By Allie Dosmann | April 08, 2019, 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Last week, we got extra excited for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the USA Men's Eagles Sevens squad continued to impress, and Sam Mikulak and Morgan Hurd grabbed a couple top finishes and solidified a milestone for Team USA. Also, we are lucky enough to have seen Alex Morgan net 100 international goals, and we're confident to say there's nowhere to go but up. Let's go through what else you might have missed last week.

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Tokyo 2020

1. Team USA is already making the effort to get involved with the community in Tokyo. Athletes are working with the United States Olympic Committee to meet with kids in the city to spread the Olympic spirit. Figure skaters Jason Brown and Nathan Chen stopped by the National Center for Child Health and Development Hospital, and Brown intends to continue to improve his knowledge of the language for his next visit.

2. The beginning of spring means that the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Yoyogi Park is one of the most beautiful spots to see the blossoms, and during the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, it was home to the Olympic Village and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Remember to stop by every Tuesday for our latest feature to prepare you for the Olympic Games in 2020!
 
3. Jade Carey is hitting the gymnastics world stage in a big way as of late. The top goal? The Olympic Games. She has to be the highest ranked gymnast in at least one apparatus when the series comes to an end next spring. Carey needs to win one of the next four world cup events in order to all but seal the deal.
 
4. The USA Men’s Eagles Sevens team has finished on the podium in six out of seven World Rugby Sevens Series events this season and has a firm grasp on the No. 1 overall ranking. We celebrated this historic run through our favorite photos from the season thus far.

5. We would say we're their number one fans, but these people might give us a run for our money.


6. The U.S. women’s soccer team has its sight set on the World Cup and is racking up some nice wins before then. They defeated Australia on Thursday, and Alex Morgan kicked off the scoring with her 100th international goal. She is the seventh U.S. player to ever do so.
 
7. It’s safe to say the crowd, (and the team) was here for it.
 
8. “I can remember those days when I felt defeated and completely exhausted, mentally and physically. But there are times when you need to push through that, and there are times when you need to back off and make sure you stay happy and healthy and maintain a positive relationship with the sport itself.”

Chris Brooks is instilling the wisdom he learned on the gymnasts within the No. 1-ranked University of Oklahoma program.

The Future Is Bright

 9. Gymnast Shawn Johnson East and her husband, Washington Redskins long snapper Andrew East, announced that they are expecting a child! And, in case you were wondering, the child is already on track to be a genius. Andrew made note that Shawn is already listening to Mozart to ensure it.

10. Right now, there’s no manual that teaches parents how to guide their children through sport. The U.S. Olympic Committee is partnering with national governing bodies to give parents resources to navigate the machine that is youth sports.

11. The U.S. women’s ice hockey team is rolling through IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s Worlds Championship. The team defeated Canada this weekend in a heated 3-2 matchup in the preliminary round on Saturday. Team USA is after its ninth world championship title.

12. And picture day might be our new favorite day.

Picture day in Finland #WomensWorlds #TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/wRytNa7wmm

 


13. Team Shuster was eliminated by Japan at the World Men’s Curling Championship but not without a fight. The squad rallied in the 10th, but Japan scored in the 11th end to steal a 7-6 victory. 

14. U.S. gymnasts racked in the hardware this weekend.  Morgan Hurd and Sam Mikulak both swept gold at the world cup stop in Tokyo. The wins gave the U.S. the overall titles in both the men’s and women’s all-around world cup series!