From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
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.
In 2009, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was the popular President of Brazil who had lifted his country to become the world’s eighth largest economy.
The Australian Olympic Team launched their new uniforms ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics
Australians will be without an artistic gymnastics team to barrack for at this year’s Olympics, after the team fell just short of qualifying during the test event in Rio de Janeiro on Monday morning (AEDT).
Once shy and anxious, Emma McKeon says she is now full of confidence ahead of the Olympics after setting a Commonwealth record at the Rio swimming trials in Adelaide.
Olympic shooting medallists Michael Diamond and Adam Vella could be in danger of missing the Rio Games, with 16-year-old Mitchell Iles challenging the selection.
Basketball Australia has announced a star-studded 26-man Boomers squad to compete for Olympic gold at Rio this year.
Bernard Lapasset will not seek re-election as chairman of World Rugby in May so that he can focus his attention on spearheading Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympics, he said in a statement on Wednesday.
A Chinese Olympic gold medallist and world record holder has reportedly confessed that her coach forced them to take part in state-sanctioned doping.
Cost-cutting at the Rio Olympics is destined to continue, Australia’s chef de mission warns.
The rugby sevens game is exploding around the world on the strength of its inclusion as a full sport at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Lauren Jackson says she’s spent so much time off the court battling knee trouble that she doesn’t even feel like a basketballer any more.
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With the Rio Summer (but technically Winter) Olympics under 100 days away, I thought I would try and get the jump on others in what will no doubt be a hot topic come late July and August by hopefully stimulating some good banter on the best Olympics ever.
Soon we will find out if the Australian swimmers taking the plane to Rio in a few months will have an official mentor.
It’s been all about the countdown this week as we notched up 100 days to the Olympics on Wednesday.
When Rio was awarded the 2016 games nine years back, Brazilians thought it would bring all kinds of good things to the country, especially to Rio.
At the national titles in Adelaide this week, the Australian Swimming Team sent a clear warning to Olympic rivals that they will be a force to be reckoned with in Rio.
It was announced on Friday (8/4/16) that Sydney shooter and current World Champion Warren Potent has qualified for the Australian shooting team for the Rio Olympics.
Australian boxers Daniel Lewis (75kg middleweight), Jason Whateley (91kg heavyweight) and Shelley Watts (60kg lightweight) will represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics, after securing their places at the Asian and Oceania qualifiers held in China over the past week.
With athletes increasingly doping via doctors’ prescription rather than supposed rogue labs or dodgy campus chemists, Rio may go down as the first ‘Dr-oping’ Olympics.
The official uniform the Australian Olympic team will wear at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janiero have been revealed – a blazer and shorts combination that’s every bit as 2016 as a Mambo loudshirt was a product of 2000.
It’s pretty unlikely that with the current set of Australia’s quarantine laws that a five star Showjumping event will be held on our shores for quite some time. But if you could take those rules away, what would be the ultimate location for a five star Showjumping event in Australia?
It’s the start of an Olympic year. The Olympics only come around every four years and they are the big stage where lifelong dreams can be made or shattered in an instant.
There’s flesh-eating bacteria in the water and alligators hanging out on the golf course.
Notwithstanding the enormous interest generated by sporting clashes between Australia and New Zealand, particularly in rugby union, netball and rugby league, this article focuses on less popular sports that receive most attention in such countries come Olympic Games time.
The ICC have announced that the Olympics is back on the agenda. Somewhere in the ivory towers in the deserts of Dubai, our lords and masters are going to debate cricket’s inclusion, which is a welcome step forward from a body that has ignored the Olympics in the past.
Remember that Seinfeld episode where Kramer swims in the East River and an onlooker mistakes him for a dead body on the grounds that no one would be stupid enough to swim in such fetid waters? That’s next year’s Olympics.
I wonder what people locked up in dinghy prison cells for killing rhinos think about the Oscar Pistorius affair.