Athletes Worth Watching 03.29.23
Tennis: Victor Lilov may only be 18, but his 'passion for tennis may rival anyone's'.
Angel Daleman is the 'youngest-ever all-around world junior champion in speed skating'.
A Little Roundup 03.27.23
Stories of Olympic Sports Athletes...
R.I.P. to Youth Olympic medalist and former European youth boxing champion Maxim Galinichev, killed in the Russian war against Ukraine.
Marta Kostyuk has another watched moment with a Russian opponent on the tennis court, but reveals frustration with the WTA's response to fellow Ukrainians' attempts to meet.
Need an inspirational story from this weekend's World Figure Skating Championships? Check out Team Estonia's Solene Mazingue's comeback.
No time to rest - men's double figure skating champion Shoma Uno's coach is eyeing a three-peat.
Double Olympian and TV announcer Johnny Weir announces a new figure skating venture in coaching.
Hong Kong's Wai Hung Shek isn't just a vault specialist in gymnastics...he has high bars goals, too.
Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin visits The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon to talk history, reindeer, and more.
And...fellow Team USA Alpine skiing great Bode Miller gets a 'home' induction into the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame...which left him with bare emotions.
Meanwhile, former Olympic Alpine Skier Allyson Forsyth speaks her truth in pushing for safe sport.
Landmark Team Great Britain rower Helen Glover wants a go at another Olympics: will her children see her win a medal?
Rowing great Emma Twigg confirms she's targeting a fifth Olympic Games at Paris 2024.
Team Australia swimmer Samantha Riley is in the celebrity pages as her marriage split makes headlines.
Champion swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia receives a stiff prison sentence - in absentia - for her role criticizing her home Belarusian government. (in Spanish)
Swimmers Lara van Niekerk and Pieter Coetzee join soccer star Andile Diamini and men's rugby sevens team, and others, as South Africa Sports Awards winners.
Can Rio 2016 Olympian Ali Krieger win one more title before she calls time on her soccer career?
Katy Marchant's and Elinor Barker's cycling careers have grown closer as they similarly recently returned back to the track from motherhood breaks.
Biathlon World catches up with some big names calling it a career at the end of this season: Marte Olsbu Roeiseland, Anais Chevalier-Bouchet, Denise Herrmann-Wick, and Tiril Eckhoff.
Can Team Hong Kong fencer Ryan Choi Chun-yin get through a 'rough patch' to qualify for Paris 2024?
32 recipients across 16 sports are awarded grants from Team Ireland in support of Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic goals.
Double Olympic champion Wu Jingyu joins support for the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.
Team USA's taekwondo champion Anastasija Zolotic has let the magnitude of her gold for other women in the sport sink in.
Olympic snowboarder Pat Burgener's debut album is out, and it 'sounds as fresh as the snow in the halfpipe'. (in German)
Team USA snowboarder Mick Dierdorf is 'at peace with his decision to retire':" "Overall it's for sure just a bunch of excitement".
Olympians snowboarder Chloe Kim, bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, high jumper Chaunte Lowe, basketball player Tamika Catchings, and triathlete Melissa Stockwell join the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition.
Barcelona 1992 'Dream Team' basketball player Charles Barkly gets the 60 Minutes feature treatment.
Team Australia high jumper Lawrie Peckham reminisces on witnessing the landmark 'Fosbury Flop' in person at Mexico City 1968.
Is there a faster and better version of hurdler Karsten Warholm looming?
The 'acceptance and kindness of Australians' has buoyed Afghani sprinter Kimia Yousefi as she looks to a possible third Olympic appearance.
Olympic runner Alexi Pappas had a celebrity companion during the recent LA Marathon.
Long-distance runner Zane Robertson opens up on his suspension: "A lot of stress was placed on me and I made some bad decisions in a really dark place".
Meanwhile, twin brother and fellow runner Jake Robertson is feeling the related stress.
Retired runner Kara Goucher entertains a Q&A with The New York Times on her recent memoir that 'keeps running accountable'.
Nozomi Tanaka's eighth-place finish at Tokyo 2020's 1500 meters was a game-changer for the runner.
"Patience, poise, and perfection" helped propel shot putter Zane Weir to a major 'emotional' indoor gold.
Let's Get Social 03/24/23
Olympic Sport Stars Are Just Like Us, On Social Media...
Nauris Miezis and Thibaut Vervoort are in Thailand.
Mia Blichfeldt has a moment with a friend.
Happy Birthday, Brianna Williams!
Robert Meeuwsen is a happy birthday boy.
Naomi Osaka - and her baby bump - are in Tokyo.
A Little Roundup 03.23.23
Which Olympic Sports Athletes Are In The News?
Fencer Olga Kharlan is feeling the 'disappointment, anger, and injustice' of her international federation;s decision to allow Russian participation in World Cup events.
Maksim Galininichev: A Youth Olympic boxer is killed by Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Close to seven years on, the pain of having his 'dreams stolen' by judges is still there for Team China's Rio 2016 boxer Lu Bin.
"Pinching myself": Katie Taylor is thrilled to have her first pro boxing match in Ireland finally scheduled.
Wassila Lkhadiri, Sadia Bromand, Jennifer Peters, and Thandolwethu Truelove Mathiba are just some boxers with backstories highlighted by IBA.
"I'm obsessed with giving my all, even at the risk of failing": Rising Team Italy teenage gymnast Riccardo Villa has a simple strategy.
Nordic combined veteran Eric Frenzel reflects on his tenure and his sport as his career comes to a close at this season's end. (in German)
IJF: Eteri Iparteliani is a judo 'pioneer' whose successes are inspiration for fellow Georgian "great warriors".
Was Olympic rower Ted Nash an abuser as a coach? A former student names him as so.
Former competitive rower Louis Margot has a big goal: to be the fastest man 'to circumnavigate the world under human power'.
Meanwhile, as rower Till Martini 'pursues his athletic passion', he's doing so as an out LGBTQ competitor.
Team Uruguay athletes Emiliano Lasa (long jump) and Maria Pia Fernandez (middle-distance running) join the season four cast of Masterchef Celebrity. (in Spanish)
New Zealand middle-distance running Olympian Zane Robertson blames a Covid-19-related mixup for his positive drug test.
So just why was NBA legend and Atlanta 1996 Olympian Shaquille O'Neal in the hospital?
"I am honored to be part of this journey." 3x3 basketball player Marcus Alipate feels "blessed" to represent Team Tonga on the world stage.
Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy is in conversation with Numero magazine: X Games, retirement, LGBTQ milestones, and more.
Freestyle skiing aerials veteran Xu Mengtao looks ahead to another Winter Games, where she hopes to "transcend" past results.
Back from injury, is this Carlos Alcaraz's 'part of the season' on the ATP tennis tour?
The Miami Open's tennis stars - including Tokyo 2020 champ Belinda Bencic - 'unite' for a variety of causes in the days leading up to the tournament.
"Why is ending racism a debate?" Olympics.com speaks with field hockey player Darcy Bourne.
'Precocious' is how FINA sees Team USA water polo star Emily Ausmus, only 17 years old and a 'key' member of the senior team.
Could young soccer star Folarin Balogun be a table tennis star, too?
Despite worsening conditions for women back home, Tokyo 2020 road cyclist Masomah Ali Zada holds out hope that Afghanistan is able to participate at Paris 2024.
UCI checks in on cycling star Mathieu van der Poel, who's 'always in search of fun on his bike'.
Inside Skating features an extensive interview on pairs figure skaters Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara with their coach Bruno Marcotte: 'they never stopped believing and dreaming'.
Athletes Worth Watching 03.22.23
Who Are Some Up-and-Coming Names in Olympic Sports?
"A little bean of a person', 10-year-old Aurora van Ulft is now the 'youngest person to lift double their body weight in Olympic-style weightlifting'.
Will a world U18 title help Molly Lukowiak and teammates drive ice hockey popularity in Australia?
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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