Olympic Sports Athletes Away From Competition...
Ancuta Bodnar has some fake friends.
Birk Ruud works - and plays - on the beach.
Liudmilla Luzan reboots.
Mihai Pacioianu gets pensive on a rock...
Taylor Fritz works the catwalk.
Which Olympic Sports Athletes Are In The News?
Atlanta 1996 boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko joins his brother Vitali and other sports stars - including skeleton athlete Vladyslav Heraskevych, weightlifter Matthias Steiner, and fencer Britta Heidemann - and at the BILD 100 event supporting Ukraine. (in German)
Boxer Kellie Harrington offers apologies for 'controversial immigration comments' through social media.
Now the 'world's strongest man' for longer than anyone else in history, will Lasha Talakhadze also win a (shared) record of Olympic weightlifting titles?
Diver Tom Daley went asymmetrical on the red carpet at the Vogue World event in London.
Get a sneak peek at pole vaulter's fall/winter 2023 style with Eton...and click the link for an interview on his training, fashion sense, and more.
Wayne Pinnock, Tajay Gayle, and Carey McLeod are carrying an unprecedented flag for Team Jamaica in the long jump.
Heptathletes Anna Hall and Jackie Joyner-Kersee have a conversation through Citius.
Retired sprinter Daniel Bailey looks to push forward a new generation through a new track club back home in Antigua.
âTeam Australia long sprinting great Cathy Freeman gets a unique honor at Sydney Olympic Park.
Tennis great Andy Murray has an emotional win for his grandmother in Davis Cup competition.
Yorick de Groot wants 'to go as far as possible' in the beach volleyball worlds next month with partner Stefan Boermans after injury derailed his potential championship debut last year.
Deadspin: Beijing 2008 basketball gold medalist Dwight Howard 'is still salty as hell' as he entertains Team USA (pipe) dreams.
NBC Sportsâ: Team USA basketball star Elena Delle Donne 'is back and better than ever'.
Team Canada's men 'cashed in on its promise' with its FIBA Basketball World Cup bronze medal performance this summer.
Meanwhile, Rose Gold looks at how Patty Mills motivated his teammates to finally win an Olympic medal for Team Australia's men in Tokyo.
More Team Australia as retired Andrew Bogut has thoughts on whether current NBA star Ben Simmons should again 'tease' a national basketball team return.
Team Lithuania's Mindaugas Kuzminskas used a basketball to drive funding support for Ukraine. (in Ukrainian)
Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins opens up on mental struggles and healthy eating challenges.
Road cycling great Mark Cavendish has been making the training rounds in preparation for his return to tour competition in his last (?) season.
Team Ecuador checks in with Pan American Games-bound sport shooter Marina Perez, who sees herself as her "strongest rival". (in Spanish)
Swimming champion Ariarne Titmus reveals recent treatment for benign tumors.
Meanwhile, fellow Aussie swimmer has given herself a 'Shrek' of a nickname during pregnancy.
Swimmer Chad le Clos makes the cover of GQ South Africa's latest 'wealth' edition.
"I definitely paid a heavy price for the success I've had in my skiing career". Alpine star Lindsey Vonn recounts the injuries she still reckons with after retirement.
The resignation of Team Spain's soccer chief? 'Not enough', says the World Cup champion women.
Can Anuoluwapo Opeyori break Team Nigeria's 'jinx' in Olympic badminton qualifying?
Ashley Sessa is a field hockey player to watch as she dedicates a year away from school to help Team USA make it to Paris 2024.
Olympics: Wrestler Chance Marsteller 'is back on track towards an Olympic dream' after fighting against drug addiction.
With a possible Paris 2024 berth on the horizon, is two-time Olympic medalist Helen Maroulis "just getting started"?
Get to know Iris Hajda, a 10-year-old BMX racer with Olympic-sized dreams for Team Great Britain.
"I am there to be prepared and do my best." Team Canada's Ava Stewart is ready for her World Artistics Gymnastics Championships debut next month.
Never Stop: Federica Cesarini and Valentina Rodini's rowing 'story of a boat and a gold medal' gets the comic art treatment. (in Italian)
How well did the recent rowing world championships show Team Great Britain's Paris 2024 strength?
Snowboarder Eva Adamcykova gears up for a turn on the dance floor. (In Czech)
A Look At Olympic Sports Athletes In Featured News
Rio 2016 Olympic champion Oleg Vernaiev celebrates his gymnastics return after suspension since 2020. (in Ukrainian)
"My job is to support Ukrainian athletes and Ukrainian sport on the international stage." Pole vault legend Sergey Bubka defends his own name and legacy.
Gymnast Sebastian Gawronski tells International Gymnast that the vault likely presents his best chance for Paris 2024 qualification.
Snubbed from Team Australia's upcoming world championship team, gymnast Heath Thorpe finds his way in, as a journalist.
Meanwhile, fellow gymnast Rhys McClenaghan shares what 'an Olympian's rest day' looks like.
And even more gymnastics as U.S. champion Asher Hong is determined that Team USA is "shooting for that podium" at the upcoming worlds.
Maria Erdi's ILCA 6 gold medal at the recent World Sailing Championships 'proved the value of hard work and determination'.
Retired judokas Paula Pareto and Travis Stevens are 'transforming the future of judo' as coaches and role models in their respective countries.
Champion swimmer Kirsty Coventry retains her key position as sports minister in Zimbabwe.
How does badminton star Tai Tzu Ying prepare for matches without watching video analysis?
Soccer star Neymar is the one to finally break fellow great Pele's Team Brazil goal record.
Will we see a 41-year-old Novak Djokovic at Los Angeles 2028's tennis competition?
The New York Times: New U.S. Open tennis champ Coco Gauff is 'ready for the headiest levels of fame'.
Was it the 'Olympic spirit' that lifted Tokyo 2020 medalist Viktorija Golubic to her first tennis title in over two years?
The Red Bulletin: Tokyo 2020 surfer Caroline Marks is 'in it to win it'.
Team Japan's women look 'set for a medal feast' at the upcoming World Wrestling Championships.
Can Vasco Villaca, Leo Bergere, or Dorian Connix challenge Alex Yee and Hayden Wilde for the men's triathlon Championship Finals title?
Who are some of the rare combo of scullers and sweepers in rowing?
How did Dennis Schroeder and Team Germany win its remarkable FIBA Basketball World Cup title?
Speaking of which...will NBA superstar LeBron James - and fellow stars - come to Team USA's basketball rescue after its disappointing world cup run?
Janja Garnbret breaks open the 'taboo' topic of eating disorders within sport climbing with Olympics.
Biathlon great Martin Fourcade "knew people would love" his Nordic Festival that recently attracted over 30,000 fans.
Quadruple Olympic bobsled medalist Erich Schaerer named as the 'first ambassador for Swiss Bobsled'.
Water polo star Ashleigh Johnson, triple jumper Christian Taylor, rugby sevens player Ilona Maher, and cross-country skier Jessie Diggins are just some of the '50 most interesting athletes' according to The FIFTY...which, by the way, features retired skeleton race Chris Soule on its staff roster...
High jumper Donald Thomas may be pushing 40-years-old, but he's 'still driven to contend for medals'.
Marious Schuilwerve turned a notorious training mishap into a funding opportunity, all the way to the World Weightlifting Championships.
Get to know star kayaker Marcus Cooper Walz through Jot Down Sports: his start in the sport, Olympics, shooting, Saul Craviotto, and more.
Will speed skater Davide Ghiotto's world championship 'inspire a new generation of Italian youngsters'?
Feature News On Olympic Sports Athletes
Biathlete Dmytro Pidruchnyi talks 'injury, recovery, and World Cup plans'. (in Ukrainian)
Olympic Talk: How did canoeist Evy Leibfarth;s family guide her Olympic journey?
Ran Takahashi adjusts to quick fame tied to Team Japan's recent rise in men's volleyball rankings.
Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir top the list of inductees into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame.
Will Team USA's track & field stars ride their World Championships momentum to Paris next year?
Sprinter Noah Lyle sparks some 'world champion' backlash within NBA basketball circles.
World champion marathoner Victor Kiplangat thinks his 'indomitable spirit' will serve him well should he face running great Eliud Kipchoge at Paris 2024.
1500-meter world champion Josh Kerr "can remember all of it" as he reflects on his upset win.
Triple jumper Hugues Fabrice Zango brings 'hope' to Burkina Faso and West Africa.
Race walker Jordy Jimenez 'feels calm' with having the achieved Paris 2024 qualification standard, despite strong internal team competition. (in Spanish)
Valentina Toro (karate), German Chiaraviglio (track & field), Adriana Escobar (rowing), Pablo Aprahamian and Melissa Mojica (judo), Danusia Francis-Reed (gymnastics), Karen Torrez (swimming), and Chelsea Edgehill (table tennis) are the eight candidates for the Panam Sports Athlete Commission.
Imogen Grant's and Emily Craig's 'tight bond' has been key to the rowing pairs success since Tokyo 2020.
Competing at a third Summer Games is something champion gymnast Simone Biles "would love".
Student, lifeguard, and 'nature enthusiast' Thelma Adalsteinsdottir is keeping a 'cool perspective' on Summer Olympics goals in gymnastics.
British swimming stars Adam Peaty and Luke Greenback appear to have had a 'minor altercation'...
Team Spain's swimming star Mireia Belmonte weighs in on Spain's soccer controversy, and Paris 2024.
Can French soccer superstar Thierry Henry coach Team France's men to soccer gold at Paris 2024?
Field hockey player Phyllis Ellis and cyclist Michael Woods honored at the 2023 Canada Sports Awards.
Skeleton star Jackie Narracott 'opens up on her concussion fight' with News.com.
What's going on with Team Canada equestrian Eric Lamaze's (supposed) cancer treatments?
Australian rugby star Michale Hooper may not be playing at the current Rugby World Cup, but rugby sevens at Paris 2024 beckons...
Will we see disgraced swimmer Sun Yan at Paris 2024 after his "difficulties and setbacks"?
BBC: How did Coco Gauff 'fulfill her potential' to win the women's singles title at the U.S. Open?
Will tennis superstar Carlos Alcaraz turn men's tennis uncompetitive?
Team USA ice hockey Olympians Dustin Brown and Jamie Langenbrunner make it into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
âA new training regimen has Team Hong Kong fencer's 'more confident' ahead of the Asian Games.
The lone African boxing medalist from Tokyo 2020, Samuel Takyi suddenly faces an uphill climb to make it to the next Olympics.
Justina Di Stasio and Ana Godinez Gonzalez 'debunk' wrestling misconceptions with Team Canada.
Was Friday's semifinal between Team USA and Team Germany the 'best-ever' FIBA basketball game?
Meanwhile, who are the FIBA Basketball World Cup all-stars from this year's tournament?
The New York Times asks if there should be an asterisk next to basketball star Breanna Stewart's WNBA points record...
A Look At Olympic Sports Athletes In The News
Sport24 looks at the career of high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh, newly crowned 2024 world champion. (in Ukrainian)
'Great experience' was a strong reward for Refugee Team athletes at the recent track & field worlds.
Cross-country skier Sophia Laukli continues to prove her trail running credentials with a recent key win.
What is retirement like for 'father, businessmand, and author' (and Team Canada short track speed skater) Charles Hamelin?
World Aquatics: Open water swimmer Britta Schengle 'chases her dreams' for Team Aruba.
"Creative, competitive, and tough" player Lara Stadler works to make sure ice hockey grows with opportunity for everyone in Switzerland.
Despite a struggle with last season, skeleton athlete Jacqueline Pfeifer has big eyes on a home worlds this season...and the next Winter Games.
Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan look to "focus on what's ahead" after a medal-chance disappointment the recent badminton worlds.
"Well, my story is a bit long." Konstantin E. van Damme is a well-traveled equestrian show jumper.
IHF has '10 players brimming with potential' who shone at the recent world youth men's handball championships.
Eleven winter Olympians have been recruited as 'Athlete Role Models' for the next Youth Winter Olympics in Gangwon.
Olympic champion Bob Bryan has 'an unstinting desire' to see Team USA atop tennis' Davis Cup again.
The New York Times: Naomi Osaka makes a return to (near to) the tennis courts, but also eyes a 2024 competitive return.
Sebastian Konecki is leading Team Lithuania back to the global stage in men's diving.
"I am hungry for Olympic victory." Team Turkey's taekwondo champion Merve Dincel is not short of confidence - or good form - at the moment.
Around the Rings: What are the chances of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao competing at Paris 2024?
Austin Reaves is apparently creating 'Reaves-mania' at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Olympics: How did having deaf parents shape 3x3 basketball player Nauris Miezis' career?
Who are some rising soccer stars to watch at the South American FIFA World Cup qualifiers?
"Coaching became my way of contributing to the game In love." Former volleyball player Mohammad Yousuf Sadeq shares his road to coaching.
Team China sends an early and strong message of power to beware of at Paris 2024 at the current world championships in weightlifting.
Malkhas Amoyan, Arsen Harutyunyan, and Vazgen Tevanyan are a trio looking to emulate Artur Aleksanyan's championship success for Team Armenia wrestling.
Biathlon World: Benedikt Doll remains 'fascinated by biathlon's many riddles', even after 13 years on tour.
Vancouver 2010 biathlon medalist Vincent Jay gets a key role in a 2023 Winter Olympics bid.
Forbes has 'the redemption story' of Olympic judoka Peter Paltchik.
Meanwhile, IJF checks in with Sydney 2000 champion judoka Severine Vandenhende.
Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy expands his acting credits as he gets 'salacious' in a new music video.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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