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.
Mary Kom has some wise words.
Artur Nory's gymnastics start as a graphic novel...
We wait with you, Pablo.
Sarka Pancochova found a good spot.
Johnny Rohrweck says goodbye to the championships.
World Championship Weekend Edition
Despite the Netherlands' overall dominance, Swede Nils van der Poel is the breakout star of the World Single Distance Championships, leaving with two individual golds and a world record in the 10,000 meters.
Meanwhile, Joey Mantia's mass start win is his third in the event, all coming in odd-numbered years. Brittany Bowe's 1000 meter win was also a third win in the event for her.
Vincent Kriechmayr, the new 'King of Speed' joins elite alpine skiing company as he is now only the third man to win both the downhill and the super G races at a FIS Alpine Ski World Championships.
With his fourth round victory over Milos Raonic at the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic is just the second man in history with 300 career Grand Slam match wins. He chases Roger Federer, who is not playing in Melbourne, and carries 362.
Rio 2016 champion Simone Biles gets the documentary treatment in the upcoming Simone vs Herself.
More gymnastics: Brazilian Arthur Nory has a bit of good news after a robbery scare.
Five Canadian Olympic champions, including Patrick Chan and Catriona Le May Doan, recap what they've been up to over the last year as they worked to "stay grounded when everything went off the rails last March".
Can badminton player Sai Praneeth overcome injury to reach Olympic qualification for India?
Beatrice Chepkoech has a second world record, after her 5K road victory in Monaco this weekend.
Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist, on track to attempt Tokyo 2020 taekwondo qualification as a Refugee Team athlete.
Francesco Friedrich became the first pilot to win four consecutive four-man bobsled world championships, cementing his status as the sport's best this season and powering Germany to the top of the overall medal table at this weekend's bobsled and skeleton championships.
Tiril Eickhoff dominates the World Biathlon Championships, with three gold medals in three women's events...and three more events yet to go.
Congrats to Alex Fiva for representing the 'veterans'...as he, at 35, is the "oldest FIS World Ski Cross Champion ever".
Welsh swimmers Georgia Davies, Dan Jervis, and Alys Thomas are grateful for the unique training opportunities as they prepare to represent Team Great Britain at Tokyo 2020.
Congrats to Olympic champion swimmer Nathan Adrian as he enters fatherhood!
Tasmania, bonsai, and more on the road to Tokyo 2020...triathlete Jake Birthwhistle is World Triathlete's latest podcast feature subject interview.
Ski jumper Juliane Seyfarth aims to "raise awareness for the sport", and probably some eyebrows, with an appearance in Playboy magazine.
Champion canoeist Lisa Carrington is "the most influential Maori sports personality of the last 30 years". Congratulations!
Ted Ligety: A two-time Olympic skiing gold medalist announces his last race approaches.
Biathlon's world championships are underway, with Norway taking their third straight mixed relay title to start the competition.
USA Hockey's twin sisters Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureux also call it a career.
Tokyo 2020: Can Bruno Rezende and Wallace de Souza bring Brazilian dominance back in volleyball?
Swimmer Shane Ryan focuses on making it to an Olympic final, now that Irish team selection is secured.
Olympic champion Sarah Sjostrom suddenly faces an injury recovery test in preparations to defend her swimming success at Tokyo 2020.
Dylan Wenzel-Halls is dreaming of the Olympics for the 'Olyroos' while he shows an impressive start to his football season down under.
ISU takes a look at the rise of Femke Kok, another in the long line of Dutch speed skating stars.
Mondo Duplantis, for the record, shares a quick primer for World Athletics on his road to a world record.
Track athletes are ready for 2021, evidenced by the remarkable times - including a world record - at the World Indoor Tour event in Lievin on Tuesday.
Beach volleyball legend Reinder Nummerdor "explains it best" as FIVB recaps his long career.
Hungarian gymnastics star and London 2012 gold medalist, Krisztian Berki retires...and takes up a role as a national sports official.
All-around cyclist Mathieu van der Poel makes Tokyo 2020 a priority, as he contemplates how to balance the Tour de France ahead of the Olympic mountain biking event.
After silver at Pyeongchang 2018 and a record-making feat in 2020, freestyle skier Mathilde Gremaud hopes to continue making a mark on the sport at Beijing 2022.
Pyeongchang 2018 medalist Adam Rippon announces his engagement.
Anna Veith looks ahead.
Tamas Kenderesi is free.
Antoinette de Jong is happily redheaded.
Venus Williams shows off her cap...and her legs.
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