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Run with Team UNHCR

Registration is now open for major running events in Sydney and Melbourne. Join Team UNHCR for Run Melbourne (21 July), City2Surf (11 Aug) or Sydney Marathon (15 Sep) – crossing the finish line is so much sweeter when you’re doing it for a good cause (https://shorturl.at/kqKMU).

Olympics roundup
With under 90 days to go until the Paris Olympics, the Australian team has been partly selected. More athletes will qualify in the coming weeks. Among those who are considered strong medal chances are: Matthew Richardson (Track Cycling), Harry Garside (Boxing), Kaylee McKeown (Swimming), Cassiel Rousseaux (Diving), Jessica Fox (Canoe Slalom), Ariane Titmus (Swimming), Logan Martin (BMX), Kyle Chalmers (Swimming), Mollie O’Callaghan (Swimming), Eleanor Patterson (High Jump), Emma McKeon (Swimming), women’s 4×100 metre freestyle relay team (Swimming), Grace Brown (Road Cycling), women’s 4×200 metre medley relay (Swimming), Nicola Olyslagers (High Jump), Kelsey Lee Barber (Javelin), mixed doubles (Tennis), Zac Stubblety-Cook (Swimming), women’s eight (Rowing), women’s 4×200 metre freestyle medley relay team (Swimming), men’s doubles (Tennis), Cameron McEvoy (Swimming) and Matthew Wearn (Sailing).

Australia is hoping to better their overall medal haul from the pandemic-delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics (46 medals including 17 gold).

Paris will become the second city to host three Olympics (1900, 1924, 2024), joining London. The opening ceremony will take place on July 26. A total of 10,500 athletes will be competing across 32 sports until August 11. The Paralympics will commence on August 28 and will continue through to September 8, where 22 sports will be contested. Wishing all of our Olympics and Paralympics athletes the very best.

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