Sarah Hanfou balances a legal career and building a charity while preparing for her second Games in table tennis.,
Long jumper-turned-sprinter Marcell Jacobs is ready to take on the outdoor season after a breakthrough indoor run that brought him a European Championship.
Alexa Stais is a rising show jumper from Johannesburg, with a quick Q&A available on FEI.org.
Esmeralda Falcon aims to become the first Mexican female Olympic boxer, and isn't shy to say it.
Kyle Chalmers is ready to swim.
Damian Quintero shows he can do kata anywhere.
Sean McColl lays out the frustrations continuing under Covid-19 life.
Arthur Nory smolders while training.
Oskar Eriksson is all smiles with his award.
Katie Ledecky hasn't seen her family in over a year, and is motivated to show that the pandemic-imposed focus will push her to more Olympic success this summer.
Speaking of which, if it weren't for Ledecky, Leah Smith might be the standard bearer for U.S. women's swimming - but she's "inspired by" her top competition.
U.S. soccer stalwart Carli Lloyd hits a major milestone with her 300th international cap, matching only two other American women.
More soccer: Australian star Sam Kerr is "relishing life under new coach".
Team Canada checks in with double Olympic medalist in diving, Alexandre Despatie, who's living a busy life away from the pool today.
Emily Muskett wins Great Britain's first European Weightlifting Championship gold in 26 years.
Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson makes a big statement with the sixth-fastest women's time ever in the 100 meters.
"Run fast and do what you have to do" is U.S. star Grant Holloway's mindset as he targets hurdling gold at Tokyo 2020 this summer.
A decathlon champion as California governor? Caitlin Jenner spurs talk of running.
Sakura Kokumai: Anti-Asian abuse hits home for this Tokyo 2020-bound U.S. karate star.
Might the O'Donovan brothers be split up for their next Games for Ireland's rowing team?
U.S. women's ski team is hit by a wave of retirements from veterans Resi Stiegler, Laurenne Ross, and Alice McKennis Duran.
The Guardian offers a profile on Simone Biles, still gymnastics's # 1 star as Tokyo 2020 approaches.
Double Olympic medalist and Hungarian Shooting Federation official Diana Igaly passes away from effects of coronavirus.
Martin Johnsrud Sundby, two-time Olympic medalist, retires from cross-country skiing at age 36.
Erica Wiebe is introspective.
Gabriella Papadakis stands tall.
Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk and Misha Romanchuk steal a kiss.
Andrea Vargas found some flowers for some rest time.
David Llorente reps Segovia.
Learn about Spiridon Louis, inaugural modern Olympic marathon winner at Athens 1896. It's the 125th anniversary of the event on April 10th.
Tegla Loroupe was a fighter as a long-distance runner - and one of my favorites to cheer - and she continues to fight in retirement, as a champion for using sport for peace and education.
Swimmer Aliaksandra Hersimenia: Belarus' repression against its own athletes continues.
Former German bobsledder Christoph Langen gets a new role with the IBSF.
Best wishes to Koji Murofushi, Athens 2004 and London 2012 hammer throw medalist, who is reportedly battling brain lymphona.
Vanessa Chala becomes the 16th Ecuadorian to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, and the sixth Ecuadorian judoka ever. (in Spanish)
And, Rckaela Aquino is the first female from Guam to qualify - on merit, rather than continental allocation - to an Olympics, with her second-place finish at the African & Oceania Wrestling Olympic Qualification.
Equality: A U.S. Olympic soccer star takes a U.S. Olympic basketball star to school...
Cyclist Kasper Asgreen may not really be a surprise Tour de Flanders winner, but it sure sets hims up for increased attention.
Snowboarder Chloe Kim shares her experience and concerns with recent anti-Asian American sentiment in the United States.
Rio 2016 Olympic medalist Lydia Ko: the greatest final round ever in women's golf?
Congrats to Japanese athletic stars assisting the torch relay this week, including Takuya Haneda (canoeing), Mizuki Noguchi (marathon), Saori Yoshida and Sara Dosho (wrestling), Yuji Nishida and Emiko Miyamoto (volleyball), Tadahiro Nomura (judo), and Ayaka Tadahashi (badminton).
Can Mathea Olin secure a spot in women's surfing at Tokyo 2020, and represent Canada in a somewhat 'non-Canadian' sport?
Star Swedish curler Niklas Edin has won three world championships in Canada, and now he's trying for a fourth in Calgary this week.
U..S. wrestler Kyle Dake will make his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 after denying one of the sport's most visible stars a return trip to the Games.
Taekwondo star athlete Bianca Walkden is aiming to complete an "unprecedented" treble of World Championship, European Championship, and Olympic Championship this summer.
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