Storytelling : How A Young Equestrian Rider Became The Subject of a Feature Documentary

In the age of Instagram, Facebook & MAKEACHAMP, athletes need to be better story-tellers. Most however, feel that they first need to become a world champion or an Olympian before being able to draw in crowds and interest influencers.  The story of Abby Banis, a young, hopeful equestrian rider, is an inspiring case for many athletes. Seemingly another young girl who loves horse riding, Abby was still the subject of Katie Benedict's latest documentary : How to Raise A Champ. Her hopes and dreams, and the support of her parents and community are featured in the film. We spoke with...

Jornada de uma Campeã: Giulia Gasparin

Giulia Gasparin de Curitiba, PR- Brasil, é atleta profissional de Esgrima e planeja representar o Brasil nas Olímpiadas 2016, no Rio de Janeiro. Ela, que é super focada e dedicada, mudou-se de Curitiba para treinar em Porto Alegre e se aprimorar ainda mais na modalidade. Giulia já ganhou prêmios importantes como bronze no Sul-Americano, um título brasileiro juvenil e quarto lugar no Panamericano por equipes. Foto: Giulia durante a prática do esporte em um Campeonato Brasileiro.

#RoadToRio with MAKEACHAMP

The most saught after competition for amateur athletes is the Olympic Games. Athletes dream of one day representing their country at the biggest competition in the world. For many, thats what it remains, a dream while for a few lucky ones it becomes a reality. The road to become an olympian is not an easy one by any means, it is long, hard and filled with anything from sacrifice to failures and triumphs. It is the true test of human potential. How long can you suffer in order to achieve your dreams? The answer to this question is very often...

14 reasons you should support amateur/Olympic athletes

MAKEACHAMP is on a mission to help as many athletes as possible. We're inviting your join us an make 2014 the year to support amateur/Olympic athletes. Here are 14 reasons you should join in. 1. They can’t do it without you Athletes are extremely hard working and very often under funded. By not supporting our athletes we are sending them on missions without the fuel they need. Support Olympic and amateur athletes because without funding they simply can’t keep doing what they do best - win.