Latest Australia Olympic Team News

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Jun. 11, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misogynistic perverts” in the sport. Groves didn’t detail her...

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...

USA Basketball sets plan for Olympic camps in Las Vegas

Jun. 10, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

For USA Basketball, the last stop before the Tokyo Olympics will be Las Vegas. The men’s and women’s national teams will hold training camps in Las Vegas in July, they announced Thursday, and they’ll be playing seven exhibitions there against other Olympics-bound...

Australian baseball team withdraws from Olympic qualifying

Jun. 09, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Olympic baseball team has given up trying to qualify for the Tokyo Games because of coronavirus-related travel complications. Baseball Australia’s chief executive Glenn Williams on Wednesday said the “gut-wrenching” decision to withdraw...

US qualifies for Olympic baseball; Todd Frazier HR, 4 hits

Jun. 05, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Todd Frazier and his American teammates celebrated, dousing each other as if they had won the World Series. “Playing for your country, it's the coolest thing in the world,” the 35-year-old third baseman said. The...

Ainslie, Waterhouse to miss SailGP regatta in Taranto, Italy

Jun. 04, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

The second regatta in SailGP’s second season will be notable for who’s missing as much as who will be sailing in Taranto, Italy. The biggest absence will be that of Sir Ben Ainslie, who helmed the British team to victory in the podium race in the opening regatta in...

Scioscia ejected, US beats Dom Rep 8-6 in Olympic qualifier

Jun. 02, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. manager Mike Scioscia was ejected after Philadelphia prospect Luke Williams hit a two-run triple in a four-run sixth inning, and the United States rallied to beat the Dominican Republic 8-6 Tuesday night in Olympic baseball qualifying to advance to the...

Australian softball team arrives in Japan for Olympic camp

Jun. 01, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Australia’s Olympic women's softball squad touched down in Japan on Tuesday and was among the earliest arrivals for the Tokyo Games. The so-called Aussie Spirit will be in camp in Ota City, north of Tokyo, and will narrow the squad down from 23 to 15...

Scioscia says US Olympic roster fluid, changes with call-ups

May. 28, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Mike Scioscia was planning on having Alek Manoah for the U.S. rotation for Olympic qualifying next week. Instead, the Toronto Blue Jays called up 23-year-old right-hander, who pitched six scoreless innings against the New York Yankees this week in his major league debut. ...

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...