The Maitland Mercury
In Paris an equal number of women and men will compete for the first time, plus there's a record number of Olympic mixed-gender events.
Melissa Woods
Nia Jerwood and Conor Nicholas will join forces in the mixed 470 sailing event at the Paris Olympics (HANDOUT/BEAU OUTTERIDGE)
Australian athletes helped to pen the anthem.
Anna Houlahan
Australian singer-songwriter Jessica Mauboy to perform Olympic song. Picture supplied
Australian surf star Tyler Wright says she has been battling balance issues in the lead-up to the Paris Olympics.
Steve Larkin
Aussie surfer Tyler Wright has been battling balance issues in the lead-up to the Olympics. (HANDOUT/World Surf League)
The Australian teams are set to be announced this month.
Renee Valentine
Lauren Parker is chasing gold in Paris after her silver medal in Tokyo. Picture by Simon Sturzaker
Matildas captain Steph Catley and defender Kaitlyn Torpey are both battling injuries ahead of the Olympics and won't play Australia's friendly against Canada.
Anna Harrington
Skipper Steph Catley will miss the Matildas' pre-Games clash with Canada due to injury. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)
Australia's Olympic team boss Anna Meares is confident security plans by the French authorities will keep athletes safe after riots broke out in Paris.
Joanna Guelas
Australian chef de mission Anna Meares is headed to Paris to prepare for the team's arrival. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)
Australian swimmer Shayna Jack details her journey from a doping nightmare to an Olympic dream.
Steve Larkin
Shayna Jack has found her happy place again after emerging from a doping nightmare. (Darren England/AAP PHOTOS)
Defending Olympics singles champion Alexander Zverev is in doubt for the Paris Games with a knee injury, suffered during his unsuccessful Wimbledon campaign.
Alexander Zverev is racing the clock to regain fitness and take part at the Paris Olympics. (AP PHOTO)
The World Anti-Doping Agency has been cleared of favouritism to 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for banned substances but still competed at Tokyo Games.
A Chinese flag is unfurled on the podium of a swimming event final at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP PHOTO)
Defender Ellie Carpenter says the Matildas know what to expect now in the Olympics football tournament and they are ready to hunt an elusive medal.
Anna Harrington
Ellie Carpenter says the hardened Matildas know what to expect at the upcoming Olympics. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)
Australia's gold-chasing rugby sevens women will be prepared for the volume of 80,000 fans at the Stade de France thanks to Tim Walsh's latest "lame activity".
Murray Wenzel and Darren Walton
Australia's Olympic-bound rugby sevens team have used their heads to prepare for the Paris crowds. (Supplied by Tim Walsh/AAP PHOTOS)
Kimia Yousofi, who says she 'represents the stolen dreams and aspirations' of Afghan women oppressed by the Taliban, will compete in the 100m in Paris.
Afghan Olympic sprinter Kimia Yousofi was given safe passage to Australia in 2022. (EPA PHOTO)

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