Let's Get Social 05.26.23
Jessie Diggins and Zanden McMullen get down.
Angela Tenorio, Anahi Suarez, Yuliana Angulo, and Marileidy Paulino look ready to form a girl group...
Guillaume Cizeron gives us a good b&w.
Tobias Schneider contemplates a sunset.
Anhelina Ovchynnikova gets our attention for some words of advice.
Let's Get Social 05.05.23
Olympic Sports Stars Are Just Like Us, On Social Media
Roger Federer suited up.
Lewis Gibson acts his age.
Anneta Kyridou dials in May.
Anhelina Ovchynnikova does some dry land training.
Ramsey Angela has some new threads.
Let's Get Social 05.02.23
The Social Media Lives Of Olympic Sports Athletes...
Piotr Michalski and Natalia Maliszewska continue a travel adventure.
Simone Giannelli and his mustache visit Assisi.
Ms. Chloe Kim goes to the White House.
Lydia Valentin cools down.
Choi Min-jeong spends some time outdoors chasing...bubbles...?
A Little Roundup 04.06.23
Olympic Sports Athletes Are In The Headlines
Reuters: Count on diver Stanislav Oliferchuk as just one of the many Team Ukrainian Olympic aspirants looking to avoid Russian athletes in competition.
Ukrainian tennis players Marta Kostyuk and Lesia Tsurenko express anguish at the IOC's recent softening position on Russia,
Tennis legend and Barcelona 1992 Olympian Boris Becker reflects on his recent 'very scary' prison term.
Will tennis' Juan Martin del Potro make 'one final Grand Slam hurrah' this summer at the U.S. Open?
Digital BFFs Iga Swiatek (tennis) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Alpine skiing) continue their friendship with the help on Instagram Live.
Modern pentathlon London 2012 champion David Svoboda tries to clarify his view on support for Ukraine.
Road cycling great Peter Sagan still hopes to make a return to the "dream world" Olympic mountain biking for Paris 2024, even though qualification is tricky.
Speed skater Jutta Leerdam makes the celebrity pages alongside social media personality and MMA fighter Jake Paul.
(I wonder if a 'day in the life' of Leerdam includes a cameo by Paul...?)
Rising basketball star Caitlin Clark's is a success in the 'name, image, and likeness' game, too....with one charitable standout inclusion.
GQ Sports: Is Tom Kim the 'new superstar' of golf?
Swimmer Ariarne Titmus sees the recent world record by teenager Summer McIntosh in the 400 meter freestyle as "motivation to reclaim it".
Meanwhile, swimmer Erika Fairweather eyes her own sub-four-minute milestone in that 400 free.
Will Team USA swimmer Michael Andrew commit to the 200IM at the upcoming worlds or Olympics?
Kudos for - and from - Team Papua New Guinea as Olympian Ryan Pini is selected as the chair of the new World Anti-Doping Agency's Athlete Council.
The Curling News has more background on a "painful" reunion in honor of Team Norway's Thomas Ulsrud by his former squad mates.
Weightlifter Mattie Rogers tries to remain 'philosophical' about a controversial finish to her Pan American Championships competition this past weekend.
"Heartbroken" after not making it to Tokyo 2020, veteran gymnast Elsa Garcia now eyes Paris 2024 as her first return to Olympic competition since London 2012.
Ski jumper Dawid Kubacki may have ended his season early for family matters, but his presence wasn't forgotten by his colleagues and rivals.
With 'patience tested', Olympian Audrey Cordon-Ragot leaves her road cycling team over non-payment.
Beach volleyball legend Alison Cerutti is back on the sand court, now with Oscar Guimaraes, and taking it "one step at a time" as he contemplates Paris 2024 qualification.
Field hockey international Ellen Curran thinks facing a Spanish side first in the upcoming Euro League finals gives a good chance for an Irish side to make a landmark progression.
The strong performances by Teams Great Britain and Fiji in the women's rugby sevens World Cup has them each bullish on potential Paris 21024 qualification.
Volleyballer Wallace de Souza crosses a commentary line and now faces a national team suspension.
Tiril Udnes Weng reflects on the years it took to 'realize her potential' as the new Crystal Globe winner in women's cross-country skiing.
"We're having the best years of our career now." Madison Chock and Evan Bates relish their first ice dancing gold at the recent world championships.
"Ready with all the hugs." Snowboarder Jenny Jones took to Instagram to confirm her pregnancy.
Biathlon World has one last 'five burning questions' for champion Julia Simon to wrap up the season.
Marie-Philip 'Captain Clutch' Poulin and Sarah Filler lead a Team Canada squad 'loaded' with experience in search of another ice hockey world championship.
Team Finland's Reeta Hurske looks to build on her remarkable indoor season in sprint hurdles as she prepares for big goals in the outdoor season.
"Why should I narrow my scope and choose between decathlon and high jump?" Tejaswin Shankar considers extending a multi-event 'wager'.
Sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce demolishes another field, at her son's school.
Hammer throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk has thoughts on the "painful" IOC decision on Russian athlete participation.
Jailed London 2012 long sprinter and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has parole denied for his current sentence term.
Former javelin champion Fatima Whitbread knows that athletics powered her life; now she wants the new generation to pick up sport, too.
Long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei knows that to be great, one has to "keep on with consistency".
Team Australia middle-distance runner Peter Bol, um, distances himself from racism charges swirling around his recent drug test drama.
What does race walker Kimberly Garcia think of her double gold performance at the worlds last year?
Julyana Al-Sadeq has made taekwondo history, positioning her to be an inspiration for Muslim and Arab women in sport.
A Little Roundup 03.06.23
A Look at Olympic Sports Athletes in the News
"Our moral feelings don't allow us to stand near ... these people." Count artistic swimmers Maryna and Vladyslava Aleksiiva and diver Stansislav Oliferchyk as adamantly opposed to a Russian presence at Paris 2024.
Double Olympic basketball gold medalist Swin Cash has a letter to her younger self. (The Players Tribune)
Pole vaulter Emmanouil Karalis 'resets' after a first panic attack in summer 2022. (Spikes)
An injury break allowed javelin throwe rJohannes Vetter to dabble in local politics for his adopted home. (in German)
Laura Muir's fifth European Indoor Athletics Championship is a "pinch me moment".
Team Australia's Mack Horton and Cody Simpson help break the Rottnest Channel Swim record.
Alexandria Loutitt's surprise ski jumping world title has her on "her own little planet right now".
How did Metallica help snowboarder Mia Brookes become a world champion?
The Globe and Mail: Team Canada's Erin Brook is pushing surfing to new heights. (paywall)
Count Team Ireland boxer Emmet Brennan as not a fan of wanna-be boxers Jake Paul and Tommy Fury.
Team Mexico hosted a slew of their Olympians for a 'Sports as an Inspiration' workshop designed to help launch opportunities to share their stories of sports success.
Meanwhile, from Team Canada...OLY Canada Legacy Grants helps athletes make a 'positive impact'.
So...how does one pronounce curling great Brad Gushue's name?
Team Great Britain takes a look at the 'whirlwind journey' of bobsledder Arran Gulliver.
Taekwondo athlete Leslie Soltero gets a feature interview in Lideres on her rise in the sport, taking control of her dream, and more. (in Spanish)
Katie Zaferes' return to triathlon from a maternity break was 'a mix of pride and acceptance'.
Team Ireland's track cycling women's team pursuit is "growing in confidence' with another national record.
Chatuphum Chinnawong waits (im)patiently for a Rio 2016 weightlifting medal that could change his family's life if and when awarded.
IIHF takes a look at Team Belgium's 'historic campaign' in winning a global ice hockey championship.
Biathlon World: Julia Simon finds balance outside of sport through...wood.
Were gunmen trying to intimidate soccer superstar Lionel Messi back home in Argentina?
Were 'dog drugs' at fault for retired mountain bike Olympian Katerina Nash's positive drug test?
What will Alpine skier Travis Ganong do after retirement at the end of the season? More skiing...
And Alpine skiing community cheers another Team USA stalwart as Steven Nyman also retires.
Will Novak Djokovic finally win an 'elusive gold' at Paris 2024's tennis competition?
Ahead of this weekend's world championships, The New York Times featured 'America's next great speed skater', Jordan Stolz. (paywall)
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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