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
Russia's presence at the Rio Olympics would threaten the integrity of the entire Games movement, according to former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey.
Jared Tallent's chances of winning historic back-to-back Olympic gold medals have risen after Italian rival Alex Schwazer failed to have a provisional doping ban lifted.
An additional 18 track and field competitors, who have achieved the Olympic qualifying standard, have been added to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team by selectors today.
Australia’s Opening Ceremony flagbearer will be announced on Wednesday in Melbourne with a host of athletes in contention to lead the Australian Olympic Team into Rio’s Maracanã Stadium on August 5.