Alex Dujshebaev, along with his brother Dani, hopes to make team handball's podium at Tokyo 2020...as his father did at Barcelona 1992.
Can speed skater Diego Amaya bring Colombia to a Winter Olympics podium?
Could we see Satou Sabally help power Germany through 3x3 basketball Olympic qualification? regardless, Sabally sees a bright future for the sport.
He's the surprise of the Australian Open, after becoming the fifth qualifier to make it to a Grand Slam semifinal in the Open Era. Can Aslan Karatsev maintain his breakthrough play? Will we see him represent Russia in Tokyo 2020?
Olympic.org features double Olympic champ Iivo Niskanen, who has built a reputation for training and endurance as he works toward more success.
Francesco Friedrich continues his bobsled winning streak, with win #s 47 and 48 this weekend to cement his status as the all-time World Cup winner.
German bobsled isn't the only team setting domination. Natalie Geisenberger wins her 50th luge World Cup win...showing she's still got it.
It was an unsurprising Dutch show of force at the European speed skating Championships, as the Netherlands won eight of 12 podium spots - including all four titles: Antoinette de Jong and Patrick Roest in the all-arounds and Jutta Leerdam and Thomas Krol in the sprints. Gefeliciteerd!
Bahamanian sprinter Steven Gardiner is the focus of World Athletics's first installment in a new series checking in on how 2019 world champions are handling the Covid-enhanced lead-up to Tokyo 2020.
Irish legendary runner Sonia O'Sullivan pens an appeal for Tokyo 2020 to proceed.
Canadian shot putter Brittany Crew hopes that a new-found focus on nutrition during the pandemic translates to heightened success on the field.
Greysia Polii offered a bittersweet moment of triumph when she won the women's doubles title with partner Apriyani Rahayu at badminton's Thailand Open this weekend.
Vincenzo Nibali: Well, at least here's one professional road cyclist prioritising the Olympic Games.
Sydney 2000 sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou unveils a sexual abuse charge...13 years later.
He's the breakout star of handball's World Championships. Meet DR Congo's Gauthier Mvumbai!
Catch up with WNBA legend and three time Olympic gold medalist Seimone Augustus, via this Knuckleheads podcast interview.
3x3 basketball player Marco Lehmann comes out as gay in order to "perform at the highest level...at peace with himself."
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Mondo Duplantis makes the cover of Cafe magazine for a wide-ranging interview on sports usccess, family, golf, and more.
Middle-distance runner Halimah Nakaayi shares with Spikes her rise from a "small village" upbringing to world champion.
Laetitia Guapo has her eyes set on proving her #1 ranking in 3x3 basketball at Tokyo 2020.
One trend that 2020's pandemic lockdowns have caused is a disruption in local training options. Suddenly, more U.S. water polo players take to overseas opportunities to find competition.
Table tennis...the new bookie's favorite?
Amanda Chidester and Anissa Urtez are an Athletes United couple, but will be rivals on the softball pitch at Tokyo 2020.
After 91 World Cup podium finishes and 63 wins across ten straight years, freestyle skier Mikael Kingsbury is sitting out the start of this season to recover from injury.
Take a look at a short track speedskater's weekly regimen, through the eyes of Slovakian Petra Rusnakova.
Karl Geiger isn't just this year's Ski Flying World Champion...he's also a new dad.
Dissension rising in Australian field hockey?
Can Team USA make it out of last place at their next Handball World Championship appearance next year, and showcase the sport to potential U.S. fans?
Dressage rider Joao Torrao has a special bond with his horse Equador ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Can homemade workouts during Covid-19 turn into Olympic success for diver Grace Reid?
Canadian Marco Arop has big ambitions in middle-distance running.
Dusan Bulut is a community giver...might he be a star as Serbia in 3x3 basketball's Olympic debut?
Get to know Damian Quintero, set to star in karate's Olympic debut for Spain.
Peruvian Ariana Orrego proves it's not just the athletes at the top of the gymnastics leaderboards who can make an impact.
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