Can Caeleb Dressel swim even faster in the 50 meters freestyle?
Unsure of the impact that political unrest has had on Belarusian athletes? Hear decathlete Andrei Krauchanka's story via Reuters.
Competing on home turf in Moscow at the Sport Climbing European Championships, Russians Aleksei Robtsov and Viktoriia Meshkova became the 17th qualifiers for the men's and women's sport climbing debut at Tokyo 2020 next year. Just three spots in each gender's field of 20 remain - one each for an African, Pan American, and Oceanian representative.
Sonia O'Sullivan laments the pandemic-induced lost seasoning of Ireland's up-and-coming track and field athletes.
The sprinting Lyles brothers Noah and Josephus announce a sports-focused non-profit supporting community youth.
Congrats to the Olympians who received Members of Canada honors last week: swimmer Mark Tewksbury (Companion honors), rower Dr. Sandra Kirby (Officer), and figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Members).
And congrats also to biathlete Linda Zingerle, who was chosen as the winner of the Winter Piotr Nurowski Prize from the European Olympic Committee. Honoring rising young sports(wo)men, the top prize comes with an approximately $18,000 USD cash award.
Another Norwegian making a fresh mark is Halvor Egner Graverud, who won his first ski jumping podium at the season's second stop in Ruka. Gratulerer!
Speaking of Norway...Inside the Games reports that the national federation of figure skating is following through on a request to increase the age limit for female figure skaters. Of course, since the proposal would adversely affect the Russian pipeline, Russia objects...never mind sound medical developmental advice.
The International Canoe Federation proposes some changes to its Olympic program at Paris 2024. Extreme Slalom? I'm with Saul, amongst others.
I'm a Star Wars fan, but enough of one to know that David Prowse / Darth Vader was a weightlifter who had appeared in the Commonwealth Games...