It's fair to say that the Rio Olympics didn't produce the results that the Australian Sport Commission was hoping for. The nation finished tenth on the medal table with a total medal haul of 29; our lowest finish at an Olympics since Barcelona in 1992. This was despite individual sports receiving tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to boost our medal chances. This infographic breaks down precisely how much our Rio medal "haul" ended up costing Australians.
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Once upon a time, the gold medals bestowed at the Summer Olympic Games were made of solid gold. Due to a significant increase in events, this is no longer the case. (If it was, the combined cost of gold medals at the Rio Olympics would have topped $17.5 million.) Instead, the chief material used in the construction of gold medals is fairly underwhelming. This infographic breaks down the composition and monetary value of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Olympic athletes know what's up when it comes to healthy eating: it's one of the most important demands of their profession. While they all represent the pinnacle of human ability, the diets they prescribe to are markedly different depending on the sports they play. This infographic looks at the meal regimes and nutrition hacks of ten elite athletes, from Michael Phelps (five large portions of pizza, pasta and eggs per day) to Usain Bolt (three serves of low-cal, protein-rich meats.)
The 31st Summer Olympiad kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in just a few days' time. If you plan to catch all the big events during this historic three-week event, your telly isn't going to cut it -- especially when you're at work. Here's everything you need to know about watching the Olympics in Australia for free.
Olympic athletes spend hours every day training, building their muscles and perfecting their skills. Olympic training is more than a hobby, and more than just for health. Even so, their workouts may be way more intense than ours, but we can still adapt their workouts into something that us mere mortals can do.
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games kicks off tomorrow. Naturally, many of the Olympic sports you want to watch live will be airing when you’re at work. That doesn't mean you have to miss out on the action though. Preparation is key here. We have put together the full schedule of the 2016 Rio Olympics that will be broadcasted on Channel 7 and methods you can use to sneakily stream the events at work. We've also included specific broadcast times for the sporting events Australia loves most.