A rare suited Italo Ferreira sighting...
Bode Miller appreciates Big Sky living.
Grigor Dmitrov spends his time in Milan in a mall.
Daria Bilodid strikes a (Prada) pose.
Nathan Chen goes to Washington.
The Athletes of Olympic Sports Are Making News...
Skeleton racer Vladyslav Heraskevych weighs in on the recent communication from the IOC on Russian Olympic participation.
Olympic gymnast Oleg Verniaiev has strong thoughts on the IOC's suggestion of Russian Olympic participation.
Gymnast Ellie Downie retires, after taking a mental 'beating' over abuse allegations she has made.
Team Canada gymnast Felix Dolci is ready to "work like never before" in pursuit of some strong goals.
Olympic champion canoeist Etienne Stott gets a reprieve in his 'tampering with an oil tanker' (!) charge.
How is middle-distance runner Peter Bol's management team working to clear him of doping charges?
Sprint legend Usain Bolt cleans house over the on-going financial fraud allegations.
Fellow Team Jamaica sprinter Shericka Jackson had a superb 2022 season, but feels no immediate pressure to duplicate it just yet.
How did Brett Robinson beat a 'mystery ailment' to set an Australian national marathon record.
Long-distance runner Eilish McColgan does her part to help save a 'so important' stadium in Scotland.
Before winning 'Player of the Match' in the final match, Niklas Wallen had a special moment in Team Germany's earlier draw against Team Belgium.
Equestrian Olympian Will Coleman is honored for his 'consistent excellence in international competition' and representation in the sport.
Recently retired judoka Tina Trstenjak adjusts to a new perspective: "You can't imagine what it's like until you've experienced it".
Team USA Olympic rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng looks back on her career, a year after her retirement.
Biathlon World has 'five burning questions' for Team Austria veteran Simon Eder.
Road cycling star Peter Sagan - and his 'pithiness' - plans retirement at the end of this WorldTour season.
Triple Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts opens up on her battle with her 'body-shaming hell'.
Snowboarder Seamus O'Connor reflects on the impact of 'team' in his Team Ireland experience.
The new ATP Player Advisory Council is announced, with three tennis Olympians included: Grigor Dmitrov, Andrey Rublev, and Wesley Koolhof.
Armenian-Russian Olympic tennis medalist Karen Kachanov strikes a nerve with Azerbaijan.
How did addressing her mental health help spur rower Caileigh Filmer to Olympic success?
Melbourne 1956 rower Robert Duncan and Rome 1960 wrestler Sam Parker receive Australia Day honors.
A disqualification may have been a welcome event for Nordic combined's Jarl Magnus Riiber as he recovers from injury ahead of the Worlds. (in Norwegian)
USA TODAY's Christine Brennan: 'The Ilia Malinin era in American figure skating has arrived'.
Team GB: How did Lady Gaga inspire Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson to the top of ice dancing?
Beach volleyball's Tina Graudina and figure skater Deniss Vasiljevs are Team Latvia's 2022 'best athletes'.
CNN: For freestyle skier Eileen Gu, 'fashion and sport aren't so different'.
After a comparatively late start in the sport, freestyle skier Amy Fraser is 'soaring to new heights'.
Alex Hall is just one of many freestyle skiers remembering that having fun is most important in the sport.
Skateboarder Jagger Eaton has dreams of double Olympic gold as he eyes Paris 2024.
"Crazy" is how Gaston Revel sees his World Rugby Sevens Series career, still going after 93 tournaments.
Could short track speed skater Arianna Fontana switch to competing for Team USA?
Will basketball star Brittney Griner fly private for work, and how would that affect the rest of the WNBA?
The WNBA reflects on double Olympic basketball gold medalist Maya Moore's career as she retires.
Basketball's Giannis Antetokoumpo 'wants to feel the exhilaration' of major success with Team Greece.
Former Team Australia basketball player Mitch Creek steps up his support for inclusion in sports.
Skeleton stars Matt Weston and Martins Dukurs break down all you need to understand about the sport.
Bobsled champion Kaillie Humprhies gets personal with Team USA on how she struggled with her body 'failing her' as she looked to have a family.
Who Won The 2023 IHF Men's Handball World Championship?
The 2023 IHF World Men's Handball Championship ended today after more than two weeks of competition across nine cities in Poland and Sweden, with Stockholm hosting the final match.
This was the 28th edition of the championship, and the first to be (co) hosted by Poland. Sweden, meanwhile had hosted four times prior - 1954, 1967, 1993, and 2011. 32 nations participated in the preliminary round starting on January 11; Team Denmark entered as the two-time defending champion.
And, the Danes finished on top this year as well for their third straight world title to accompany their two Olympic medals from Rio 2016 (gold) and Tokyo 2020 (silver). This was the first three-peat in the history of the championship, and Team Denmark defeated their Olympic nemesis in Team France to do it.
Congratulations to Team Denmark! In addition to the championship, the Danes also earned a qualification spot for Paris 2024. With Team France already qualified as host, a rematch might certainly be in the cards.
2023 Men's Team Handball World Champions
Who Won The FIH Hockey Men's World Cup 2023?
The 2023 FIH Hockey Men's World Cup concluded today after more than two weeks of competition in both Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, India. This was the 15th edition of the championship since 1971, and the fourth time that India has hosted. Bhubaneswar had also hosted the 2018 World Cup, in which Team Belgium defeated Team Netherlands in penalty kicks for the title.
16 national teams contested this 2023 championship: host Team India, and Teams Belgium, England, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, Wales, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.
In the end, Team Germany - ranked fourth in the world entering the tournament - scored a 3-3 (5-4) shootout win over second-ranked Team Belgium in the final to take their third-ever World Cup title. New father Niklas Wallen was named 'Player of the Match' for helping Team Germany comeback level in the title game. Team Netherlands finished third over Team Australia, 3-1 in the bronze medal match.
Congratulations to the champions! Complete results can be found at fih.hockey.
2023 Men's Field Hockey World Cup Champions
Who Won The 2023 FIL Luge World Championships?
The 2023 FIL Luge World Championships concluded today a week's worth of competition in Oberhof, Germany and the Lotto-Thuringen Ice Arena.
This is the fourth time that Oberhof has hosted the championships, having done so in 1973, 1985, and 2008 previously.
Nine senior events were held across men's and women's singles and doubles, plus a mixed team relay. Four senior sprint titles (in which emphasis is on start reaction to a signal) were awarded, as well four junior titles.
And...Team Germany dominated the competition on its home track, as expected - eight of nine gold medals, and 16 of 27 total. Team Austria's Jonas Muller won the men's singles title on the last day to break up the potential German sweep. The men's doubles team of Toni Eggert and Sacha Benecken was a triple gold medalist at these championships, while both Anna Berreiter and the women's doubles team of Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal both take home two golds.
Congratulations to all the 2023 champions! A quick photo gallery of the senior winners is below. And, complete results can be found at fil-luge.org.
2023 World Luge Champions
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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