Beach volleyball star Anastasija Kravcenoka stays positive.
Ester Ledecka takes a day off from the slopes.
Canoeist David Llorente finds a peaceful spot.
Serena Williams steps down the stairs.
Lourdes Mohedano works it.
Novak makes a friend.
Linda Cerruti gives us a new angle.
Biathlete Martin Ponsiluoma fins a moment on the course.
Ivanie Blondin and friend enjoy the mountains.
Johannes Vetter is honored with another award.
The AP looks at Shaun White, owner of "the most successful (snowboarding career) in history" as he looks ahead to Beijing 2022...and possibly Milano Cortina 2026.
Masahiro Tanaka: Team Japan might get a huge boost in its baseball medal aspirations at Tokyo 2020 with the former New York Yankees star.
Speaking of Japan...Yoshihide Kiryu pens a feature for Spikes offering a perspective on his career as he looks for more Olympic sprinting glory.
Team GB heptathlon star Katarina Johnson-Thompson - already carrying huge expectations - has an injury setback in her Olympics preparations.
USA long jumper Brittany Reese and sailor John Dane receive high-profile seats on the new Commission on the State of US Olympics and Paralympics.
After multiple world and European championships, Irish rower Sanita Puspure has her eyes set on finally securing an Olympic medal to complete her collection.
Congratulations to the 20 Olympians recently named as Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) Assessors! Including athletes from Los Angeles 1984 to Pyeongchang 2018 and representing the breadth of sports, assessors champion opportunities to continue education while competing.
Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito finds community support after falling victim to a house fire that destroyed her belongings, including three Olympic medals.
The Olympic Channel's Nick McCarvel features Serena Williams, who at almost 40 years of age still has the fire for elite tennis and is on target for another Olympic appearance.
Australia names its preliminary men's basketball team for Tokyo 2020. The pool of 24 players, including standouts Patty Mills, Ben Simmons, Matthew Dellavedova, and Joe Ingles, will be trimmed to 12 for the tournament.
Ice hockey player Yu Baiwei is set to return to the Olympics 12 years after her debut at Vancouver 2010, but this time with additional responsibilities; she's helping to coach Team China in addition to playing.
Welcome to February, Sandra!
Gymnast Oskar Kirmes flies.
Canoeist Marcus Cooper Walz hits the gym.
Johannes Vetter...portrait of an athlete...
Richard Carapaz pays respect...
Patty Mills reflects on January 26.
Daniel Goodfellow is a sight for sore eyes...
Is this a "thirst trap", Pita Taufatofua?
Brenda Castillo tackles the day.
Karsten Warholm powers through the pandemic shutdowns.
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Header: Kallimamaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896