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The Matildas fell to a 2-1 loss to reigning Olympic champions Canada in Spain in their final match before their Paris Games campaign.
World Cup star Caitlin Foord was ruled out just before the Matildas' 2-1 loss to Canada. (Darren England/AAP PHOTOS)
While many of his Olympic triathlon rivals were missing, Australian Matt Hauser's win in Hamburg is a welcome confidence boost ahead of the Paris Games.
Roger Vaughan
Australian triathletes Luke Willian and Matt Hauser (C) celebrate after their Hamburg race. (AP PHOTO)
Defending mountain bike Olympic champion Tom Pidcock is racing the clock to be healthy for the Paris Games after withdrawing from the Tour de France.
Ian Parker
Tom Pidcock has pulled out of the Tour de France with COVID-19 and could miss the Paris Olympics. (AP PHOTO)
The Matildas hope a pre-Olympics friendly against Canada can prove the perfect preparation for group stage matches against Germany, Zambia and the US.
Anna Harrington
Head coach Tony Gustavsson (centre) during a Matildas training session earlier this year. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)
The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics have announced more venues, with the cities of Carson and Long Beach reprising their roles from previous Games held in the region.
Los Angeles Olympics officials have announced a fresh raft of venues for the 2028 Games. (AP PHOTO)
City officials are confident that the Seine's water quality will be good enough to allow Olympic competitors to take to the river.
Paris city officials say the River Seine is clean enough to stage Olympic swimming events. (EPA PHOTO)
After leaving Real Madrid, Hayley Raso is focusing solely on the Matildas' Olympic campaign before thinking about her next club move.
Anna Harrington
Matildas star Hayley Raso says her focus is on the green and gold rather than her next club move. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)
Australia's top two tennis men Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios are now both battling with injuries, with a view to returning in time for the US Open.
Ian Chadband
Alex de Minaur has been told his injury could keep him out of action for three to six weeks. (AP PHOTO)
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.
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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.
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Aussie surfer Tyler Wright has been battling balance issues in the lead-up to the Olympics. (HANDOUT/World Surf League)
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)