More Ireland: Count rower Paul O'Donovan as one still committed to the Games this year, although he faces domestic competition to earn an Olympic seat again for Ireland.
Early indoor season was on display at the American Track League's open ing event, led by Ryan Crouser's world indoor record for the shot put.
Team GB promising judoka Nekoda Davis shelves plans for Tokyo 2020 as she struggles to fully recover from a concussion injury that has "robbed" time.
Skier Johan Clarey: Score one for the (not so) old-timers!
Congratulations to Hungary and the Netherlands, the final two qualifiers for Tokyo 2020's women's water polo tournament. Can the Hungarians improve upon their three Olympic fourth-place finishes?
Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen are standing their ground as badminton winners with successive tournament championships in Thailand.
Tokyo 2020: As she does so often, soccer star Megan Rapinoe says what a lot of us are thinking.
Meanwhile, swimmer Rikako Ikee continues her return from leukemia treatment with qualification to Japan's Olympic trials, despite the "painful reminder that competition is unforgiving."
Nice to see curling have top appreciation in some pockets of the world, as Team Hasselborgs wins "Team of the Year" honors at Sweden's Idrottsgalan sports gala.
Norway's cross- country skiing hasn't lost a step, despite a Covid-19 interruption in FIS World Cup racing, with domination at the Lahti Ski Games.
Suzanne Schulting is the big indiviudal winner at the European Short Track Championships, with three individual race titles and the overall title.