Sarah Hanfou balances a legal career and building a charity while preparing for her second Games in table tennis.,
Long jumper-turned-sprinter Marcell Jacobs is ready to take on the outdoor season after a breakthrough indoor run that brought him a European Championship.
Alexa Stais is a rising show jumper from Johannesburg, with a quick Q&A available on FEI.org.
Esmeralda Falcon aims to become the first Mexican female Olympic boxer, and isn't shy to say it.
Artur Dalaloyan poses.
Lourdes Mohedano is pensive.
Nadine Visser has a photoshoot.
Emil Iverson, relaxed on skis for once.
Keshorn Walcott dresses up.
Congrats on the winning Futura design!
The van Dorens sure do get training in where they can. (ad)
Long time, no see, Caterine!
Kai Kazmirek trains in b&w.
Maria Espinoza is joyous.
The Nathan Chen - Yuzuru Hanyu duel is the marquee event at the World Figure Skating Championships this week. Who has the edge?
Meanwhile, get to know Anna Shcherbakova - and her jumps - as she heads to the ladies' finals in the lead.
Indian table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanaseskaran reaches Tokyo 2020, completing a comeback from Rio 2016 qualification heartbreak and a deep personal loss.
"Sexism isn't a women's issue, any more than racism is a Black issue." Tennis champion Venus Williams opens up for Vogue in a personal op-ed.
More tennis: count Simona Halep as another star looking for Olympic success this year.
Champion biathlete from Germany Arnd Peiffer announces his retirement.
Field hockey: Great Britain's top Olympic scorer Ashley Jackson "steps away" from the team.
For Chinese Taipei boxer Chen Nien-Chin, success at the Olympics will be another in a career of challenges to overcome.
Tokyo 2020-bound sport climbing star Adam Ondra chats with El Capitan-free solo star Alex Honnold.
Congratulations to New Zealand's Olympic sports athletes who were recognized by the ISPS Handa Halberg Awards for a decade of excellence, including rowers Hamish Bond & Eric Murray and Nathan Cohen & Jason Sullivan, golfer Lydia Ko, and canoeist Lisa Carrington.
The Irish Field (paywall): Equestrian Cian O'Connor finds success with his partner horse, Kilkenny.
More Ireland: Arthur Lanigan-O'Keefe maintains a composure over what he can control as he approaches the start of his modern pentathlon season.
Olympic 49er sailor Pawel Kolodinski is in the thick of competition again and targeting Tokyo 2020, after a long recovery from a broken leg.
Yukiko Ueno, Yamada Eri, and Yukiyo Meno - all holdovers from the gold medal-winning team 13 years ago at Beijing 2008 - named to Japan's softball team for Tokyo 2020.
Get to know Laurent Dubreuil, recent speed skating world champion, who has finally channeled family experience in the sport into elite success.
Sweden's women's handball team went from 11th at last year's world championships to an impressive qualification this past weekend. It took a new approach with a younger team to do it.
R.I.P. to two-time Olympic snowboarder Julie Pomagalski of France, who passed away at age 40 after an avalanche accident.
And, Barcelona 1992 champion judoka Toshihiko Koga passes away at age 53, after a long battle with illness.
Weightlifter Yulduz Jumabayeva gets a hero's reception in Turkmenistan for a belated gold medal award.
Fredrik Samuelsson leads a community of decathletes and heptathletes in a campaign to preserve combined events' place in athleteics.
Contribute your thoughts on World Athletics growth in their landmark survey.
Passionate about motherhood not impeding opportunities, former Olympic runner Alysia Montano launches "&Mother", to help support professional athletes.
Even more Ireland: Relive Irish legend Eamonn Coghlan's rise to elite running, via key development in the United States, courtesy of Buzz.ie.
Maximilian Levy finds more speed.
Hammer thrower Jenny Dahlgren has a new 'do.
Derek Livingston flies high.
Kevin Pepponet and Jeremie Mion hard at work...
Nick Hough and Jacob McCorry are in sync.
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