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Usain Bolt won’t run 200m again, farewell season will be for the fans

The world’s fastest man is slowing down.

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Ten Beijing medallists stripped for doping

Ten more athletes, mostly weightlifters and wrestlers, have been stripped of the medals they won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after failing doping tests in re-testing of samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.

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Swimming siblings Cate and Bronte Campbell have both taken positives from their eventful 2016 Olympic campaigns, but one will be back in competition before the other.

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Gold medallist Brennan, Bobridge and Belonogoff among medical records hacked

Rio Olympic rowing champion Kim Brennan is one of three Australian athletes to have confidential medical data published by the Russian cyber espionage group the Fancy Bears.

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The Algerian women’s goalball team could face disqualification from the Rio Paralympics for missing two games because they hadn’t arrived in the country.

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The truth about Rio: Our athletes simply didn’t do the business

John Wylie is a highly-respected and successful businessman, and must have a substantial sporting background to be the chairman of the Australian Sports Commission, and a former chairman of the MCG.

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Australian Sports Commission (ASC) head John Wylie says an on-line national lottery to provide extra funding is crucial if Australia is ever to finish top five on the Olympic medals table again.

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Culture no issue for Aussie swim team: Horton

Olympic swimmer Mack Horton says reviews into Australia’s showing in the pool at Rio will focus on purely on team performance and not culture.

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Kitty Chiller keen to keep position as Olympic boss

An emotional Kitty Chiller has declared she wants to stay on as Australia’s Olympic team boss for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Australian swimmers Bronte Barratt and Madison Wilson have reportedly been hospitalised in Rio, missing the team’s first chartered flight home from the Olympics.

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Swimwear maker Speedo and luxury retailer Ralph Lauren Corp have ended their sponsorship contracts with Ryan Lochte, days after the US swimmer admitted to exaggerating his story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio during the Olympics.

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How does Australia’s Rio campaign compare to previous Olympics?

With the 2016 Olympics now over, Australia has finished tenth in the final medal tally, winning a total of 29 medals across 13 events.

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Australian golfer Robert Allenby’s verified Twitter account has launched a tirade against his “haters”, taking exception to a reference to under-fire US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. After a one-year Twitter hiatus, Allenby’s account unleashed several attacks at a fellow golfer and critics, one who asked if he had any tips for Lochte. He seemed unhappy […]

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We are not shareholders in our athletes

This is the most depressing article about the Olympics that I have ever read.

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Serbia vs USA – Men’s Basketball gold medal game – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live stream

The USA will play against Serbia for the gold medal in men’s basketball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with the match starting at 4:45am (AEST) on Monday, 22 August (AEST).

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Australia Boomers vs Spain – Men’s Basketball bronze medal game – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live stream

Australia’s Boomers will play against Spain for the bronze medal in men’s basketball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with the match starting at 12:30am (AEST) on Monday, 22 August (AEST).

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Gustavo Kuerten Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Kevin Durant with future teammate Klay Thompson

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Fireworks Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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basketball going through the net

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The Olympic Football used for Rio 2016 (Photo: Twitter)

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Usain Bolt men's 4x100m relay Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics

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Minjee Lee is Australia's next female golfing superstar (Image: LPGA)

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Anna Meares Australia Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Usain Bolt Rio 2016 Olympic Games Atheltics Men's 4x100m relay

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The Roar of the crowd

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Something must be done to halt the great decline of Australian sport

Over the past decade Australia has meandered into a state of sporting mediocrity without even realising it. Lacklustre results have been championed rather than called out and we appear to have not just accepted but embraced this malaise.

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Why the professionalisation of women’s sport in Australia could put Olympic performances under threat

There are many positive developments happening in women’s sport in Australia but some of these developments may have a negative impact on Australian performances at the Olympics.

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That’s a wrap: Australia at the Rio Paralympics

The Australian Paralympic Team has finished the Rio Paralympics in fifth place on the medal table with 81 medals; 22 gold, 30 silver 29 bronze. The Games was a fantastic showcase of the sporting abilities of Paralympians.

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Paralympians dominate – but who’s watching?

Australia had more gold medallists at this Paralympics than at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics combined.

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The Para-triathlon event has only just begun at the Rio Paralympics, with this event being held for the first time at the Paralympic Games.

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A sport-by-sport guide to the Paralympics, Part 2

With the Paralympics getting underway today, let’s finish running through the sports on offer in Rio.

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The Australian men’s wheelchair basketball captain, four-time Paralympic Games representative Brad Ness, has been announced as Australia’s flag bearer at the 2016 Rio Games.

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When one sport just isn’t enough: Australia’s code-hopping Paralympians

With the 2016 Rio Olympics done and dusted, all eyes are now on our Australian athletes competing at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, and it is now their time to shine.

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A sport-by-sport guide to the Paralympics, Part 1

With the Paralympics starting tomorrow, we’ll have a look at all of the sports at the Games, from the ones Australia have previously medalled in, the little-known ones, and the ones where our Aussies are heading in as favourites.

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Pools of green and medals of gold: An unreliable Rio memoir

“Skol, skol, skol, Yea-hay!, vamos Steven, vamos.”

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Australian Paralympic Team will be competing at the Rio Paralympics from 7 to 18 September. The Games go over 11 days and there are 528 medal events in 22 sports.

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Who are we to sit in judgement and cast aspersions?

The controversy surrounding Caster Semenya winning the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics doesn’t look like subsiding any time soon.

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Our Rio swimmers didn’t choke. Now for Tokyo

Of the many and varied diagnoses of our Rio Olympics swim team ills, perhaps the most bizarre popped up on the American swim news site SwimSwam.

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Russia’s Paralympic ban is only hurting the Games

‘This is the most disgraceful performance by a national squad in Australian sporting history.’

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The psychology behind Cate Campbell’s Olympic heartbreak

By Let the one king rule, 29 Aug 2016
The psychology behind Cate Campbell’s Olympic heartbreak

Cate Campbell’s shortcoming in the Rio Olympics 100m freestyle final was disappointing, but still expected.

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Cate Campbell, you are still a champion

When Cate Campbell imploded in the women’s 100m freestyle final – the most certain of our certain gold medallists – I was as stunned as anyone.

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Andrew Bogut Australia Boomers Basketball Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Daniel Beale Australia Hockey Kookaburras Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Kitty Chiller, head of the Australian Olympic delegation

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Anna Meares Australia Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Tom Burton wins Gold at Rio.

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Abbey D'Agostino (L) of the USA is helped up by Nikki Hamblin (R) of New Zealand after both fell

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Australia's Chloe Esposito

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Andrew Bogut Australia Boomers Basketball Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Usain Bolt men's 4x100m relay Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics

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