Latest Australia Olympic Team News

Mack Horton on swim rival Sun Yang: let's change the subject

May. 13, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Two years after his controversial podium move at the world swimming championships, Australian Mack Horton still can't seem to shake off questions about the guy he intended to snub. Horton refused to stand on the podium next to Sun Yang at Gwangju, South...

Brazil to vaccinate athletes, coaches for Tokyo Olympics

May. 11, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government is set to start delivering COVID-19 vaccines to athletes, coaches, referees and accredited media headed for the Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga told a news conference Tuesday that Brazil will...

Vaccine a shot in the arm for Campbell's Olympic preparation

May. 10, 2021 04:50 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian swimmer Cate Campbell has had to incorporate something new into her fine-tuning as she prepares for a fourth Olympics. The two-time Olympic gold medalist lined up Monday to get the first of her two injections of the Pfizer vaccine...

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...

US opens 2nd-chance Olympic baseball qualifying vs Nicaragua

Apr. 29, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States will open its second chance to qualify for the baseball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics when it faces Nicaragua on May 31 at Port St. Lucie, Florida. The U.S., managed by Mike Scioscia, plays the Dominican Republic the next day at...

Australian Olympians to be given COVID-19 vaccine priority

Apr. 27, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian athletes and support staff preparing for the Tokyo Olympics will be given priority for vaccines. The Australian government announced after a special National Cabinet meeting that Olympic participants would be vaccinated under a priority group...

Dave Wallace to be Mike Scioscia's Olympic pitching coach

Apr. 22, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Dave Wallace will be Mike Scioscia's pitching coach when the U.S. manager tries to qualify his team for the Olympic baseball tournament. Jerry Weinstein will be bench coach, Ernie Young hitting and first base coach, Darren Fenster third base coach and...

No masks, no worries — for now; Aussies preparing for Tokyo

Apr. 18, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — No masks. No worries. For now. Dani Stevens won a record 14th national title in the women's discus throw on Sunday to earn her spot on the Australian team for a fourth Olympics, less than a year after fearing a career-threatening neck injury could force...

Olympic baseball qualifying in West Palm Beach, St. Lucie

Apr. 13, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

The United States' delayed second chance at qualifying for the Olympic baseball tournament has been moved to the spring training home of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals and the exhibition ballpark of the New York Mets. The Baseball Americas Qualifier will...

Aussie field hockey teams face lack of games before Olympics

Apr. 08, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's traditionally strong Olympic field hockey teams are having trouble playing competitive matches ahead of the Tokyo Games, not unlike dozens of other international sports facing continuing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...