Lourdes Mohedano shines in the sun.
Stefanos Tsitsipas has some down time.
Ona Carbonell is back in the pool.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is focused.
Marco Lehmann makes a statement.
Here's a story hard to resist: siblings Uta and Hifumi Abe will both be headed to Tokyo 2020 with judo gold in their sights.
FINA.org takes a look at Joe Kayes, a New Zealander who "crossed the Ditch" and found water polo success in - and with - arch rival Australia.
Kento Momota: Just when he overcomes injury, now Covid-19 hits the badminton star.
Turin 2006 figure skating medalist Sasha Cohen is the host of "Sasha Sessions: A Team USA Podcast", featuring interviews with numerous fellow Olympians.
Who is the "World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time"? Olympic champion rhythmic gymnast Evgeniya Kanaeva and Tokyo 2020-qualified sport climber Iuliia Kaplina are two of the 24 nominees.
Irish Central shares the "incredible true story of an Olympic athlete turned cop, turned kingpin criminal mastermind", Melbourne 1956 rowing medalist Murray Stewart Riley.
Golfer Adam Scott "considers" playing at Tokyo 2020. Wasn't the attraction of including the sport in the Games the fact that its stars would all appear?
More Ireland: Cycling star Sam Bennett admits question over an Olympic appearance due to a less than ideal course setup for his speed style. Maybe the time trial is the goal?
A Muguruza-Nadal pairing is just one of many that would certainly be exciting, in what could be a "mouth-watering" mixed doubles tennis event, considering possible pairs of Bencic-Federer, Sakkari-Tsitsipas, Osaka-Nishikori, or Andreescu-Shapovalov. None are regular doubles players these days, though...
Can Australia secure American-born Bryce Cotton citizenship in time for an Olympic appearance this year in basketball?
Two-time gold-medalist Carli Lloyd is looking to make one last Olympic run this year in women's soccer.
Meanwhile, Brazilian soccer star and two-time Olympic medalist Marta announced her engagement to professional teammate Toni Pressley. Congratulations!
Mystery pops up around star gymnast Oleg Verniaiev's "provisional suspension". Even Team Ukraine head coach is tight-lipped.
Happy Birthday to the world's oldest living Olympian, Agnes Keleti! The former gymnast turns 100 on January 9, and celebrates a new biography, "The Queen of Gymnastics".
Nastia Liukin with the pose.
Garbine Muguruza is a cover girl for Mujerhoy.
Agustin Destribats is, looks, ready.
Shaun White hits the halfpipe.
Is Mo Farah in 2021 or 1981?
Need help setting goals for the new year? Diver Steele Johnson advises to dream big.
Fellow champions help feature Brazilian star Gabriel Medina's rise in surfing ahead of the sport's debut at the Tokyo Games.
Australian swimming champion Emily Seebohm opens up on her eating disorder challenges in order to help others, and herself, treat themselves better.
Long-distance runner Gabriela DeBues-Stafford hopes a quiet 2020 has set up a strong 2021 on the track.
In The New York Times, a look at how would-be marathoner Sara Hall inspired in 2020 despite missing out on Olympic qualification.
World record-holder Joshua Cheptegei hopes to become the eighth man to win the 5,000 and 10,000 meter double at next year's Olympics Games.
Whether it's England or Great Britain, team selection is always cause for early hand-wringing for soccer pundits and fans, for the women's team, too.
Congrats to sailor Hannah Mills and rower Martin Helseth on their appointment to the team of European Climate Change Ambassadors.
Could Canada's equestrian jumping team reclaim an Olympics berth, and at the expense of Argentina?
Mujerhoy features an interview with tennis star and Rio 2016 Olympian Garbine Muguruza, touching on 2021 plans...including a good run at the Tokyo Games. (note, in Spanish)
Beijing 2008 medalist Becky Hammon becomes the first woman to head-coach an NBA regular-season game, and rightfully acknowledges the "substantial moment".
Don't forget to check out my recent wishlist for the Tokyo Games this year, featuring Caster Semenya, Team Russia, the end of a gala, and more.
Tianna Bartoletta puts in the work.
Erica Wiebe speaks for us all.
Karsten Warholm finds a scenic spot to train.
Christos Volikakis suits up well.
Ysaora Thibus sets some goals.
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