Rio 2016 Olympics: Australia's sailors unfazed by water pollution - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian sailors are taking two simple steps to avoid illness from the polluted waters at their Olympic venue. One, don't fall out of the boat. Play Video. Replay Video. Play Video Don't Play. Up Next. Ronaldo honoured with bizarre bust. Play Video ...

Australian team robbed in Rio's Olympic village - UPI.com

Banners cover the decks of the Slovenia Olympic Team Friday at the Athletes Village in Rio de Janeiro. The Australian Olympic team was robbed during a fire evaucation, over the weekend, Austalian Olympic officials said Sunday. Theives made off with a ...

Rio 2016: Australians report theft at Olympic Village with laptop and shirts stolen - ABC Online

Team shirts and a laptop belonging to a cycling official have been stolen from the Australian building in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, chef de mission Kitty Chiller says. Key points: Kitty Chiller says laptop, team shirts stolen from ...

Olympic Village Fire: Alarms Fail To Alert Australian Team To Danger - The Inquisitr

The Australian Olympic Committee was furious Friday night when a fire broke out in the parking lot of their building without the fire alarms going off. Many of the teams staying in the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro have had issues with their ...

Rio 2016: First-ever refugee team all smiles as they get clicked with the iconic Christ statue - Daily News & Analysis

Yusra Mardini, a swimmer who fled Syria's war, said that the entire refugee team was elated to be in Rio. (AFP). Shares26. Sun, 31 Jul 2016-08:50am , Rio de Janeiro , Reuters. Yusra Mardini, a swimmer who fled Syria's war, said that the entire refugee ...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016 - UNHCR

On Friday 5 August, the Refugee Olympic Team will walk into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and embark on an inspiring journey as the first refugee team in the history of the modern Olympic Games. For journalists interested in ...

Athletes arriving for Rio Olympics find they can't play Pokemon Go in Brazil - New York Daily News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no “Pokemon Go”? That's an outrage! If there were ever a more “First World problem” for the Zika-plagued, water-polluted Rio ...

Jonathan Milne: Our athletes who trained so hard are the losers in these disintegrating Olympic Games - Stuff.co.nz

In the final days before the Rio Olympics, shotput medal hopeful Valerie Adams' coach has pulled out. OPINION: The big losers of these crumbling Rio Olympics are not the public. It is the athletes who trained all their lives to wear the black singlet.

Rio Olympics 2016: Livestream, Channel, Start Time and How to Watch Rio Olympics Online - Mic

The first-ever South American Olympics are set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro in August, and fanatics of the Games should take heart: Host network NBCUniversal has 356 hours of coverage planned per day. Don't want to miss out on a minute of the action?

Sinead Kissane: Thomas Barr provides antidote to apathy surrounding Rio Olympic circus - Irish Independent

Barr: “I had gone from bad to worse to good again and then straight 1 Barr: “I had gone from bad to worse to good again and then straight back down. All I kept saying was that somebody is testing me this year” Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile. Sinead Kissane ...

Fire incident in Rio Olympic Village - Australian Olympic Committee

TEAM: At 4.40 pm a small fire broke out in rubbish in the underground car park of Building 23 in the Olympic Village causing smoke to rise through the building. The AOC Emergency Response Plan was activated and approximately 100 athletes and officials ...

Second fire at Olympic Village adds to woes of Rio 2016 organisers - The Guardian

Facade of the accommodation building of the delegations of Croatia and Greece at Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA. Rio 2016. Second fire at Olympic Village adds to woes of Rio 2016 organisers. Australian team ...

Aussie rowers borrow boat for Olympics - Australian Olympic Committee

ROWING: Australia's women's eight rowing crew will borrow a Brazilian boat to compete at the Rio Olympics. The Australian crew were called up for the Games last Tuesday when a Russian crew was barred because of past performance-enhancing drug use.

Rio 2016 Games may be tarnished but I'll still be glued to every second - The Guardian (blog)

Here it is then: the Games to end all Games. As Rio 2016 prepares to emerge from the waters, blowing the sweetcorn from its nostrils, smearing the crud from its goggles, panting for its prescription inhaler, it is easy to forget the sense of something ...

Women's Eight Selected on Rio 2016 Team - Australian Olympic Committee

ROWING: The Australian Olympic Committee has officially announced the Women's Rowing Eight crew for the 2016 Olympic Games following the decision on Tuesday by FISA (International Rowing Federation) to award Australia a qualifying place. Charlotte ...

Rio 2016: Australia's track and field team largest since Sydney, ready for Olympic gold - ABC Online

Australia's track and field athletes have gathered in Florida for their pre-Olympics camp. These final preparations are crucial not just for team-bonding, but also for last-minute tweaks to technique that could make all the difference once competition ...

Refugee Popole Misenga breaks down in tears ahead of the Olympics as he prepares to compete in Rio 15 years after ... - Daily Mail

Popole Misenga broke down crying - for the family in Congo that he hasn't seen in 15 years, and for all the world's refugees who haven't been as lucky as he's been. Competing in judo, Misenga is one of 10 refugee athletes who will march as a team ...

Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes 'robbed' during fire evacuation - CNN

Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes 'robbed' during fire evacuation. By Claire Corkery, CNN. Updated 1856 GMT (0256 HKT) August 1, 2016. Facebook. Twitter. Share. Rio's Olympic transportation slowly coming together. brazil rio olympic ...

These 14 Female Olympians Are Your New Heroes - Yahoo News

The Summer Olympics are set to begin August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, which means soon everyone will be talking about elite athletes from across the globe. Here are some of the women competing in the Games who you should have on your radar now: ...

Rio Olympics: Games Village Security Beefed up After Theft During Fire Evacuation - NDTVSports.com

Security at the Olympic village has been tightened following the theft of a computer and team shirts from the Australian delegation during a fire evacuation, team officials said Sunday. Australia chef de mission Kitty Chiller told reporters that a ...