Sport The moment that gave Aussie flagbearer 'thrills'
Aussie golf star brands Olympics 'questionable'
Adam Scott says he has no regrets about ditching the Olympics, saying it's a "questionable" call that they're on.The Australian is not an advocate of golf featuring in the Olympics and confirmed his non-attendance well in advance of the Games.
says he wants to unite Australia as he gets set to become the country's first Indigenous Olympic flagbearer at Friday's opening ceremony.
Mills will be joined by swimmer Cate Campbell at the opening ceremony in Tokyo,, with Campbell the first female swimmer to be given the honour.
While the Union Jack on the Australian flag remains a source of pain for First Nations people, Mills believes the honour of carrying the flag for the Olympic team can unite the nation.
and Mills said he was inspired by the amount of Indigenous colour and art he has seen in Australia's section of the athletes' village.
Lauren Goodger 'can't stop looking' at newborn daughter
Lauren Goodger has "never felt love" like she has with her newborn daughter, and she "cannot stop looking" at her and boyfriend Charles Drury's baby.The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star and her boyfriend Charles Drury welcomed a baby girl into the world on Tuesday (20.07.21), and she admitted it is a "surreal" feeling being a mum.
"I think the first thing that needs to be said is that entering the village a couple of days ago, just being able to see how much Indigenous artwork is in our Australian headquarters, having flags at the bottom of the stairs, it gave me thrills to see how much it was incorporated throughout our entire team," he said.
"It's something that's very unifying, as the Olympic Games is. So for us to walk in and feel that impact, I can only assume the greater Australian team had that same feeling as well."
As Mills strides out alongside Campbell at the opening ceremony, he will be aiming to build on the legacy left by the iconic, who famously carried both flags after winning gold in the 400m at the Sydney Olympics 21 years ago.
Topless Tongan steals the show at Opening Ceremony
Tonga's Pita Taufatofua has once again caused a stir, going topless for the third Olympics in a row.The 37-year-old taekwondo practitioner and skiier was born in Brisbane and was Tonga's flagbearer at both the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea.
"For me, it's Cathy and seeing how she represented herself, how she represented her people and what she was able to do throughout her career," Mills said.
"As a proud Indigenous man I have a lot of things that are symbolic and have a lot of meaning to me. At the end of the day, it's how it makes me feel as a competitior, and where I get my motivation from to achieve certain things.
"And the last thing is identity, it's being able to showcase who you are throughout the world. For me, it's one of those things that makes you proud of who you are.
"To be able to do it in a unifying way with the greater Australian team, I think this is what it's all about. We've definitely come a long way. It's special."
Mills and the Boomers are aiming to claim an elusive Olympic medal and will face a hungry Nigeria team in the opening match on Sunday night.
The 32-year-old admitted that the team was yet to have conversations over whether they would take a knee prior to the match as a silent protest against racial injustices.
"It's one of those things, as a team sport there are always things you try to find to come together and bond," he said.
"If that helps you compete, that's what should be done."
Oh brother! Jeremy wins battle of Haywards .
Australia's Jeremy Hayward was thwarted by a brilliant save from his New Zealand brother Leon but the Kookaburra got the last laugh in the family hockey battle.The 31-year-old Leon, in goal for New Zealand, had the sinking feeling of his net bulging as Australia kept up their 100% winning record at the Games on Wednesday with a 4-2 triumph.