The Olympic Channel invites readers to get to know Michel Bourez, Tahitian-born surfer looking ahead to not just Tokyo 2020 but also Paris 2024.
Can Seonaid McIntosh use her sister's help in reaching an Olympic podium in shooting for Team Great Brtitain?
Eva-Lotta Kabius is next in line to lead Estonian ladies figure skating...can she reach Beijing 2022?
Recently setting a new personal best, discus thrower Gudni Valur Gudnason is now on the radar for a possible Tokyo 2020 podium challenge - after finishing last at the Doha 2019 World Championships.
Can Niger's Abdoul Razak go one better at the Olympics and win gold at Tokyo 2020?
Jessica Klimkait is world-ranked number one, but will face a world champion in a best-of-three matchup to make it to Tokyo 2020.
16-year-old rising star Audrey Shin makes her senior championships debut at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, after finding new motivation to make the Beijing 2022 team.
She has an African Games title, but triple jumper Grace Anigbata hopes to continue overcoming nerves to make Tokyo 2020 qualification.
A.J. Edelman rode skeleton at Pyeongchang 2018, but now is looking at Beijing 2022 in bobsled, despite consussion concerns - and teammates new to the sport.
Racheal Nazula is poised to return to the Olympics 13 years after her Beijing 2008 appearance as a sprinter. But this time, she's leading Zambia's soccer team.
Sport climber Akiyo Noguchi looks forward to a home debut Olympics as a "symbol of home" before heading to retirement.
Sergio Villamayor is looking forward to continuing Argentinian presence in Olympic modern pentathlon.
Boxer Justis Huni wants both a world professional championship and an Olympic title in 2021.
Halvar Egner Granerud is the newest ski jumping star, winning five World Cup events in a row.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle is the first American man to win a World Cup super-G race in 14 years.
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