Many professional athletes have taken advantage of the best opportunities for pre-competition training. Among them were, for example, the Norwegian National Speed Skating Team; the elite speed skater Anni Friesinger; triathlete and Olympic champion from Athens (2004) Kate Allen; the German Women’s 400-metre national sprint team; the Austrian Taekwondo team; the national athletics champion in 800 and 1500m, Elisabeth Niederer ,as well as several international rowing teams.