Olympic Games | Rio 2016

Olympic Games | Rio 2016Olympic Games | Rio 2016

Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) from 5 to 21 August 2016.

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil opened with a spectacular opening ceremony on Friday 5 August 2016 (Saturday Australian time).

More than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan.

306 medals for 28 Olympic sports at 33 venues in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília*, and Manaus.

* Brasília is the capital city of Brazil


Channel 7 (Seven Network) has the rights to broadcast the Games with live coverage across Seven, 7Two and 7Mate.

A link to the schedule of games is shown after a post code is entered. After the web site page loads, see top left corner for a NAV link (3 horizontal lines). The schedule does not show which games will be shown or channels.


The Olympics - Official Web Site

The official International Olympic Committee's web site of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Melbourne www.rio2016.com

Channel 7

Every session is available live on the Seven website.


Check out The Roar Olympic Guide and a full schedule here.

The Roar is Australia's leading sports opinion website, combining expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles.

Mobile App

Unfortunately, technology has not caught up with demand with APPS failing to deliver. Poor streaming, connectivity issues and bugs mean if you want to 'watch' the Olympics, you're better watching them on television or the net.

The Olympics - Official App || ** Stars

The official IOC app of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Paid subscription.

Melbourne Download for iPhone
Melbourne Download for Android
Melbourne Download for Windows Phone

The Olympics on 7 APP || ** Stars

Experience all the action of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with the Olympics on 7 app. Paid subscription.

Melbourne 7 APP

BBC Sport || *** Stars

The BBC (UK) has a good sports app that includes the Olympics. A "My Sport"feature is easy to customize to send push notifications on results from your favorite competitions.

Melbourne iOS| Android

ESPN || *** Stars

ESPN's mobile product is one of the best smartphone apps, period.

Melbourne iOS| Android

Google || *** Stars

Google's app allows users browse event schedules, athlete information and score updates, view television schedules and receive Google Search Trends updates surrounding the Olympics.

Melbourne Android

NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results || *** Stars

NBC won the rights to the Olympics in the USA and has created this app just for the games. No real-time video but there is updated news and results.

Melbourne iOS| Android

NBC Sports ** Stars

The NBC Sports apps offer real-time streaming coverage of many Olympic events. Paid subscription.

Melbourne iOS| Android

Rio 2016 Social Hub *** Stars

The International Olympic Committee's has links to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook feeds of competing Olympics so you can follow your favorite athlete on social media.

Melbourne Android


Feedback - 7 Network Australia

Melbourne Why does 7 show replay after replay?

Melbourne Why only events that 'Australia' features in?

Melbourne Why does SEVEN constantly shuffle events between its channels?

Melbourne Why doesn't the APP work? Loads slowly, lags, streaming slow, wont load. Lot's of people asking how to get a refund for a faulty product that did not deliver its promises.

Melbourne No Gymnastics, no Equestrian. no Weightlifting?

Melbourne No guide showing what sport will be on?

There is little doubt questions will be asked of Channel 7's coverage of the Rio games. While it is understood that advertising revenue is a priority for the network, it does not explain many of the coverage shortfalls.

The poor coverage includes sports being switched from channel to channel, often without notice or why. Little to no program so views could plan their viewing. No-one understands why we endured replays instead of seeing sports entirely missed. It suggests the network was unable to secure advertisers for the missed sports.


DRUGS. The RIO games have been dominated by drugs and doping

SEX. Gender changes.

DISABILITY. As in the blade runner.


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