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Tokyo 2020 will see the largest Indigenous contingent in Australian Olympic history

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The Tokyo-bound Australian Olympic team will include the largest number of Indigenous athletes in games history.

Of the 472 athletes, 16 will represent the First Nations people of Australia, competing in 11 sports.

Despite competing at every summer Games since their inception in 1896, Indigenous athletes were not picked for the Australian team until Tokyo first hosted the Games in 1964.

Back then it was basketballer Michael Ah Matt and boxers Adrian Blair and Francis Roberts who made history.

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