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.
Naomi with number 4!
And Novak with number 9!
Johannes Dale enjoys the finer things!
Grigor Dimitrov preaches positivity amidst some local color.
Something very 90s going on here, I'm feeling...
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.
The AP looks at Shaun White, owner of "the most successful (snowboarding career) in history" as he looks ahead to Beijing 2022...and possibly Milano Cortina 2026.
Masahiro Tanaka: Team Japan might get a huge boost in its baseball medal aspirations at Tokyo 2020 with the former New York Yankees star.
Speaking of Japan...Yoshihide Kiryu pens a feature for Spikes offering a perspective on his career as he looks for more Olympic sprinting glory.
Team GB heptathlon star Katarina Johnson-Thompson - already carrying huge expectations - has an injury setback in her Olympics preparations.
USA long jumper Brittany Reese and sailor John Dane receive high-profile seats on the new Commission on the State of US Olympics and Paralympics.
After multiple world and European championships, Irish rower Sanita Puspure has her eyes set on finally securing an Olympic medal to complete her collection.
Congratulations to the 20 Olympians recently named as Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) Assessors! Including athletes from Los Angeles 1984 to Pyeongchang 2018 and representing the breadth of sports, assessors champion opportunities to continue education while competing.
Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito finds community support after falling victim to a house fire that destroyed her belongings, including three Olympic medals.
The Olympic Channel's Nick McCarvel features Serena Williams, who at almost 40 years of age still has the fire for elite tennis and is on target for another Olympic appearance.
Australia names its preliminary men's basketball team for Tokyo 2020. The pool of 24 players, including standouts Patty Mills, Ben Simmons, Matthew Dellavedova, and Joe Ingles, will be trimmed to 12 for the tournament.
Ice hockey player Yu Baiwei is set to return to the Olympics 12 years after her debut at Vancouver 2010, but this time with additional responsibilities; she's helping to coach Team China in addition to playing.
Defending champions Denmark should be the heavy favorite for the upcoming Olympic men's handball tournament, after their second straight World Championship title this weekend. Mikkel Hansen once again was tournament MVP. Congrats!
Mondo Duplantis and Renaud Lavillenie are setting up 2021 to be a highlight year in pole vaulting...
Tennis fans will appreciate Olympians Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal taking rare time last week for interviews amidst Australian Open preparations. Serena is a Lord of the Rings fan!
Meanwhile, can Carolina Suarez Navarro make a comeback from cancer for a Tokyo 2020 swan song?
Even more tennis: The leading stars still have eyes on Tokyo 2020 despite Covid-19 concerns.
Congrats to Swiss snowboarder Mathilde Gremaud, who became the first to have "stomped the first-ever 1440 in women's competition", to win Friday's big air event at the X Games.
Better late than never: Mexico City 1968 track legend Tommie Smith finally gets his own Wheaties cover.
Helen Glover: A British rowing hero looks to make a unique Olympic comeback.
Host Germany is the big winner from the 50th FIL World Luge Championships in Konigssee, with twelve senior medals overall. Julia Taubitz led the way with two German sweeps in the women's events.
Tokyo 2020 features New Zealand field hockey star Frances Davies, who is balancing criminal justice work as she looks ahead to the Olympics.
Can Australia find a bobsled star from the ranks of Paralympics?
USA Boxing's medal chances at Tokyo 2020 take a hit with the "disqualification" of top contender Keyshawn Davis.
Prospective Olympic mountain biker Haley Smith offers perspective and advice on mental health, a challenge exacerbated by the current pandemic's uncertainties.
Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee has big goals for 2020, including a third title.
CBC: Gymnast Ellie Black looks to cement her return from injury with participation at Tokyo 2020.
Two-time Olympic gymnast Tomas Gonzalez is the latest interview in Chile's Ego Ego magazine.
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