Italo Ferreira charges into the new year.
Axel Jungk has one more race in the year.
Ivana Spanovic and Dafne Schippers look ahead.
Christos Volikakis gets pensive.
Team Great Britain curling skip Eve Muirhead is headed to her fourth Winter Games, and "loving life".
Making an Olympic debut after a near-death accident in 2016? Count freestyle skier Colby Stevenson in.
Freestyle skier Eileen Gu, basketball-er Zhou Qi and swimmer Siobhan Haughey are among South China Morning Post's "Asian athletes to watch in 2022".
More freestyle: Gus Kenworthy shares thoughts on his dog rescue, and more, from Pyeongchang 2018 with The Wildest.
Can swimmer Adam Peaty set a time "that can never be beaten"?
Triple Olympic basketball medalist and NBA superstar Lebron James joins a select group in a scoring milestone.
It's anxious times for Dutch star speed skaters, including legend Sven Kramer, as Olympic team confirmations are pending.
Rhys McClenaghan: "A Gymnast Goes to Paris" vlog.
Lisa Carrington: the "Usain Bolt of canoeing" is quite a dame!
Stuff.co: Golfer Lydia Ko's "resurgence" in 2021 is New Zealand's best sports story this year.
Team USA luger Jayson Terdiman eyes retirement, but not until he makes a third Olympics - with a third different doubles partner.
Meet the athletes - including Natalya Coyle, James, Cooke, Yasser Hefny, and Valentin Prades - who will help modern pentathlon, well, modernize as ordered.
Meanwhile, modern pentathlete Ahmed Elgendy makes CairoScene's Impact List for 2021.
Cleveland Magazine: How (pole vaulter) Katie Nageotte Became an Olympic Champion.
Olympic discus thrower Kelsey Card receives a special homecoming in her "home home" of Carlinville.
Olympic sprinter Oscar Husillos took on a new 400 meter challenge: mountain trail running. (in Spanish)
Decathlete Damian Warner and tennis player Leylah Fernandez are the Canadian Press 'Athletes of the Year'.
Olympic judoka Hilary Wolf looks back on her childhood acting career in Home Alone.
Olympic Channel: "Snow Game" follows select athletes as they work toward Beijing 2022, including Alpine skier Mia Clerc, snowboarder Kevin Rolland, and cross-country star Johannes Klaebo.
More cross-country: Finland’s Iivo and Kerttu Niskanen earn a rare sibling World Cup accomplishment with same-day victories.
A Weekly Look At Emerging Olympic Sport Athletes To Keep An Eye On
Can gymnast Noah Kuavita recover from achilles injury to fulfill dreams at Paris 2024?
Darragh McElhinney lead Team Ireland to European Cross Country "scandalous" U23 gold.
Teenager Karlos Nasar scored a senior world record en route to weightlifting gold earlier this month.
Torsongan Buliik has switched from cycling to cross-country skiing in a bid to reach Beijing 2022.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Edition!
Feliz Navidad from Rayderley Zapata and the RFEG!
Sultry season's greetings from Epp Mae...
Steffen Walstad and team send a message.
Team Skaslien Nedregotten ups the fun.
Christmas gets a thumbs up from Johannes Vetter.
Therese Johaug is in the spirit!
Johannes Hosflot Klaebo channels a bath-time Santa.
Katinka Hosszu has work to do...
A Look at Olympic Sport Athletes in the News
Need an inspiring athlete story of determination? Look no further than Syrian-born Refugee Team swimmer Alaa Maso.
Does Australian star Ariarne Titmus have the "will" to add to her swimming legacy?
"Underrated" Isabelle Wiedemann may be headed to a big spotlight at Beijing 2022 as Team Canada's veteran women's speed skater.
More speed skating: Star Sven Kramer is looking forward to Beijing 2022 as a 'nice last dance'. (in Dutch)
Tokyo 2020 champion archer Mete Gazoz wins GQ Turkey's 'Man of the Year'.
Taekwondo: Double Olympic medalist Panipak Wongpattanakit wins Sports Authority of Thailand honor.
Hurdler Thomas Barr shares thoughts on motivation for training in Buzz.ie's "12 Days of Fitmas".
More Ireland: middle distance runner Ciara Mageean has learned to turn a tough season into fuel for future years.
More end of the year awards: Germany's top athletes for 2021 include Olympic champions Malaika Mihambo (long jump), Alexander Zverev (tennis), and team winners women's track cycling team pursuit. (in German)
Figure skater Nathan Chen goes back to the well in an attempt to secure best scores he's seen.
Hirano Ayumu "takes snowboarding's next big leap" in the skill evolution for the sport.
Beijing 2022 men's ice Hockey: What's bad news for the NHL's players could be good for KHL's...
Avalon Wasteneys only picked up rowing six years ago. She's now an Olympic gold medalist.
Diver Tom Daley continues his LGBTQ advocacy with a televised Christmas message.
Clarisse Agbegnenou and Saeid Mollaei are the IJF's judokas of the year.
Tennis' Shuai Peng saga. It's complicated.
NBC Olympics: Get to know Team USA luger Emily Sweeney, readying for a second Winter Games.
Surfer.com's Silver Linings: The Session that ruined Jody Smith's 2021 Olympic campaign.
New Zealand sailing Olympic medalists Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, um, sail onto a new chapter.
And, Outsports checks in on Tokyo 2020 silver medalist sailor Jolanta Ogar, whose move to Spain has helped secure safety for her family.
As the Oeberg sisters create headlines in biathlon this season, Simon Fourcade has thoughts on competing on the circuit with a successful sibling.
Ireland's golden Olympic boxing heroines are the most admired Irish athletes for 2021.
Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Whalen and Manu Ginobili make their first ballot as Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame nominees.
Divine Grace: Rising star Lala Kramarenko wins an "experimental" rhythmic gymnastics tournament.
Team Ireland at Beijing: A "more mature" Tess Arbez looks to do better on a return trip to the Olympics in Alpine skiing.
Another 'Tess'...can French stalwart Tessa Worley finally secure a place on an Olympic podium to cap a brilliant career?
Meanwhile, Hong Kong may get its first Olympic Alpine skier, if Adrian Yung is confirmed to Beijing 2022.
Can Taylor Fletcher lead Team USA back onto an Olympic Nordic combined podium?
Brotherly love will appear again in Olympic short track speed skating, as Niall and Farrell Treacy confirm Team Great Britain spots for Beijing 2022.
If Kai Owens makes Team USA's freestyle skiing team for the Beijing Games, she'll be returning to her birth country after adoption years ago.
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An Olympics fan blog celebrating the athletes of the Olympic Games and Olympic sports
Random highlights of Olympic sport athletes - news, social links, and more, seen through the cheeky lens of this one particular, passionate fan.
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A look at some emerging Olympic sport athletes worth keeping an eye on
They are the Champions
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