The Olympic coverage in Australia has been dominated by swimming, followed by the sports where we boast big names that have done nothing (Opals aside) — basketball, cycling and tennis — plus football a bit further down. They’re followed closely by the sports where non-famous Aussies are doing well or were expected to do well — Hockey, Equestrian, Rowing, Beach Volleyball, Shooting.

Meanwhile, big traditional Olympic sports that just happen to have been dominated by the host country like Gymnastics and Weightlifting haven’t cracked the Top Ten. What a shock.

Sport

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

Swimming

1,243

8,849

7,245

4,758

22,095

Basketball

544

1,941

2,070

1,659

6,214

Cycling

545

1,403

1,094

1,961

5,003

Tennis

401

1,687

1,092

1,336

4,516

Hockey

426

1,464

1,509

1,114

4,513

Equestrian

244

1,454

1,561

738

3,997

Rowing

513

160

2,062

1,357

4,092

Football

649

728

1,307

1,183

3,867

Volleyball

325

649

1,183

848

3,005

Shooting

385

855

412

1,231

2,883

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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