Rio 2016: So how many watched, tweeted it?

TWEETS about #Rio2016 were viewed a staggering 75 billion times, according to Twitter.

Our Taliqua parties in Rio as Olympics come to close

HARD STORY: Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy give their thoughts on their last game at the RIO Olympics.

South Burnett Olympian parties on as Olympics close

10 magical moments from the Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15:  Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil competes in the Men's Pole Vault final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The 10 most magical moments from the Games

High hopes lawn bowls will be at the Olympic Games

FUTURE OLYMPIANS?: Queensland's U18 girls team was undefeated against NSW recently.Jessie Cottell (Broadbeach), Julia Allen-Best (Tin Can Bay), Shervawn Wilson (Tin Can Bay), Jess Srisamruaybai (Tweed Heads) and Rebecca Rixon (Kawana).

Should lawn bowls feature at the Games?

RIO 2016: Defeat leaves Boomers heartbroken

Matthew Dellavedova shows his emotion after losing to Spain.

Australia loses out on bronze medal in basketball.

RIO 2016: Display doesn't add up

Cate Campbell missed out on an individual medal in Rio.

What went wrong in Rio with Australian performances?

RIO 2016 in photos: All of our Olympic gold medal winners

Chloe Esposito of Australia competes during the Combined Running/Shooting during the Modern Pentathlon on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It is the lowest total since 1992 Barcelona, where we won 27 medals

Thurston's ready for big battle at Belmore

NORTH Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston is expecting the gloves to come off at Belmore tomorrow night, tipping a fierce physical battle with his old team.

Bronco Kahu ready for Koroibete test

BIG NIGHT: Jordan Kahu will have a tough test against the Melbourne Storm on Friday night.

Jordan Kahu ready for Storm test.

Swan has played his last game for Collingwood

Collingwood Magpies player Dane Swan announces his retirement at the Glasshouse in Melbourne, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The 2011 Brownlow medallist announced on Tuesday he would not play on in 2017, ending his 258-game career with the Magpies. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Swan has let his head rule his heart

Cahill ready to link with Bruno at Melbourne City

Melbourne City FC new signing Tim Cahill is seen at the club's training facility at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Star to fit in wherever coach John van't Schip wants him

Starc reality of facing Aussie paceman first-up

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc during a practice session in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Aaron Finch is glad to have Mitchell Starc on his side

Challenge of a lifetime: Cheika talks task ahead

CRUSHED: Australian captain Stephen Moore stands with his teammates after their defeat in Sydney on Saturday.

Coach aims to turn Wallabies' fortunes around against All Blacks

Our Taliqua parties in Rio as Olympics come to close

HARD STORY: Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy give their thoughts on their last game at the RIO Olympics.

South Burnett Olympian parties on as Olympics close

Former gymnast dives in at the deep end

MAKING A SPLASH: Domonic Bedggood is making his Olympic debut in Rio.

Bedggood lining up in the 10m platform.

Mary Hanna set to Boogie at fifth Olympic Games

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Mary Hanna with Boogie Woogie 6 and Umbro, which are both qualified to compete at Rio. Hanna, 61, will be competing in her fifth Olympics and is Australia's oldest competitor at the Games.

Hanna is already planning to compete at the Tokyo 2020

Worth aiming high in archery competition

ALL FOCUS: Australia's Taylor Worth at the 2012 Games.

Selection bitter-sweet after great mate missed out.

Denny takes the long road to Rio

WINDING UP: Queenslander Matthew Denny competes in the men's discus throw during the Australian Athletics Championships in April.

Queenslander claimed national title in April.

Rayner fighting fit for Rio

POWER-PACKED: Chloe Rayner in action during competition at the national titles.

Teen tore hamstring tendon off her pelvic bone in lead-up.

'Old man' takes up challenge of his fifth Olympics

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM: Martin Marinov (left) will partner Ferenc Szekszardi in the C2 1000m in Rio, as well as taking on the C1 1000m.

Aussie the oldest canoeing athlete to compete at an Olympics.

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Players and fans left to bemoan NRL judiciary

NASTY INCIDENT: Blood pours from Brisbane Broncos player Corey Parker's mouth during their round 24 NRL game against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday admits he is totally confused.

Morris puts club before cash in rare selfless act

CLUB FIRST: Brett Morris will leave a decision on his participation in the Four Nations up to his Bulldogs coach Des Hasler.

Decision on Four Nations availability to be left to coach.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Coach of the Warriors Andrew McFadden.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Bontempelli leaves Lewy in his wake

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs.

Lewis Taylor losing ground on Bontempelli.

Brisbane needs to get its priorities straight

STOCKS RISING: Hawthorn assistant coach Brett Ratten shapes as a target for the Brisbane Lions if they decide to part ways with incumbent coach Justin Leppitsch.

Board has some tough decisions to make.

Young Sharks have a blast at Suncorp Stadium

GREAT TIME: Taj Bagley takes the ball up during their game at Suncorp Stadium.

KEEN kids from Caloundra played in front of a big crowd.

Pressure on Sharks to deliver against Rabbitohs

MAIN MAN: Ben Barba.

Cronulla's destiny is in its own hands.

Half as many reasons for Gus to be excited

Nathan Cleary in action for the Panthers.

Gould suggests the NRL establish an academy for emerging halfbacks

Roosters show what they're really made of

Boyd Cordner in action for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters give fans a glimpse of what could have been

Lee drives Raiders home in second-half onslaught

FOUR STARS: Brenko Lee scores one of his four tries at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

CANBERRA proved itself the best second-half side in the NRL

Bones crunched and rattled in bruising finals clash

Comets hardman Matt Cheeseman is taken in a strong tackle by Jake Frame and Adam Slater during the Grafton Ghosts and Coffs Harbour Comets Group 2 qualifying final at Frank McGuren Field.

Ghosts question refereeing decisions in nailbiting clash.

Demons fail to deliver to give Roos easy ride

ALL OVER: Dylan Buckley of Carlton (right) hugs Jack Viney after the Blues defeated the Demons.

A thrilling finish to the home and away rounds has been snuffed out

Woman threw a banana at Indigenous AFL player

A scene from the footage showing a woman, far left, about to throw a banana at Adelaide Crows Indigenous player Eddie Betts.

Woman allegedly called Betts a monkey after throwing banana

Lions' standout not content without the win

RISING STAR: Eric Hipwood of the Brisbane Lions celebrates a scoring goal against Port Adelaide.

Eric Hipwood is not one to be content with a good individual season.

RIO 2016: Neymar sends Brazil into raptures

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Neymar is swamped by media and fans after receiving his gold medal at the Maracana Stadium.

Neymar leads Brazil to gold medal.

Ladder-leading Swans face red card issues in finals lead-up

KEY PLAYER: Maroochydore's Anthony Scarff in action against Buderim's Shaun Callanan.

SWANS set to miss forward for semi-final.

Gunners out to shoot down premiers

LEICESTER TRIP: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger says facing Leicester City will be no different to last year.

Season-ending injury rocks reigning champion Kawana

INJURED: Leon Dwyer (in yellow) will miss the finals.

The Force lose its midfield general

We proved doubters wrong, says key player at Fire

ENJOYED THE SEASON: Alexander Warrilow in action.

We won't come last after all, says Fire man.

RIO 2016: Brazil with shot at redemption against Germans

STAR POWER: Brazil's Neymar will line up in the gold medal game against Germany.

Football giants to clash in the Olympics football final.

ODIs a chance for Aussies to save face

WORK TO DO: Australian cricket captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann chat during a practice session in Colombo.

Five-match series set to get under way.

Burns or Khawaja faces chop for Test

NET GAIN: Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith look on during an Australian cricket team training session.

Marsh in line to play in third Test.

Aussies in spin after Herath takes hat-trick

SPIN KING: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath.

Australia on the ropes in second Test.

Holland set to replace injured O'Keefe

TEST CALL-UP: Jon Holland celebrates a wicket with his Victorian teammates in the Sheffield Shield.

Tourists look to fight back after losing the first Test.

Johnson set for a debut in Big Bash at long last

STILL FIRING: Former Australian Test quick Mitchell Johnson will play for the Scorchers in the Big Bash.

Former Aussie bowler signs with Scorchers.

Smith looks to put spin on loss

REGROUPING: Australia's Steve Smith reacts after complaining about fading light on day four of the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

Australians look to regroup after capitulation in first Test.

Birds pull win over Swifts out of the fire

TOWERING Firebird Romelda Aiken bounced back from the worst shooting display of her career to make one of the biggest shots of her life

Geitz focused on grand final, not what future may hold

STRONG DEFENCE: Laura Geitz will hope to lead her Firebirds to a second-straight ANZ Championship title.

Firebirds and Swifts to play in decider for second year in a row.

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

SUPER INTENSE: The pressure got to the Firebirds Romelda Aiken, but she recovered to get the Queenslanders into next week’s final.

The Firebirds are the first team through to next Sunday’s final

‘White-line fever’ gives Aiken the edge

HARD TO HANDLE: Queensland Firebirds goal-shooter Romelda Aiken lines up a shot.

Firebirds shooting for another grand final.

Firebird standing tall among illustrious teammates

TOUGH DEFENCE: Queensland Firebirds player Gabi Simpson (right) and Melbourne Vixens player Madi Robinson in action during the 2014 grand final.

Queensland side to face Steel in semi.

Tippett faces her Origin in Firebirds final

MY BALL! Gretel Tippett of the Firebirds and Sharni Layton fight for the ball.

Firebirds tackle Swifts in fierce conference final in Brisbane

Swifts down Vixens to earn Firebirds final

EYE FOR GOAL: Susan Pettitt of the Swifts shoots as Leana De Bruin of the Magic defends.

Reigning champions await Sydneysiders.

Can Winx make it 10 straight in Warwick Stakes?

There is no doubt that Winx is the star attraction at Royal Randwick tomorrow and she will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite.

Can Winx make it 10 straight in the Warwick Stakes?

Winx will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite

Winx the star attraction at Royal Randwick.

First-up horses have an edge in PB Lawrence Stakes

The PB Lawrence Stakess set to be an intriguing betting affair.

First-up horses have edge in PB Lawrence Stakes

The PB Lawrence Stakes is set to be an extremely intriguing affair.

Payne loses ride on Prince of Penzance

Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne, after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Concerns over the jockey's fitness have prompted the move

RIO 2016: Aussie riders take bronze medal

Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffiths and Christopher Burton of Australia celebrate winning a bronze in Rio.

Aussies win bronze in the Rio Olympics team eventing.