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  •   Home > News > Sports >  Subscribe to NZCity's Athletics articles  Athletics
    Best bits of the Tokyo Olympics today: Australia's early wins, China sets shooting record, swimming starts tonight with high hopes for gold
     24 July 2021
    Australia has already had its first taste of both victory and defeat and there's been plenty of action across multiple sports. Here are the best bits so far from day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics.
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    Patty Mills and Cate Campbell say an Australian team spirit is being fostered in the Tokyo Olympics athletes' village
    22 Jul: The Australian Olympic team gather to watch the Matildas stand behind an Indigenous flag and launch their campaign, and flag-bearer Patty Mills says the village already feels like home.... more
    Australian equestrian Jamie Kermond tests positive for cocaine, throwing Olympic hopes into doubt
    21 Jul: Equestrian Australia says showjumper Jamie Kermond, 36, returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine, with the Olympic Team Selection Committee set to determine his future later today.... more
    Brisbane Olympics 2032 bid inspires next generation of athletes wanting to win home soil gold
    21 Jul: While the 2032 Olympics Games might seem like a lifetime away, the journey is already beginning for those hoping to win medals in front of a home crowd.... more
    Two athletes in Tokyo Olympic Village test positive to COVID-19 ahead of Games opening ceremony
    19 Jul: Games organisers confirm the positive tests five days out from the opening ceremony, while members of Australia's athletics squad are quarantined in Cairns following a COVID-19 scare.... more
    Fears of a widening Olympic wealth gap as Pacific countries struggle to prepare athletes for Tokyo
    19 Jul: Battling border closures, lockdowns and quarantine, Olympians from developing Pacific countries fight tooth and nail to make it to Tokyo.... more
    The dark side of the Olympics: How doping has shaped the Games
    15 Jul: Athletes have been using drugs to enhance their performance since the early Olympics in Ancient Greece and that appears unlikely to change any time soon.... more
    How serious is the COVID threat to athletes at the Tokyo Olympics?
    10 Jul: Fans have now been banned from the Tokyo Olympics. COVID fears are rising again, and experts say the spread of international variants is a real risk.... more
    A statement performance at the right time for shot putter Tom Walsh
    7 Jul: A statement performance at the right time for shot putter Tom Walsh... more
    Golfer Ryan Fox is thrilled to be heading to back to back Olympics, finally named in the New Zealand team for Tokyo
    7 Jul: Golfer Ryan Fox is thrilled to be heading to back to back Olympics, finally named in the New Zealand team for Tokyo... more

     Most Popular Recent Athletics News
     03 Jul: US sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson banned after testing positive to cannabis, will miss Tokyo Olympic 100 metres ++++++++++
     28 Jun: Sydney McLaughlin breaks women's 400 metres hurdles world record ahead of Tokyo Olympics +++++++++
     07 Jul: Golfer Ryan Fox is thrilled to be heading to back to back Olympics, finally named in the New Zealand team for Tokyo ++++++++
     02 Jul: Selection for the Tokyo Olympics hasn't come easily for trampolinist Dylan Schmidt ++++++++
     02 Jul: The All Blacks have wrapped up their on-field preparations for their first test of 2021 +++++++
     06 Jul: Andrea Anacan's a bundle of nerves and excitement +++++++
     07 Jul: A statement performance at the right time for shot putter Tom Walsh +++++++

     Athletics NewsLinks
      12 Jul: Outgoing caledonian society president hopes waimate sports will continue (Stuff.co.nz)
      4 Jul: Semenya misses tokyo, may be forced out of olympics for good (NZ Herald)
      2 Jul: Tokyo olympics: nick willis qualifies for record-breaking fifth games campaign by slimmest margin (NZ Herald)
      28 Jun: Mclaughlin breaks world hurdles record at us olympic trials (BBCWorld)
      21 Jun: Athletics: usain bolt shows off huge baby news secret (NZ Herald)
      19 Jun: Athletics: eliza mccartney to take time away, but vows to be back after missing mark for tokyo olympics (NZ Herald)
      18 Jun: Sir tim shadbolt's deputy accepts challenge to fitness duel at athletics track (Stuff.co.nz)
      18 Jun: Eliza mccartney: 'the odds are against me' (RadioNZ)
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    Best bits of the Tokyo Olympics today: Australia's early wins, China sets shooting record, swimming starts tonight with high hopes for gold 23:16

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