Olympic Sport Athlete Profiles and Features in the News This Week.
Boxer Paddy Barnes and sailor Analise Murphy headline Team Ireland's newly elected "gender-balanced" Athletes' Commission.
Basketball-er Patty Mills and swimmer Emma McKeon headline Australia Day honors with Member of the Order of Australia awards.
Meanwhile, Team Australia's skateboarders get a jump start on official training for Paris 2024.
Sofia Raffaeli's "unique musicality and ability to convey emotion" has the rhythmic gymnast primed for more success in her second senior year.
Who is the number one 3x3 basketball player in each country?
Olympics acknowledges the loss of a "true pioneer", as Luisa Harris - the first scorer in Olympic women's basketball passes.
Timothy LeDuc and Ashley Cain-Gribble hope to 'nix traditional notions' of gender roles in pairs figure skating as they hope for a top five finish at Beijing 2022.
Mikhail Kolyada: The specter of Covid-19 Olympic withdrawals hits figure skating first. And there's more.
19-year-old Campbell Wright will be just the second-ever Olympic biathlete for New Zealand.
World Cup leading biathlete Quentin Fillon Maillet has mass start victory dreams for Beijing 2022.
Can Tyson Langelaar, Heather McLean, and Alexa Scott continue a strong run of Manitoban speed skating Olympic success?
At long last, speed skater Itzhak Delaat unveils his helmet design for Beijing 2022.
Ellia Smeding isn't just joining Team Great Britain's squad at Beijing 2022, she's also joining her fellow speed skater boyfriend on the team.
Olympic champion runner Mo Farah talks London 2012, training, Arsenal, and more with The Guardian.
Sprinter Sarah Atcho reveals a heart condition scare...linked to a Covid-19 booster shot?
Rio 2016 sprint medalist Christophe Lemaitre's "eternal return": still competing and looking toward the 2022 season. (in French)
Shot putter Tom Walsh makes an impression on the cricket pitch.
UCLA freshman gymnast Jordan Chiles reflects on her medal-winning experience at Tokyo 2020.
Team USA curler John Shuster's start in the sport came with Dr. Pepper, popcorn, and a pool table.
How did Tokyo 2020 golf champion Xander Schauffele help influence an iconic shoe for the sport?
Meanwhile, fellow Olympic golfer Madelene Sagstrom takes comfort in last year's public revelation of abuse: "...makes it more beautiful for me to know it is actually helping".
Tokyo 2020 Olympic tennis player Maria Sakkari announces a partnership with fashion house Dior.
Luger Tucker West looks to "be proud of my competition" as he heads to his third Winter Olympics.
And luge teammate Chris Mazdzer reintroduces himself, courtesy of NBC Sports.
More luge: Saba Kumaritashvili is set to complete what his cousin Nodar aimed to do - race at a Winter Olympics - before an infamous training accident at Vancouver 2010.
Nimroy Turgott hopes to bring "reggae vibes" to Beijing as Team Jamaica returns to Olympic bobsledding in multiple events.
Team Great Britain's skeleton racers warn that they haven't yet had 'all guns blazing' this season as they look for Beijing 2022 success.
"Absurd": Maybe Milan Corina 2026 for Nordic combined skier Annika Malacinski as the IOC weighs inclusion of the women's event.
One secret to Michela Moioli's campaign to defend Olympic snowboarding gold? Video games...
Snowboarder Aaron Blunck's halfpipe crash last year gave him a new outlook: "He just looks like he's enjoying (snowboarding) more".
For the Win: Five facts to get to know freestyle skier Alex Ferreira.
L'Officiel USA: Freestyle skier Eileen Gu is flying high.
A fun fact about freestyle skier Sami Kennedy-Sim? Beijing 2022 will be her third Games after a blood clot and stroke scare in 2013.
Tokyo 2020 Olympians Carissa Moore and John John Florence win the Triple Crown of Surfing, for the second year in a row.
All-around super Olympic athlete (Alpine skiing, road & track cycling) Georgia Simmerling opens up about struggles with bulimia throughout her sports career.
Team Great Britain: "How Dave Ryding conquered doubters and the world of slalom skiing."
Skier Richardson Viano is set to debut Haiti at a Winter Olympics with his Beijing 2022 qualification.
"It was one of my dreams and now all is becoming a reality." Kiana Kryeziu set to make history for Kosovo as an Olympic Alpine skier.