Ahead of the Monaco meeting, budding Olympic superstar Noah Lyles opened up to Tokyo 2020 on his mental health challenges as he looks forward to next year's Games.
The Guardian took a quick look recently at Observer Magazine's coverage of Montreal 1976, dubbing it 'the troubled Games'. Though, not sure the point of The Guardian's brief share, other than maybe take an opportunistic dig.
As part of its on-going Olympic retrospective, The Associated Press looks back at Atlanta 1996 as a milestone Games for women athletes. I certainly remember, here in the United States, that that was a definite media storyline, with good reason as the U.S. women dominated gymnastics, basketball, soccer, and softball in very visible and lasting fashion.
I knew that name was familiar! The Chinese Global Television Network reports that Zhou Jihong is targeting a vice-president role next year with FINA. Zhou was the first of a long - a very long - line of Chinese diving gold medalists when she won the 10-meter platform event at Los Angeles 1984. Amongst other accolades, she is the first Chinese diver to have been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. I'm at-the-moment agnostic on her expected candidacy, but I sure love the memory of excitement watching the then-unknown Chinese team make a grand statement at those Games.
Uh-oh: Cross-country star Petter Northug, Jr. finds himself in a tough spot, after a traffic stop leads to a drugs scandal for the retired athlete. Owning up to it in an Instagram post, Northug awaits legal fallout.
The Olympic Channel's Nick McCarvel checks in on the long, unique rivalry - and bond - between tennis stars and multi-medalist sisters Venus and Serena Williams.
Qatar 2032?: Again, please...no.
R.I.P. to Gergely Kulcsar, one-time giant of track and field, and three-time medalist.