HPN #Rio2016 Day 9 Preview

Highlight of the Day Diving – Women’s 3m springboard At HPN we rate backflips and twists pretty highly. It doesn’t get much more backflippy and twisty than the 3m springboard. There’s sports that we could reasonably compete in, and there’s things like the springboard in which we’d be lucky to

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HPN #Rio2016 – Day 8 Preview

Highlight of the Day Cycling – Women’s Keirin “HOW DARE YOU PUT SOMETHING AHEAD OF THE WOMEN’S 100M SPRINT?” we hear you say, accusingly. Don’t worry – that event is pretty cool too, but it’s no keirin. The keirin is chaos – pure and simple. It’s the summer Olympics version

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HPN Olympic Preview Day 7

Highlight of the Day Athletics – Women’s Shot Put Not many double Olympic gold medallists are less famous than one of their non-Olympian siblings, which is an absolute travesty in the case of Valarie Adams. Whilst her NBA-playing brother Stephen is building up an enviable early resume, Valarie might be

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HPN #Rio2016 – Day 6 Preview

Highlight of the day Rugby sevens – Men’s finals The local audience seems to have been allergic to the event, but Rugby Sevens may well turn out to have been a sleeper hit with the global audience. If so it will have served as both a fantastic introduction to full-form rugby for the

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Round 20 AFL ratings

Sydney move into top spot at the expense of Geelong who took a hit from their smaller than expected win over Essendon. Adelaide vault GWS with their annihilation of Brisbane. The actual 8th-on-the-ladder team North move back to that spot in our ratings. The top four are still extremely tight. Hawthron slip

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HPN #Rio2016 – Day 5 Preview

Highlight of the day Table tennis – Women’s singles Table Tennis starts slowly as the best ranked competitors filter into the draw gradually until the 4th round. We’re up to the semi-finals tonight and the finals at 9:30 AEST tomorrow morning and my god have you seen this sport at

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HPN #Rio2016 – Day 4 Preview

Highlight of the day Gymnastics – Women’s team all-around This is the team event across the beam, the floor, the uneven bars and the vaults. Gymnastics is always a spectacle independent of results, which is good because this will be a walkover. Led by Simone Biles, after their qualifying stage the US

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HPN #Rio2016 – Day 3 Preview

Highlights of the day Rugby – Women’s Final The Rugby sevens has been amazing to watch over the last few days, and it has quickly become some of the most engaging sport at the Olympics. Australia, the warm favourite coming in, was pushed by the USA in the final round

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HPN #Rio2016 – Day 2 recap

Best News of the Day There’s probably not going to be a bigger upset at this games than Mathews Punza beating Golan Pollack in the men’s 66kg Judo. You see, Pollack was the bronze medalist in the 2015 World Championships, and was ranked 7 in the world in July. Punza,

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