Patty Mills reflects on January 26.
Daniel Goodfellow is a sight for sore eyes...
Is this a "thirst trap", Pita Taufatofua?
Brenda Castillo tackles the day.
Karsten Warholm powers through the pandemic shutdowns.
Karsten Warholm chats with The Olympic Channel on his current training, Usain Bolt, and what he's been up to lately.
Kyodo News: Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi takes a leading positive stance on the prospects of Tokyo 2020.
Add Irish sprinter Phil Healy to the list of athletes voicing reservations on Olympians "skipping the line" on Covid-19 vaccinations. Ditto, say Australian tracksters despite official practice underway.
fie.org: U.S. Olympic medalist Gerek Meinhardt is balancing medical school studies with training for one more Games this year.
Prospective Team USA shooters and boxers train where they can. (I appreciate the moxie in finding where you can go, but why is an abandoned indoor department store approved vs a socially-distant gym?)
World Archery looks at Michelle Kroppen, thrust into leadership on the German team ahead as it looks to solidify ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Double Olympic medalist sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are 2020's honorees for New Zealand's Lonsdale Cup, for their "outstanding contribution to an Olympic or Commonwealth sport".
âJoe Joyce: Rio 2016 boxing silver medalist now puts his hands to more artistic Olympic-inspired uses.
Cross-Country: You would think Russians would be on best behavior alert these days, but...
And the news for Team Russia gets worse, thanks to "ANA poster athlete" Sergey Shubenkov.
Already the first Canadian to win two individual Olympic gold medals, trampolinist Rosie MacLennan is well poised to make it three this year.
Meanwhile...fellow champion Jason Burnett retires...
Get to know Gu Ailing Eileen, American-born Chinese model, academic star, and freestyle skier who is targeting success at Beijing 2022.
Rohan Browning: Leading a new wave of Australian sprinters.
Rami Anis is a Refugee Team swimmer with dreams of returning to the Olympics, and competing for his homeland Syria again.
Figure skater You Yung has big shoes to fill after compatriot Yu-Na Kim's golden performance at Vancouver 2010, but also has big dreams to keep improving ahead of Beijing 2022.
Ivan Zaytsev shows a new look.
Dylan Borlee works up a sweat.
Lourdes Mohedano gives good silhouette.
Patrick Chan hits the slopes.
The Associated Press shares a handful of examples of athletes having Olympic dreams shattered with the one year postponement of Tokyo 2020. As Irish once-boxing hopeful Dean Gardiner puts it while facing continuing to juggle training with fathergood and a career, "I have other priorities now that are higher up the list than boxing."
More Ireland: Count rower Paul O'Donovan as one still committed to the Games this year, although he faces domestic competition to earn an Olympic seat again for Ireland.
Javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Barber is next in World Athletics' series on how 2019 world champions are approaching Tokyo 2020.
Early indoor season was on display at the American Track League's open ing event, led by Ryan Crouser's world indoor record for the shot put.
Team GB promising judoka Nekoda Davis shelves plans for Tokyo 2020 as she struggles to fully recover from a concussion injury that has "robbed" time.
Skier Johan Clarey: Score one for the (not so) old-timers!
Congratulations to Hungary and the Netherlands, the final two qualifiers for Tokyo 2020's women's water polo tournament. Can the Hungarians improve upon their three Olympic fourth-place finishes?
Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen are standing their ground as badminton winners with successive tournament championships in Thailand.
Canada's Olympic swimming team begins to take shape, lead by 2019 world champions Margaret Mac Neil and Kylie Masse.
Tokyo 2020: As she does so often, soccer star Megan Rapinoe says what a lot of us are thinking.
Meanwhile, swimmer Rikako Ikee continues her return from leukemia treatment with qualification to Japan's Olympic trials, despite the "painful reminder that competition is unforgiving."
Nice to see curling have top appreciation in some pockets of the world, as Team Hasselborgs wins "Team of the Year" honors at Sweden's Idrottsgalan sports gala.
Norway's cross- country skiing hasn't lost a step, despite a Covid-19 interruption in FIS World Cup racing, with domination at the Lahti Ski Games.
Suzanne Schulting is the big indiviudal winner at the European Short Track Championships, with three individual race titles and the overall title.
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