Sarah Hanfou balances a legal career and building a charity while preparing for her second Games in table tennis.,
Long jumper-turned-sprinter Marcell Jacobs is ready to take on the outdoor season after a breakthrough indoor run that brought him a European Championship.
Alexa Stais is a rising show jumper from Johannesburg, with a quick Q&A available on FEI.org.
Esmeralda Falcon aims to become the first Mexican female Olympic boxer, and isn't shy to say it.
Artur Dalaloyan poses.
Lourdes Mohedano is pensive.
Nadine Visser has a photoshoot.
Emil Iverson, relaxed on skis for once.
Keshorn Walcott dresses up.
Lee Zii Jia is the first Malaysian man to win the All England Open badminton championship since Lee Chong Wei. Now, he hopes to follow Chong Wei's "never give up spirit" to Olympic success.
Tom O'Halloran will reach a childhood dream when he represents Australia at Tokyo 2020 in sport climbing's debut.
Is Lauren Bruce the next in a strong history of global champion throwers for New Zealand? p.s. She's not the only one...
Emily Moffitt was born in California, but is the latest budding star for Great Britain's how jumping equestrian team.
The Nathan Chen - Yuzuru Hanyu duel is the marquee event at the World Figure Skating Championships this week. Who has the edge?
Meanwhile, get to know Anna Shcherbakova - and her jumps - as she heads to the ladies' finals in the lead.
Indian table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanaseskaran reaches Tokyo 2020, completing a comeback from Rio 2016 qualification heartbreak and a deep personal loss.
"Sexism isn't a women's issue, any more than racism is a Black issue." Tennis champion Venus Williams opens up for Vogue in a personal op-ed.
More tennis: count Simona Halep as another star looking for Olympic success this year.
Champion biathlete from Germany Arnd Peiffer announces his retirement.
Field hockey: Great Britain's top Olympic scorer Ashley Jackson "steps away" from the team.
For Chinese Taipei boxer Chen Nien-Chin, success at the Olympics will be another in a career of challenges to overcome.
Tokyo 2020-bound sport climbing star Adam Ondra chats with El Capitan-free solo star Alex Honnold.
Congratulations to New Zealand's Olympic sports athletes who were recognized by the ISPS Handa Halberg Awards for a decade of excellence, including rowers Hamish Bond & Eric Murray and Nathan Cohen & Jason Sullivan, golfer Lydia Ko, and canoeist Lisa Carrington.
The Irish Field (paywall): Equestrian Cian O'Connor finds success with his partner horse, Kilkenny.
More Ireland: Arthur Lanigan-O'Keefe maintains a composure over what he can control as he approaches the start of his modern pentathlon season.
Olympic 49er sailor Pawel Kolodinski is in the thick of competition again and targeting Tokyo 2020, after a long recovery from a broken leg.
Yukiko Ueno, Yamada Eri, and Yukiyo Meno - all holdovers from the gold medal-winning team 13 years ago at Beijing 2008 - named to Japan's softball team for Tokyo 2020.
Get to know Laurent Dubreuil, recent speed skating world champion, who has finally channeled family experience in the sport into elite success.
Sweden's women's handball team went from 11th at last year's world championships to an impressive qualification this past weekend. It took a new approach with a younger team to do it.
R.I.P. to two-time Olympic snowboarder Julie Pomagalski of France, who passed away at age 40 after an avalanche accident.
And, Barcelona 1992 champion judoka Toshihiko Koga passes away at age 53, after a long battle with illness.
Weightlifter Yulduz Jumabayeva gets a hero's reception in Turkmenistan for a belated gold medal award.
Fredrik Samuelsson leads a community of decathletes and heptathletes in a campaign to preserve combined events' place in athleteics.
Contribute your thoughts on World Athletics growth in their landmark survey.
Passionate about motherhood not impeding opportunities, former Olympic runner Alysia Montano launches "&Mother", to help support professional athletes.
Even more Ireland: Relive Irish legend Eamonn Coghlan's rise to elite running, via key development in the United States, courtesy of Buzz.ie.
Brad Gushue won curling gold at Turin 2006, but has Beijing 2022 dreams, despite studying for an MBA and running a business at the same time.
Team New Zealand wins sailing's America's Cup, with Rio 2016 gold medalist Peter Burling at the helm.
Swiss ice hockey star Lara Stalder is the subject of "The Mind Behind" short documentary feature ahead of the start of her professional season.
Ukrainian gymnast Petro Pakhniuk has two elements confirmed into the FIG's Code of Points after successful execution of the original skills in competition.
"The world's most successful paddler", Jess Fox, is up for a new challenge in Tokyo as she eyes canoeing's Olympic debut.
2020 UCI time trial world champion Filippo Ganna hopes to use the Giro d'Italia as preparation for Tokyo, "the real peak of (my) season".
Alice Dearing could become Great Britain's first Black female Olympic swimmer at Tokyo 2020. She's well aware of the signifcance of the opportunity.
Qatari Cherif Younousse shares his beach volleyball ambitions with FIVB, including his target of Olympic qualification with new partner Ahmed Tijan.
Get to know newly-minted U.S. national soccer team member Yunus Musah, who had three other national team options.
Badminton star Viktor Axelsen is preparing for Tokyo 2020 with a strong start to the 2021 season, thanks to a new mental approach and a complete comeback from an ankle injury.
Professional footballer Nate Ebner of the New York Giants is looking to return to the U.S. rugby sevens team to help avenge a group stage end at Rio 2016.
U.S. speed skater Conor McDermott-Mostowy is having "the most rewarding season of his career", and he just came out publicly as gay.
Three field hockey players - Aki Yamada, Janne Muller-Wieland, and Hollie Pearne-Webb - are awarded spots in the EY Women Athletes Business Class of 2021. Congrats!
Wealthy Olympians: looks like an exclusive club on the Rio 2016 Danish equestrian dressage team.
Weightlifter Maria Fernanda Valdes is one of her country's leading hopes for a Tokyo 2020 medal. "The Strongest Woman in Chile" is determined to try for it at her third Games.
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