Sumary of How will Australia perform at the Tokyo Olympics? The signs are good:
- Last Friday, with a week to go until the Tokyo Olympics, the AOC was knee-deep in final preparations, with one of the biggest Australian teams ever about to start arriving in the host city.
- Within hours, there were two big stories that reminded us why these Games are different to any other in the modern era — and why the usual predictions about how the Australian team will do at the Olympics go straight out the window.
- Kyrgios out of OlympicsNick Kyrgios announces he is withdrawing from Australia’s Olympic team for Tokyo, saying it is not a decision he made lightly.
- Read moreThis came on the back of Nick Kyrgios’s decision to pull out of the Olympic tennis team, in part because of injury and in part because of the IOC’s move to ban spectators in Tokyo.
- “Later that day, after much speculation, the Opals’ most high-profile basketballer, Liz Cambage, announced her withdrawal from the Olympics, saying she had been having panic attacks about the thought of being in a COVID bubble to compete in Tokyo.
- Keep up to date with the latest Tokyo Olympics news The start of the Tokyo Olympics is just days away.
- When Australia does well at swimming, Australia does well at the Games overall.
- Of those, swimming has brought 22 gold, and a total of 73 — nearly a third of Australia’s entire medal haul.