Weekend Watch - May 27

Published 27 May 2016 (AEDT)

Australia celebrates after winning the final against Canada during the Women's Sevens World Series at Arena Barueri on February 21, 2016 in Barueri, Brazil. © Getty Images

Olá amigos,

Há uma série de eventos de qualificação e selecção Rio que vai ajudar a decidir o destino de muitos atletas Aussies neste fim de semana (There are a host of Rio qualification and selection events that will help decide the fate of plenty of Aussies athletes this weekend).

The men's volleyball team will look to book their ticket to Rio in Japan, our women's rugby sevens side are looking to become the first Australian side to win a World Series in France and the BMX World Championships will go down in Colombia.

Sport: Volleyball
Event: Rio 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament (Japan) ** Rio qualifier
Start Time: Saturday - vs Iran 11.10am AEST, Sunday - vs Venezuela 1:55pm (matches continue through the week)
AUS athletes competing: Nathan Roberts, Thomas Edgar, Nehemiah Mote, Paul Caroll, Aiden Zingel
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/roberts-raring-to-go-for-rio-qualifiers

Sport: Weightlifting
Event: Oceania Championships (Suva, Fiji) ** Rio qualifier
Start Time: - Saturday
AUS athletes competing: Saturday 10am Damon Kelly (105kg+)

Sport: Diving
Event: Australian Open Championships (Melbourne, Australia) ** Rio qualifier
Start time: - Sunday
AUS athletes competing include: Anabelle Smith, Esther Qin, Maddison Keeney, Melissa Wu, Domonic Beddgood, James Connor, Grant Nel, Kevin Chavez.

Sport: Gymnastics (artistic)
Event: National Championships (Melbourne, Australia) ** Rio selection event
Start time: - Sunday
AUS athletes competing include: Lauren Mitchell, Olivia Vivian, Emily Little, Larissa Miller.

Sport: Rugby Sevens
Event: France Sevens (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Start Time: Saturday - vs Fiji 8.28pm AEST, vs Ireland 11:12pm, Sunday - vs France 1:56am, Finals - Sunday night into Monday morning
AUS athletes competing: Shannon Parry, Sharni Williams, Nicole Beck, Tiana Penitani, Emma Tonegato, Evania Pelite, Charlotte Caslick, Chloe Dalton, Amy Turner, Alicia Quirk, Emilee Cherry, Ellia Green
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/aussies-women-s-sevens-set-for-title-tilt-in-france

Sport: Cycling - BMX
Event: World Championships (Medellin, Colombia) ** Rio selection event
Start Time: Friday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing: Sam Willoughby, Anthony Dean, Bodi Turner, Alex Cameron, Matthew Juster, Corey Frieswyk, Joshua Callan, Kai Sakaakibara, Tristyn Kronk, Caroline Buchanan, Lauren Reynolds, Melinda McLeod, Kirsten Dellar, Leanna Curtis, Rachelle Smith.
http://rio2016.olympics.com.au/news/2016-uci-bmx-world-championships-team-announced

Sport: Athletics
Event: IAAF Diamond League - Round 4 (Eugene, USA)
Start Time: Saturday night AEST
AUS athletes competing: 1500m: Lindon Hall (Vic)

Sport: Judo
Event: Masters (Mexico City, Mexico)
Start Time: Friday and Saturday night AEST
AUS athletes competing: Miranda Giambelli, Katharina Haecker and Nathan Katz

Sport: Tennis
Event: French Open (Roland Garros, France)
AUS athletes competing: Nick Kyrgios, Sam Stosur, John Peers

Sport: Golf
Event: PGA Tour - Dean and Deluca Invitational (Texas, USA)
Start Time: Thursday - Monday
AUS athletes competing: Aaron Baddeley, Geoff Ogilvy John Senden, Matt Jones, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman

Sport: Golf
Event: LPGA Tour - Volvik Championship (Michigan, USA)
Start Time: Thursday - Monday
AUS athletes competing: Minjee Lee, Su Oh, Katharine Kirk, Sarah Kemp, Sarah Smith

Sport: Cycling - Road
Event: Giro d'Italia (Italy)
Start Time: Friday May 6 - Sunday May 29
AUS athletes competing: Simon Clarke, Nathan Hass, Heinrich Haussler, David Tanner, Leigh Howard, Rory Sutherland, Adam Hansen, Caleb Ewan, Michael Hepburn, Damien Howson, Jack Bobridge

Sport: Beach Volleyball
Event: Moscow Grand Slam (Moscow, Russia)
Start Time: Thursday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing: Isaac Kapa/Chris McHugh, Louise Bawden/Taliqua Clancy, Mariafe Artacho Del Solar/Nikki Laird

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