Boomers captain Matthew Dellavedova wishes NBA recruit Dyson Daniels a ‘long and successful career’

Maryborough’s Matthew “Delly” Dellavedova will captain the Australian men’s basketball team for the first time when the Boomers begin their World Cup qualifying campaign this week. Key points: Bendigo sports stars make a splash on the international sporting stage Basketball players Matthew Dellavedova will be captains of the Boomers while Dyson Daniels will be recruited … Read more

Sport’s governing bodies disagree on transgender participation, but Australia may take the lead

Swimming’s blanket ban on transgender women competing in international women’s events is the polar opposite of the International Olympic Committee’s framework that suggests inclusion first and review on a case-by-case basis. The sport’s governing bodies are now feeling pressure to choose sides in what has become a culture war, although experts warn that Australia’s anti-discrimination … Read more

Australia ends world swimming titles with 17 medals, Mollie O’Callgahan wins sixth medal in women’s medley relay

Mollie O’Callaghan has taken her week’s individual haul of world swimming championship medals to six, but the Dolphins star couldn’t give Australia one last golden flourish in Budapest. swimming world titles Aussies in the eighth day final Women’s 4x100m Mixed Relay – Silver – Kaylee McKeown, Jenna Strauch, Brianna Throssell, Mollie O’Callaghan Men’s 4x100m Mixed … Read more

More Philadelphia public pools scheduled to open this week

Eleven public pools managed by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation opened for the summer last week and 14 more are scheduled to open next weekend. The city’s first swimming pools opened at Fishtown Recreation Center, Mill Creek Playground in West Philly, and Samuel Recreation Center in Port Richmond. The recreation department expects 50 of its 63 … Read more

Australia breaks 4x100m mixed relay record, Kaylee McKeown wins gold at World Swimming Championships

Mollie O’Callaghan claimed a third gold medal at this year’s world swimming championships as she led her team’s 4x100m mixed relay quartet to Australia’s first world milestone. Key points: Australia won gold in the 4x100m mixed relay and broke the world record with a time of 3 minutes 19.38 seconds. Kaylee McKeown also added to … Read more

Mollie O’Callaghan and Zac Stubblety-Cook win gold at the FINA World Swimming Championships

Mollie O’Callaghan and Zac Stubblety-Cook have achieved another golden day for Australia at the world swimming championships in Budapest. Key points: Mollie O’Callaghan, 18, beats the world record holder to win her first individual gold medal of the competition, with a time of 52.67 seconds. She becomes the fifth Australian woman to win gold at … Read more

AOC President Ian Chesterman says transgender athlete policies depend on individual sports

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) says it will leave policies on transgender athletes up to individual sports, in line with International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines. Key points: AOC chief Ian Chesterman has reiterated the IOC’s stance that individual sports are responsible for setting their own policies regarding trans and gender diverse athletes. He says the … Read more

Australian O’Callaghan wins free gold in the 100m

Mollie O’Callaghan has won Australia’s third gold medal at the world swimming championships, taking the blue band 100m freestyle event with an extraordinary late burst. The 18-year-old Queenslander topped the final 10 meters to claim his first individual overall gold and his fourth medal from the championships in Budapest on Thursday. She clocked 52.67 seconds … Read more

US Coach Performs Dramatic Rescue of Artistic Swimmer at World Championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Andrea Fuentes averted a tragedy at the world swimming championships with her quick reaction. The US coach knew something was wrong when she saw artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sink motionless to the bottom of the pool during a solo free routine on Wednesday. Fuentes, fully clothed, dove in. She swam over to … Read more

Former world swimming champion Danni Miatke warns FINA’s ban on transgender athletes will affect a ‘marginalized’ community for decades

Former world swimming champion Danni Miatke says she is “enraged” by FINA’s controversial ruling that effectively bans trans women from elite competition. Key points: Miatke said that trans women were among “the most marginalized people in the world” and should be supported. The Commonwealth Games gold medalist said the impact of the decision would last … Read more