Jack Yonezuka's historic World Junior Judo Championships medal has him thinking Los Angeles 2028.
Alwi Farhan made history for Team Indonesia at the World Junior Badminton Championships.
A Look At Olympic Sports Stars' Social Media Feeds...
Rikako Ikee has a beach day.
Yaroslava Mahuchickh goes historical.
Ester Ledecka waits for a train.
Mia Blichfeldt visits Giza.
Matteo Zurloni wraps up a NEOM visit.
A Look At Olympic Sports Athletes In The News
Fencer Olga Kharlan reflects on a tumultuous year and her Paris 2024 thoughts with Suspilne Media on the heels of a key tournament win. (in Ukrainian)
Team Guam looks toward a remarkable Pacific Games three-peat with leader Tai Wesley in basketball.
'Talent, perseverance, and commitment' has defined cross-country skier Patricija Eiduka's career to-date.
Did you know? The 'seeds' of Team Jamaica competing in ice sports predates bobsled...with curling.
Meanwhile, champion curler Brad Gushue has strong words for the organization of this week's Pan Continental event.
Swimmer Michael Phelps: A "4th Phelps" is on the way.
Team Ecuador's two-time Olympic swimmer Esteban Enderica completes his Pan American Games career with 'evident sadness'.
Sisters Margarita, Eleftheria, and Vasiliki Plevritou may be the key to Team Greece's ambitions to women's water polo qualification for Paris 2024.
A pair of recent victories has sparked Olympic rugby sevens qualification confidence for Team Hong Kong's women.
Can Team Angola again reach the top ten in the final rankings at this year's Women's World Handball Championship?
A 'super, gutsy ride' had equestrian jumper Katie Dinan "speechless" at her Pan American Games win.
Boxer Dean Clancy was "completely in the zone" to secure Olympic qualification despite the news of his grandfather's recent death.
Sports shooter Leonel Martinez is set for his second Olympics at Paris 2024, a remarkable 40 years after his debut at Lo Angeles 2028.
Jonatan Christie's recent "important victory" in badminton was the result of a focus on confidence, with the help of his support team.
Runners Daniel Ebenyo, Letesenbet Gidey, Sifan Hassan, Jessica Warner-Judd, and sprinters Shericka Jackson and Sha'Carri Richardson join pole vaulters Katie Moon and Nina Kennedy on World Athletics' shortlist for this year's 'International Fair Play Award'.
The saga of sprinter Bianca Williams' 'highly distressing' police encounter continues with news of support for the implicated officers.
Olympics has the 'inspiring story' of long sprinter Marileidy Paulino's rise to track success, jumpstarted by the watchful eyes of top sports officials back home.
Otgonbold Baatarkhuyag looks to "change the sport in Mongolia" after his landmark archery win at the Asian Games this year.
Laura Pigossi's double tennis gold at the Pan American Games - with Paris 2024 qualification - capped "one of the best weeks of her) life".
19-year-old wrestler Amit Elor's eight world titles have propelled her thoughts toward Paris 2024 gold.
Emma Twigg, Mindaugas Griskonis, Niels van Zandweghe, Benjamin Pritchard, and Esther Briz Zamorano are taking World Rowing's Athletes' Commission into a 'new era' as its first elected members.
p.s. World Rowing has its 2023 season award nominees...
"Inspiring others is and was a bonus", reflects German Olympic champion judoka Yvonne Boenisch.
The International Skating Union enlists former Team Switzerland figure skater Michaela Carrot to promote the upcoming World Ice Skating Day.
Will a 'robust youth structure' bring Team Greece back to Olympic beach volleyball competition? It may depend on the progress of players Eleni Alexoglou and Mryto Paschalaki.
Weightlifter Lydia Valentin, runner Fermin Cacho, gymnast Gervasio Deferr, rhythmic gymnast Tania Lamarca, sports shooter Alberto Fernandez, canoeist Teresa Portela, long jumper Joan Lino, and handball player Marta Mangue sign up to lead Spanish Olympic Committee support for refugee athletic centers. (in Spanish)
Biathlon great Dorothea Wierer approaches her 14th season with a "day-by-day" perspective, and finding more goals outside of sport than before.
Soccer stars Lionel Messi and Aitana Bonmati make history with an eighth Ballon d'Or award for Messi and a first for Bonmati to go with her Champions League and World Cup titles.
Dylan Schmidt may have earned a competition break after his 2022 trampoline world title, but Paris 2024 qualification beckons as events heat up with the 2023 worlds looming.
A Look At Olympic Sports Stars In The News
Team Ukraine's Viktoriia Us shares thoughts on qualifying for her third Summer Games for Team Ukraine, but now in three canoeing disciplines. (in Ukrainian)
Ondrej Perusic and David Schweiner receive a hero's welcome as the new beach volleyball world champions return to Czechia.
For Team Chile's Francisca Irazoqui and Montserrat Obon, 'the anticipation is palpable' for a home FIH (field) Hockey Women's Junior World Cup later this year.
Team Dominican Republic's women's volleyball squad receives a special congratulations from Thomas Bach for its recent Paris 2024 qualification.
Olympics: According to surfer Leandro Usuna, 'joy is the most important ingredient for success'.
Beijing 2022 medalist Jaclyn Narracott needs "a break" from skeleton as a busy start to 2024 looms.
Former Team Canada junior national Travis Dermott makes his own pride support statement on the ice, despite National Hockey League thinking.
Is it time to start thinking about NBA superstar and Olympic champion LeBron James' retirement?
âWhat to make of the story behind a 'private consensual encounter' of Olympic basketball champion Dwight Howard's?
Queertyâ: More insight on Matthew Mitcham's demons as the champion diver's marriage gets the confessional spotlight in SAS Australia promos.
Team Great Britain's diver Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix is ready to tackle 'issues with body image' in sport.
Olympians Rory McIlroy (golf) and Anthony Joshua (boxing) join other sports stars in a Formula One racing team investment.
Can one of Team Ecuador's boxers fulfill former champion Ytalo Perea's faith in their potential for another rare Ecuadorian Pan American title? (in Spanish)
Los Angeles 984 gymnastics hero Mary Lou Retton is taking "baby steps" in her recovery from a critical bout of pneumonia.
Dorian Connix admits to World Triathlon that he wasn't all on board with his ultimately-successful season-long plan to claim a triathlon world title.
Seeing taekwondo as a"smart sport", Ho-jun Jin looks to 'head games' to keep sharp ahead of Paris 2024.
Camilla Gomes heads into Santiago 2023's Pan American trampoline competition with new confidence after a historic season.
"One move at a time" was key to Jesse Gruper's gold - and Paris 2024 qualification - in sport climbing.
Mathias Thyrri and Amalie Magalund "wanted it" and got it: a key match win that underscored the current mixed doubles strength in Denmark currently.
With her mother now honored with a Nobel Prize in medicine, is double Olympic champion rower Susan Francia the most accomplished in her own family?
"It's a tremendous opportunity that Panam Sports is giving us." Modern pentathlete Sophia Hernandez is grateful to compete, even though under a neutral flag.
Could a pair of hammer throwers actually be the leaders of Team Canada in Paris 2024 athletics?
"To become Olympic champion is so good." Team Greece's Ilias Iliadis is the latest judoka to feature in IJF's 'Olympic Champions' interview series.
More Team Greece: Champion weightlifter Pyrros Dimas gets a new lead role with Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation.
Kaylee McKeown and Qin Haiyang are World Aquatics' 'Swimmers of the Year' for 2023.
Kathrine Heindahl and Team Denmark eye bigger results this time as Denmark hosts handball's FIH Women's Championship for third time later this year.
FIL takes a look at Olympic luger Yong Lee's successful transition from sport to politics in South Korea.
Get a preview of a feature portrait on Alpine skier Lucas Braathen - 'the world's best slalom racer' - in The A Magazine. (in Norwegian)
All eyes are on stars Marco Odermatt and Mikaela Shiffrin as the new Alpine skiing season is set to begin.
Double Olympic medalist and soccer superstar Neymar joins other sports celebrities in a new menswear line debut from the celebrity Kardashian family.
Learning About Olympic Athletes In The News
Figure skating champion Oksana Baiul doubles down her commitment to fellow Ukrainian athletes in conversations with Sport24. (in Ukrainian)
Long hurdler Anna Ryzhykova talks her 2023 season, plans toward Paris 2024, and more with Suspilne Sport. (in Ukrainian)
âHer "calling in (track & field)" may be "bigger than winning medals", but coming short of global podiums still pushes sprinter Marie-Josee Ta Lou.
World Athletics: Get to know middle-distance running star Mary Moraa, for whom athletics has been a path to being 'somebody'.
Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson has a "best moment" with the unveiling of a dedicated mural at her former school.
Sprinter / long jumper Tianna Madison embarks on a new path, coaching at San Jose State.
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad talks to Al Jazeera on faith, representation, and Islamophobia.
Will fencer Aron Szilagyi suceed fellow Hungarian Daniel Guyrta on the IOC Athletes' Commission?
Team Ireland canoeist Jenny Egan's belated honeymoon gets the VIP treatment.
"It is and always will be an honor to be at number one in your sport..." offers equestrian eventing rider Oliver Townend as he regains the top ranking.
Freestyle skiing champion Eileen Gu has 'winning tips' to offer in Vogue China. (in Chinese)
FIS checks in with freestyle skier Mikael Kingsbury as he begins his preparations for the 2023/24 season.
More FIS...Victor Muffat-Jeandet, Atle Lie McGrath, and Lara Colturi, and Roni Remme are just some of the Alpine skiers celebrating a return to the slopes after injuries last season.
Ghanian Forrester Osei enjoyed a "privileged opportunity" to represent weightlifting at the recent International Athletes' Forum in Lausanne.
"My body is for wrestling." Asian Games champion Tulga Tumur Ochir sees his talent in the sport as a gift.
Star road cyclist Remco Evenepoel doesn't see 2023 as a 'completely successful' season, after not placing in a Grand Tour.
Get to know the Team USA 'dynasty' you may not realize exists...its women's water polo team.
Elena Micheli credits two Rottweilers, Amber and Rio, for helping her success as a modern pentathlete.
Who made the roster cut for the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in tennis next month?
Diver Tom Daley's Made with Love weekend podcast has a special guest in Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Is Los Angeles 1984 champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton "fighting for her life"?
Surfer Owen Wright talks to The Guardian about his 'remarkable journey' back from brain injury.
Team USA: Paris 2024 is a quickly approaching 'unique opportunity' for Team USA men's soccer.
Soccer stars Leah Williamson and Chloe Kelly make Hello!'s cut as some of the 'best dressed' on the 2023 Pride of Britain Awards red carpet.
Beijing 2008 sport shooting champion Abhinav Bindra gives his approval of Team India's performance at this year's Asian Games.
Speaking of Asia...the Olympic Council of Asia's first-ever elections for its Athletes Committee result in wins for Julyana Al Sadeq (taekwondo), Husein Alireza (rowing), Ning Ding (table tennis), Lee Chun Ho (karate), Zulhumar Dashkinova (judo), Merdan Atayev (swimming), Saina Nehwal (badminton), Ng Sheyna (bowling), and Terry Tae (gymnastics).
p.s. Table tennis star Ning Ding aims to help others transition to post-competition life with that Olympic Council of Asia election post.
Which swimmers are in the lead after the first weekend of the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup?
More from the Asian Games as swimmers Zhang Yufei and Qin Haiyang earn MVP honors and commit to 'ratifying their achievements' at Paris 2024.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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