Olympic champion gymnast Karolina Sevastyanova, who posed with former UFC champion Conor McGregor on Instagram earlier this summer, has been on the beach again for a topless shot before running through a lineup of her style icons.
World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe has said he banned athletes under 20 from switching allegiances because of safeguarding concerns, leading Australian bosses to deny that tragic star Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya had been "traded".
Five-time Olympic champion Svetlana Romashina has weighed in on the issue of diversity in synchronized swimming, suggesting that male competitors are not yet technically strong enough to perform at Olympic level.
Russian figure skating legend Irina Slutskaya has talked about one of the most dramatic moments in her sporting career: the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City – when she was denied a chance to win the coveted gold.
A two-day hunt for Aleksandr Ivanitsky, the 1964 Olympic freestyle wrestling champion and respected commentator and editor, has ended in tragedy after he was found to have drowned during a trip into the woods to collect mushrooms.