Tokyo Olympics

Some Australian Olympians face 28-day quarantine

Athletes returning via Sydney to the state of South Australia are facing an extra two-week quarantine.

That is on top of the two weeks already required for all overseas arrivals.

The AOC said: "While other countries are celebrating the return of their athletes, we are subjecting ours to the most cruel and uncaring treatment."

They added: "They are being punished for proudly representing their country with distinction at the Olympic Games."

16 members of the Australian Olympic team are already quarantining in Sydney, the capital of New South Wales.

Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony marks end of behind-closed-doors Games

The Games took place without spectators and athletes were barred from venturing outside the Olympic village.

Their staging has faced local opposition and around 30 protestors jostled with police at the National Stadium before the closing ceremony.

However, other locals have braved heat and warnings to watch events from afar.

Fans took in outdoor events, such as triathlon and BMX, from overpasses and other vantage points despite temperatures that reached 35C, the hottest ever recorded at an Olympics.

Proud Simone Biles leaves door open for Paris 2024

The superstar endured a difficult time at the Tokyo Games, withdrawing from the team final last week citing mental health concerns.

The four-time Olympic champion didn’t contest the all-around, floor and uneven bars events but returned to win individual bronze on the balance beam.

That medal saw her match Shannon Miller as the most decorated Olympic gymnast in US history - and there may be more to come.

Biles told NBC’s Today show on Thursday (NZT) that she was keeping “the door open” for a return to the Olympics.

Tonga’s first female weightlifter finishes 8th at Tokyo Olympics

 The first female weightlifter of the island kingdom, scored a snatch of 103 and clean & jerk of 125 with a total score of 228.

China’s WenWen Li finished in first in the event and also set a new Olympic record, with a snatch of 140, and clean & jerk score of 180.

Great Britain’s Emily Campbell won silver with a snatch of 122 and clean & jerk of 16.

USA’s Sarah Robles scooped bronze after scoring a snatch of 128 and clean & jerk of 154.


Tonga’s Ronald Fotofili falls short of clocking his personal best at Tokyo Olympics

Fotofili failed to qualify into the next round after clocking a time of 11:19 seconds, which was short of his personal best time of 10:89 seconds.

The Tongan lad was in the same heat with Fiji’s Banuve Tabakaucoro, who managed to qualify into the next round after placing in third with a time of 10.59 seconds.

The race was won by Barakat Al Harthi from Oman with a time of 10.27 seconds.

Guyana’s Emanuel Archibald placed second after clocking a time of 10.30 seconds.

Elaine Thompson-Herah completes unprecedented 'double-double'

The 29-year-old Jamaican surged home in 21.53 seconds, just 0.19 seconds off Florence Griffith-Joyner's long-standing world record, to back up her individual golds from Rio 2016.

It is the second-fastest time in history.

Trailing in her draught, Namibian teenager Christine Mboma, who was barred from her favoured 400m two weeks before the Games on account of her naturally high testosterone levels, took silver in 21.81.

Gabrielle Thomas, the American champion, took bronze in 21.87.

Australian athletes 'damaged rooms and misbehaved on flight home'

Some athletes also showed "unacceptable behaviour" on their flight home, officials added.

But Australia team boss Ian Chesterman said no disciplinary action would be taken as the athletes had apologised.

He added that the damage was "minor" and that it was "not the hardest thing to break the cardboard bed".

Chesterman did not name the athletes or the sport they represented.

But the Australian Olympic Committee said the national governing bodies of football and rugby union were investigating reports of rowdy behaviour on a flight into Sydney last Friday.

Tokyo Olympics: Laurel Hubbard to make history

Tonight she will become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an Olympics, and her participation has been as divisive an issue as whether the Games should have even gone ahead during a global pandemic.

Hubbard was born male but changed her name eight years ago and underwent hormone therapy to transition before resuming weightlifting, a sport she abandoned more than a decade ago.

Dame Valerie wins a bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics

Her best throw of 19.62 got her on the podium behind China's Lijiao Gong and USA's Raven Saunders.

It is Dame Valerie's fourth medal in five Olympic games.

2018 junior world champion Maddison-Lee Wesche was the other New Zealander in the shot put final and she finished in sixth with a personal best throw of 18.98 metres.


Fiji’s Tabakaucoro ends Tokyo 2020 campaign with 7th place finish in the heats

     Tabakaucoro ran a slower time of 10.70 seconds compared to his preliminary round heat time ran earlier.

The Pacific’s fastest man finished equal third in the prelim round clocking a season’s best time of 10.59 seconds.

It was not quite a bad achievement for Tabakaucoro considering he didn’t have enough international competitions in the last few months due to the pandemic compared to other athletes in his heat.

Tabakaucoro went to the Games with a season’s best of 11.20 seconds.