Let's Get Social 05.26.23
Jessie Diggins and Zanden McMullen get down.
Angela Tenorio, Anahi Suarez, Yuliana Angulo, and Marileidy Paulino look ready to form a girl group...
Guillaume Cizeron gives us a good b&w.
Tobias Schneider contemplates a sunset.
Anhelina Ovchynnikova gets our attention for some words of advice.
A Little Roundup 05.25.23
Featured Headlines With Olympic Sports Athletes
Who is Angelina Kalinina, the 'best Ukrainian tennis player right now'? (in Ukrainian)
Even not playing, tennis champion Rafael Nadal's presence will loom large over this year's French Open.
Olympic champions Koji Gushiken and Mitch Gaylord join Ukrainian Oksana Omelianchik as inductees into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Can three-time Olympian Kim Gaucher be the key to Team Canada's women making it to Paris 2024 in 3x3 basketball?
The husband of Olympic cross-country skiing medalist Justyna Kowalczyk is struck by an avalanche.
Can Team Cuba's Mijain Lopez win a landmark fifth gold medal in wrestling at Paris 2024?
Mark Cavendish, 'the world's most decorated (sprint cyclist)', plans his retirement after the 2023 season.
Did Siobhan Haughey's Mare Nostrum Swim Tour performance set the stage for the world championships later this year?
Volleyball star Kim Yeon Koung thanks her fans after a recent, remarkable public fan meet session.
Triathlete Emma Pallant-Browne tells it like it is for female athletes in response to an online troll.
Diver Jack Laugher talks with Team Great Britain on 'his personal journey' to an "unbelievable achievement" at Tokyo 2020.
Swedish biathlon star Sebastian Samuelsson is 'ready to go in the summer' with training in order to challenge for a top ranking next season.
You could say that Courtney Schonell started her field hockey career as an infant...and now she's a Team Australia star striker.
Emma Houston, Roxy Milliner, and Karam Singh are the 'young stars of U.K. breakdancing aiming for Olympic glory at Paris 2024'.
Uchgebu Gift and Charles Indongesit are two youth athletes establishing Team Nigeria within luge.
"To do this as a family is just amazing." Taekwondo Siblings Skylar, Tae-Ku, and Braven Park - and their father Jae - are set to represent Team Canada at this year's Pan American Games.
What's next for Irish boxing star Katie Taylor after a disappointing first pro loss in front of a home crowd?
Speed skating champion Terry McDermott was known for a famous interaction with a Beatle, too.
Can Olympic champion Keegan Palmer get his Paris 2024 skateboarding qualification back on track?
Stacey Waaka joins a slew of fellow Black Ferns stars to ply her rugby sevens trade in the United States.
Running great Mo Farah is "sucking it all in" as he winds down his remarkable racing career.
How did Sydney 2000 long sprint champion Cathy Freeman inspire other Indigenous female athletes?
Could Atlanta 1996 sprint champion Donovan Bailey become an owner of an NHL team?
BBC: "I have always been running for something bigger than myself." Sprinter Fred Kerley has big goals.
Team Luxembourg's shot putter Bob Bertemes sees progress in track & field stature for the small nation.
'The weight of (soccer star Samantha) Kerr's worth is not only measured in silver (trophies won)'.
The Irish Times: Billionaire basketball superstar LeBron James' smartest investment has been in himself.
Meanwhile, 'the legend' of Team Serbia Olympic and NBA basketball star Nikola Jokic is growing.
Team USA Tokyo 2020 basketball champion Napheesa Collier is 'ready to take on the challenges' of playing in the WNBA as a mother.
And...Team USA basketball star Carmelo Anthony's retirement prompts a look at his 'sneaker legacy'.
World Rowing: Who are the rowers to watch at this weekend's European Championships?
Melita and Antonia Abraham are World Rowing's 'May 2023 Rowers of the Month' as they 'continue to write history for Chilean rowing'.
Athletes Worth Watching 05.24.23
A Look At Some Newer Names In Olympic Sports Worth Watching
Inspired by a champion gymnast, archer Gabi Sasai is 'building toward Paris, one target at a time'.
Armenia's Hamlet Manukyan 'announced himself as a new prince' of gymnastics with two world junior titles last month.
A Little Roundup 05.15.23
What's New(s) for Olympic Sports Athletes?
Team Ukraine tennis player Elina Svitolina's comeback is 'fueled by love for family and country'.
Tennis star Coco Gauff finds herself at a 'crossroads' as she hopes to move toward a number one ranking.
Meanwhile, fellow tennis star Naomi Osaka had a couple of newsworthy posts on social media recently...
Mothers' Day: How did motherhood take equestrian rider Charlotte Dujardin 'to new heights'?
'Mom' of Team Canada's women'w gymnastics squad, Ellie Black teaches support and strength.
More gymnastics as Milan Hosseini's recent Europeans success has Paris 2024 in his sights.
Gymnastics champion Simone Biles is looking for recommendations as a new Green Bay Packers fan.
'Make a Difference': Get to know rising Team Ireland triathlete James Edgar.
Can Bianca Cook erase the bad taste of consecutive Olympic bronze medals in taekwondo with a final gold in Paris net year?
Sochi 2014 curler Greg Drummond takes his coaching career to a new level with Team Great Britain.
Bindyarani Devi's Asian weightlifting championship success is tempered by concern for her family in conflict-torn Manipur.
Good news: Ice dancer Piper Gilles confirms recovery from stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis.
More Team Canada figure skating as Keegan Messing reflects on his career with ISU: "I'm just so happy that I can go out at the op, at my best".
Sports climber Jesse Gruper's four world cup podiums in 2022 have him eyeing momentum in 2023.
"I hope I can inspire and motivate young kids." Landmark Indonesian surfer Rio Waida looks to make a mark for the sport.
Will Nuria Diosdado's crowd-funding campaign help Team Mexico's artistic swimming team make it to Paris 2024?
Meet Dominika Banevic, 'the 15-year-old Lithuanian girl who captivated the break world'.
Team USA soccer player Alejandro Bedoya has "some things to say" about mass shootings in the U.S.
Rugby sevens player Sharni Williams is an 'LGBTQ Out Role Model'.
Facing a doping suspension, London 2012 middle-distance running medalist Nijel Amos looks to leverage his Olympic medal for funds.
Team USA's Aleia Hobbs is 'sprinting with motivation' this season, as a mom.
The New York Times looks at the lingering mystery of sprinter Tori Bowie's death, while mourning continues in her hometown.
Score one for mothers as marathoner Jess Stenson looks toward Paris 2024 despite a current pregnancy.
Team Slovakia's ice hockey star Nela Lopusanova wins the Winter Piotr Nurowski Prize as best winter youth athlete from the European Olympic Committees.
Olympics: 'There is a striking independence and nonchalant spirit' around swimmer Kate Douglass.
Exiled from home, Team Afghanistan boxer Mohammad Yaqoubi has perseverance to continue in his sport despite the hardships of going alone.
London 2012 judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier sees medal success again, now as Team Canada judo coach.
A Little Roundup 05.08.23
Olympic Sports Athletes Have Been In The Headlines
Vladyslav Koval's 'lightning quick adjustment' has been pivotal to Team Ukraine's surprising rise in curling, despite the odds against success amidst the current war from Russia.
Yes, that was a brand-new Rolex watch tennis' Roger Federer was wearing at the Met Gala last week.
American Amanda Anisimova is the latest tennis star to address challenges maintaining mental health.
Athletics Weekly: High jump legend Blanka Vasic talks mechanics of the event: 'speed, power, timing, and great judgement'.
"I found my peace back on the track." Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson has a season-opening win.
Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith unveils a 'Styled by Dina' collection partnership with Nike.
Canada Soccer gets a new president in former track sprinter Charmaine Crooks.
Is Team New Zealand's women's soccer squad currently in 'the most important training camp in the history of NZ sport'?
Double Olympic gold medalist and NBA basketball legend Charles Barkley has strong opinions...on radio.
Months later, snow boarder Maisie Hill is 'thankful' for an almost-tragic training accident.
The European Olympic Committee's finalists for the 'Piotr Nurowski Best Young European Athlete' winter edition award include snowboarder Mia Brookes, ski mountaineer Eric Canovi, ice hockey player Nela Lopusanova, biathlete Oleksandra Merkushnya, and figure skater NIna Pinzarrone.
Biathlon World: 'What's next for newly retired biathletes?'
Tokyo 2020 wrestling gold medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock makes a big career move toward with WWE.
"I made a mistake, like anyone else." Volleyball star Wallace de Souza doesn't understand the severity of his 'mistake'.
Who is on Team USA's luge squad for the 2023-24 season?
Team Ireland's road cyclist Eddie Dunbar has hopes for a top ten finish at the Giro d'Italia despite a 'season disrupted' by injury.
'One of the most unpredictable and artistic B-boys in the world', Team Kazakhstan's B-boy Amir talks his 'unique style in breaking' with Olympics.
Visit a 'day in the life' of champion speed skater Jordan Stolz.
"Dream big. Execute small." Team USA's speed skater Erin Jackson has commencement words of wisdom in Gainesville, Florida.
Water polo Olympic medalist Holly Young goes back to school to inspire a younger generation with Olympics Unleashed.
Figure skater-turned broadcaster Johnny Weir is back as Eurovision host for U.S. audiences in 2023.
Meanwhile, current Team USA star Ilia Malinin wades uncomfortably into comments on the societal stereotypes of figure skating.
More figure skating: Retired ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani share Asian Pacific Islander successes in their new children's book.
Team Canada's Haven Wong joins the Off the Podium podcast to share 'why handball is such an incredible sport', and more.
Gymnast Zoja Szekely finds "confidence and motivation" from recent European Championship success.
Watch a little of a typical day of training for Nils Stump, 'the great Swiss hope' for a medal at the 2023 World Judo Championships.
World champion swimmer David Popovici did what with his gold medal, now? (in Japanese, worth a Google Translate...)
Will Florian Wellbrock win the men's 1500-meter freestyle at this summer's World Championships?
Open water swimmer Esteban Enderica seeks to validate his past Pan American success this summer in Santiago, as well as keeping an eye on Paris 2024 qualification. (in Spanish)
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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