Happy Birthday, Karsten Warholm...
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Dima Ovtcharov gets cold.
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Olympic Sports Athletes Making Recent News
24-year-old Milad Karimi made worlds history for Team Kazakhstan; now he's targeting a Paris 2024 gymnastics podium as well.
FEI: Get to know the 'young jumping ace' Gilles Thomas in Team Belgium equestrianism.
Team Poland kayaker Klaudia Zwolinska is 'ready to take on the pressure' after a frustrating fifth-place Tokyo 2020 slalom finish.
Team Canada curling star Jennifer Jones makes a retirement announcement.
Wrestler Zhan Beleniuk aims to use the European Championships this month as a stepping-stone to a third and perhaps final Olympic appearance. (in Ukrainian)
Slovenian ski jumping quadruple Olympic medalist Peter Prvec announces the end to a stellar career.
Sports shooter Doreen Vennekamp had "an incredible year" in 2023...what does she plan for 2024?
Team USA hosts a 'star-studded' training camp roster in men's 3x3 basketball to trim toward Paris 2024.
Short track speed skater Suzanne Schulting is "back in business" after a return to a World Cup podium after her injury hiatus.
Can Team South Korea leverage home team advantage at the upcoming World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals? ITTF takes a look at that and other 'burning questions'.
Get to know sport climber Sean McColl as he helps inaugurate the IFSC Lounge podcast.
'Where are they now?' World Rowing checks in on Team France's Athens 2004 champion Adrien Hardy.
"I want all my energy and my mind in the right place." Shirine Boukli accepts the unique pressure facing Team France's judo team for Paris 2024.
Olympic diver Jose Antonio Guerra takes charge of the new generation who have "hope in their eyes" in his new role as coach.
"It's all the little things adding up." Team Singapore's badminton player Yeo JIa MIn sees her stock continue to rise over the past year.
Jess Learmonth is "not far away" from optimal performance condition as she looks to return to elite triathlon competition after pregnancy last year.
Sports is filled with stories of what might have been and hopeful comebacks. Here's Team Ireland sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses'.
The Museum of World Athletics welcomes the new addition of race walk champion Stefano Baldini's gold medal-winning shoes.
Latvian Rockets: A new theater production looks at how Team Latvia became a bobsled powerhouse.
Who will win seats on the IBU Athletes' Commission? Biathletes Kelsey Dickinson, Simon Eder, Lena Hacki-Gross, Jessica Jislova, and Anna Maka are up for the two spots to be decided later this month.
Los Angeles 1984 star Flo Hyman and her civil rights advocacy honored by USA Volleyball.
Remembering that time at London 2012 when volleyball-er Courtney Thompson had an 'awkward' meeting with tennis great Serena Williams...
ITF asks 'who are the biggest risers in junior tennis so far in 2024"?
Refreshing: Tennis superstar Carlos Alcaraz has big, Olympic-sized ambitions this summer.
Ice hockey stars Connor Bedard and Hilary Knight are now officially the 2023 IIHF 'Players of the Year'.
A Look At Olympic Sports Athletes In The News
Esquire Australiaâ: Tennis star Alex de Minaur "is the real deal".
Is new Australian Open tennis champion Jannik Sinner the long-awaited 'successor to the 'Big Three''?
How have Conchita Martinez and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario "raised the bar" for tennis in Spain?
Who are the 'most successful (badminton) players in Indonesia Masters history? Team China's Zheng Si Wie and Huang Ya Qiong...
Olympic golfers Justin Thomas, Mackenzie Hughes, and Seamus Power make the cut of 16 for the PGA TOUR's 2024 Advisory Council.
Canadian ice dancer Meghan Duhamel has a definite opinion on Team Russia retaining a podium position from Beijing 2022's controversial team figure skating event.
Meanwhile, some now-gold medalist Team USA figure skaters stopped by the Today show to talk delayed satisfaction, and more.
YouTubeâ: What was the start of the this season like for biathlete Sturla Holm Laegreid?
"It's an odd place to be", says windsurfer Sam Sills as he enters a world championships with Olympic qualification already secured.
Teams Ireland and Argentina made emphatic statements in the World Rugby Sevens Series stop last weekend, as the Olympic picture gets more competitive.
FEI: Team Denmark's Thea Bech "is achieving great things with partner Dionisos" in equestrian dressage.
Can skateboarder Chloe Covell become Team Australia's youngest-ever gold medalist with a Paris 2024 win this summer?
Canoe slalom Olympic champions Jessica Fox and Jiri Prskavec look right on form to defend as the 2024 season opens.
A world championship podium finish last year propelled beach volleyballers David Ahman and Jonantan Hellvig to prime recognition as Sweden's 'Team of the Year'.
Will Team Netherlands be able to remain ranked number one after the women's water polo worlds soon?
19-year-old Viola Leauchter's experience with helping Team Germany to a successful sixth-place finish at the recent women's World Handball Championship was heightened by a 'Best Young Player' award.
Hammer thrower Krisztian Pars takes his place at the Museum of World Athletics while World Athletics looks back at his championship career.
German Oliver Zeidler is World Rowing's 'Men's Crew of the Year' for 2023.
International Gymnast: Team Finland's Robert Kirmes "plans to fight for the last chance to qualify" for the Olympics this summer.
Emerging senior-level gymnast Sabrina Maneca-Voinea has 'big expectations for 2024'.
Olympics: Get to know snowboarder Siddhartha Ullah, who 'wants to support the sport to be more reflective of the world'.
Will swimmer Tom Dean's Tokyo 2020 gold give him an advantageous aura at Paris 2024?
Star swimmers Ariarne Titmus and Kaylee McKeown lead the uproar in Australia against the IOC's new rule limiting Olympic Village over-stays.
Rising star Megan Gustafson's debut with Team Spain will be super-charged with Olympic basketball qualification on the line.
The 'feeling of losing control' prompted retirement for basketball star Ricky Rubio. The Athletic checks in.
Getting to Know Olympic Sports' Stars Through Recent News Features
The Athletic looks at the transformation of Team USA Beijing 2008 soccer player Robbie Rogers to a Hollywood power player and a voice for LGBTQ athletes.
Soccer star Alex Greenwood talks with FIFA.com on the disappointment of missing Paris 2024, and more.
Mack Horton's retirement: A swimming champion succumbs to a loss of motivation.
Is Teagan Levi vs Jorja Miller the prime rugby sevens rivalry we'll see over the next decade?
Biathlon World has 'five burning questions' for rising Team USA star Campbell Wright.
Rising high diver Carlos Gimeno has a strong Olympic connection in having triple Olympian Ramon Fumado as a coach. (p.s. get high diving into the Games now!)
Rhythmic gymnast Evita Griskenkas has a big 2024 ahead, with graduation from Columbia University and another Olympic appearance on deck. Can she make it into the top 10 at Paris 2024?
World Curling looks at some past Youth Olympic curling stars' subsequent careers, led by Team Italy's Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner.
Is a combination of "sun and cinnamon buns" the secret to Frida Larsson's cross-country skiing success?
Can Armenian wrestler Arsen Julfalakyan complete an Olympic comeback from retirement, now representing Team Argentina?
Team Japan star wrestlers Akari Fujinami and Tsugumi Sakurai recently took to the mat in an understated but power-packed bout.
Switzerland's Zoe Claessens is looking for a return to the UCI World Cycling Center can power another Olympic BMX run.
Can Lydia Ko complete a "perfect fairy tale story" and win gold at Paris 2024's golf competition?
Olympic champion boxer Estelle Mossely aims to show that motherhood hasn't slowed her down as she targets another gold at Paris 2024.
Badminton players Liu Yu Chen and Nyi Yakura talk with BWFWorldTour on the keys to new partnerships as they eye Paris 2024.
Landmark sailor Maria Erdi earns more honors back in Hungary off the back of her world championship.
Sean Murray may be "just lost for words" but still beaming as captain of Team Ireland's Paris 2024-qualifying men's field hockey squad.
Learning 'one new skill' might have been the key to inspiring trampolinist Dafne Navarro to reach another Olympic Games.
U23 champion rower Dimitra Eleni Kontou is one to watch as she targets Paris 2024 after setting multiple indoor records in 2023.
Why has the abuse allegations against Tokyo 2020 tennis champ Alex Zverev not come up during the Australian Open (except for in this thought piece)?
Tennis players to watch include the 51 recently announced as Grand Slam Player Grant 2024 recipients.
Robyn Ah Mow and Heather Brown are 'All Time Great Players' for USA Volleyball.
Triathlete Dylan McCullough's strong 2023 has him 'in pole position' to make it to Paris 2024 this year.
Anthony Edwards credits his stint with Team USA as key to his strong basketball this NBA season.
A slew of upstart lugers at the Youth Winter Olympics left champion luger Sascha Benecken impressed.
Pole vaulter Armand Duplantis supplants speed skater Nils van der Poel as the 'Athlete of the Year' at the Swedish Sports Gala.
Retirement is not on the mind for 39-year-old marathoner Stephen Mokoka, who has plans to cotinue through Paris 2024 and beyond.
Sprinters Antonio Watson and Shericka Jackson take home RJRGleaner honors in Jamaica for their 2023 successes on the track.
Headline-Making Olympic Sports Athletes...
Ice hockey stars and Olympians Natalie Darwitz, Jaromir Jagr, Kenny Jonsson, Igor Liba, Jaroslav Pouzar, Ryan Smyth, Desideriu Varga, and Nagano 1998's Team Czech Republic headline the IIHF Hall of Fame class for 2024.
Olympic curlers Madeleine Dupont and Eve Muirhead reflect for World Curling on their junior careers as springboards to senior success.
News.com: Get to know Marissa Williamson-Pohlman, 'set to become Australia's first female Indigenous Olympic boxer'.
Capital Sports: Will Team Kenya make history at Paris 2024 with a rugby sevens medal?
After gold at Tokyo 2020, Team Serbia is just hoping to qualify to Paris 2024 in men's water polo.
FIG: Team Great Britain gymnast Jake Jarman has 'big plans for 2024 and beyond'.
Is NBA and Olympic basketball star Draymond Green's legacy on the line this second half of the season?
Who are the various national team number ones in men's and women's 3x3 basketball to start 2024?
Handball continues to make its mark in Iceland, as national team star Gisli Porgeir Kristjansson wins 'Sports Personality of the Year' honors for his 2023 exploits.
Who are golfers to watch as the Paris 2024 qualification rankings tighten up as the new year begins.
IJF takes a look at the current number ones in women's judo as the Olympic year begins in earnest.
"Please let me fight in Paris!" Judoka Manuel Lombardo may be referring to an upcoming Grand Slam event, but after a disappointing Tokyo 2020...Olympic redemption awaits, too.
"It feels super, super good." Team USA's Sophie Laukli wins an impressive cross-country skiing victory.
An Se Young and the mixed doubles pair of Yuta Watanabe & Arisa Higashino make history at the recent badminton Malaysia Open.
Javelin great Barbora Spotakova makes sure her career has a presence in the Museum of World Athletics.
Fellow javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk talks 'fighter mindset' and more, on the The Athletes Zone Podcast with Asdis Hjalmsdottir Annerud.
Inside the Games: Ukrainian-born hammer thrower Hanna Skydan aims for a fourth Summer Olympics, and third for Azerbaijan.
Former flatwater rowing standout Cara Stawicki has made a successful transition to coastal rowing.
Looks liek quadruple Olympic medalist Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario has some big financial debt...but avoids heading to jail for it.
Team USA looks back at the Tokyo 2020 women's volleyball gold medal game with its champions.
Stephen Laybutt: A Sydney 2000 soccer player's recent odd death brings reflection on recent generosity.
Team Brazil's Marta's 'outstanding career achievement' on the soccer pitch recognized by FIFA. Check out all the winners at fifa.com.
"I just want to beat the fastest person." Swimmer Daniel Wiffen's 'quiet confidence' is on the upswing.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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