Tamas Kenderesi enjoys a floatie.
Getting Married: Congrats to Sam Mikulak!
Matthew Mitcham shows us his...um...smile.
Gymnast Adria Vera is ready for vacation.
Koen Verweij goes yellow.
Denis Kudla and United World Wrestling start Friday off right.
Dutch trackster Joris van Gool poses.
Matthew Mitcham's looking at you.
Viktor Axelsen trains...
...as does Adam Kszczot.
Winter's looking good down under for Riley Fitzgerald.
Runner Deborah Rodriguez smiles for the camera.
Axel Jung takes a roadtrip.
Christian Sorum celebrates his teammate...
...and Chris Mazdzer celebrates getting (some) strength back.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo smiles for the camera with a new look.
Dylan Moscovitch, Eric Radford, Adam Rippon, Robbie Rogers, and Rommel Pacheco are just a few among many Olympians celebrating Pride Month.
Yulimar Rojas stares down doubters.
Oleg Verniaiev hangs out with fellow gymnasts.
It's Handstand Day in Yona Knight-Wisdom's shower.
Thomas Roehler goes outside for a weekend workout.
James Heatly doesn't need a shirt to paint.
Adam Peaty serves up more thirst.
Dafne Schippers hits the beach.
Stefanos Tsitsipas gets artsy.
Piotr Lisek goes for a run.
Daniele and Enrico Garozzo hang out.
Jorge Urena takes on a medicine ball.
Taekwondo star Karol Robak styles on the phone.
Johannes Thingnes Bo leads a charge of shirtless runners.
Chilean team volleyball captain Dusan Bonacic is wiped out.
Fencer Race Imboden finds ways to train outside the gym.
Greg O'Shea takes a bite.
Kevin Mayer shows off his pole vault.
Kristian Gkolomeev has Greece on his mind.
Usain Bolt reminds us that often little things are big.
Tim Nowak reminds us he wants to compete at Tokyo 2020.
Might we see Shaun White in another Olympic sport?
Nick Symmonds: a man, a dog, and a view.
Like a Greek statue: Jorge Urena puts the shot (shirtless!).
Somebody's birthday is cause enough for swimmer Jeremy Stravius to sit with some pups.
Irish diver Oliver Dingley is back training.
Grigor Dimitrov is also happy to be back at it.
It's five weeks of rehab for Adrian Ben.
Jay Litherland visits the Grand Canyon.
Caeleb Dressel offers a pep talk.
Retired sprinter Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas navigates a rocky beach.
And, Dafne Schippers gets upstaged.
A Little Roundup
Tokyo 2020 released their "positioning, principles, and roadmap" documents for the rescheduled games this week. While these were presented with some fanfare, and do provide a level of framework for finalizing the 2021 plans, I don't see guarantees that we'll actually have the Games. I know, that level of confidence isn't forthcoming soon, but it certainly is the most pressing question. That, and what exactly does "simplified" mean for all of the athletes, visitors, officials, etc.?
Although track and field got started in some parts over the last week or so, things got more headline-y with the "Impossible Games" at Oslo's Bislett Stadium yesterday. Karsten got a world's best, Jakob got a European record (beating the unfortunately-cold weathered Kenyans while at it), Mondo got an outdoor win, but the highlight result note for me was seeing Therese Johaug run the 10,000 meters in a respectable under-32 minutes. Who knew the cross-country skiing star had track credentials, too?!
World Athletics took a nice look at what Beijing 2008 Belgian Olympic heroes Elodie Ouedraogo and Olivia Borlee have been up to with their fitness clothing line.
Congratulations to track and field Olympians Kelsey-Lee Barber and Brandon Starc, Athletics Australia's Athletes of the Year for 2019
"Phenomenally Black" Allyson Felix describes her protest experience with NBC.
Well, here's an interesting "not my fault" explanation for a positive drug test, courtesy boxer Virginia Fuchs. Though, it does remind me of Richard Gasquet's cocaine-through-kissing story...
Vote for FIBA's Dunk of the Decade!
âThe Irish Examiner checked in with Tokyo 2020 rowing hopeful Ronan Byrne as he re-starts outdoor training.
Let's Get Social
Impossible Games: Karsten Warholm celebrates a world's best in the rarely-run 300 meter hurdles (and donates his winnings)...
...Jakob Ingebrigsten also celebrates his Impossible Games record...
...Armand Duplantis got a win on a return to outdoor competition...
...Sondre Moen set his own European record...
...while cross-country skiing star Therese Johaug got to run a 10,000 meters.
Giovanni Tocci looks forward to training.
Greg O'Shea reminisces about California.
Katinka Hosszu strikes a pose.
Olympic race walker Tom Bosworth celebrated an anniversary.
Spanish gymnast Adria Vera is back at training...
...while Oskar Kirmes got out in the sun.
Cathy Freeman shows it's not just in the U.S. where awareness is lacking.
Finally, congratulations to Jake Dalton on his baby announcement!
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That's me, at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park.
Header: Kallimamaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896