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Barker: Sixty Years on From Melbourne 1956 – an Olympics Which Faced Familiar Problems

It all sounds very familiar. Warnings about the lack of progress from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), disputes over venues, delays in construction, strikes...

Jaimie Fuller: Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000 – Bigger Than Just the Games

Many say that sport and politics should not mix, but they are more often than not inextricably tied. Sometimes the co-mingling of the two is...

Australians Gather in Sydney to Celebrate Return of Rio 2016 Olympians as Key Official...

Hundreds of Australians gathered at the Sydney Opera House to welcome home their athletes who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics, despite the country...

Australian Laptops Stolen from Rio 2016 Olympic Village During Fire Evacuation

Three laptops and items of clothing were stolen from the Australian apartments in the Olympic Village when the team was evacuated due to fire...

Rio 2016 Olympic Village “Neither Safe or Ready” Less Than a Fortnight Before Opening...

Major issues with the Rio 2016 Olympic Village have been revealed less than a fortnight before the start of the Games - with some...

Defending Champions Australia to Clash with Britain in Wheelchair Rugby Opener at Rio 2016

Defending Paralympic gold medalists Australia will play European champions Great Britain in the first match of the Rio 2016 wheelchair rugby tournament, it has...

No Rio by the Sea-o for Zika Fearing Athletes

Apparently, golfer Rory McIlroy will not be spending time with members of the World Health Organization in August in Rio during the 2016 Olympics....

ASADA Suffers 20 Percent Cut in Anti-Doping Budget Ahead of Rio 2016

Anti-doping efforts in Australia have suffered a blow just over two months before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after the country’s...

Olympic champion Tallent blasts IAAF after Schwazer’s winning return from drugs ban

Australia’s Jared Tallent has criticised the decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to allow Italy’s Alex Schwazer - who was returning...

Tomic to skip Rio 2016 due to “extremely busy” playing schedule

Australia’s Bernard Tomic has brought the ongoing saga over his participation at Rio 2016 to an end after he confirmed he would not play...

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