Team Canada's Bryden Hattie talks 'diving, drag, and the Deep South' with Outsports.
More diving...as 15-year-old triple South American junior medalist Santiago Choez talks Olympic dreams. (in Spanish)
A Look At Recent Olympic Sports' Athletes In The Newsâ
â"It's a hard time, so it's a very special medal." Gymnast Illia Kovtun hopes his world championship success highlights support for Ukraine.
Tennis star Elina Svitolina recently made a surprise visit to encourage fellow Ukrainians in their sport efforts while training in Poland.
Tennis.com: Will we see tennis star and Tokyo 2020 medalist Ashleigh Barty un-retire?
Simone Biles: When you're the GOAT of women's gymnastics, you can take a second to laugh at yourself.
NBA basketball legend and Olympic champion Shaquille O'Neal plans another appearance for his 'DJ Diesel' alter ego.
Meanwhile, Team USA basketball gets a big lift with NBA star Joel Embiid's commitment.
Could Rio 2016 Team USA basketball-er Klay Thompson play for Team Bahamas at Paris 2024?
Women's basketball legend Cheryl Miller visits the Knuckleheads podcast to talk Team USA, her brother Reggie, and much more.
Team Philippines brings 'joy and pride' to their basketball fans at home with a lndmark Asian Games title.
Will Team USA wrestling great Rulon Gardner complete a comeback for Paris 2024?
"It shouldn't be an undue burden for a victim to come forward." Fencer Kirsten Hawkes feels frustration in her allegations addressed to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Team Belgium's star road cyclist Lotte Kopecky name-drops Paris 2024 as a 'main target' for next season.
British road cycling great Mark Cavendish confirms one more year to try to get a Tour de France stage win record.
Biathlon World: 'How good is the chemistry' between Team Sweden star biathletes and partners Hanna Oeberg and Martin Ponsiluoma?
Aiming to be the 'first Mexican-American female gold medalist' at Paris 2024, boxer Yoseline Perez pens a letter to her younger self through Team USA.
Irish Independent: Boxer Dean Clancy's journey to Paris 2024 has had 'many twists and turns'.
Landmark triathlete Jack Bristow took to his first world championships with pride in Spain recently.
The Athletics asks if Kelvin Kitum is now the GOAT of the marathon after his surprise world record. (And is there any long distance Sifan Hassan can't do?)
Track sprint legend Michael Johnson weighs in on how triathlon is 'a step ahead' of his own sport.
Anti-trans hysteria reaches an unfortunate level at the Asian Games with heptathletes Nadina Agasara and Swapna Barman.
'Medals and magazines' are two things that helped drive sprinter Annie Tagoe to her success today.
EJ Obiena's pole vault win at the Asian Games proves to be very rewarding.
Could a 10,000-meter run be the 'most fun ever had' by Team Great Britain's Jess Warner-Judd?
Team Ecuador's Pan American Games athletes get a welcome track & field legend in Jefferson Perez to accompany them to Chile.
Double world championships medalist long sprinter Sada Williams gets a billboard honor back home in Barbados.
Middle-distance runner Ollie Hoare talks running, and 'heavy topics that are arerly articulated by world class male athletes' on The Coffee Club with Kyle Merber.
'Loyalty' and 'love for the country' drove Team Kenya runner Peres Jepchirchir to commit to the recent World Road Running Championships.
Asian Games hurdlers Lin Yuwei and Wu Yanni unknowingly commit a historical reference sin, apparently to Chinese state media.
Olympians Peter Bol (track), Matthew Mitcham (diving), and Stephanie Rice (swimming) are set to be amongst the next victims of SAS Australia reality television premiering this week.
Congrats to swimmer Kuzey Tuncelli and rhythmic gymnast Darja Varfolomeev, joint winners of the European Olympic Committees' 2023 Piotr Nurowski Prize for 'best young summer athlete'.
Champion breaststroker Adam Peaty sees the emergence of a rival in Qin Haiyang as motivation.
Swimmer Shayna Jack reveals personal details of mental effects on her as she battled doping charges.
More Australia as field hockey star/runner Nova Perris, freestyle skier Lydia Lassila, and rower Kim Brennan join other sporting notables as Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductees for 2023.
Olivia Price's and Evie Haseldine's 'unique partnership' has the sailors in prime shape for Paris 2024.
Olympians Kelly Rulon (water polo) and Erik Sullivan (volleyball) amongst eight new members of the UCLA Sports Hall of Fame this year.
Retiring soccer star Megan Rapinoe gets a hero's sendoff by her professional club and supporters.
Eduarda Lisboa and Ana Patricia Ramos may be the 'hottest team' in beach volleyball, but they know the road to a world championship this year will be tough.
Beach volleyballer Betsi Flint joins the Keep the Flame Alive podcast to talk Olympic goals and more.
Skateboarder Hayley Wilson makes a quick un-retirement as key event qualification heats up.
Team France's Chloe Aurard is 'just the kind of player the new Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL)' needs.
Who Won Skateboarding's 2023 Rome Park World Championships?
The 2023 Park World Championships of skateboarding ended today after a week of competition in Rome, Italy. These were actually the second world championships in this calendar year for park skateboarding after 2022's delayed edition was held in Sharjah, UAE in February. 2023 represents the sixth official edition of the park discipline worlds.
Team USA's Jagger Eaton and Team Great Britain's Sky Brown were the men's and women's champions, respectively, from that edition - but Brown was unable to defend her title due to injury. And Jager would ultimately finish off the podium this time.
Congratulations to the medalists! Complete results can be found online at worldskate.org. And congrats as well to all the skaters earning valuable qualification points toward the Paris 2024 competition, too.
2023 World Park Skateboarding Championship Medalists
Gavin Bottger (USA) | Luigi Cini (BRA) | Tate Carew (USA)
Kokona Hiraki (JPN) | Hinano Kusaki (JPN) | Minna Stess (USA)
Olympic Sports Athletes In The News
'What's at stake' in the long anticipated heavyweight boxing matchup between London 2012 champion Oleksandr Usyk and star Tyson Fury?
Ukrainian ski jumper Yevhen Marusiak talks tailoring, upcoming plans, and more after a recent record summer performance. (in Ukrainian)
Team New Zealand's star boxer from Tokyo 2020 David Nyike sets eyes on going professional.
Is Irish boxing champ Katie Taylor's 'career on the line' in her rematch against Chanelle Cameron?
"I'm, like, stress-free, finally." Breaker B-boy Victor, or Victor Montalvo, savors Paris 2024 qualification.
Meanwhile, fellow breaker Philip Kim and sailor Sarah Douglas answer '24 Questions' from Team Canada.
More sailing as Hannah Snellgrove may be finally on her way to an Olympic appearance for Team Great Britain after a 'series of setbacks'.
Sprinter Julien Watrin shares his video essay memories of a special team trip to the Himalayas.
Olympics: Pole vaulter Ernest (EJ) Obiena talks being a role model in the 'golden age of Filipino sport'.
Team Poland's Piotr Lisek is a top pole vaulter...and now an MMA fighter? (in Polish)
Heptathlete Xenia Kriszan's strong world championships performance has her targeting a top six finish at Paris 2024. (in Hungarian)
Olympic champion and current World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe reflects on the recent World Athletics Championships.
"I loved every moment of it." BMX champion Niek Kimmann talks Tokyo 2020, and more, with Owl Sport.
Team Japan's men's curling bristles at cheating allegations from a recent tournament.
Biathlon World: Team Norway's 'uber-talented' Sturla Holm Laegreid has the number one ranking in his sights this upcoming season.
Team France looks at multiple instances of multiple family members excelling in elite sports. (in French)
Will Team Canada women's soccer squad have an Olympic redemption in Paris, like it did in London, Rio, and Tokyo?
Speed skater Ivanie Blondin laces up the short track skates once more.
Team USA basketball star Breanna Stewart won this season's WNBA MVP Award...so, what's the drama?
How did the 'blockbuster' trade that sent NBA basketball star and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks go down?
Skateboarder Margielyn Didal pushes through injury pain to still drive growth opportunities for the sport back home in the Philippines.
Swimmer Pieter Coetze lends his approval for a new 'high performance' academy targeting aspiring fellow South African Olympians.
Swimmers Rikako Ikee and Zhang Yufei close out Asian Games competition in the pool with a special shared moment.
Sports shooter Saurabh Chaudhary was once a Tokyo 2020 medal favorite. Where's he been since?
Did Team South Korea's taekwondo team'provoke' Team China at the Asian Games in Hangzhou?
More South China Morning Post as gymnast Ng Kiu-chung closes a 21-year career: "I really enjoyed it".
Team Canada: Felix Dolci, William Emard, and Rene Cournoyer are helping put Team Canada's men's gymnastics 'back on the map'.
Atlanta 1996 champion Lindsay Davenport gets a high-profile role(s) with the U.S. Tennis Association.
It's the "beautiful battle" with superstar Novak Djokovic that has helped inspire new power Carlos Alcaraz this tennis season.
How did Beth Potter 'start again' to become a world champion in triathlon?
More Team Great Britain triathlon as star Alex Yee talks his start in the sport, and much more on the Amazing Starts Here podcast.
"Training even harder" was what pulled gymnast Felix Dolci from the disappointment of not making it to Tokyo 2020 and focusing on Paris 2024.
If you want to get 'inside the life, training, and tricks' of freestyle skier Birk Ruud, and you read Norwegian, his autobiography is on its way soon...
Who Are Some New Names in Olympic Sports?
Iyana Martin Carrion was the Most Valuable Player at the 2023 FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup.
Casey Phair became the youngest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup player, at age 16.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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