ABC Grandstand has Rio covered

ABC Grandstand will bring listeners the big Olympic moments live on Radio 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 will be on hand to bring all Australia’s Gold Medal action live to radio audiences, including award winning commentator Gerard Whateley who will be poolside at the swimming with dual Olympian Rob Woodhouse.

“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,” Grandstand Presenter Gerard Whateley said.

“From the adrenalin rush at the pool and track, to the stories and controversies, and the raging debates and soaring accomplishments you’ll share it all with the ABC.”

During the Games, start each morning with News Breakfast for 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. 

Grandstand TV presenter Peter Wilkins will delve deep with athlete interviews and features throughout the day on News 24. Ben Worsley will be giving us 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.

Grandstand Digital Radio is your dedicated non-commercial Olympic radio network, visit to stream.


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