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Australian teen star McKeown 0.06 seconds off world record in Olympic lead-up

Australian teen star McKeown 0.06 seconds off world record in Olympic lead-up

Kaylee McKeown has emerged as a major gold medal chance at Tokyo following another blistering swim at the Sydney Open.

  • by Tom Decent

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Japan declares virus emergency for three more cities ahead of Olympics

Japan declares virus emergency for three more cities ahead of Olympics

The country has been struggling to slow infections ahead of the Games.

  • by Mari YamaGuchi
‘Good to be back’: Lynch regains Hockeyroos place, Morgan misses out again

‘Good to be back’: Lynch regains Hockeyroos place, Morgan misses out again

Rachael Lynch has earned back her place in the Hockeyroos squad but defender Georgina Morgan has missed out on regaining a place as the new Hockeyroos coach narrows her squad for Tokyo.

  • by Roy Ward
Backflips, half jabs, synchronised snubbing? IOC runs rings around Tokyo
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Olympics

Backflips, half jabs, synchronised snubbing? IOC runs rings around Tokyo

Many new and strange events will appear at the Tokyo Olympics, but there can be only one winner.

  • by Greg Baum
The greatest throw on earth? IOC better hope Tokyo Hail Mary comes off
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Opinion

The greatest throw on earth? IOC better hope Tokyo Hail Mary comes off

Should the Olympics go ahead? Will the Olympics go ahead? Normally the questions would be raised in that order. Not so with these Games.

  • by Malcolm Knox
McKeon and McKeown post blistering times ahead of Olympic trials

McKeon and McKeown post blistering times ahead of Olympic trials

In promising signs for Tokyo, Emma McKeon clocked a personal best in the 100m freestyle and 19-year-old Kaylee McKeown broke her own Australian record.

  • by Tom Decent
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How one night in Rio lit the fire for Cody Simpson’s return to the pool
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How one night in Rio lit the fire for Cody Simpson’s return to the pool

The Australian recording sensation explains why, with the world at his feet, he hit pause to live the spartan life of a swimmer and chase Olympic glory.

  • by Phil Lutton
Japanese towns abandon plans to host Olympics athletes

Japanese towns abandon plans to host Olympics athletes

Of 528 towns registered to welcome international competitors, about 40 have decided not to accept athletes for training camps and cultural exchanges before the Games.

  • by Reuters
Swimmers get welcome vaccine delay ahead of cut-throat Olympic trials

Swimmers get welcome vaccine delay ahead of cut-throat Olympic trials

Australia’s best aquatic athletes unveiled the Speedo race suit for Tokyo as good news was delivered on the vaccine rollout ahead of the Games.

  • by Tom Decent and Phil Lutton
Is this two-metre-tall Scot the Socceroos’ next Premier League star?

Is this two-metre-tall Scot the Socceroos’ next Premier League star?

Top-flight clubs are circling Stoke City’s Harry Souttar, the Aberdeen-born defender with an Aussie mum and a huge fan in Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.

  • by Vince Rugari
Djokovic’s tantrum in Rome rain, Nadal’s Tokyo doubts

Djokovic’s tantrum in Rome rain, Nadal’s Tokyo doubts

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic shouted at the umpire before regaining his cool at the Italian Open.