Competing in her third Olympics, hurdler Shirley Strickland became the first track and field women to defended an Olympic title. Australia opened their Olympic Water Polo campaign and Australia were involved in probably their most thrilling basketball game of the tournament.
As day of the Games dawned, Australia had won a few medals, but were still searching for that inaugural gold on home soil. Teenager Betty Cuthbert had looked great in her heat but was beaten in the semi-final – could she bounce back in the final?
The incredible growth of beach and indoor volleyball Australia is set to be rewarded with confirmation this week of a new weekly television show on the Seven Network.
The Australian men's hockey team defeated the Black Sticks on day two of the International Festival of Hockey with a golden double from Kieran Govers and a goal from Aaron Kleinschmidt.
The International Festival of Hockey kicked in Melbourne on Wednesday with both the men and women taking on India. The Aussie men claimed a 3-2 victory while the women suffered a 1-0 defeat.
On day three of the Games Australian men’s basketball made its Olympic debut, while rower, Merv Wood, competing in his four consecutive Games progressed to the final giving him a shot at a third Olympic medal.
Australian Skeleton athletes have finished in podium places in their opening races to start the qualification process for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic games
Russia's Yuliya Zaripova has been stripped of the gold medal she won in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.