Equestrian dressage rider Juan Matute hopes to follow his father's footsteps into the Olympics - and complete a return from a near-death brain injury this past spring.
American KC Lightfoot's varied sports background prepared him for pole vaulting success.
Is Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix the next great British Olympic diver?
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At Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimamaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896