Let's Get Social 06.09.23
Matthew Mitcham relaxes in Palm Springs.
Korey Dropkin is into tiny homes.
Serena Williams goes green.
Filip Zubcic does some cross-training.
Queralt Castellet gets some sun.
Let's Get Social 06.02.23
What Are Olympic Sports Athletes Up To On Social Media?
Anja OSterman brings us a special message.
Vincent Belaud is next for a Mathieu Forget collaboration.
Anna Ryzhykova plays tourist in Rabat.
Piotr Lisek takes a sauna break.
Yusra Mardini fits in a photo shoot.
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)
Who Won The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023?
The 2023 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship concluded today after eight days of competition in Gangneung, South Korea. The first mixed doubles championship - for teams of one man and one woman each - was held in 2008; this is the first time that an Asian country has hosted.
In addition to the host Team South Korea, the tournament featured 19 other national teams, from Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland (defending champion from 2022), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United States. Team Switzerland entered this tournament as the most-titled champion, with seven of the previous 14 titles.
Teams played a round-robin format phase in two groups, before the elimination rounds began. In the end (pun intended!), Team USA's Korey Dropkin and Corey Thiesse won the gold medal with a 8-2 victory over Team Japan in the title match; this is the first title for Team USA in the event. The Norwegians defeated the Canadians 6-2 for third place.
Congratulations to the world champions! Complete results can be found online at worldcurling.org.
2023 World Mixed Doubles Curling Champions
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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