There is no doubt that the expropriation of 29-year-old Cambage, a staggering 2m03 center, is bloodshed for Australia. The official version, which Campig posted on her social media, is that she is not mentally prepared to live in a bubble in Tokyo for three weeks. “It’s no secret that I’ve been mentally entangled in the past and worry about an Olympic bubble popping. No family. No friends. No fans. No support from outside the team. It honestly scares me. I’ve had anxiety attacks for the past month, and I couldn’t sleep or eat. Having to take a pill every day to control my anxiety isn’t what I want right now. It’s heartbreaking but I think it’s better to cancel for games, Opals, and for myself.”
The unofficial version is that in Las Vegas, Liz Campag more than once left the Australian training camp to celebrate. This is how I violated the Opalus Health protocol. In addition, the Australian Olympic Committee and Australian Basketball are discussing whether Cambage will remain defendable within the team after a struggle during the friendly against Nigeria. The center is said to have gone off limits verbally and physically.
Cambage is a famous but very controversial player in her country. In May, for example, she threatened to boycott the Games because it judged Team Australia promotional photos to be too white: “For the millionth time, how can I represent a country that doesn’t represent me?” To say at last: “I’m in, baby…I’m in. I’m in.” Unfortunately. It would be without la Campage.