By Allie Dosmann | Jan. 14, 2019, 2 p.m. (ET)
(L-R) Jordan Burroughs son, Beacon, poses for a photo with his father.

 

On and off the field, there was a lot going on last week. Team USA athletes mingled with celebrities for the 6th Annual Gold Meets Golden event, the countdown is on for the next Youth Olympic Games, and multiple of your favorite stars made the list for Fittest 50. In addition, we had medal finishes in fencing, snowboarding, skiing and more. Where to begin?

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1. Golden Globe-winning actors and actresses and gold-medal Team USA athletes. Need we say more? Last weekend, some of your favorite athletes hung out with your favorite stars on the red carpet at the 6th Annual Gold Meets Golden event.

2. USA Softball announced its 2019 national team roster on Tuesday, and 13 players will be returning from the 2018 world championships team. Olympians Monica Abbott and Cat Osterman headline the list.

3. Venus Williams not only has her sights set on a record-breaking sixth Olympic Games, but she could be eyeing her first ever Winter Games as well. Williams confirmed that she’s looking to qualify for tennis for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but then she will try for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in bobsled. One thing we know for sure: never count out a Williams sister.

From Team USA to the NCAA

4. Olympians Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian are just two of the 17 gymnasts who have competed for Team USA and now represent their universities. Ross and Kocian specifically made history as the first U.S. Olympic gold medalists to ever compete at the college level.

5. Throwback to Allyson Felix bringing home her sixth Olympic gold medal!

6. It feels like the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 were just yesterday, but we’re already only a year out from the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020. It’s a classic Olympic city in the heart of Switzerland and ready to be the perfect destination to show off our rising stars.

7. Congratulations to Caeleb Dressel, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue! They each won Best of December honors via the Team USA Awards, presented by Dow. Dressel led U.S. swimmers with nine medals at 2018 FINA short course worlds, Shiffrin won six world cup races across four different disciplines, and Hubbell and Donohue claimed their first Grand Prix Final medal - a gold.

8. The TYR Pro Swim Series competition kicked off last week, and Katie Ledecky started off day one as Katie Ledecky does – with two first-place finishes.

9. U.S. figure skating championships are right around the corner, and Bradie Tennell is going to be ready, but 2018 is going to be hard to top. Last year, she won the event and went on to win a team medal at the Olympic Winter Games. Now, her expectations are adjusted and she’s preparing to defend her title.

Fittest 50

10. Team USA athletes were all over Sports Illustrated’s Fittest 50, but only one could claim the top spot.

11. Honestly, we don’t know if we’re coordinated enough to be watching this video

12. Olympic snowboarder Chris Corning got his first slopestyle podium finish of the world cup season this weekend by placing second in Kreischberg, Austria.

13. It was a big weekend for U.S. slopestyle athletes on the podium. Alex Hall then went on to win the slopestyle skiing world cup in Font Romeu, France.

14 & 15. Gerek Meinhardt and Lee Kiefer have a lot of hardware to deal with right now. Meinhardt won the silver at the men’s foil world cup, and Kiefer won the bronze in women’s foil, while they were both part of medal-winning teams as well. In addition, the two Team USA athletes are also engaged to each other.

Last, but certainly not least

16. This photo is borderline too cute.