Team USA superstar Klay Thompson believes the Australian men’s basketball team can make history in Rio by claiming their first Olympic medal.
The Australian women’s basketball team has made the podium its second home over the past 20 years, medalling in every Olympic Games from 1996 to 2012. With the streak now at five straight medals, this year’s unit is determined to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors.
The Australian women’s basketball team arrived into Rio on Tuesday and will hit the court almost immediately after settling into the Athletes' Village.
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.
The Australian men's basketball team have been buoyed by the return of star centre Andrew Bogut, who had his first hit out in more than six weeks in the Boomers' 82-53 Olympic Games warm-up win against China.