Eternal Seconds

20 forgotten sports stories,
20 men and women who did not find the only reason to improve in victory.

Starting with the champions and their extraordinary lives, in Eterni Secondi we talk about defeat, about learning to lose. Wonderful falls can produce incredible flights.

These pages tell the courage of Luz Long who opposed Hitler, the story of Peter Norman who crossed the finish line for the aborigines, that of Billie Jean King who denounced machismo with a racket and that of Andres Escobar who was never ashamed for having lost. Sport becomes a pretext for talking about racism, homosexuality, disability, feminism, dictatorship, war.

Winning is not everything, history does not only crown medals and cups, sometimes sport produces true champions of life.