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.
Olympic.org features double Olympic champ Iivo Niskanen, who has built a reputation for training and endurance as he works toward more success.
Francesco Friedrich continues his bobsled winning streak, with win #s 47 and 48 this weekend to cement his status as the all-time World Cup winner.
German bobsled isn't the only team setting domination. Natalie Geisenberger wins her 50th luge World Cup win...showing she's still got it.
It was an unsurprising Dutch show of force at the European speed skating Championships, as the Netherlands won eight of 12 podium spots - including all four titles: Antoinette de Jong and Patrick Roest in the all-arounds and Jutta Leerdam and Thomas Krol in the sprints. Gefeliciteerd!
Bahamanian sprinter Steven Gardiner is the focus of World Athletics's first installment in a new series checking in on how 2019 world champions are handling the Covid-enhanced lead-up to Tokyo 2020.
Irish legendary runner Sonia O'Sullivan pens an appeal for Tokyo 2020 to proceed.
Canadian shot putter Brittany Crew hopes that a new-found focus on nutrition during the pandemic translates to heightened success on the field.
Greysia Polii offered a bittersweet moment of triumph when she won the women's doubles title with partner Apriyani Rahayu at badminton's Thailand Open this weekend.
Vincenzo Nibali: Well, at least here's one professional road cyclist prioritising the Olympic Games.
Sydney 2000 sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou unveils a sexual abuse charge...13 years later.
He's the breakout star of handball's World Championships. Meet DR Congo's Gauthier Mvumbai!
Catch up with WNBA legend and three time Olympic gold medalist Seimone Augustus, via this Knuckleheads podcast interview.
3x3 basketball player Marco Lehmann comes out as gay in order to "perform at the highest level...at peace with himself."
Kendall Lorraine has skills.
Jayson Terdiman enjoys the snow.
Anders Antonsen is moody.
Valdo Szucs is recovering nicely...
Christophe Lemaitre has arrived at training camp.
After a first-time European championship win in the four-man bobsled this past weekend, will Francesco Friedrich win a 47th World Cup event and become the all-time win leader?
Klete Keller: A star swimming Olympian is caught on camera as taking part of the mob insurrection at the U.S. capitol.
She's back. Mikaela Shiffrin's slalom win this past weekend puts her third on the all-time World Cup win list, and is her 100th podium finish.
Star cyclist Peter Sagan not committing to the Olympics this year, prioritizing the Tour de France in 2021.
Get used to it: Australia's breaking stars defend the sport's Olympics inclusion at Paris 2024.
Without influential pressure from international sport, Iran is set to execute another star wrestler.
With Canada's equestrian jumping Pan Am Games disqualification confirmed, the equestrian quota field is now complete for Tokyo 2020.
No fluke: U.S. women continue to make a mark in cross-country skiing.
Team GB sailor Luke Patience has an Olympic silver medal, but wants to step up. "It is really gold medal only as my target for Tokyo."
USA TODAY presents its roundup of 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls to watch for at Tokyo 2020.
Team USA BMX rider Hannah Roberts is now a married woman.
Jordanian Farah Al As'ad is raising support for the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation in a big way...planting the THF flag on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Up and coming sprinter Corinne Humphreys is interviewed by the Five Rings to Rule Them All podcast on her late sport start, how she has adjusted her training during the pandemic, and the impact of being an out gay athlete.
The IHF Men's World Championships start in Egypt, minus two Covid-stricken teams. Are these the first world championships to take place since the start of the pandemic?
Half marathon world record holder Kibiwott Kandie is now focusing on long-distance track success to make the Kenyan Tokyo 2020 team.
R.I.P. to Canadian rowing legend and Olympic champion Kathleen Heddle, who lost a battle with cancer at age 55.
Runner Alexi Pappas continues opening up on mental health challenges in an interview with katiecouric.com, in advance of her memoir, "Bravey".
Can Niger's Abdoul Razak go one better at the Olympics and win gold at Tokyo 2020?
Jessica Klimkait is world-ranked number one, but will face a world champion in a best-of-three matchup to make it to Tokyo 2020.
16-year-old rising star Audrey Shin makes her senior championships debut at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, after finding new motivation to make the Beijing 2022 team.
She has an African Games title, but triple jumper Grace Anigbata hopes to continue overcoming nerves to make Tokyo 2020 qualification.
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Header: Kallimamaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896