Tom Daley and Matty Lee are in pre-competition mode.
Luigi Samele takes a sip.
Yusra Mardini contemplates spring.
Epp Mae, pretty in pink...
Anna Korakaki takes a stroll.
Can Jade Jones become the first Team Great Britain woman to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals this summer in taekwondo?
Rugby sevens star Carlin Isles is playing in honor of his brother, and ready for the U.S. to improve its Olympic placement from Rio 2016.
Count Jamaican Danusia Francis as a fan of the full-length leotard for women recently unveiled at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Win Htet Oo: A Tokyo 2020-bound swimmer takes a stand against the military coup in Myanmar.
It took an "atomic bomb" to reset Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in their outlook in badminton doubles ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Can Switzerland make it to the medal podium in beach volleyball at Tokyo 2020? Its women are leading the charge.
Team New Zealand's middle distance runner Nick Willis reflects ahead of Tokyo 2020 being his fifth and last Games, and passing the proverbial baton onto younger athletes.
Irish sprinter Phil healy contemplating a possible 200 - 400 meters double this summer in Tokyo.
After a disappointing Rio 2016, hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn is having a strong start to her 2021 season, just in time for Tokyo 2020 preparations.
Could soccer superstar Sergio Ramos appear for Spain at Tokyo 2020? He's weighing his interest still...
A fan of top archer Brady Ellison? Tokyo 2020 has an in-depth catch-up with the U.S. star, on his recent natural recovery from injury, outside hobbies, and more.
Track cyclist Elinor Barker chats with WalesOnline on targeting Tokyo 2020 success a year later, mental health, and more.
Mongolia is a 3x3 basketball power? Sure!
Rio 2016 diving almost-medalist Benjamin Auffret announces his retirement.
Golfer Adam Scott: Who needs him, anyway?
RIP to Jordanian boxer Rashed Al-Swaisat, who passed away following injury during a World Youth Championship match earlier this month.
It's not too early to start thinking about Paris 2024, especially when you're an expert kiteboarder. Axel Mazella is eager to showcase home team advantage in the soon-to-be new discipline.
Abanderados de Esfuerzo (2020)
A Quick Film Review
Need a reminder of the effort that would-be Olympians undertake to pursue their dreams? Check out "Abanderados del Esfuerzo" ("Champions of Effort"), released last summer after the first few months of quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Abanderados (in Spanish) gives a brief look at seven Spanish athletes as they work toward Tokyo 2020, including gymnast Nestor Abad, beach volleyball player Liliana Fernandez, decathlete Jorge Urena, taekwondo star Raul Martinez, swimmer Lidon Munoz, judoka Ana Perez, and para triathlete Hector Catala.
Starting before the pandemic, the production by FER (Foment Esportistes amb Reptes) is a means to introduce Spanish names to watch. But as the global impact of Covid-19 takes hold in spring 2020 and "normal" training life shuts down, the filmmakers adjust to showcasing the efforts that these athletes take to keep training and motivated.
Watching make shift gyms and equipment appear in garages and living rooms gives a reminder of the disruption to Olympic schedules and the sudden frustration - yet focus - athletes across the globe feel as they strive to still reach the Tokyo Games.
It's a short documentary, at just under an hour, but it's that focus of the athletes that is inspiring to follow. To date, some athletes still need qualification confirmation - namely Urena and Perez - but Abanderados leaves you rooting for them in Tokyo all after 2020's shift in direction.
You can watch Abanderados (in Spanish) on Radio y Television Espanola (rtve.es).
Hideki Maruyama's win at the Masters this past weekend puts Olympic attention squarely toward him.
The Times catches up with Olympic medalist diver Tom Daley, who is still targeting gold success. (paywall)
As a child, Millie Bright had equestrian hopes first, and "wasn't very good at football", but rose to the challenge to hopefully lead Team Great Britain soccer at Tokyo 2020.
Finn sailor Giles Scott is finally "trying to shake off all the rust" with the first serious competition of the year as he aims to defend his Rio 2016 title.
Budding Olympic stars in surfing, Ramzi Boukhiam and Anat Lelior are the latest subjects in the latest State of Olympic Surfing.
More soccer: catch up with Sydney 2000 Olymian and U.S. national team legend Landon Donovan in a FIFA.org interview.
Rio 2016 medalist Felix Denayer offers a tribute to Covid-19 frontline workers on behalf of the international field hockey community.
Could rugby star Tim Anstee pass on Australia's sevens, now that Covid-19 disrupted his momentum with the team?
Team Canada veteran Sheena Lawrick talks with the Five Rings to Rule Them All podcast on her softball career, being an out gay athlete, and taking time off for family.
Danish runner Thijs Nijuis is a relative late-comer to the marathon, but he is "fully prepared" for the Tokyo 2020 conditions in Sapporo this summer.
The Olympic Channel: Figure skater Anna Shcherbakova is targeting Beijing 2022 after her maiden win at the World Championships last month.
Kenyan taekwondo star Faith Ogallo sees the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to discuss climate change issues in the community.
Meanwhile, Aminat Idrees, eight-month pregnant competitor, wins a Nigerian taekwondo title.
Rhys McClenaghan wants to beat the top pommel horse gymnast at Tokyo 2020 and isn't afraid to envision it.
Rhythmic gymnast Sofia Raffaeli had a breakthrough competition at her first senior World Cup, can she keep the momentum at this weekend's next event?
April Ross and Alix Klineman may have an Olympic beach volleyball berth sewn up, but they aren't resting as they continue to train and compete up until the Games.
Frenchwoman Laetitia Guapo and Latvian Nauris Miezis top the newly re-opened FIBA 3x3 individual rankings.
Get to know Mamey Biney, U.S. short track speed skating sensation, courtesy of a Togethxr short film.
Kyle Chalmers is ready to swim.
Damian Quintero shows he can do kata anywhere.
Sean McColl lays out the frustrations continuing under Covid-19 life.
Arthur Nory smolders while training.
Oskar Eriksson is all smiles with his award.
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