The World Athletics U20 Championships Conclude
Some thoughts on what I loved...the exposure of Nairobi as a track & field destination, and what looked like a quality stadium...the infield musicians playing during the distance races...the Kenyan-style flourish of the volunteers, especially ceremony models and starting block kit carriers...and especially the depth and quality of competition despite the lack of athletes from the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, China, Japan, Ireland, and others.
What did I not like? That the current pandemic still impacts accessibility and attendance for spectators and participants. And, that the post-win celebrations of draping oneself in your flag has become dso choreographed that it lacks a sincerity and spontaneity.
Count tennis' world number one Ashleigh Barty a fan of the Olympic experience after Tokyo.
Greece's tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas gets a feature in Vogue. He has his own font!
Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt confirms his status as the best triathlete with the world title, just after Flora Duffy did the same on the women's side.
After Carli Lloyd's retirement from the USMNT in soccer, is Megan Rapinoe next?
More soccer: Team Canada's women's hockey team finds inspiration from their soccer counterparts.
And, the Tokyo 2020 BMX racing champions also duplicated their gold success at their own world events.
Swimmer Simone Manuel reflects on Tokyo 2020 and a "tough year" with For the Win.
And in Australia, the swimming Campbell sisters weigh their futures after still coming down from Tokyo 2020 highs.
Table tennis player Dorka Szekeres leads Hungary's needed representation at the LGBTI+ EuroGames.
Boxer Troy Isley gets a special hometown recognition after his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
Meanwhile, boxers Lauren Price and Karriss Artingstall take their relationship further public after their Tokyo 2020 medal success.