Award-winning: Marco Büchel a.k.a. "Büxi
As one of the most famous ski racers in the world Liechtenstein’s Marco Büchel celebrated many successes: giant slalom silver at the World Championships, four World Cup victories, six starts at the Olympic Games and ten participations in the World Championships – not forgetting, of course, the fact that he is an eight-time winner of Liechtenstein’s Sportsman of the Year award.
For Marco Büchel, also known as "Büxi", retirement from racing in 2010 was the start of not just one but several new careers: as an entertainer, communicator, speaker, TV and radio presenter, co-commentator and expert for the German television channel ZDF. He is also a passionate supporter of several organisations and is as a goodwill ambassador for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Büchel grew up in Balzers and today lives with his wife Doris in Triesenberg. His favourite place, the Principality of Liechtenstein, can be found in his personal motto for life: “My defeats have taught me: get back up, straighten your crown and keep on going!”