Michael Phelps will be going for more gold.
Michael Phelps will be going for more gold.

RIO 2016: Highlights to come in second week of Games

The first week of the Olympic Games in Rio has been sensational with a handful of golds for Australia.

Here Australian Regional Media's PHIL DILLON takes a look at the must-see events you cannot miss in week two in Brazil.

1: Swimming: Australia's Mack Horton is on China's No.1 hate list after calling out rival Sun Yang as a drug cheat after he beat him in the 400m freestyle on day one in Rio.

They went head to head in the heat on Saturday but Sun, the self-confessed "king" of the 1500m, did not reach the final.  But with Australia's history in the event thanks to the likes of Grant Hackett and Kieren Perkins, this one will be an event you will not want to miss. Can Australia reclaim the title on Sunday (11.11am)? Can't wait.

2: Swimming: The great American swimmer, Michael Phelps could be going for his 25th gold medal when the final event in the pool takes place on Sunday lunchtime (12.04pm). Phelps looks set to be part of the US relay team which will likely go head to head with Australia, with James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and individual gold winner Kyle Chalmers hopefully taking it to their big rivals. This will be the last race in the pool and will follow the women's relay (11.49am), which will feature Cate and Bronte Campbell, with Americans once more the Aussies' main rivals.

3: Athletics: Usain Bolt will take centre stage this week as the athletics begins. The great Jamaican and six-time gold medallist will likely (as long as he does not get injured) defend his 100m crown on Monday, August 15 (11.25am) with his biggest rival American Justin Gatlin, a man who has already served a ban for drugs. Bolt will defend his 200m title on Friday, August 19 at (11.30am AEST) and, if Jamaica gets through, the 100m relay crown on Saturday, August 20 (11.35am).

4: Basketball: Everyone enjoyed how the Boomers took it to the Americans in the group stages of the Olympic tournament, so hopefully the two will meet again in the final on Monday, August 22 - the last event before the closing ceremony. If the Aussies do get there we can expect another cracker. Also the two countries could end up clashing in the women's final with the Opals looking to end their gold medal drought against the defending champion. That final is on Sunday, August 21 at 4.30am.

5: Closing ceremony

Expect a carnival atmosphere on the last day in Rio.

All the fun will start at 9am on Monday, August 22 and this time we have been promised that football superstar Pele will play some part.

There will certainly be plenty of dancing and singing as there was at the opening ceremony.

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