/ 08 July 2021

Tokyo gets closer as Aussie flag-bearers picked

Australia’s flag-bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will be veterans Cate Campbell and Patty Mills. A mainstay of the swimming team, Campbell has won 2 gold, a silver, and 2 bronze medals at 3 previous Games, and all eyes will be on her for the 100m freestyle. As for Mills, the Boomer who plays in America’s NBA with the San Antonio Spurs becomes the first Indigenous Aussie to carry the flag at the Olympics. He’s also off to his 4th Games and is super keen to get Australia on the podium. Both called their selection “an honour and privilege”. The torch relay might be off, but Japan is set to find out today if limited/local crowds will attend any of the Games, just as 2 workers at Tokyo’s Olympics village tested positive to the coronavirus. The opening ceremony is on Friday, 23 July…

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