The point is that resting is not laziness. You are lazy when you have stopped caring about something. In that respect, I'm never lazy." That's how Magnús Scheving, the author of LazyTown, defines laziness. When our request to interview Magnús got the go-ahead, he let us know the most direct route to the gym, as we expected him to do the interview while jogging across town or while he stood on hi...
Magnús Scheving recieved the title Athlete of the Year 1994 by the Sports Journalists’ Association.
January 1, 1995 – Nesfréttir
Magnús, who lives in Seltjarnarnes (a suburb of Iceland’s capital Reykjavík), said it was absolutely great to receive this recognition and the biggest in his career from the beginning. He said he did not expect this, thinking that someone from the ball sports would be chosen. Nesfréttir (news magazine) congratulates Magnús Scheving on this achievement.
March 2, 1995 – Fréttir
A young man and elegant in appearance and demeanor was elected Athlete of the Year at the end of last year. His name is Magnús Scheving and he does aerobics, which is a sport that has been gaining ground, mainly among women at gyms.
Some men do aerobics in this and other countries and many hoped that it would have been possible to hold tournaments in both European and World Championships. Magnús Scheving has done extremely well there. Most recently, he became European Champion in a competition that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria.
May 16, 1995 – Morgunblaðið
The good news came this winter that the aerobics champion Magnús Scheving was elected athlete of the year. Magnús Scheving seems to be an unusually well-made young man. He has recently visited many youth centers, schools and other places where young people gather. Everywhere he is a frequent visitor. His example is encouraging young people to lead a healthy lifestyle. His zest for life and almost tireless energy have a profound effect on those he talks to. He is, in fact, the ambassador of health and happiness wherever he goes.