Let's Get Social 04.07.23
Eliud Kipchoge looks ahead...
...and so is Javier Perez...
Damian Quintero takes a pose in the snow.
Hello, Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk!
Tom Daley has an expanded family.
Let's Get Social 02.28.23
Checking Out Olympic Sports Stars On Social Media
Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk wants it easy.
Damian Quintero has a view.
Brittney Griner suits up.
Matthew Mitcham gets tied up.
Natalia Maliszewska gets a some sunlight at home.
Olympic Sports Athletes Mark The Russian Invasion's One Year Anniversary
A Little Roundup 02.02.23
Olympic Sports Athletes Making Headlines
R.I.P. to 22-year-old decathlete Volodymyr Androshchuk, killed in military action while fighting the Russian invasion in his native Ukraine.
Atlanta 1996 champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko has strong words for Thomas Bach and the IOC.
Sidedoor's December cover story featured sprinter Andre De Grasse: "I'm really good at it and I am talented and maybe I can go far".
Irish running great Sonia O'Sullivan sees the strong start to 2023 for sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke as a boon to her future.
Discus thrower Mykolas Alekna bucks the trend with a return to collegiate access, but still has Worlds and Olympic dreams.
Penalty Loop: Just how dominant are Team France's women's team this biathlon season?
"So don't stop being you." Figure skater Ilia Malinin hears some good advice after a disappointing free skate program at the U.S. Nationals.
GQ Italia: It's a sign of competitive growth that swimmer Nicolo Martinenghi expects wins, not just finals.
Groundbreaking swimmer Simone Manuel is 'still very private' despite the global stage she is on.
Who will win the LEN Awards for the 'best' in European Aquatics in 2022?
Olympic swimmer Daniel Jervis shares his coming out story with ESPN alongside soccer player Zander Murray and referee Lloyd Wilson.
Those 'testy exchanges' at the FIFA World Cup against Team Netherlands? Soccer superstar Lionel Messi has some regret.
Gymnast Jordan Chiles' floor routine continues to bring the party.
R.I.P.: Freestyle skier Kyle Smaine killed by an avalanche while skiing in Japan.
Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin gets a unique gondola recognition in Palisades Tahoe for her achievements.
Double Olympian Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi hopes recognition of her success as a canoe coach inspires other women into leadership roles.
Kerri Walsh Jennings: An Olympic beach volleyball legend is back for 'one more run'.
Janne Saarinen: Can a radio disc jockey win a landmark Olympic medal for Team Finland in luge?
Off-Road.cc looks back at the career of Atlanta 1996 mountain bike champion Bart Brentjens.
Might Timo Cavelius be the first openly gay male judoka competing at an Olympics?
Equestrian Olympian Zara Tindall opens up on 'her heartbreaking series of miscarriages'.
Rio 2016 volleyball champion Wallace da Souza incites violence.
Tokyo 2020 judo medalist Sagi Muki makes the celebrity pages with a marriage engagement.
Who will win a seat as an Athlete Representative for World Skateboarding?
Meanwhile, 'larger than life' skateboarder Aurelien Giraud has thoughts on Paris 2024 as he leads Team France's contingent at this week's World Championships.
Modern pentathletes Sarolta Simon and Mattia Parisi receive World Academy of Sport scholarships for their sport leadership studies.
Sport shooter Kim Britton worries that new Canadian government regulations may make her sport "too challenging to pursue".
Triathlete Vincent Luis: "I wake up everyday wanting to be the Olympic champion".
Olympic champion karateka Sandra Sanchez is the first-ever chair of the first-ever Athletes' Committee for the International World Games Association.
Wrestler Thomas Gilman shares 'mental, physical, technical, nutritional, and lifestyle' tips for success.
Goalkeeper Andreas Wolff's 112 saves in the 2023 World Handball Championship proved the 'key' to Team Germany's good overall showing.
Who will win the World Archery Awards for 2022? And who will be landmark inductees into the World Archery Hall of Fame? Public voting is open until the end of February.
ITF has all the 'standout numbers' resulting from Novak Djokovic's Australian Open tennis championship.
Tokyo 2020 tennis champ Alex Zverev gets a reprieve from the ATP in its abuse investigation.
Tennis legend Roger Federer is pushed 'out of his comfort zone' for a project with artist Ugo Rondinone.
(and..is he a Blackpink fan??)
A European Championships silver in 2022 was an "injection of energy" for Team Spain's rhythmic gymnastics group as it looks ahead to a home Worlds this summer.
More rhythmic gymnastics as Boryana Kaleyn is "more than ready" for her dream of an Olympic medal.
FIBA asks who are the #1 players for each 3x3 basketball national federation?
Olympic rower Eskild Ebbesen's transition to post-competition life 'was easy', as he continues to take lessons from sports into his 9-to-5 world.
More Team Australia bobsled tragedy as Olympian Duncan Pugh dies suddenly after Simon Dunn's passing last week.
Athens 2004 sailing champion Kevin Burnham's legacy lives on with a memorial grant awarded to three youth sailors in the U.S.
A Little Roundup 12.22.22
Olympic Sports Stars Making Headlines...
Ukrainian former number 13-ranked Alex Dolgopolov: "Tennis prepared me for war".
Ukrainian Atlanta 1996 champion Wladimir Klitschko has words on the recent announcement of IBA/WBA easement on Russian boxers.
Boxer Amy Broadhurst is 'Sports Woman of the Year' for The Irish Times in 2022.
Tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek headline recognition of the ITF 'world champions' for 2022.
"You are just a number." Tennis legend Boris Becker opens up in detail about his experience in prison.
Snowboarder Zoe Sadowski-Synnott is the first-ever winter sports athlete to win Team New Zealand's Lonsdale Award.
Competition's more enjoyable for Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, after finding a 'new life-biathlon balance'.
Acknowledging "it's time to evolve", trampolinist Rosannagh MacLennan is focused on MBA studies and her FIG Athlete Commission role.
Team USA water polo stalwarts Maggie Steffens, Maddie Musselman, and Kaleigh Gilchrist had a rare chance to take a backseat as they were 'sidelined' in recent competition.
Can basketball phenom Jean Montero help secure a FIBA World Cup ticket for Dominican Republic?
Dutch superstar and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Vivianne Miedema has her soccer World Cup dreams shattered after a severe knee injury.
How did World Cup soccer hero Lionel Messi win 'over the hearts of all of Argentina'?
Short track speed skater Denis Nikisha has "the best day" with a podium place, and an engagement. (geo-restricted)
Irene Schouten receives a 'Sportswoman of the Year' honor for her speed skating exploits in 2022. (in Dutch)
Beach volleyball cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt are the 'best of the best' in 2022 according to the Chilean press. (in Spanish)
Nineteen honorees across ten categories at the Spanish Olympic Committee's annual gala included Olympians Saul Craviotto (canoeing), Mireia Belmonte (artistic swimming), Sandra Sanchez (karate), Alberto Gines (sport climbing), Ruth Beitia (track & field), and more. (in Spanish)
Gymnast Sanna Veerman's first world championship fire has her 'revved up' for what could be next.
Five months after an initial ban, mountain biker Mathias Fluckiger gets a reprieve.
Badminton player Haramara Gaitan enjoys giving back to the sport while juggling a full-time career.
The newly-elected weightlifters for the IWF Athletes' Commission include three Tokyo 2020 champions: Hidilyn Diaz, Fares El-Bakh, and Maude Charron.
Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 weightlifting champion Neisi Dajomes gets a big honor in Pastaza, Ecuador. (link in Spanish)
Kaylee McKeown now owns a rare slice of swimming history as the first woman to hold four key global titles at the same time.
London 2012 swimmer James Disney-May gets a prison sentence for a horrific domestic crime.
Outsports looks at swimmer Alex di Giorgio's recent landmark appearance on Italy's Dancing with the Stars, as part of an all-gay, out performing couple.
Surfer Kolohe Andino 'still has fire' as he looks to recover from a disappointing 2022 season.
The 'Duel of the Decade'? Team Australia middle-distance runners Ollie Hoare and Stewart McSweyn target each other in Tasmania.
Pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis is Track & Field News' male 'Athlete of the Year' for 2022.
Athletics Weekly asks long sprinter Roger Black some key questions on training, Atlanta 1996, and more.
Runner Eilish McColgan headlines the Women's Sports Alliance's annual award recognitions.
Middle-distance runner Brandon McBride targets a 'more experienced, strategic, and smarter approach' as he looks to rebound from injury into 2023.
Decathlete Niklas Kaul and sprinter Gina Luckenkemper are German 'Sportspeople of the Year' for 2022.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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