Tough ask for Boomers

AUSTRALIA'S men's basketball team has been handed a tough assignment in the Olympic Games.

The Boomers avoided defending gold medallists USA when the draw for pool games was made in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, but still face a tough task to get through the qualifiers.

The Aussies, already without NBA star Andrew Bogut through injury, have been drawn in Group B alongside hosts Great Britain, European heavyweights Spain, the highly-rated China and Brazil, with another qualifier yet to be determined.

The top four teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals, with the final set to take place on August 12.

In the women's section, the Opals face a similarly tough task after they were drawn with Great Britain, Russia, Brazil and two further qualifiers.

Australia has lost the last three women's Olympic finals to arch rivals America.



ON THE MAP: Bargain sale on pet accessories

ON THE MAP: Bargain sale on pet accessories

Dog coats are 'just walking out the door at the moment'

Slow start but Tigers look to the future

premium_icon Slow start but Tigers look to the future

Break now for rep duties for Tigers

20-year countdown to the July Racing Carnival begins

20-year countdown to the July Racing Carnival begins

Who was the best dressed on Cup day in 1998?

Local Partners