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If the swimmers fail, the Australian Olympic medal tally takes a dive

If the swimmers fail, the Australian Olympic medal tally takes a dive

15 Aug 2016

Swimming is the undisputed flagship of every Australian Olympic Games campaign.

Usain Bolt up and running in Rio

Usain Bolt up and running in Rio

14 Aug 2016

Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, cruised into the Rio Games 100m track semis overnight, to open his campaign to become the first athlete in Olympic history to win the same three events for a record third consecutive time.

Rio’s a basket case, but producing milestones

Rio's a basket case, but producing milestones

13 Aug 2016

In 1988 at Seoul, Suriname’s Anthony Nesty became the first and only black male swimmer to win Olympic gold, besting the seemingly unbeatable American Matt Biondi in the 100m fly.

Fiji show why Jarryd Hayne didn’t make it to Rio

Fiji show why Jarryd Hayne didn't make it to Rio

12 Aug 2016

Fiji had 12 super-talented sevens players, which is why they left out Jarryd Hayne to win Olympic gold.

Marcus Fraser shows the golfing way in Rio

Marcus Fraser shows the golfing way in Rio

12 Aug 2016

It took an Aussie journeyman to lift the first golf tournament at the Olympic Games in 112 years.

Can Kyle Chalmers be the next ‘Tarzan’?

Can Kyle Chalmers be the next 'Tarzan'?

11 Aug 2016

In 1924 and 1928, American Johnny Weissmuller won the Olympic Games 100m freestyle in Paris and Amsterdam respectively.

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