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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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2016 Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony: Australian start time, how to stream online, watch on TV

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).

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What’s on at the Olympics today: Day 16

It’s the final day of action at the Rio Olympics, which means there’s nothing but medal events on offer.

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Men’s 1500m – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live stream

The final of the men’s 1500m event at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games will be raced at 10am (AEST) on Sunday, 21 August.

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USA vs Spain – Women’s Basketball gold medal match – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – date, start time, live stream

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.

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Rio Football Men’s gold medal match live stream – Brazil vs Germany: How to stream, watch on TV

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.

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Age has caught up with Usain Bolt, but opponents never come close

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.”

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Gold medal watch: Which Aussies can win on Day 15?

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.

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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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Australia's Chloe Esposito

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Andrew Bogut Australia Boomers Basketball Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Brazil star Neymar against Croatia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Wiki Commons)

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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson

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Fireworks Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova high five during the Boomers win over Serbia.

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The Roar of the crowd

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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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Decline in Australian sporting teams at Rio Olympics

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.

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Does hockey line up with the Olympic cycle?

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.

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A not so ‘chill’ assessment of Kitty

By Rohan Asopa, 24 Aug 2016
A not so ‘chill’ assessment of Kitty

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.

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Australia’s Olympic performance is exactly where it should be

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.

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An event-by-event breakdown of our disappointing Olympic campaign

The Olympics have finally concluded and while Ausrtalia’s eight gold medals is a good return, it’s clear we expected more.

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Rio Olympics a roaring success

By Ambika Mahapatra, 24 Aug 2016
Rio Olympics a roaring success

The world’s biggest carnival is over in the land of carnivals, as we bid farewell to the Rio Olympics.

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The Olympics Wrap: Edition 9 – Why are the Bali Nine in Rio?

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.

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The Boomers’ 2020 Tokyo squad can defy history

By Sebastian Quinn, 23 Aug 2016
The Boomers’ 2020 Tokyo squad can defy history

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.

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Looking back at the 2016 Rio Olympics from a world perspective

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.

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What is wrong with our national teams?

By Martin Rocks, 23 Aug 2016
What is wrong with our national teams?

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.

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Time to re-evaluate how the world measures Olympic success

While Australia’s Olympic team underperformed at the Rio 2016 games, is the medal tally the best way to measure our team’s performance?

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Australia's Jared Tallent celebrates winning the silver medal in the Men's 50km race walk

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Australia's Chloe Esposito

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Kevin Durant with future teammate Klay Thompson

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Patty Mills celebrates winning the game for Australia with a last moment three pointer

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Matildas celebrate

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Kitty Chiller, head of the Australian Olympic delegation

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Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova high five during the Boomers win over Serbia.

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Germany win the 2014 football world cup in Brazil (Image: Wikicommons)

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basketball going through the net

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