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‘Shattered’ Huni out of Olympics after injuring hand against Gallen

‘Shattered’ Huni out of Olympics after injuring hand against Gallen

Paul Gallen said in the lead-up to last week’s fight that he hoped to destroy Justis Huni’s Olympic dream. He has, but not in the way he predicted.

  • by Adrian Proszenko

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Winter Olympics a new excuse for Beijing’s crackdown on everything

Winter Olympics a new excuse for Beijing’s crackdown on everything

COVID-19 has provided a blanket of security for an increasingly restrictive state.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Sun Yang to ‘persist’ with eye to Paris Games despite being banned again
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Sun Yang to ‘persist’ with eye to Paris Games despite being banned again

The court’s verdict ends Sun’s hopes of defending his Olympic title in the 200 meters freestyle in Tokyo next month.

  • by Graham Dunbar
O’Neill backs swimming review, says she never experienced bullying

O’Neill backs swimming review, says she never experienced bullying

Deputy chef de mission and Olympic great Susie O’Neill says allegations must be investigated but her experience in the sport was very different.

  • by Phil Lutton
‘So much respect:’ Australian lifters welcome Hubbard selection

‘So much respect:’ Australian lifters welcome Hubbard selection

The presence of Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender Olympian, will be a major story in Tokyo. To the members of Australia’s team, she’s simply another competitor.

  • by Phil Lutton
Simmons yet to make call despite reports he is ‘doubtful’ for Games

Simmons yet to make call despite reports he is ‘doubtful’ for Games

A day after enduring intense criticism, Ben Simmons is reportedly considering pulling out of Australia’s Olympic campaign. But he has yet to make a final decision or communicate his plans to the Boomers.

  • by Jon Pierik and Roy Ward
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‘She’s a woman, that’s it’: Aussie coach defends Laurel Hubbard, first transgender athlete at Olympics
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‘She’s a woman, that’s it’: Aussie coach defends Laurel Hubbard, first transgender athlete at Olympics

Paul Coffa, who trains current Olympic and world class weightlifters and worked with Hubbard at his Oceania Weightlifting Institute after she had transitioned, said there should be no qualms about Hubbard’s place in the women’s 87kg category in Tokyo.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Tokyo Olympics face their first gender test

Tokyo Olympics face their first gender test

As New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard becomes the first transgender Olympian, more work is needed to balance inclusion and integrity in women’s sport.

  • by Chip Le Grand
War of words breaks out over Simmons’ play-off exit, but Boomers campaign awaits
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War of words breaks out over Simmons’ play-off exit, but Boomers campaign awaits

Ben Simmons has faced criticism from his highest-profile NBA teammate and an all-time great of the sport for his performances in the play-offs. But the star guard will be welcomed into the Australian Boomers’ fold this week.

  • by Jon Pierik and Russell Bennett
‘Who’d have thought we’d still be here?‘: Aussie swim stars’ amazing journey to fourth Olympics

‘Who’d have thought we’d still be here?‘: Aussie swim stars’ amazing journey to fourth Olympics

They were introduced to the world as smiling teens in Beijing. Much water has passed between their feet since then as Emily Seebohm and Cate Campbell head to Games number four.

  • by Phil Lutton
Top medical adviser says ‘no fans’ safest for Tokyo Olympics

Top medical adviser says ‘no fans’ safest for Tokyo Olympics

The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in a report on Friday.

  • by Stephen Wade and Mari Yamaguchi