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Tokyo Olympics in pictures

A games like no other, as the world comes together for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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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
Olyroos have destiny in their hands despite loss to Spain

Olyroos have destiny in their hands despite loss to Spain

The Olyroos can still dare to dream of an Olympic medal, but their task has become tougher after they succumbed to a late goal to suffer a 1-0 defeat against Spain on Sunday night.

  • by Michael Lynch
Let the fun begin: Titmus and Ledecky finally set to collide

Let the fun begin: Titmus and Ledecky finally set to collide

Katie Ledecky has come to win, while Ariarne Titmus says she had never felt so relaxed. On Monday, the wait is over as they meet in the 400m freestyle final.

  • by Phil Lutton and Tom Decent
‘Have I got that wrong?’: Dutch cyclist thought she had won gold

‘Have I got that wrong?’: Dutch cyclist thought she had won gold

Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line in the women’s road race on Sunday and celebrated with both arms in the air as if she had won gold. The only problem was that her rival had crossed the line one minute and 15 seconds earlier.

  • by Sophie Smith
Glorious unpredictability tears up Olympic predictions

Glorious unpredictability tears up Olympic predictions

Sometimes the guy in lane eight is just too good.

  • by Chip Le Grand
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‘That is really spectacular’: Mother’s pride at Campbell sisters’ success

‘That is really spectacular’: Mother’s pride at Campbell sisters’ success

From the comfort of her living room in Brisbane, flanked by the mother and father of their coach, Jenny Campbell cheered home Bronte and Cate on a memorable first day of finals.

  • by Tom Decent
Flawless Fox on track for gold after qualifying fastest for K1 semis

Flawless Fox on track for gold after qualifying fastest for K1 semis

The Australian world No.1 was three second faster than her nearest rival and is in with a huge shout of winning the gold medal on Tuesday.

  • by Vince Rugari
De Minaur’s replacement Purcell springs upset as Barty crashes out

De Minaur’s replacement Purcell springs upset as Barty crashes out

Max Purcell wasn’t even in the Australian Olympic team a week ago, and not in the men’s singles event until Sunday morning. But the world No.190 is now into the second round.

  • by Vince Rugari
Fresh faces and familiar stars ensure relay odyssey continues in Tokyo

Fresh faces and familiar stars ensure relay odyssey continues in Tokyo

Australia’s majestic women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team were overwhelming favourites but still stunned the world with a record-crushing performance in Tokyo.

  • by Phil Lutton
IOC makes mid-Olympics change to mask rules on the podium

IOC makes mid-Olympics change to mask rules on the podium

Athletes can now take their masks off for 30 seconds while on the podium to pose for photographs, according to an AOC statement.

  • by Anthony Colangelo