A Look At Recent Headlines Featuring Olympic Sport Athletes
Ukrainians Alina Hrushyna and Tetiana Rizhko provided an emotional lift at the European Wrestling Championships with two golds in one day after an arduous journey to get there.
Ukrainian biathlete Dmytro Pidruchnyi responds to Simon Fourcade's call for Russian inclusion.
Skeleton racer Vladyslav Heraskevych shares the destruction of sports facilities by Russia in Ukraine.
The mortal impact of the war in Ukraine hits the sports world through rugby and water polo.
Rio 2016 tennis Olympian Daria Saville puts her conscious first: "I'm gonna make everyone know where I stand".
Swimmer Ruta Meilutyte makes a blood-red statement for Ukraine against the Russian invasion.
Is South African swimmer Aryton Sweeney looking to transition to artistic swimming?
Swimmer Penny Oleksiak, 'Canada's most decorated Olympian', is feeling 'as good as ever'.
Champion swimmer Adam Peaty has his eyes on Paris 2024 despite the world championships this year.
Monobob and skeleton racer Simidele Adeagbo isn't wavering in her fight to end gender discrimination in Olympic quota allotments.
In curling, it's pronounced 'GUH ZHOO'.
Sport climber Stasa Gejo to The Olympic Channel: "Pain wakes you up in ways you've never experienced".
Three-time Olympic basketball gold medalist - and Tokyo 2020 gold medal coach - Dawn Staley cements her legacy as the first Black coach to win two NCAA national championships.
London 2012 gold medalist basketball star Russell Westbrook gets attention from The New York Times as he closes his first tumultuous season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Basketball-er Nathan Sobey gets his Tokyo 2020 bronze medal back after it was stolen two months ago.
Swiss mountain biker Nino Schurter wins a landmark 33rd World Cup win.
Los Angeles 1984 legendary diver Zhou Jihong at the center of a Tokyo 2020 judging controversy.
Would-be Olympic freestyle skiing medalist Daniela Maier reflects on her odd Beijing 2022 experience. (in German)
After tennis...children's book author for Tokyo 2020 medalist Ashleigh Barty?
#MamaHustles: Multiple Olympian Sania Mirza returned as a mother to professional tennis, but maybe for not much longer.
16-year-old Alysa Liu announces retirement from elite figure skating after an eventful 2021-22 season.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Sheila Catsro calls time on elite volleyball after a 20-year+ career.
Sports Illustrated: Shot putter Raven Saunders 'sees the future she's paving for Black, Queer athletes'.
Cedric Dubler may be known for spurring compatriot Ash Moloney to a Tokyo 2020 medal, but he's still harboring Olympic decathlon podium goals for himself.
Sprint hurdler Devon Allen gets his NFL break with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Russian circles: Northern Irish gymnast and Olympian Rhys McClenaghan is a world record-holder.
Canadians Charles Hamelin and Kim Boutin shine at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, as Hamelin closes out his legendary career with a medal and Boutin secures a complete set of silver medals (5x) in the event.
Veteran gymnast Angel Wong Hiu-ying sees world championship qualification as a 'bonus' on her way after her Asian Games focus.
International Gymnast checks in with Joe Fraser, recently re-crowned British all-around national champion after a five year gap.
Who May Be Tomorrow's Olympic Games Stars?
Jacob Korpan and Jake Morris are making waves in artistic swimming, providing a possible new avenue for Olympic dreams.
There's another potential javelin star in India to follow Neeraj Chopra...meet DP Manu.
Costa Rican Shannon Grubba hopes to fuel her Olympic dreams through the Youth Equestrian Games.
Iana Semichina made a determined effort to represent Moldova at the recent ITF/Tennis Europe 14 & Under Development Championships.
Olympic Sport Athletes Making Headlines This Week
"The invasion has disrupted their dreams but it has not killed them." 17-year-old race walker Valeriya Sholomitska and coach Olena Borysiuk persevere.
Ukraine has a friend in three-time Olympic tennis medalist Andy Murray...
...while fellow tennis star Novak Djokovic shows support for Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky...
...and the wider tennis community plays for peace.
Ukraine's artistic swimming team receives a lifeline from the Italian swimming federation.
International Women's Day: 10 history-making Team USA women you should know about, including Sue Bird (basketball), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Raven Saunders (track & field), Mikaela Shiffrin (Alpine skiing), Chloe Kim (snowboarding) and Erin Jackson (speed skating).
And who are some of Team Great Britain's top female Olympians through the decades?
More International Women's Day: Read how seven Team Canada Olympians help "break the bias".
Tennis star Venus Williams, basketball player Lisa Leslie, and sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are amongst '100 influential Black women in sports'.
Tokyo 2020 tennis champion Alex Zverev's "Acapulco incident" 'punishment' doesn't go over well.
Olympians Beezie Madden and Margie Engle - and Olympic mount Sapphire - inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.
Lillehammer 1994 champion Oksana Baiul 'linked' in friendship with former figure skating rival Surya Bonaly over support for Ukraine.
Ice dancer Paul Poirier embraces the opportunity to inspire open conversation on LGBTQ sport.
In support of mental health: Can gymnast Rhys McClenaghan enter the Guiness Book of World Records with a pommel horse stunt?
Meanwhile, fellow gymnast Carlos Yulo also looks to move on from Tokyo 2020 disappointment: "I realized your greatest opponent is yourself".
Family support has been key for Rocio Sanchez's successful return to Team Argentina field hockey.
ESPN.com: Meet shooter Eesha Singh, fresh off a remarkable World Cup debut and meeting an idol.
Soon-to-be retired Erik Lesser is the IBU's 'biathlete of the week'.
GQ looks at how Rio 2016 basketball gold medalist DeMar DeRozan refocused himself as he leads a new team in his NBA career.
Team China has an early announcement on its Paris 2024 basketball rosters...and not to rave reviews.
Will star Arianna Fontana make it to Milano Cortina 2026 for a short track speed skating curtain call at a home Games?
Thibaut 'Must-See TV' Vervoort may be 3x3 basketball's next big thing after a breakthrough 2021 season.
Race walker Inaki Gomez encourages athletes to use their voices to address key issues in sport.
Pole vaulter EJ Obiena's bid to compete at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games gets a lift from the Philippine Olympic Committee.
Meanwhile, Armand Duplantis' new pole vault world record gets a quick tribute back in Sweden.
Boxer Kimberley Gittens is one of 25 Commonwealth Sport Women's Leadership Program participants, with a scholarship to help become "a leader who can support the development of other women in sport".
David Jones: Olympic bronze medalist boxer Harry Garside is 'rewriting the rules'.
More than 60 bobsled and skeleton athletes in Canada submit an 'open letter' demanding action against a 'toxic culture' in their federation.
What Are Olympic Sport Athletes Up To on Social Media?
Vladyslav Heraskevych, Marta Fiedina, and Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk have messages.
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