively for 13 years and participated in many International Competitions (World University Games, European Championships, World Cup Series, Grand Prix Series..) I am currently a Business student at the University of Graz and I am also getting my masters degree in Business Administration from the Austrian Institute of Management.
    I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things on this exciting learning platform! Throughout my swimming career, I have met many people from around the globe and it definitely broadens your horizon, to have connections all over the world! It is always nice to experience different opinions, cultures, and mindsets.
    Gotti

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hello Gotti, you probably already have a lot of knowledge about the content of our MOOC. Nevertheless learning together with people from different backgrounds will give you new ideas, at leats that’s my experience when I’m learning in MOOCs. Bye, Jutta

      Reply
    2. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Gottfried!
      Nice to meet you online too :-)!
      This course seems to fit very well in your interest. You said in your sign up, that you would like to have your own business. Do you already have an idea for it?
      Best wishes, Natasa

      Reply
  117. Jakub Maly

    Hi,

    My name is Jakub and I’m a former swimmer who recently retired from competitive sport as well as graduated from the Univeristy of Minnesota (BS Kinesiology). Through my competitive career and the wide community at the university, I am used to interaction with people from all around the globe.
    I worked in international groups in athletic settings (training trips, competitions) and professional settings (online courses as well as in person).
    Being born and raised in Czech Republic, living in Austria, and having studied in the US, I’m eager to learn new cultures and different international groups.
    Despite my recent retirement, I will be always very passionate about sports, physical exercise, and overall well-being through physical movement. That is also one of the reasons why I want to continue to work in sports as my professional career.
    I am currently starting my career as a coach.

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Jakub, as graduate from University of Minnesota you can help us with English 😉 Did you study face-to-face in Minnesota or was it an online program? Bye, Jutta

      Reply
  118. Natasa Sfiri

    Hello Ziga! I am happy to welcome you on this Course! You will learn most of this MOOC if you try out the assignments and Network with the other learners.
    All the best!
    Natasa

    Reply
  119. Ina

    Hello,
    my name is Ina. I make skimountainieering and I study maths and geography for beiing a teacher once.
    I want to collect new experiences and learn something about the topics in this MOOC.

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Ina, I studied maths to be a teacher as well, many years ago. But I only spent a year in school. I love online learning and that’s not how school works in Austria, Jutta

      Reply
    2. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Ina!
      Nice to see you online too 🙂
      Maybe you use a MOOC in your career as a teacher in the future, you never know 😉
      I wish you an interesting learning experience in this MOOC!
      Best wishes,
      Natasa

      Reply
  120. Markus

    Hi, i am Markus from Vienna. I started to learn tennis when i was 6 years old, but i started professional when i was 14 years old. so it was to late for profession. So i begun my coach career in 2015. Now i coaching young talents to the top and manage and organize for the federation in Austria. It is my first experience with MOOC, but after the days in salzburg, sounds interesting.

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      Hi Marcus, as coach you need to have a lot of social skills, which you can bring into our MOOC. I’m looking forward to it, bye, Jutta

      Reply
    2. Natasa Sfiri

      Hello Markus!
      Nice to meet you online too! 🙂
      I also liked the meeting in Salzburg and am happy to have met you in person. It makes the online communication more fun!
      I wish you all the best in this course and look forward to your contributions!
      Best wishes,
      Natasa

      Reply
  121. Lisa

    Hey there,

    I am Lisa from Austria and I am a professional MTB athlete. I also study roman languages and I am activ in a mountainbike club as a trainer.
    It’s the first time that I participate in an online learning group and I am already curious about the upcoming weeks.

    Best regards

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Lisa! Good to see that you arrived on the MOOC! I wish you a nice first MOOC experience and hope you like the way Things work out in this Course. Best wishes, Natasa

      Reply
  122. gilbert

    Hi guys,
    my name is Gilbert and I am a fencer and medical student from Austria. Despite my collaboration via facebook with other students from my unsiversity, I dont have any experience regarding MOOCs. I am looking forward to meet new friends and learn more about entrepreneurship

    greetings from the face-to-face weekend in Salzburg

    Reply
    1. Natasa Sfiri

      Hi Gilbert! Nice to meet you online too :-). I look Forward to your contributions and ideas! Natasa

      Reply
    2. Vilma

      Hi, Gilbert!
      Nice to meet you, i am fencer too! I am from Lithuania.
      What is your experience as a fencer?

      Reply
      1. gilbert

        Hi Vilma, nice to meet you to. Sorry for my late answer, but I had a busy week. 😉
        I really love this special sport. Standing vis-a-vis to your opponent is a very special feeling and not only allows you to learn about your opponent but also a lot about yourself.
        What is your experience?

        Reply
  123. Gianpiero

    Hi all,
    my name is Gianpiero and i’m a student in sport science in Turin University (my city).
    I’m a sailor since I was young, actually I’m sailing on laser. I’m a passionate about (almost) any sport and everything that is gravitating around the sports world.

    It’s my first experience in a MOOC, but I’m starting to feel at home here.

    BR

    Reply
    1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

      ‘I’m a sailor’ how great is that! For me it’s a sentence out of a fairytale 🙂 Welcome!

      Reply
  124. Natasa

    Hi Ziga! Nice to see you here in this Course! Since this is your first experience with such a Course I wish you all th ebest. Do not hesitate to ask for advice if you need some guidance. I will do my best to follow discussions on the site and will be happy to help. Best wishes, Natasa

    Reply
  125. Žiga Papež

    Hello.
    My name is Žiga. I come from the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. I am 24 year old. I played professional tennis ever since I was 7 year old till my 22nd birthday. Now I am working as a tennis coach, strength and conditioning coach.
    I have never participated in somekind online international groups. I want to learn grom that experience as much as I can.

    Enjoy.

    Reply
    1. Nikolaus

      Hi everybody!
      My name is Niko, i’m from Vienna, Austria. I’m 24 years old and study sportscience at the University of Vienna.
      Last year, I ended my career as a professional swimmer. The reasons for ending my swimming career were an injury, my focus on my education and therefore the focus on my career after swimming.
      Rightnow i earn my money with teaching swimming to people in every age and level.
      I have a few experiences in working and cooperate with international groups especially through my career as an ahtlete.

      I’m really looking forward to this MOOC!

      Reply
      1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

        Welcome Nikolaus, I imagine that you have a lot of soft skills as teacher for swimming for people of all age – with respect to your international cooperation: did you acquire online social skills as well? Bye, Jutta

        Reply
        1. Nikolaus

          Hi Jutta,
          Of course, to stay in contact with those people from all the world i needed to aquire online social skills. That was a learning by doing process:)

          Niko

          Reply
          1. Jutta Pauschenwein (Post author)

            that’s great 🙂

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