Let's Get Social 03.21.23
What Have Olympic Sports Stars Been Up To On Social Media?
Thomas Krol made an Australian friend.
Jason Brown enjoys some cherry blossoms.
Grace Bullen goes off the mat.
Johannes Vetter gives us a little pinup pose.
Suzanne Schulting works her own photos, too.
A Little Roundup 03.13.23
Which Olympic Sports Athletes Are In The News?
400-meter hurdler Anna Ryzhykova applauds World Athletics' continued financial support for Ukrainian athletes as it has given them "a chance to fight for our country in our own way".
Olympic champions Olga Kharlan (fencing) and Olena Bilosiuk (biathlon) headline an athlete-studded tribute to a fellow Ukrainian who fell victim to Russian genocide.
Athens 2004 medalist Claudia Bokel has strong words against the International Fencing Federation's u-turn on Russian athlete participation.
Biathlete Hanna Oeberg found the positive in an illness break in December, as she tells Biathlon World.
Teenager Cameron Myers used notes on his mobile phone to power his way to running his first sub-four-minute mile.
Middle-distance runner Peter Bol's agent reveals some details behind the athlete's recent cleared "B' drug sample test.
Retired sprint star Asafa Powell makes a welcome visit to Ghana's Olympic Africa Sports Excellence Center for Kids and Youth at Amasaman. (p.s. what a name!)
Was a coaching switch the key for shot putter Jacko Gill to finally top his Team New Zealand rival and shot put star Tom Walsh?
More Stuff: How did sprinter Zoe Hobbs break the 11-minute barrier in the 100 meters?
Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce opens up on her mother's influence on her career - including hair (!).
Citius Mag talks with researcher Hannah Borenstein on 'the untold stories of Ethiopian (female) runners'.
Running legend and World Athletics boss Sebastian Coe reveals his impression with young star Jakob Ingebrigtsen's resilience at the worlds last summer.
Olymics.com: Is newly-crowned all-time World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin the GOAT of Alpine skiing? Fellow Team USA star Bode Miller might think so...
Robin Seidl and Moritz Pristauz chat with Volleyball World on their new beach volleyball partnership and their sights on Paris 2024 qualification.
Might four-time Olympic medalist judoka Teddy Riner stay in competition through Los Angeles 2028? (in Portuguese)
Road cyclists Tom Skujins and Kristas Neiland, along with tennis player Jelena Ostapenko, see their state funds reduced as Team Latvia clamps down on athletes who compete against Russians.
Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis offers key medals for auction in support of a cause near and dear.
What will burgeoning swimming star Summer McIntosh's Paris 2024 program look like?
Meanwhile, Team Australia's Ariarne Titmus is 'expecting fast times' in next summer's Games.
And more Australia swimming news as star Emily Seebohm confirms a reality TV-tinged marriage engagement to Ryan Gallagher.
Team USA great Brandi Chastain weighs in on global movements addressing "systemic, cultural, and societal bias" in women's soccer.
Speaking of Chastain, her iconic World Cup moment is one of multiple Olympians' included in The Guardian's '50 photographs that reshaped sports'.
Olympian Ewan McDonald - and Olympic demonstration athlete Bill Strum - inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame.
18-year-old Charlie Dixon has 'hopes of competing in the Paris Olympics' after just picking up windsurfing five years ago on a family vacation.
Team USA - and UCLA - gymnastics star Jordan Chiles tries to "stay very humble" as her star grows.
London 2012 champion boxer Nicola Adams gives Express an update on her career-ending eye injury.
Olympic boxers Paddy Barnes, and siblings Michaela and Aidan Walsh receive honors at the 2023 Belfast Sports Awards.
And even more boxing as Team Cuba's emerging women's program has athletes like Namibia Flores Rodriguez, Legnis Cala Masso, and Melany de la Caridad Girardo Bermudez playing catch-up to the men and eyeing international compeition.
Team USA chats with Olympian Kris Horn, who 'finds calm and terror' in his pilot role in boblsed.
More Team USA: What do her world medals mean to cross-country star Jessie Diggins?
Hannah Brandt is just one of Team USA's women's ice hockey members giving back to a new generation of players through youth clinics.
Olympians Hayley Wickenhesier (ice hockey), Jennifer Heil and Alexandre Bilodeau (freestyle skiing), Tessa Virtue (figure skating), and Beckie Scott (cross-country skiing) join a group of athletes urging Team Canada to 'reconsider' support for Russian participation at Paris 2024.
People: How does surfer Carissa Moore overcome "moments of fear" on the pro tour?
Tokyo 2020 rugby sevens Olympian Greg O'Shea gets a VIP Magazine feature interview and photo shoot.
Let's Get Social 03.10.23
Olympic Sports Athletes Away From Competition...
Jack Robinson shows off his Volcom. (ad)
Elsa Desmond gets painted.
Rebeca Andrade is at the beach.
Sage Watson puts a look together.
Looks like Gianmarco Tamberi had a fun weekend...
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)
Who Are Rising Names To Watch in Olympic Sports?
Olympics.com: Surfer Gabriela Ryan won 2022 'Rookie of the Year' honors. Will she make it to Paris 2024?
NBA rookie Christian Koloko has dreams of adding Team Cameroon duties to his basketball resume.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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