Let's Get Social 06.09.23
Matthew Mitcham relaxes in Palm Springs.
Korey Dropkin is into tiny homes.
Serena Williams goes green.
Filip Zubcic does some cross-training.
Queralt Castellet gets some sun.
A Little Roundup 06.08.23
Olympic Sports Athletes Are Making News
Olympian Anna Rizatdinova honors the special resilience of fellow Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast Oleksandra Paskal, who's competing - and winning despite -traumatic war injury.
Were sleeping pills partly to blame for tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas' lackluster effort against Carlos Alcaraz at the French Open?
'"Vindicated": Team Australia boxing Olympic medalist Harry Garside sees his assault charges dropped.
Who are FIBA's '10 must-watch' athletes of the upcoming Women's EuroBasket 2023?
"I just want to get back to my best and stay injury free." Badminton star P.V. Sindhu tries to look past a disappointing early exit at the Singapore Open.
Winning the recent European Triathlon Championships was a surprise 'dream come true' for Team Luxembourg's Jeanne Lehair
Nick and Gabi Albeiro talk to the Kick Set podcast on Nick's coming out, swimming as siblings, and more.
ISU checks in with speed skater Merijn Scheperkamp, who has eyes on Milan Cortina 2026 after a 'breakthrough' year last season.
What's the family connection between 3x3 basketball star - and World Cup star - Cameron Brink and NBA superstar Stephen Curry?
Olympic sailor Martin Kirketerp wants to see sailing "as spectacular as possible" in order for it to thrive.
'Perspective and persistence' have guided veteran Annelous Lammerts to pursue Paris 2024's Formula Kite sailing.
Golf star and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Rory McIlroy sees his role as spokesperson for the PGA TOUR amidst the surprising LIV Golf merger announcement continue uncomfortably.
How did Team Great Britain cox Henry Fieldman end up in two separate boats at the European Rowing Championships last weekend?
"I think there will be a mass walkout from the sport." Tokyo 2020 champion Joe Choong looks at Paris 2024 as a possible swan song for modern pentathlon.
Olympians Adam Rippon (figure skating) and Ronda Rousey (judo) join the cast of Stars on Mars.
Tokyo 2020 Team South Africa field hockey player Rusten Abrahams has found post-playing 'sporting adventure' in Mumbai.
IJF's 'The Olympic Champions' asks Sydney 2000 judoka Pino Maddaloni his thoughts on the effects winning gold has had.
FEI reflects on how New Zealand eventer Blyth Tait sees equestrianism as naturally an inclusive sport.
'Wily veteran' wrestler Yuliia Tkach has renewed thoughts on Paris 2024 after a key recent victory.
CBC: Hammer thrower Camryn Rogers 'can't stop impressing audiences'.
Will Olympic track & field legend Carl Lewis lead the University of Houston to a collegiate championship?
Can runner Katelyn Tuohy make history with a unique double at the NCAAs this weekend?
Rising sprinter Tersis Orogot is one to watch as the NCAA Championships hit this weekend...are Budapest 2023 and Paris 2024 next?
Runner Nikki Hiltz is a 2023 Now Award winner by them.
Tokyo 2020 volleyball champion Team France is honored as 'Knghts of the Legion of Honor'.
2022-23 was "the most fun season" for short track speed skate Anna Seidel after return from more injury.
Last week's World Taekwondo Championships were 'preparation' for Team Ghana's Henrietta Armah and Amed Sama as they look to their home African Games next year.
Leon Sejranovic hopes his landmark World Taekwondo Championships medal provides inspiration for a younger generation in Australia.
Did you know Nordic combined star Johannes Lamparter once had weightlifting ambitions?
Retired skeleton veteran Ander Mirambell receives the Olympic Order from the Spanish Olympic Committee.
Not giving up and maintaining courage has led Team Slovenia's Ana Gros to stardom in team handball.
Athlete to watch: 'Coach' Mary Thiesen Lappen has had a fast start in international weightlifting - can she make it to Paris 2024 for Team USA?
Is Paris 2024 'a realistic target' for Team Vanuatu to finally secure Olympic beach volleyball qualification?
Athens 2004 soccer silver medalist Julio Gonzalez Ferreira's life is one of 'triumph over adversity'.
Doubt the effect soccer superstar Lionel Messi has on marketing? His future playing home at Major League Soccer's Inter Miami would disagree...
Soccer stars Sam Kerr, Megan Rapinoe, Yuki Nagasato, and Asisat Oshoala get miniature-ized as Lego.
A Little Roundup 06.05.23
Which Olympic Sports Athletes Are In News Features Lately?
Team Ukraine's champion Daria Bilodid honors a fallen fellow judoka in a challenge to the International Judo Federation. (in Ukrainian)
CBC: Figure skater Kurt Browning 'prepares for final skate of legendary career'.
The protests of wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, and Sakshi Malik continue in India...even without a signature medal toss.
Boxer Ramla Ali gets a Dazed feature: 'fighting for her place in the world', biopics, and more.
Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan sees hometown support as key to Northern Irish success in sports.
U.S. gymnast Ian Gunther isn't just a star on the mat...he's gone viral on social media, too.
Team New Zealand rower Robbie Manson is the latest Olympic athlete to venture onto OnlyFans.
Losing the Giro d'Italia by a mere 14 seconds left Geraint Thomas 'raw' but motivated to make amends later this road cycling season.
Meanwhile, Jonas Vingegaard may be the defending champion, but he feels less pressure this year.
Meet Patricia Freitas, Team Brazil Olympic windsurfer and now a Los Angeles 2028 staff member.
Australian sailor Stephanie Coady has beef with World Sailing and its gender rules for competition.
Team New Zealand's 'Tall Ferns' basketball squad moves on stoically without a key injured player.
The New York Times looks at how Serbian basketball star Nikola Jokic has endeared himself to his NBA home of Denver.
Missing Tokyo 2020's surfing competition "definitely hurt", motivating South African Jordy Smith to 'give it his all' to make it to Paris 2024.
Triathlete may have had a bad recent swim, but the 'fire is still burning' inside for success.
The first-ever IIHF Female Player of the Year award goes to U.S. star Hilary Knight.
Anita Lonsbrough: 'Huddlesfield's most famous swimmer puts her memorabilia up for sale'.
Cheick Cisse, Lee Daehoon, Wu Jingyu, and Katharine Alvarado are named to World Taekwondo's Athletes' Committee for a 2023-26 term.
Alex Watson and Kate Allenby have strong words for the continued in-limbo state of affairs between modern pentathlon and Los Angeles 2028 and beyond.
CBC: Caroline Ehrhradt reflects on (finally!) setting a new Canadian triple jump record.
Long-distance runner Beatrice Chebet has one global gold this year, but eyes more at Budapest 2023.
Still recovering from injury, runner Eilish McColgan resets this summer's World Championship goals.
"I knew everything was possible." Runner Faith Kipyegon leaves a 'legacy' with a new world record.
Speaking of which, what was it like for Jessica Hull to follow Kipyegon in that race with a podium finish?
Track & Field News: Abdihamid Nur has come a long way to current dominance in U.S. distance running.
Retired long hurdler Jana Pittman is now a mother of six...and 'a qualified doctor', and loving it.
Team India's Annu Rani learns some javelin training secrets from star Johannes Vetter.
Despite not fully recovered from injury, Team Bahamas sprinter Anthonique Strachan still has high expectations for this season.
Now headed to her fourth Pan American Games, kayaker Stefy Perdomo has high expectations to still make more progress and possibly an Olympic appearance. (in Spanish)
Alexander Choupenitch in Cosmopolitan Czech Republic: fencing, hiding behind masks, camps, and more. (in Czech) (and they didn't talk music??)
Let's Get Social 05.30.23
A Look At Olympic Sports Stars On Social Media
Marie-Philip Poulin and Laura Stacey share some news...
...as does Garbine Muguruza.
Hello, Sifan Hassan!
Joey Mantia breaks down social media for us.
Erica Wiebe post an emotional tribute to Natasha Fox.
A Little Roundup 05.29.23
Olympic Sports Athletes Are Making Headlines...
Ukrainian European medalist Anna Ponomarenko credits folk choreography for her start in breaking.
Could Super Rugby star Michael Hooper switch to rugby sevens for Team Australia at Paris 2024?
The New York Times: How did long-distance runner Bou Samnang's 'perseverance' win over her nation?
Citius Magazine checks in with Team USA long-distance runner Eric Jenkins as he looks at retirement.
Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah goes against usual direction and plans a return to the shot put.
Vasco Vilaca has rebounded from Tokyo 2020 disappointment to 'currently riding high' in this season's World Triathlon Championship Series.
Top ranked judoka Shirine Boukli reflects on a tight inter-France battle for position in her division.
Team Australia's women's field hockey team is making waves despite its relative inexperience.
'Nigeria's first female Olympic flatwater canoeist' Ayomide Emmanuel Bello 'won't stop fighting to be the best she can be'.
How did pairs figure skaters Sara Conti and Niccolo Macii 'overcome obstacles' to medal at the recent World Championships this year?
Down twenty pounds of muscle, swimming star Ryan Murphy stills sees his 'base of training' strong.
Biathlon World: What were recently retired biathlon great Tiril Eckhoff's 'Eckhoffest' career moments?
Kang Chae Young, Lim Sihyeon, and Prathamesh Samadhan Jawkar were three archers who particularly impressed at the recent Shanghai World Cup stop.
Weightlifter Tham Nguyen chats with Image on making Team Ireland history and Paris 2024 goals.
Meanwhile, how did weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet find 'despair and hope' through his sport?
Alexa Gray put Team Canada 'on the map' with a star perfomance in the Italian Volleyball League final.
More Team Canada news as wrestler Natasha Fox is killed in a road accident at home.
Looks like Team India tensions over sexual abuse allegations within wrestling haven't died down yet.
NBA legend and basketball 'Dream Team' member Michael Jordan has a signed jersey auction for more than $3 million U.S.
Team Australia basketball star Josh Giddey reflects on his second NBA season in The Players' Tribune.
More Team Australia as boxer Kristy Walker pushes an initiative to 'extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in the sport'.
Boxer Steven Donnelly doubles down on legal troubles after a 'sectarian' assault charge. Sounds like he's a piece of work...
Diver Matty Lee aims to continue in the sport to honor the "legend" of his recently passed father
Veteran gymnast Misha Koudinov still has 'frontiers' to explore as he continues his career.
Consider her NFL star husband Jonathan Owens the 'biggest fan' of champion gymnast Simone Biles.
Abdullah Sediqi may have had his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, but the Refugee Team taekwondo athlete has bigger dreams for Paris 2024: a medal.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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