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The gold medal for humour

3 August 2016

There's a reason Australian basketballer Damian Martin can't stop smiling.

Basketball women arrive in Rio with preparation on track

Basketball women arrive in Rio with preparation on track

3 August 2016

The Australian women’s basketball team arrived into Rio on Tuesday and will hit the court almost immediately after settling into the Athletes' Village.

Australia v Brazil: The top 10 match-ups

Australia v Brazil: The top 10 match-ups

1 August 2016

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.

Plan ahead for key Aussie events at Rio Games

Plan ahead for key Aussie events at Rio Games

1 August 2016

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.

Bogut set for Olympic start

Bogut set for Olympic start

1 August 2016

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.

Final touches for Rio venues

Final touches for Rio venues

31 July 2016

The Olympic rings and flags hang high in Olympic Park; as high as the hopes of the 11,000 athletes from around the world competing.

Aussies defeat Rio rival France

Aussies defeat Rio rival France

30 July 2016

Australia have gained a confidence boost from a clinical performance against France in the second game of their USA warm-up tour with a 76-67 victory.

Aussies fall to Brazil in Rio warmup

Aussies fall to Brazil in Rio warmup

29 July 2016

Australia have been unable to repeat their heroics from the first game of their South American warm-up tour, falling to Brazil in Sao Paulo, 96-67.

Aussie women defeat Canada in Olympic warm-up

Aussie women defeat Canada in Olympic warm-up

28 July 2016

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 beat Argentina in Rio warm-up

Australia beat Argentina in Rio warm-up

27 July 2016

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.