Tokyo Olympics: Australia to send woman-heavy team of 472 athletes to the Games


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Australia will send 472 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics , the second-largest team sent overseas by the country since the 2004 Athens Games. The Australian Olympic Committee said on Monday that 254 women and 218 men would travel to Tokyo for the games which begin July 23. Australia sent 482 athletes to Athens. No 1-ranked women’s tennis player Ash Barty will be one of 16 Indigenous athletes on the Australian team. The Australians will compete in 33 sports, including fielding athletes in four new Olympic sports – karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. Tokyo 2020 Games will have record number...