Speaking of Japan...Yoshihide Kiryu pens a feature for Spikes offering a perspective on his career as he looks for more Olympic sprinting glory.
Team GB heptathlon star Katarina Johnson-Thompson - already carrying huge expectations - has an injury setback in her Olympics preparations.
USA long jumper Brittany Reese and sailor John Dane receive high-profile seats on the new Commission on the State of US Olympics and Paralympics.
After multiple world and European championships, Irish rower Sanita Puspure has her eyes set on finally securing an Olympic medal to complete her collection.
Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito finds community support after falling victim to a house fire that destroyed her belongings, including three Olympic medals.
The Olympic Channel's Nick McCarvel features Serena Williams, who at almost 40 years of age still has the fire for elite tennis and is on target for another Olympic appearance.
Australia names its preliminary men's basketball team for Tokyo 2020. The pool of 24 players, including standouts Patty Mills, Ben Simmons, Matthew Dellavedova, and Joe Ingles, will be trimmed to 12 for the tournament.
Ice hockey player Yu Baiwei is set to return to the Olympics 12 years after her debut at Vancouver 2010, but this time with additional responsibilities; she's helping to coach Team China in addition to playing.