The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a sea of green and gold with local fans, and a few Aussies, heading out to cheer their athletes to the top of the podium.
Australian athletes have been training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for years. This week the dream becomes reality, the countdown ends and the competition begins.
Australia’s athletics section for Rio 2016 has started arriving in Bradenton, Florida (USA) with the 60-strong team to be joined by personal coaches, team coaches, medical staff and management to ensure their readiness for competition at the Olympic Games.
With less than 10 days until the Opening Ceremony in Rio the Australian athletes have started arriving from all around the world. Some are competing, at training camps or just touching down.
The youngest Rio bound track and field competitors Jessica Thornton (18) and Kurtis Marschall (19) have both shown great form at the IAAF World Junior Championships