Rio Olympics 2016: Australian basketball star Andrew Bogut wary of Zika virus

Australia's best basketball player is known for being outspoken on issues and he treated assurances about athlete safety from the International Olympic Committee and the AOC with scorn.


Teams have 'strategically' lost basketball matches: Opals coach


Robert Dillon and Chris Dutton Opals coach Carrie Graf has made the remarkable claim that some international basketball teams ‘‘strategically’’ lose matches but denied Australia endorsed such policies or that it undermined the...

Boomers impress US basketball coach

USA coach Mike Krzyzewski

Phil Lutton Not long after his band of merry NBA megastars had torn the beating heart from the chest of arch-rivals Argentina, Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski was handing out praise for the fighting spirit of...

Aus v USA Men's Basketball

Unites States forward LeBron James, left, jumps to score during during a men's quarterfinal basketball game against Australia

Australia played the USA in the Men's Basketball Quarterfinal in London with the USA winning a comfortable 119-86 victory.

USA basketball stars win gold

London Olympic Games  2012 , North Greenwich Arena 
Basketball mens gold medal match USA v Spain , Lebron James and The USA team celebrate winning gold
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Sunday the 12th of August 2012

LeBron James has declared his gold-medal winning United States "one of the best teams ever" as the group of superstars combined to clinch Olympic Games glory against Spain in a final score of 107-100.


Injury-hit US name basketball squad

The injury-hit United States named its 12-man basketball squad for the London Olympics, with Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden nabbing the final three roster spots.

NBA Draft 2016: Ben Simmons confirms his Rio Olympics exit, wants LeBron James visit

Ben Simmons.

Roy Ward Australian star Ben Simmons has confirmed he won't be playing in the Rio Olympics this year but looks forward to a big future with the Boomers.

Paralympian Liesl Tesch and official Sarah Ross robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Gold medal Paralympian Liesl Tesch was robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

Megan Levy Six-time Australian Paralympian Liesl Tesch has revealed she and a team official were robbed at gunpoint while attending a training camp in Rio de Janeiro on the weekend, just two months out from the...

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will miss Rio Olympics to focus on NBA return

Being kept in cotton wool: Jazz guard Dante Exum.

Roy Ward Australian NBA point guard Dante Exum will not play for the Boomers at the Rio Olympics.

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NBA Finals: Boomers sweat on Andrew Bogut as Warriors soldier on without big centre

Andrew Bogut grabs his knee during the second half of game five.

Phil Lutton The Golden State and Boomers centre could be rested from the pool games of Australia's Olympic campaign if it meant being fit for the knockouts in the Rio basketball tournament.

NBA finals 2016: Andrew Bogut's in doubt for Rio Olympics as Warriors centre sidelined up to eight weeks

Andrew Bogut grabs his knee during the second half of game five.

Andrew Bogut's knee injury is potentially an Olympic medal vanquishing catastrophe for the Australian men's basketball team.

Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says there's time to fit in injured Andrew Bogut

Knee injury fears: Golden State centre Andrew Bogut.

Roy Ward Andrew Bogut's Rio Olympic status will be unknown until he completes scans on his injured knee and Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says injured players could have time to prove their fitness.

Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB gold medallist will freeze his sperm before Games due to Zika fears

Taking precautions: Long-jumper Greg Rutherford.

Bryan Flaherty Amid fears of the Zika virus, the reigning Olympic long jump champion is taking the extraordinary measure to safeguard his prospects of adding to his young family.

Zika not a worry: Brazil health minister

Testing: A lab worker performs a mosquito DNA analysis in a lab in Recife, Brazil as the country tries to allay fears of the Zika virus before the Olympics.

Brazil's new health minister went on the offensive on Friday in a bid to dispel worries about the country's Zika outbreak, which has cast a pall over the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Paralympics 2016: Tim Markcrow close to realising Rio dream

Aussie Roller Tim Markcrow is confident of making the cut for Rio.

Trent Pollard Canberra's Tim Markcrow is confident of being a high Roller in Rio.

Olympics will go on despite Zika: officials reject postponement call

Zika virus is normally transmitted by mosquitoes.

Adam Morton and Samantha Lane Facing calls from health professionals that the Olympics should be postponed or moved, Australian officials have stressed twin messages: that anyone who could be pregnant should not go, but that...

Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says Ben Simmons, Dante Exum still Rio Olympic chance

Potential No.1 draft pick Ben Simmons.

Roy Ward The Boomers will play a two-game farewell series at Hisense Arena as Andrej Lemanis keeps the door open for Ben Simmons to make a late bid for the Rio Olympic team.

Team in crisis: Melbourne Boomers risk disbandment

Former Boomer Liz Cambage.

Samantha Lane Australia's most successful women's basketball team is at risk of going under, with the nation's top female league at a flashpoint.

Rio 2016: Australian Olympic medal haul in Brazil 'first true test' of post-London policy

Living on the edge: AIS director Matt Favier.

Chris Barrett In excess of $370 million will have been distributed to sports and direct funding to athletes during the four-year cycle to Rio by the time the flame is lit in the Maracanã Stadium.