Latest Australia Olympic Team News

Bird, Taurasi earn spots on fifth US Olympic basketball team

Jun. 21, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will try and become the first five-time Olympic gold medalists in basketball as they lead the U.S women's team at the Tokyo Games. The duo was selected for their fifth Olympics on Monday, joining Teresa Edwards as the only basketball players in...

The Lilly King Show: Swimmer bringing brash talk to Tokyo

Jun. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Lilly King Show is headed to Tokyo. No subject is off limits. Drug cheats? Ban 'em from the pool. The Aussies? They better be prepared to settle for a whole bunch of silvers. In a...

The Phelps factor: Kalisz claims return trip to Olympics

Jun. 14, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials. Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter...

Australian swimmer breaks 100-meter backstroke world record

Jun. 13, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials. The 19-year-old McKeown had a time of 57.45 seconds at the South...

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...