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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...

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...

A paper cowboy rides out his quarantine in Australian hotel

Apr. 07, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — By Day 3 of being confined to his Australian hotel room for quarantine, David Marriott was getting bored. He'd watched a few seasons of “The Sopranos” and his eyes were getting tired from reading. Then his lunch arrived in a brown...

Ex-Olympic silver medalist Baggaley guilty of drug importing

Apr. 01, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former two-time Olympic silver medalist canoeist Nathan Baggaley and his younger brother have been found guilty of plotting to smuggle 200 million Australian dollars ($150 million) worth of cocaine into Australia. The 45-year-old Baggaley and...

The Latest: Metro Manila, outlying provinces go on lockdown

Mar. 28, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, back to a lockdown Monday at the height of the Lenten and Easter holiday travel season as they scrambled to control an alarming surge in coronavirus...