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Tokyo Olympics as it happened: Stage set for Ledecky and Titmus; Olyroos lose to Spain; France upset Team USA

Tokyo Olympics as it happened: Stage set for Ledecky and Titmus; Olyroos lose to Spain; France upset Team USA

Australia claimed its first gold medal thanks to the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. But the quartet weren’t the only Australians to win medals in the pool on Sunday.

  • by Sam Phillips, Michael Chammas, Daniel Cherny, Claire Siracusa and Anthony Colangelo

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The Tokyo event where the pandemic is momentarily washed away

The Tokyo event where the pandemic is momentarily washed away

The surfers are in for another surprise in this most turbulent Olympic Games.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
As it happened: Australians star in the Tokyo pool; Matildas pay for Kerr penalty miss

As it happened: Australians star in the Tokyo pool; Matildas pay for Kerr penalty miss

The Kookaburras, John Millman and Australia’s rowers have started the local campaign in style.

  • by Sam Phillips, Michael Chammas, Daniel Cherny and Claire Siracusa
Tokyo Games and Naomi Osaka lay bare Japan’s cultural reckoning

Tokyo Games and Naomi Osaka lay bare Japan’s cultural reckoning

The choice of the mixed-race national icon for the lighting of the cauldron threw the spotlight on the intersection of three of Japan’s great unspokens – racism, sexism and discrimination.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Typhoon the latest threat to Tokyo Olympics

Typhoon the latest threat to Tokyo Olympics

Tropical storm Nepartak has formed south-east of Japan and could make landfall north of Tokyo early next week, worrying forecasters. But surfers are not too unhappy.

  • by Brian K. Sullivan
Kookaburras overcome plucky Japan in opener

Kookaburras overcome plucky Japan in opener

The hosts had led at half-time before the Australians regained their composure.

  • by Chris Roots
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Jill Biden’s Olympics trip more than just fun and games

Jill Biden’s Olympics trip more than just fun and games

The US first lady’s first solo overseas trip is intended to send two very clear messages.

  • by Matthew Knott
COVID adviser: Tokyo Olympics not prepared for the worst

COVID adviser: Tokyo Olympics not prepared for the worst

Leading virologist Hitoshi Oshitani does not accept assurances from Games organisers that the Olympic village is well protected against an outbreak.

  • by Chip Le Grand
Naomi Osaka makes four-hour Olympics opening ceremony slog worth it

Naomi Osaka makes four-hour Olympics opening ceremony slog worth it

The oddest surprise of the Tokyo opening ceremony? That would have to be the video montage featuring none other than Caboolture’s own Keith Urban.

  • by Neil McMahon
The Defiant Games: The Tokyo Olympics begins at last

The Defiant Games: The Tokyo Olympics begins at last

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the Japanese public would have to sacrifice their freedoms for the good of the athletes.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
As the world holds its breath, the Games begin

As the world holds its breath, the Games begin

These are the Quarantine Games. There are no crowds inside the venues and nowhere else for the people of Tokyo to join in. The declaration of a state of emergency killed the live sites that would have created a rolling street party across this sprawling megacity.

  • by Chip Le Grand