From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
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.
An emotional Kitty Chiller has declared she wants to stay on as Australia’s Olympic team boss for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Australian swimmers Bronte Barratt and Madison Wilson have reportedly been hospitalised in Rio, missing the team’s first chartered flight home from the Olympics.
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.
With the 2016 Olympics now over, Australia has finished tenth in the final medal tally, winning a total of 29 medals across 13 events.
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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Serbia vs USA – Men’s Basketball gold medal game – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live streamBy The Roar, 21 Aug 2016
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).
Australia Boomers vs Spain – Men’s Basketball bronze medal game – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live streamBy The Roar, 21 Aug 2016
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).
The 2016 Rio Olympics comes to a close with the party that is the closing ceremony kicking off on Monday, August 22 at 9am (AEST).
It’s the final day of action at the Rio Olympics, which means there’s nothing but medal events on offer.
The final of the men’s 1500m event at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games will be raced at 10am (AEST) on Sunday, 21 August.
USA vs Spain – Women’s Basketball gold medal match – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live streamBy The Roar, 21 Aug 2016
The USA will play Spain in the gold medal match of the women’s basketball competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at 4:30am (AEST) on Sunday, 21 August.
The biggest match in the Football tournament at the Rio Olympic Games for the gold medal in the men’s competition will see hosts Brazil take on Germany.
Usain Bolt is responsible for the best, but saddest, quote of the Rio Olympics – “I’m getting old, I’m slowing down, it’s time to get out quick.”
Australia finally gained an eighth gold medal on the 14th day at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after Chloe Esposito recorded an incredible victory in the modern pentathlon.
Netherlands vs Great Britain – Women’s Hockey gold medal match – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live streamBy The Roar, 20 Aug 2016
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The controversy surrounding Caster Semenya winning the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics doesn’t look like subsiding any time soon.
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.
‘This is the most disgraceful performance by a national squad in Australian sporting history.’
Cate Campbell’s shortcoming in the Rio Olympics 100m freestyle final was disappointing, but still expected.
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.
Since 1996, Australia has a very good record of bringing home medals in team sports at the Olympics. Many commentators have indicated their disappointment with Australian results in team sports at Rio, even though Australia did win a gold medal in women’s rugby sevens.
There has been a lot of talk recently about the amount of funding that goes into elite sport, with hockey coping it as a team sport that delivered disappointing results at the Rio Olympics.
It’s been a day since the Olympic closing ceremony and I’m already having Kitty Chiller withdrawals. (Click to Tweet) So, here is a performance assessment of apparently – if we’re judging by the number of press conferences – the most important Australian in Rio during the past two weeks.
I couldn’t muster the energy to whack away at the keyboard through the Olympic period. Initially, this was due to frantically cramming 12 to 14 hours of action into three or four when I came home from work. Thank God for the IQ box.
The Olympics have finally concluded and while Ausrtalia’s eight gold medals is a good return, it’s clear we expected more.
The world’s biggest carnival is over in the land of carnivals, as we bid farewell to the Rio Olympics.
Day 15 – Does Brazil have an extradition treaty with Indonesia? Miss Kitty insists that the nine Australian athletes detained for hours, and then charged with falsifying documents are merely innocent victims of an administrative snafu.
After a heart-breaking loss to Spain in the bronze medal game at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Australian basketball fans are looking ahead to 2020 in Tokyo, and with good reason.
After 16 days of exciting, heartbreaking and emotional moments ranging from the swimming pool to the athletics track, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad have been declared closed, and the Olympic flame extinguished.
First it was the cricket, with the Australian side thrashed three-zip to a team we have previously only ever lost to once in the Test arena.
While Australia’s Olympic team underperformed at the Rio 2016 games, is the medal tally the best way to measure our team’s performance?