Book Release: The Secret Balance of Champions

On Thursday February 4th 2021 we released our book The Secret Balance of Champions - Health Challenges in Elite Sport, by Vincent Gouttebarge, Gino Kerkhoffs and Margriet de Schutter. 

Thanks to one of our partners FIFPRO, who gave us the opportunity to rebuild their lobby of the headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, into a professional TV Studio. Just to give you the best experience in this live stream.

Margriet de Schutter, co-writer and former short track speed skater, was the moderator of this live stream and the first copy of this book was received by Dutch Football legend Marco van Basten, who also wrote the forward in the book.

Other guests in the show were creators and co-writers of the book Vincent Gouttebarge and Gino Kerkhoffs, as well as a number of champions from our book Petr Čech, Sarah Gregorius, Marianne Timmer, Evgeniy Levchenko, Dorian van Rijsselberghe, Abhinav Bindra, Chris Froome, Danka Barteková, Blake Leeper and Mo Farah.

Some of the best sport and medical experts in the world wrote eight chapters in the book and the champions who make the total number of 32 champions in our book complete: Kiki Bertens, Dwight Phillips, Ila Borders, Pieter van den Hoogenband, Geremi Njitap Fotso, Arjen Robben, Maarten van der Weijden, Lydia Williams, Marit Bjørgen, Niccoló Campriani, Epke Zonderland, Elise Christie, Nouchka Fontijn, Zanele Mdodana, Florence Schelling, Alistair Overeem, Willie Gault, Chris Hoy, Steven Kitshoff, Jetze Plat, Suresh Raina and Apollo Ohno. 

Thanks to all these champions, experts, our partners The Drake Foundation, Push Sports, FIFPRO, ACES, Konings + Partners and Vlijmscherp, to make this book and the online book release a success.  

Buy the (e-)book here