Let's Get Social 04.21.23
Marco Lodadio and Nicola Bartolini team up to wash jeans (ad).
Joey Mantia takes a spin on Barrier Lake.
Despina Georgiadou takes in some sun....
...as does Rhasidat Adeleke...
Tobias Schneider hangs out in Thailand.
A Little Roundup 02.16.23
A Look At Olympic Sports Athletes In The News
Insider: Photographer Mykola Synelnykov showcases the ruined training facilities Ukrainian athletes face at home due to the Russian invasion.
Olympic triple jumper Olha Saladukha makes a parallel to Berlin 1936 regarding the IOC's plans for Russian participation at Paris 2024.
Long hurdler Femke Bol aims for a 'new level in 2023'; she's on her way with fast start indoors over 400m.
Olympic runners Desiree Linden and Kara Goucher continue their Nobody Asked Us podcast with an episode previewing their autobiographies.
London 2012 'blade runner' track star Oscar Pistorius doesn't impress his would-be father-in-law ahead of a possible parole from prison.
Olympic steeplechaser Colleen Quigley now is a certified triathlete after a Tritonman win.
"I'm completely alright now." Badminton star P.V. Sindhu is back from injury and on the 2023 season trail.
Archer Steve Wiljer's form may look "a little uncontrolled", but it's gotten him success indoors and out.
Can rising gymnast Tonya Paulsson reach her goal of a World Championship all-around final?
Did you catch tennis legend Serena Williams in two commercials during the Super Bowl?
Biathlon legends Andrea Henkel, Kati Wilhelm, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, and Sven Fischer honored by the IBU for their 'exceptional performances and achievements over their careers'.
Team USA's Alpine skiing worlds victory in the team parallel event was "extra sweet" after a frustrating Beijing 2022 fourth-place finish.
World champion boxers Busenaz Surmeneli and Sennur Demir join earthquake relief efforts in their native Turkey.
And, the team handball community mourns the passing of Team Turkey's Cemal Kutahya, who passed away in the earthquake disaster.
Athens 2004 Olympian and basketball star Allen Iverson makes the GQ Sports Style Hall of Fame.
Tokyo 2020 rower Husein Alireza is the first Saudi athlete to be honored with recognition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Montreal 1976 modern pentathlete Dr. Keith McCormick is now a published author focused on helping to fight osteoporosis.
Snowboarding star Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins the Supreme Halberg Award as New Zealand's top athlete in 2022.
Does soccer superstar and multi-Olympian Neymar gives his support to recently LGBTQ-out fellow international player Jakub Jankto?
Team Canada's leading women's soccer players are "angry, frustrated, appalled, and heartbroken" on the state of the relationship with Canada Soccer.
Who won the IJF Judo Awards 2022?
Olympic figure skater Tiffany Scott Pryor goes back to the ice to teach preschoolers the sport.
Uruguayan Olympic sailor Felix Sienra had been the world's oldest living Olympian, until his recent passing in late January.
Trampolinist Hikaru Mori rebounded from a disappointing Tokyo 2020 with world championship success, and now contemplates Paris 2024: "...that's something to think about".
Olympics.com: Equestrian athletes Mary Hanna, Abdelkebir Ouaddar, Phillip Dutton, and sport shooter Nino Salukvadze are 'ageless Olympians' eyeing Paris 2024.
Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel sits with actress Danai Gurira to talk #LoveOurGirls, her experience in swimming, and more.
How does Team Ireland rugby sevens star Billy Dardis recover from competition and training? Dr. Pete Tierney has answers.
Surfing's 'next big thing', Molly Picklum, gets used to her raised profile while 'taking life in stride'.
A Little Roundup 01.09.23
A Look At Olympic Sports Athletes In The News
London 2012 champion boxer Oleksandr Usyk has a new year's wish for "victory" and "peace" in Ukraine.
Bobsledder Justin Kripps joins the Off the Podium podcast to chat Cool Runnings, Australia, and more.
Royal-blood equestrian rider Zara Tindall missed Rio 2016, but has eyes on making it to another Games.
Team Austria gymnast Selina Kickinger has big goals for 2023, including qualifying for Paris 2024.
Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas still have Olympic gold dreams after falling short in mixed doubles tennis at Tokyo 2020: "We will keep trying".
Tennis.com: Tokyo 2020 Olympian 'Hubert Hurkacz is a nice guy who isn't finishing last'.
A rising leader of Team France judo, Romane Dicko wants gold at Paris 2024. (in French, paywall)
U.S. Air Force's World Class Athlete Program athletes with eyes toward Paris 2024 represent a variety of sports, including boxing, modern pentathlon, fencing, track & field, shooting, water polo, and wrestling.
Ski jumper Halvor Egner Granerud jumps on the Erling Haaland meditation celebration bandwagon...
Gauthier Mvumbi, the "Shaquille O'Neal of team handball', works with the real deal to promote the sport.
Dylan Schmidt's breakthrough World Championships title was one highlight of the year in trampolining.
What does retired star Arnd Pfeiffer think of the current biathlon season so far?
"Finding balance is the most important thing in my life." Vogue Hong Kong features freeskier Eileen Gu.
Skateboarder Cody French has Paris 2024 dreams despite battling a 'mystery illness'.
Olympic fencer Nzingha Prescod took her skills to the classroom in New Rochelle recently.
GQ Sports on YouTube: What are 10 things hurdler Sydney McLaughlin 'can't live without'?
Intrigue within Team Poland as long hurdler Sebastian Urbaniak and long sprinter Jakub Krzewina have an altercation...and sprinter Ewa Swoboda's home? (in Polish)
Mondo Duplantis' World Championships pole vault world record wins Track & Field News' 'Men's Performance of the Year' for last season...
...and Mondo gets another honor, as he's named AIPS' 'European Sportsman of the Year', alongside women's counterpart Alexia Putellas (soccer).
Steeplechase Mahiedine Makhissi-Benabbad, 'one of track & field's villains', retires.
How has fatherhood given surfer Kolohe Andino a 'new lease of life'?
How did photographer Shaun Botterill capture that image of soccer super star Lionel Messi, the most liked Instagram post ever?
Tokyo 2020 rugby sevens Olympian Greg O'Shea opens up about mental health struggles: "...I'm in convulsions of tears...".
Team Chile's field hockey captain Fernando Renz knows the squad will face "huge games" at the upcoming World Cup, but is confident they'll do 'their best'.
Helsinki 1952 swimming champ Joan Harrison-Breetzke has her Olympic medal recovered after a theft.
Team Japan's Rie Kaneto gives back to her sport through swimming lessons to the next generation...
...as does Team USA's Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Zach Apple.
World number four Chou Tien Chen thinks 'fans can expect better' in 2023 from the badminton player.
Triathlete Alistair Brownlee to bring 'an athlete perspective' to the British Olympic Foundation.
Will a partner swap help some of Team Germany's top beach volleyballers confirm Paris 2024 plans?
Tokyo 2020 rower Matt Rossiter has focused his water sports dreams in another direction, as he joins sailing great Ben Aislie's America's Cup crew.
Matthieu Androdias and Hugo Boucheron are World Rowing's '2022 Men's Crew of the Year'.
"I am going to be okay with time." BMX rider Hannah Roberts resets after an injury-plagued end to 2022.
Road cyclist Mark Cavendish's robbery ordeal intensifies in a trial where all suspects aren't accounted for.
Meanwhile, fellow cyclist Ivan Sosa is the latest to find himself on the wrong end of an assault incident.
Taekwondo athlete Jack Woolley is quick to acknowledge the team effort that has lead to his success.
Ending 2022 with a first-ever career World Cup podium, Alpine skier Paula Moltzan is 'invigorated' for the remainder of the season.
The moment looms large for Alpine skier Mikaea Shiffrin as she nears sole ownership of a key milestone.
'A portrait of a modern ski racer': Catch up with how Lucas Pinheiro Braathen has prepared for the 2022/23 Alpine season.
Speed skater Brittany Bowe has 'big plans for the future', despite 2023 being a light season for her.
"Now I want to improve myself, develop myself..." Speed skater Jutta Leerdam finds success in the start of a new season following lots of personal change.
Let's Get Social 01.06.23
Olympic Sports Star Are On Social Media...Just Like Us
Chris Mazdzer is excited for the Winter Universiade.
Mischa Romanchuk with a message from a winter wonderland...
Karsten Warholm is a Morris man. (Ad)
Yusre Mardini gives us a look.
Kristian Karlsson did New York right.
A Little Roundup 12.22.22
Olympic Sports Stars Making Headlines...
Ukrainian former number 13-ranked Alex Dolgopolov: "Tennis prepared me for war".
Ukrainian Atlanta 1996 champion Wladimir Klitschko has words on the recent announcement of IBA/WBA easement on Russian boxers.
Boxer Amy Broadhurst is 'Sports Woman of the Year' for The Irish Times in 2022.
Tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek headline recognition of the ITF 'world champions' for 2022.
"You are just a number." Tennis legend Boris Becker opens up in detail about his experience in prison.
Snowboarder Zoe Sadowski-Synnott is the first-ever winter sports athlete to win Team New Zealand's Lonsdale Award.
Competition's more enjoyable for Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, after finding a 'new life-biathlon balance'.
Acknowledging "it's time to evolve", trampolinist Rosannagh MacLennan is focused on MBA studies and her FIG Athlete Commission role.
Team USA water polo stalwarts Maggie Steffens, Maddie Musselman, and Kaleigh Gilchrist had a rare chance to take a backseat as they were 'sidelined' in recent competition.
Can basketball phenom Jean Montero help secure a FIBA World Cup ticket for Dominican Republic?
Dutch superstar and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Vivianne Miedema has her soccer World Cup dreams shattered after a severe knee injury.
How did World Cup soccer hero Lionel Messi win 'over the hearts of all of Argentina'?
Short track speed skater Denis Nikisha has "the best day" with a podium place, and an engagement. (geo-restricted)
Irene Schouten receives a 'Sportswoman of the Year' honor for her speed skating exploits in 2022. (in Dutch)
Beach volleyball cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt are the 'best of the best' in 2022 according to the Chilean press. (in Spanish)
Nineteen honorees across ten categories at the Spanish Olympic Committee's annual gala included Olympians Saul Craviotto (canoeing), Mireia Belmonte (artistic swimming), Sandra Sanchez (karate), Alberto Gines (sport climbing), Ruth Beitia (track & field), and more. (in Spanish)
Gymnast Sanna Veerman's first world championship fire has her 'revved up' for what could be next.
Five months after an initial ban, mountain biker Mathias Fluckiger gets a reprieve.
Badminton player Haramara Gaitan enjoys giving back to the sport while juggling a full-time career.
The newly-elected weightlifters for the IWF Athletes' Commission include three Tokyo 2020 champions: Hidilyn Diaz, Fares El-Bakh, and Maude Charron.
Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 weightlifting champion Neisi Dajomes gets a big honor in Pastaza, Ecuador. (link in Spanish)
Kaylee McKeown now owns a rare slice of swimming history as the first woman to hold four key global titles at the same time.
London 2012 swimmer James Disney-May gets a prison sentence for a horrific domestic crime.
Outsports looks at swimmer Alex di Giorgio's recent landmark appearance on Italy's Dancing with the Stars, as part of an all-gay, out performing couple.
Surfer Kolohe Andino 'still has fire' as he looks to recover from a disappointing 2022 season.
The 'Duel of the Decade'? Team Australia middle-distance runners Ollie Hoare and Stewart McSweyn target each other in Tasmania.
Pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis is Track & Field News' male 'Athlete of the Year' for 2022.
Athletics Weekly asks long sprinter Roger Black some key questions on training, Atlanta 1996, and more.
Runner Eilish McColgan headlines the Women's Sports Alliance's annual award recognitions.
Middle-distance runner Brandon McBride targets a 'more experienced, strategic, and smarter approach' as he looks to rebound from injury into 2023.
Decathlete Niklas Kaul and sprinter Gina Luckenkemper are German 'Sportspeople of the Year' for 2022.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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