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.
Penny Taylor is back from injury and she's firing, leading the Australian women's basketball team to a 80-67 win over Canada in the first of three Olympic warm-up matches.
Australia's male basketballers have shown promising signs less than a fortnight out from the Rio Olympics with an upset victory over world No.4 Argentina.
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.
NBA player Joe Ingles will join his Australian basketball teammates in South America just in time for the Rio Olympics after the early birth of twins.