By Allie Dosmann | April 01, 2019, 6:38 p.m. (ET)

Last week, we remembered U.S. Figure Skating's spectacular world championships performance, the torches were unveiled for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and Allison Schmitt, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and more posed for what might be our favorite photo so far in 2019. With so much to read and see, let's kick this off.

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Figure Skating Update

1. The 2019 figure skating world championships featured a lot of success for Team USA. Nathan Chen was named world champion for the second year in a row. Vincent Zhou grabbed a bronze medal, which marked the first time in 23 years that two American men finished on the podium. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue had a clutch final skate to also land on the podium. We relived the week through photos.

2. Chen joins Zhou, Hubbell, Donohue, Bradie Tennell, Mariah Bell, Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc on a stacked U.S. roster that will be vying for the World Team Trophy next week.

3. With the 2018-19 figure skating season coming to an end, we look ahead to the 2019-20 season. Chen will eye a three-peat, Alysa Liu won’t be eligible for the senior circuit as she is only 13, but she will compete at the junior level, and much, much more. Here’s everything you have to look forward to next season.

Tokyo 2020 On The Mind

4. The torch has been revealed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020! It is inspired by Japan’s famous cherry blossoms, and the aluminum was sourced from the temporary buildings used to house those displaced by the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

5. Tickets will also be on sale soon for the upcoming Games. Team USA fans (hey, that’s you!) are encouraged to register now on to stay up to date on new information as it's released.

6. “It’s a way for me to give back to the community, to give more than I took from the sport, and it’s something set in motion that’s going to outlive me."

Jessie Diggins has a lot to be proud of since winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. At the top of her list is lobbying for her home state of Minnesota to host a cross-country skiing world cup, and being successful in her efforts. 

7. The two-man bobsled team of the late Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton, along with four-man team of Holcomb, Langton, Chris Fogt and Curt Tomasevicz have been retroactively awarded silver medals for the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. Both teams originally finished with bronze medals.

8. Rocket scientist and now rugby athlete Lindsey Mayo inspires us to try new things with Next Olympic Hopeful around the corner. Apply now at

9. Three high school water polo players are getting the opportunity to live their dreams as members of the U.S. women’s water polo team. With a hefty collegiate season impacting many players on the squad’s typical roster, head coach Adam Krikorian has chosen to bring in three high school players to join the 11 veterans.

10. Alpine skier River Radamus won three gold medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016, and now he’s making big strides on the world stage. This was his last year in world juniors, so next season, he will be looking to make waves on the senior stage.

11. This photo is everything.

12. All Phil Dalhausser needed was a conversation with his wife to stop considering retirement and get the motivation he needed to focus on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Now, he’s focused on the positives of his beach volleyball career, and it led to an instant spark of chemistry between himself and partner Nick Lucena.

13. Congratulations to the Phelps family!

14. Home field proved to be a big advantage for the U.S. women’s field hockey team. Team USA defeated Belgium in a sudden death shootout for the team’s first win in the inaugural season of the Pro League. Alyssa Manley led the squad with two goals in the 5-4 shootout win.

15. The Bryan brothers are at it again. Bob and Mike Bryan won their sixth Miami Open in men’s doubles this weekend. This marks the three-time Olympians second tournament title in only two months time.

16. Also, they are gif goals...