To most of people watching Olympic gymnastics events those aerial flips and tumbles look pretty amazing but for 13-year-old Regina gymnast Mia Dimas those skills are just the next step to strive for.
"I think it's really cool because some of the skills they're doing, I do," Dimas explained.
She started competing at age six and eventually made it to rank in the high performance category for her age group. Now watching the Olympics is just added inspiration.
A return to practice for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, after a week off.
The bye week probably came at the right time for the team, having blown big leads in the fourth quarter in back to back games. The week off seemed to do some good for the team mentally too, as they appeared to be in pretty good spirits, and have put the last couple of games behind them.
"I worked the whole week, so it wasn't really a week off," joked head coach Corey Chamblin. "A good number of guys stayed around to work, I was proud to see that."
A 12-year-old Yorkton boy is heading to the martial arts' world stage.
Mason DeVos Payne is the only Saskatchewan member of team Canada competing in the World Martial Arts Games. The competition is in Bregenz, Austria on August 10, 11, and 12.
DeVos Payne began martial arts only a year and a half ago, and practices two different disciplines. One is taekwondo, the other is the less-well-known Haidong Gumdo.
Chief Instructor at the Yorkton Martial Arts Training Center, Michael Forster described Haidong Gumdo as similar to Japanese Kendo.
Things are a little hairy with the Roughriders this year, and not just because of their play in the fourth quarter the last couple of games.
There's a number of players on this years edition of the team with a lot hair on their heads. There's the nearly identical twins of Efrem Hill and Taj Smith, but there's also the Canadian "hair" force of Sam Hurl and Graig Newman.
"It's just a funny joke we got going around the locker room," said Newman. "Maybe Pantene Pro-V or Head and Shoulders might sponsor us."
Take away two quarters of football, and the Roughriders have been far and away the best team in the CFL.
The roster has seen a lot of change from last season, and one change that is seeing immediate benefits for the team, is the influx of rookies, specifically Canadian rookies. Names like Sam Hurl, Graig Newman, Ben Heenan, and Zach Evans among others have been in the spotlight at different times this season.
"It's definitely a nice feeling, I've been working hard, so it's a nice little play off," said Hurl of his spectacular special teams play.
Rachelle Viinberg, who trained at the Regina Rowing Club, was one of the eight athletes pulling an oar on the silver medal winning Canadian women's eight rowing team.
Garett Mathiason is keeping a close eye on the race. Having first met Rachelle in 1997 they competed together in the Canada Summer Games. He knew back then she would end up a successful Olympian.
Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco is pretty busy right now, but not because of a potential new stadium or other city council business.
He's in London working as a delegate for boxing, a job that is keeping him very busy.
"My day starts at six in the morning and ends at two in the morning," said Fiacco.
What does he do exactly? Well, his title is the deputy technical delegate for boxing, but every day he's there as the boxers weigh in every morning at the athletes village, and then he's at the arena the rest of the day as the actual fights happen.
It might be a bye week for the players, but the Roughriders coaching staff and management is hard at work.
Everyday this week general manager Brendan Taman and head coach Corey Chamblin are meeting to go over different parts of the team.
"We have sort of a project set up, where we're going to really evaluate what we've done," said Taman. "The other thing we do is look at what other teams are doing good. One example of that is how did B.C. hold Calgary to four points."
Pilot Butte diver Reuben Ross took to the diving boards Wednesday to compete in the synchronized three-meter dive with Alexandre Despatie, taking sixth among the eight teams.
He won't be standing on the podium, but Ross can still take pride in Olympic glory.
"It was pretty tense, pretty tense," says his mother Mary Ross, speaking to News Talk Radio from London.
Two Saskatchewan Olympians are moving ahead in competition as Canada's women's soccer team make it through to the quarter final.
It was one heck of a fight back after Canada came from behind to tie the game against Sweden 2-2. And it means the team, including Saskatchewan's Kaylyn Kyle and Kelly Parker, are through to the quarter final.
But Parker did before beginning the round robin matches that they would take each game as it comes.
"We have a really difficult group and for us it will be a game by game situation," said Parker.