ABC Grandstand to bring the big moments from Rio 2016

ABC’s coverage from the ground will be led by award-winning commentator Gerard Whateley and dual Olympian Rob Woodhouse.

As the “Official Non-Commercial Radio Broadcaster of the 2016 Olympic Games”, ABC Grandstand will broadcast the big Olympic moments live from 10am-2pm AEST during week one and 9am-12pm AEST during week two, as well as daily updates across ABC Local Radio, News and online at

The ABC’s Rio commentary team includes award-winning commentator Gerard Whateley who will be poolside at the swimming with dual Olympian Rob Woodhouse.

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Gerard Whateley

“The Olympics brings the nation together like no other sporting event and in Rio the ABC furthers a proud and rich tradition of taking Australia to the Games,” Whateley said.

ALSO: Triple M’s coverage of Rio 2016 to begin on 6 August

During the Games, News Breakfast will have up-to-the-minute results and a preview of what’s ahead from sports presenter Paul Kennedy in Copacabana.

Throughout each day national sports correspondent Mary Gearin will report on all the action plus a full wrap each night on the 7pm ABC News.

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Mary Gearin

Grandstand TV presenter Peter Wilkins will have athlete interviews and features throughout the day on News 24. Ben Worsley will be giving TV viewers the full colour and movement from Rio HQ on 7.30.

The Games coverage will be broadcast on ABC Local Radio, Grandstand Digital Radio, online with live updates on twitter @abcgrandstand and the ABC Radio App.

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