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Tokyo 2020 features taekwondo star Lee Dae-Hoon, owner of silver and bronze medals and looking for gold in his third Games.
Fencer - and vocal activist - Race Imboden talks with Around the Rings about athlete protests.
Cross country skiing legend Petter Northug receives a sentence in his traffic and narcotic offenses case, and is ready to "take the punishment...and move on in life."
Former jumping national team member Princess Martha Louise looks to continue building equestrian sports presence in Norway.
International team member Leon Draisaitl named German sportsman of the year in a rare boost for the sport of ice hockey.
More ice hockey: Five Rings to Rule Them All podcast features player Meghan Duggan on women's sports, romance on the ice, and more.
Add basketball gold medalist Kevin Love to the list of Architectural Digest features on Olympians' homes.
More basketball: Rui Hachimura is poised to be a star for host Japan at next year's Games, but according to The Olympic Channel, he's focused on the new NBA season first.
Indian table tennis players shares his observations on current life within Tokyo and Japan regarding pandemic concerns and Olympic readiness with ESPN.
Brady Ellison: It's not often you hear of a doping issue in elite archery.
Meanwhile...Sun Yang, surprisingly may be off the hook.
U.S. women's team member Abby Dahlkemper announces an engagement made in soccer heaven.
Field hockey players Sarah Jones and Leah Wilkinson open up to Team GB on their relationship and competing together as they look to Olympic success.
Still thinking about last week's Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on Russia's punishment for its Olympic-sized doping scheme. Here's a good piece speaking to the, well, head scratching that the outcome has produced. I'll Also let Emma Coburn sum up the immediate frustration many athletes feel..
Tara Geraghty-Moats wins a historic Nordic Combined, the first-ever World Cup event for women.
I think sport climbing is the first individual sport to have its Olympic field for 2020 complete, after the remaining continental championships concluded this weekend. Congrats to Australians Tom O'Halloran and Oceania Mackenzie and South Africans Christopher Coffer and Erin Sterkenburg who round out the competition for Tokyo.
Larisa Iordache makes a statement in her return to elite gymnastics, after an injury-filled last few years. Iordache led the Romanian women to a team silver in the European Championships this weekend, and won three individual medals to become the second-most medaled female in the event ever. Unfortunately, her comeback is too late for the Tokyo 2020 field, but perhaps she can spark a welcome Romanian team comeback of its own at the senior level.
"Wee Rooster" Brendan Irvine is eager for his second Games in boxing, after becoming the last to qualify for Tokyo 2020 before the pandemic shutdown this year.
Ever wonder what Olympian Gus Kenworthy's home looks like? Architectural Digest has you covered. (p.s. check out his patio, too)
Modern pentathlete Gintare Venckauskaite is ready for her second Games, after her strong debut at London 2012.
Track cyclist Felix English interviews with the Olympic Federation of Ireland on the drama of Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020.
Tennis legend Roger Federer still has Olympic dreams, hoping for the elusive singles gold.
Covid-19 strikes Japan's leading medal hope in karate's kata event at Tokyo 2020, Ryo Kiyuna.
U.S. basketball standout Diana Taurasi - four-time Olympic gold medalist - tells ESPN that she doesn't have any plans to retire anytime soon.
More basketball: Star player Ramu Tokashiki tears her ACL, and likely sinks Team Japan optimism for a good Tokyo 2020 run. (Was my feature last week of Tokashiki as an athlete worth watching a curse??)
Mission Accomplished: world record holder Kevin Mayer meets the Olympic qualifying standard in the decathlon event on Reunion Island this weekend. (But what has he done to his hair??)
Marie-Jose Perec is French Athletics' athlete of the century.
New African Magazine names long distance runners Brigid Kosgei and Joshua Cheptegei as two of their "100 Most Influential Africans" for 2020.
Hear from Renaud Lavillenie on an appreciation for athletes' voices and his work to give them profile in the latest feature from Spikes.
She's 57, and on her way to her fifth Olympics as Tokyo 2020's oldest table tennis player, Meet Luxembourg's Ni Xialian.
Mondo Duplantis makes the cover of Cafe magazine for a wide-ranging interview on sports usccess, family, golf, and more.
Middle-distance runner Halimah Nakaayi shares with Spikes her rise from a "small village" upbringing to world champion.
Laetitia Guapo has her eyes set on proving her #1 ranking in 3x3 basketball at Tokyo 2020.
One trend that 2020's pandemic lockdowns have caused is a disruption in local training options. Suddenly, more U.S. water polo players take to overseas opportunities to find competition.
Table tennis...the new bookie's favorite?
Amanda Chidester and Anissa Urtez are an Athletes United couple, but will be rivals on the softball pitch at Tokyo 2020.
After 91 World Cup podium finishes and 63 wins across ten straight years, freestyle skier Mikael Kingsbury is sitting out the start of this season to recover from injury.
Take a look at a short track speedskater's weekly regimen, through the eyes of Slovakian Petra Rusnakova.
Karl Geiger isn't just this year's Ski Flying World Champion...he's also a new dad.
Dissension rising in Australian field hockey?
Can Team USA make it out of last place at their next Handball World Championship appearance next year, and showcase the sport to potential U.S. fans?
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At Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimamaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896