From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Russia is making a mockery of international sport.
World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie has disclosed that most of the Russian sportsmen and women who have failed drug tests in the last six months did so because meldonium was detected in their system.
Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller has warned dual gold medallist Michael Diamond could be ruled out of the Rio Games if convicted on firearms and drink-driving charges.
Australian Olympic hierarchy are unaware of any Australian athlete being caught doping by retrospective drug tests from the Beijing Games.
All right, if no one else has the guts to say it, I will. I agree with Bernard Tomic.
On April 20 I suggested the IOC will rue the day it awarded the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.
The Australian Olympic team’s medical director has said the threat posed to athletes by the Zika virus is minimal.
Athletes and spectators attending the Rio Olympics will have a greater risk of being infected by the mosquito-borne Zika virus according to specialists in infectious diseases.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is to investigate Russian doping allegations relating to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Australian Olympic gold medal hope Caroline Buchanan has just missed out on a third-straight BMX World Cup win.
Far from being daunted by history, veteran Australian rower James Chapman is embracing the high-stakes scenario his crew face in their last-ditch effort to qualify the men’s eight for the Rio Olympics.
If there’s one phrase guaranteed to get any sports fan excited, it’s “Ian Baker-Finch thinks”. When the grand old man of Australian golfing failure speaks, the world listens.
A number cruncher is predicting a return to the glory days for Australia at the Rio Olympics, tipping a fourth-place finish on the overall medal tally.
Australian Olympic golf captain Ian Baker-Finch has implored officials to change the format to a team competition in 2020 to help reduce the number of high-profile withdrawals.
Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser has lashed out at golfer Adam Scott over his decision to skip the Rio Olympics.
Australian golfer Adam Scott has officially ruled himself out of Olympic selection due to a busy playing schedule and other commitments.
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It makes me uneasy when any Doug, Dick, or Harry charges to the lead of an international running race from the gun, only to saunter off the track after a lap or so.
Donald Trump tried to be nice to someone this week. It went spectacularly wrong.
Those who said that Jarryd Hayne would never make it in the NFL and were willing him to fail have got their way.
While Russians dominate soon-to-be-released doping positives from re-tested Beijing Olympic samples, Australian Rio Olympians may have unwittingly exposed themselves to similar future shame files.
Adam Scott and Bernard Tomic’s refusal, and Nick Kyrigos’ reluctance to represent Australia at the Rio Olympics is a sad indictment on the mindset of an increasing number of professional sportsmen.
The European Aquatics Championships have just finished. This has given us a much better idea of how Australia is placed ahead of the Rio Olympics.
In an average week you come across at least one news story which either makes little sense, or leaves too many unanswered questions.
When it comes to doping, the Russians make Lance Armstrong look like a weekend pill popper.
Brazil’s economy is tanking more than Bernie Tomic, the country’s infested with Zika-bearing mozzies, the water’s putrid and a stack of Olympics-related construction won’t make the deadline.
Australian marathon runner and 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Jessica Trengove has just been selected for her second Olympic Games.
The 2016 Rio Olympics is Australia’s chance for an elusive men’s basketball medal.
The hype of the Rio Olympics is building. As always Australia will be a contender to win the medal tally.
A lot has been made of the Australian Olympic Chef De Mission’s comments regarding Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.
One of the more infantile and abused cliches in sport is the adjective, “classy”.
My bet is that nobody gives a tinker’s if you want to back a backstroker or have a flutter on the fencing, come the Rio Olympics later this year.
Faced with the imminent end of its magical Michael Phelps-Usain Bolt era, imploding bidder interest, a nervous Rio outlook, and disquiet about its privileged business model, the Olympics could not be in better shape, thank you very much.