Atle's blog

Atle Vårvik is MOT’s founder and creator. He has been passionate about people and life since he was a young boy. Atle is a former Olympian speed skater. He is married to Sigrun and together they have two sons, Kristian and Johann. In this blog he is sharing his monthly reflections and experiences.

A historical day

It began with the calendar. Or, the idea about making the calendar. An idea that came as a result of a burning desire to do something to help other people. – From the book ‘The Will’

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NEW COUNTRY DIRECTOR

   I am happy to introduce you to MOT Thailand’s new Country Director, Pikky Thonganantiwong. Pikky is a real ‘MOTy’ lady. We met her for the first time in 2016 when she attended at MOT Basic Education. We immediately fell in love with this lively and enthusiastic lade. Pikky has a doctor’s degree in strategies […]

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23. APRIL – A HISTORICAL DAY

10 years ago, on this exact day, something historical happened: Yai from Thailand became a MOT coach at a MOT Basic Education in Cape Town. She became the first MOT coach in Thailand ever.  Yai has been the Country Manager of MOT Thailand since it was founded in 2015. She has introduced MOT to several […]

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25 YEARS AGO HISTORY WAS WRITTEN

It is today exactly 25 years since MOT’s conception. After the Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, Johann Koss and myself went to see Bjørge Stensbøl, who was, at that time, CEO of the Norwegian Elite Sports Centre (Olympiatoppen). We told him about the idea to start the calendar project and he said, with great enthusiasm: ‘Good […]

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12. APRIL – A HISTORICAL DAY

Friday 12. April the new statutes of MOT Foundation were approved by the MOT board in an extraordinary board meeting. This means that MOT Foundation and MOT Norway are formally split into two separate and independent units. A historical day!

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