New Names In Olympic Sports To Watch!
Thammy Nguyen had retired from weightlifting in 2016, but just won a historic European Championship medal last month.
Olympics: Can aspiring water polo players in Ghana spark growth of the sport in Africa?
A Look At Olympic Sports Stars On Social Media
Marie-Philip Poulin and Laura Stacey share some news...
...as does Garbine Muguruza.
Hello, Sifan Hassan!
Joey Mantia breaks down social media for us.
Erica Wiebe post an emotional tribute to Natasha Fox.
Olympic Sports Athletes Are Making Headlines...
Ukrainian European medalist Anna Ponomarenko credits folk choreography for her start in breaking.
Could Super Rugby star Michael Hooper switch to rugby sevens for Team Australia at Paris 2024?
The New York Times: How did long-distance runner Bou Samnang's 'perseverance' win over her nation?
Citius Magazine checks in with Team USA long-distance runner Eric Jenkins as he looks at retirement.
Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah goes against usual direction and plans a return to the shot put.
Vasco Vilaca has rebounded from Tokyo 2020 disappointment to 'currently riding high' in this season's World Triathlon Championship Series.
Top ranked judoka Shirine Boukli reflects on a tight inter-France battle for position in her division.
Team Australia's women's field hockey team is making waves despite its relative inexperience.
'Nigeria's first female Olympic flatwater canoeist' Ayomide Emmanuel Bello 'won't stop fighting to be the best she can be'.
How did pairs figure skaters Sara Conti and Niccolo Macii 'overcome obstacles' to medal at the recent World Championships this year?
Down twenty pounds of muscle, swimming star Ryan Murphy stills sees his 'base of training' strong.
Biathlon World: What were recently retired biathlon great Tiril Eckhoff's 'Eckhoffest' career moments?
Kang Chae Young, Lim Sihyeon, and Prathamesh Samadhan Jawkar were three archers who particularly impressed at the recent Shanghai World Cup stop.
Weightlifter Tham Nguyen chats with Image on making Team Ireland history and Paris 2024 goals.
Meanwhile, how did weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet find 'despair and hope' through his sport?
Alexa Gray put Team Canada 'on the map' with a star perfomance in the Italian Volleyball League final.
More Team Canada news as wrestler Natasha Fox is killed in a road accident at home.
Looks like Team India tensions over sexual abuse allegations within wrestling haven't died down yet.
NBA legend and basketball 'Dream Team' member Michael Jordan has a signed jersey auction for more than $3 million U.S.
Team Australia basketball star Josh Giddey reflects on his second NBA season in The Players' Tribune.
More Team Australia as boxer Kristy Walker pushes an initiative to 'extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in the sport'.
Boxer Steven Donnelly doubles down on legal troubles after a 'sectarian' assault charge. Sounds like he's a piece of work...
Diver Matty Lee aims to continue in the sport to honor the "legend" of his recently passed father
Veteran gymnast Misha Koudinov still has 'frontiers' to explore as he continues his career.
Consider her NFL star husband Jonathan Owens the 'biggest fan' of champion gymnast Simone Biles.
Abdullah Sediqi may have had his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, but the Refugee Team taekwondo athlete has bigger dreams for Paris 2024: a medal.
Who Won The 2023 IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championship?
The 2023 IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championship for ice hockey ended today in Tampere, Finland, concluding a tournament that had begun on May 12th and was co-hosted by Riga, Latvia. The two Baltic nations stepped up as co-hosts after original host plans for St. Petersburg were cancelled amidst the Russian war against Ukraine. This was the seventh time Tampere has helped host, and the third for Riga.
This top Championship Division event featured 16 national teams: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States. Other men's ice hockey division world champions for 2023 included Team Great Britain (Division I, Group A), Team Japan (Division I, Group B), Team Spain (Division II, Group A), Team United Arab Emirates (Division II, Group B), Team Chinese Taipei (Division III, Group A), Team Kyrgyzstan (Division III, Group B), and Team Philippines (Division IV).
In the end, Team Canada triumphed in the Championship Division, winning the gold medal 5-2 over Team Germany in the championship game. This is the 28th world championship gold for the Canadians in the men's tournament dating back to 1920. Team Latvia scored an impressive first-ever world medal, with a shock 4-3 overtime win over Team United States for the bronze medal.
Congratulations to the world champions! Complete results can be found online at iihf.com.
2023 Men's Ice Hockey World Champions
Who Won The 2023 World Table Tennis Championships?
The 2023 World Table Tennis Championships Finals ended today in Durban, South Africa after a tournament that started on May 20th. This was the 57th edition of the event, and it's only the second in Africa since Cairo 1939.
Competition was held in five events: singles and doubles for both men and women, and mixed doubles. (Note: these championships alternate every other year with a separate team championships event.) Team China is the overall leader on the all-time medal table, with more than twice the medals - 419.5 - of second-place Team Hungary.
And...Team China raked in the medals again, sweeping all golds and taking 12 of the 20 total medals available. Three Chinese were double champions across the singles and doubles events - Fan Zhedong, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Chuqin. Sun and Wang each added a third medal (bronze and silver, respectively).
Congratulations to all the champions! A photo gallery of the winners is included below. Complete results can be found online at worldtabletennis.com.
2023 World Table Tennis Champions
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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