Federica Pellegrini to take a year off after the Olympics


Read La Gazzetta dello Sport

“I’m stopping next year. If I want to carry on swimming long into the future, I need to take a year’s sabbatical, a year completely dedicated to me, when I’ll put myself first. The World Championships take place next year, and I’ll just focus on trying to make it into the relay team. I won’t be taking part in any individual races. That means no 200 or 400 metres for me. I want to take things easy and do the things I do in a hurry now, but much more slowly. Even a holiday. A skiing holiday.”

And oh yes, the headline of that story: Fede wants sex at the Olympics:

“Abstinence? Are you mad?” Her comments are in complete contrast to those made by her boyfriend, fellow swimmer and Olympian Filippo Magnini, last month. In an interview that will appear in Italian gossip magazine Chi, which will hit the newsstands tomorrow, Fede said: “Filippo was joking. That’s all we need!”

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