On this date: Despite having competition start back on May 5, the Stockholm 1912 Olympics officially opened on this date, July 6. "The Swedish Masterpiece" featured more than 2,400 athletes across 102 events.
Adam Helcelet spoke with World Athletics on decathlon-ing in the Czech Republic and his appreciation for history.
Field Hockley: Anna O'Flanagan talks Irish hopes for Tokyo 2020, and more, with the FIH.
Tokyo 2020 takes a look at some of the leading candidates for Tokyo 2020 success for the Philippines.
Dutee Chand's story is now a comic!
Nordic Combined'sters Aaron Kostner and Samuel Costa traveled Italy by bike.
Badminton superstar Lin Dan retires.
OMG: Olympedia.org debuted late last month, and I'm just now finding it. A digital encyclopedia for Olympic athletes and results, Olympedia offers a destination true Olympic fans and researchers will pore over. Produced by noted Olympic historians and with some collaboration with the IOC, the site is a companion to any fan's curiosity about results.
One might consider the site an online successor to the analog The Complete Book of the Olympics series. I certainly spent many hours - days, weeks - enjoying Olympic details in David Wallechinsky's opus, which provided such inspiration for me to follow the Games. It was such a disappointment when that series ended after 2012, as Wallechinsky moved on to less time-consuming projects. I had bought every edition since 1988!
A Little Roundup
Kudos to the team members of the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch softball team, who quit en masse this week in response to the insensitive politicalization of their team by management. Players, including past and hopeful Olympians, reacted to a pro-President Trump message on Twitter that implied team consensus. It's not often one finds such strength of conviction in athletics that stirs mass action, but here is one for the books.
New Zealand field hockey star Gemma McCaw retires.
As does Slovenian cross country skier Vesna Fabjan.
Can Rhys McClenaghan win Ireland an Olympic medal in gymnastics?
And, can Sam Ward make it back onto the international field hockey pitch for Team Great Britain?
Oba Oba Kizito is a rising star in African table tennis.
Tokyo 2020-bound karataka Antonio Diaz launched World Karate Federation's #LearnKarateWith program.
FIH Rising Star nominee Zach Wallace is eager to get back to playing.
The Ecuadorian Olympic Committee checks in with star BMXer Alfredo Campos as he restarts Tokyo 2020 planning.
Max Hartung shares his podcast while looking ahead to Tokyo.
Is Viktoriia Listunova the next Russian Olympic gymnastics star?
World champion Steven Da Costa looks to make his mark in karate's Olympic debut.
Farida Osman hopes to continue breaking ground at Tokyo 2021.
Can Joan Poh make it to Tokyo 2020 for Singapore rowing?
Lee Zii Jia may be the next badminton star for Malaysia.
Lalremsiami is a rising star in Indian field hockey.
Olufunke Oshonaike will continue to make history for Nigeria at Tokyo 2020.
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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