Emma McKeon fails to qualify for Olympic 100m freestyle defence

Emma McKeon fails to qualify for Olympic 100m freestyle defence

Olympic 100m freestyle champion Emma McKeon will not defend her title in Paris after missing out on qualifying Friday at the Australian Olympic Trials with Mollie O'Callaghan and Shayna Jack securing the two Australian slots at stake. O'Callaghan surged home on day five of the Australian trials in Brisbane in 52.33secs with Jack (52.72) second ahead of a top-class field.


Palestinian Olympic head hopes Olympics will spotlight war in Gaza

Palestinian Olympic head hopes Olympics will spotlight war in Gaza

Head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub, said Wednesday he hoped the Paris Olympic Games would bring more attention to the war in Gaza and the "Israeli occupation of the West Bank," Times of Israel reported last week. So far the country is set to participate in the Games with one athlete confirmed in taekwondo while other hopefuls are training to meet the International Olympic Committee standards to have priority for wildcards. Rajoub said in a press conference earlier this month that Palestine will have a minimum of 6-8 (athletes), three of which are likely to come from Gaza. 




Dressel, Ledecky headline another stacked US Olympic swimming trials

Dressel, Ledecky headline another stacked US Olympic swimming trials

Seven-time Olympic gold medallist Caeleb Dressel brings a new perspective to the pressure-packed US Olympic swimming trials on Saturday, where he and freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky are set to star again in the fierce fight for Paris Games berths. Dressel and Ledecky bring formidable credentials to the nine-day meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, where only a top-two finish can secure an individual race berth in Paris.


Afghanistan to send gender equal team to the Olympics

Afghanistan to send gender equal team to the Olympics

Afghanistan will send a team of three women and three men to the Paris Olympics as demanded by the International Olympic Committee following the return to power of the Taliban in August 2021, the IOC announced on Thursday. The women will compete in athletics and cycling while their male counterparts will feature in athletics, swimming and judo.