Harrie Lavreysen shares his bedside.
Guillermo Ochoa takes in the rings.
Jutta Leerdam blends in.
Rommel Pacheco honors Jumpman.
Emmet Brennan is ready.
Argentinian soccer superstars Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Angel di Maria finally win another major global title to add to their Beijing 2008 gold.
Danielle van de Donk: at Tokyo 2020's women's soccer tournament, Team Netherlands will not "be afraid of anyone or any team".
Chilean veteran gymnast Tomas Gonzalez wins a last-minute Olympic qualification to Tokyo 2020.
After starting karate to protect against bullying as a child, Dilara Bozan now finds herself an Olympian.
Fun fact: Kyle Chalmers is the only Australian Rio 2016 individual swimming champion that will be at Tokyo 2020 for a title defense.
Judoka Ashley McKenzie used reality TV to self-fund a return trip to the Olympics.
After starting skateboarding at age five, high schooler Bryce Wettstein is the top-ranked U.S. woman in the park discipline.
Israeli Sergey Richter shooter is eager to get started at Tokyo 2020 after qualifying back in June 2019.
"I'm definitely not going to Tokyo to just have fun and experience the Olympics." Young badminton star Anders Antonsen is ready for the Games.
Can Team Netherlands go from the last-ditch Olympic Qualifying Tournament to the Tokyo 2020 podium in 3x3 basketball?
Christopher Blevins will continue a strong tradition of men's Olympic mountain bikers from Durango when he competes in Tokyo this summer.
R.I.P.: A curling great (fan) passes.
Japan Forward: Ranked seventh in the world, Brazilian Hugo Calderano has high hopes in the table tennis competition at Tokyo 2020.
Triathlete Ashleigh Gentle's careful preparation for the upcoming Summer Games included early adjustment to Tokyo weather via Cairns.
Wrestler Kyle Dake has his Olympic opportunity after finally defeating London 2012 champion Jordan Burroughs, which came after a major change in his training approach.
The 42: Get to know Heraclitus-quoting Irish rower Paul O'Donovan, keeping competition in unique perspective as he heads to his second Games.
"It's okay to not be okay.": Naomi Osaka pens a personal note on her recent public issues in Time.
Meanwhile, a sigh and a shrug...will Novak Djokovic attempt a Golden Slam?
Tokyo 2020 looks at Team USA's Keyshawn Davis, who's battle with anger management and mental health has led him to boxing success.
Scoliosis didn't stop Team USA's Kyra Condie from climbing, and now she's headed to the Olympics for the sport's debut.
Meanwhile, can Olyroo Mitchell Duke rise to the challenge and be the men's top goal scorer?
Here's five facts to get to know Team USA surfer Carissa Moore ahead of her Olympic debut.
Learn more about Biathlon Canada's team through the new Sights on Beijing YouTube series.
"To go to the Olympics, that was biggest dream since I was a kid": Tomas Satoransky leads the surprising Czech Republic into Tokyo 2020's men's basketball tournament.
Mark Tewksbury's Queer Queries: Who was the first out athlete in the modern Olympics?
Having started the sport at age five, Lindi Schroeder now finds herself an Olympic artistic swimmer.
Track & Field News checks in with champion triple jumper Christian Taylor, missing Tokyo 2020 through injury but determined to come back.
Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith makes the cover of British Vogue for an Olympics-timed feature.
Sydney McLaughlin gets a feature with L'Officiel: "Life after Rio...McLaughlin considered quitting track."
Take a look back at Karsten Warholm's world record run in the 400 meter hurdles with World Athletics.
Outsports looks at Dutee Chand, Team India sprinter making her way to her second Olympic Games appearance this summer.
Dane Tazana Kamanga-Dyrbak is a sprinter on the rise, with a unique multi-nation background.
Ebony Drysdale-Daley makes history for Jamaica with Tokyo 2020 judo qualification.
Russian Said Karimulla Khalili is a relative newcomer to biathlon, but has found quick success.
15 year-old Boipelo Awuah will be the sole female street skateboarder at Tokyo 2020 this summer.
Anna Gasser dives right in.
And she's not the only one cooling off in the water...
Piotr Lisek is national champion.
Miguel Tudela gets philosophical.
Fabio Basile works up a sweat.
Veteran Sam Mikulak will lead Team USA men's gymnastics team into the Olympics, this time with a new outlook on competition and sense of pressure.
Simone Biles: Even an off-night can't derail the GOAT. (She thinks she's old??)
More gymnastics: Netherlands' Bart Deurloo shares the backstory of his journey as a gymnast, and his music ambitions, in the new Pressure documentary.
The New York Times also looks at the disparity between PGA TOUR and LPGA players' approach to the opportunity that golf in the Olympics offers.
Florent van Aubel speaks with FIH.ch on Belgium's hopes for Tokyo 2020 as the field hockey team looks to defend its Olympic title.
Wael Shueb "couldn't be more excited" to go to Tokyo 2020 as part of the Refugee Olympic Team and compete in karate's Games debut.
Get to know Greek-American Stephania Haralabidis, would-be swimmer now headed to Tokyo 2020 as a key member of Team USA's water polo contingent.
Bajrang Punia: Will a leading Indian wrestling medal hope recover from injury in time for the Olympics?
Age is just a number: Andrew Hoy's and Mary Hanna's selections for Team Australia in equestrian for Tokyo 2020 make history.
Deepika Kumari approaches her third Olympics in archery this summer by 'living in the present'.
Two-time defending men's tennis singles champion Andy Murray defends his Tokyo 2020 selection.
More tennis: Tokyo 2020 portends to be the "highlight of her year" for Greek star Maria Sakkari.
Asuka Terada: A veteran hurdler regains her place at the the top of Japan's standings.
Who does legend Usain Bolt think might take the Olympic 100 meter sprint crown this summer?
Get to know the inspiring backstory of Wadeline Jonathas, 400 meter Olympian for Team USA, and get a lesson in media coverage, too.
Abdalelah Haroun: R.I.P. to a young Qatari sprint talent.
An interview with now-Tokyo 2020-bound Irish triathlete Carolyn Hayes is the latest subject on the World Triathlon Podcast.
Wondering why Sabrina Ionescu, once considered a shoo-in for Team USA in 3x3 basketball, wasn't on the final roster?
Will Team Israel's baseball team be a Tokyo 2020 version of Calgary 1988's "Cool Runnings" Team Jamaica?
Add Canadian basketball player Kim Gaucher to the list of those athletes-who-are-recent-mothers who are concerned about Tokyo 2020.
Get to know basketball's Team USA newcomer Jrue Holiday...and his two-time Olympic soccer-medalist wife, Lauren.
Team USA swimmer Torri Huske's background includes inspiration from her mother, who came to the U.S. from China for education.
Pride Month: Figure skater Guillaume Cizeron looks back at that one social post that became a 'most beautiful victory' for him.
This summer, Talha Talib will be Pakistan's first Olympic weightlifter in 46 years. "It is a dream come true."
Alice Dearing will make history at Tokyo 2020 as Team Great Britain's first-ever female Black swimmer.
U.S. biathlon star Susan Dunklee recounts a particularly rewarding and unique experience at a recent training camp with the Paralympic team. "This is why we ski."
Canoeist Saul Craviotto stars in Men's Health Espana's "Espiritu Olimpico" edition.
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