Latest Australia Olympic Team News

Olympic champion cut from Korean team amid tripping probe

Oct. 13, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee has been cut from South Korea’s short track speedskating team after a reported text message exchange that suggested she may have intentionally tripped a teammate during the 2018 Winter Games. The Korea...

Slingsby's Aussies go for SailGP hat trick at Saint-Tropez

Sep. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

Tom Slingsby’s Team Australia will go for a hat trick this weekend in the SailGP global league's regatta in Saint-Tropez, France. The Aussies had dominating wins in the last two regattas, in England in mid-July and Denmark three weeks ago, even though they weren’t at...

The Latest: Andreescu stays unbeaten at US Open with victory

Sep. 01, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:45 a.m. Bianca Andreescu is still unbeaten at the U.S. Open. She won the tournament in her debut in 2019, missed it...

Australian team condemns double-quarantine for 16 Olympians

Aug. 11, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A strict four-week quarantine imposed on 16 athletes returning from the Tokyo Games has been criticized as “cruel and uncaring” by the Australian Olympic Committee. All travelers entering Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic are subjected to a...

Brooklyn Nets sign veteran Australian guard Patty Mills

Aug. 10, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have signed veteran Australian guard Patty Mills. The NBA team did not disclose terms of the deal for the free agent, who has appeared in 739 career games across 12 NBA seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers. He...

Russian jumper Lasitskene earns ROC's first gold at track

Aug. 07, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Mariya Lasitskene should have been here five years ago. Politics got in the way. And it ate at her as the Russian high jumper prepared for the Tokyo Games. She was the reigning world champion heading into Rio de Janeiro. Then the Russian track federation...

Mills, Aussies capture elusive Olympic medal in men's hoops

Aug. 07, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Patty Mills and Joe Ingles stood at center court locked in a long embrace, looking as if they might never let go. Eventually they had to move along, because the Australians had somewhere to be. For the first time in their...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Aug. 07, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the end, their Olympic reign lives on. Kevin Durant...

Swimming federation to splash millions on African strategy

Aug. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — After an Olympics of too little diversity in the swimming pool, and less on the medal podium, the sport's governing body is investing tens of millions of dollars to change that by 2024. Elite training centers in Africa and scholarship programs worldwide are...