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Brisbane set to be named 2032 Olympics host next month

Jun. 11, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Brisbane has long seemed to be in a one-horse race to host the 2032 Olympics. That race looks sure to be over and won next month when the International Olympic Committee meets before the Tokyo Games open. IOC president Thomas Bach said...

Anti-racism icon Adam Goodes rejects Hall of Fame invitation

Jun. 08, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Adam Goodes had seen and heard enough when he retired in 2015 as one of the most illustrious Indigenous players in the Australian Football League. Nearly six years later, it appears the pain from the verbal and racial abuse he took from...

Lauded Australian veteran: Jealousy fueled Afghan defamation

Jun. 07, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most decorated living war veteran on Monday began a defamation trial against three Australian newspapers that he alleges depicted him as a criminal who broke the moral and legal rules of military engagement in Afghanistan. Victoria Cross...

No Tokyo Games for rugby sevens gold medalist Emilee Cherry

May. 28, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Emilee Cherry won’t be at the Tokyo Olympics to help Australia defend the gold medal it won in women's rugby sevens at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Cherry, a former women’s sevens player of the year, gave birth to a daughter in 2019 but made a return to...

Plane lands safely on Sydney beach after engine fails

May. 26, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A recreational plane landed safely on a Sydney beach with three people aboard including a baby on Wednesday after its single engine failed, officials said. The Tecnam P2008 aircraft landed without incident on Collaroy Beach in northern Sydney early...

Australian rugby league great Bob Fulton dead at 73

May. 23, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Bob Fulton, one of the most celebrated players in Australian rugby league and a former captain, coach and selector of the Kangaroos, has died. He was 73. Fulton’s death was announced Sunday by his close friend, broadcaster Ray Hadley, on the Sydney radio...

Shark kills surfer off Australian east coast

May. 18, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was killed by a shark on Tuesday off the Australian east coast, police said. The man, aged in his 50s, had been surfing off Forster, 220 kilometers (137 miles) north of Sydney, when he was attacked late in the morning, a police statement said. ...

Australian court upholds laws against foreign interference

May. 12, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese-born political adviser on Wednesday lost his challenge in Australia’s highest court against laws banning covert foreign interference in domestic politics. John Shi Sheng Zhang also lost his High Court challenge in a unanimous...

Whales found dead under Australian Navy ship in San Diego

May. 11, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two dead fin whales were dislodged from the hull of a Royal Australian Navy ship that has been conducting exercises in Southern California, authorities said. The destroyer HMAS Sydney was pulling into a pier at Naval Base San Diego on Saturday morning...

Top Aussie female sailor Curtis picked to join SailGP squad

May. 06, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

Nina Curtis has been picked to join the defending champion Australian team for the rest of SailGP’s second season as part of a developmental program to fast-track women into the global league. Curtis, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and sailed with...