By Allie Dosmann | April 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (ET)


Last week, we had a couple great reminders that we're getting closer to our next Pan American and Olympic Games, USA Hockey announced its star-studded roster for its upcoming world championship, and we celebrated the amazing men that help the women of Team USA fulfill their dreams in honor of Husband Appreciation Day. Along with much, much more. Let's catch up!

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Let The Games Begin

1. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are going to be here before you know it, so to get ready, the schedule of competition was released last week. The Opening Ceremony takes place on July 24 and the closing on Aug. 9. Softball will kick off the Games with the preliminary round on July 22, followed by women’s soccer.

2. We're also one step closer to the Pan American Games!

3. John Shuster has a long list of curling achievements, and he’s looking to add mixed doubles world medalist to the list. He began competing at worlds last week alongside Olympian Cory Christensen.

4. “She was special from day one.”

Morgan Hurd is one special gymnast with some big goals in mind. 

5. Nathan Chen is a master when it comes to balance – whether that’s on the ice or in the classroom. The figure skater is almost done with his first year at Yale, but that didn’t stop him from putting together a flawless season, complete with his second consecutive world title.

6. Congratulations to Alex Morgan and LeBron James for making the TIME 100 list!

Ice Hockey Update

7. Jack Eichel, Patrick Kane, Dylan Larkin top the list of impressive hockey players set to represent Team USA at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship next month. The preliminary roster was announced last week, with an updated roster to come as worlds draw closer and the NHL playoffs progress. Competition begins May 10.

8. Hilary Knight continued to impress in the name of women’s ice hockey, this time from behind the sports desk.

9. Happy Husband Appreciation Day! Kendall Coyne Schofield, Allyson Felix and Erin Hamlin are just a few of the athletes who brought the feels when acknowledging the importance of their partners in crime.

10. The women of U.S. Figure Skating continue to kill it with these '90s outfits for a Stars on Ice number.

11. In the world table tennis championships' 95-year history, never once has world championships taken place in the U.S. Until now. Last week, Houston was awarded the 2021 championships, the first time a competition of this caliber will have taken place outside of Asia or Europe since 1939.

12. Kyla Ross is going on 23 this fall, but there is absolutely no sign that she is slowing down. The four-time NCAA individual champion continues to stick the landing. Here are seven times Ross has shown up as a total boss.

 13. Bring out the brooms, we have a sweep!