It’s been 20 years since the opening of Sydney Olympic Stadium – currently known as ANZ Stadium. Before the 2000 Sydney Olympics, “Stadium Australia” as it was first officially known, hosted several sporting events which produced record crowds back in 1999.
BY ADAM HAYWARD @Hayward_AdamK Sport is such an important part of Australia’s culture, there is a huge opportunity to promote the environmental challenges that effect sport from grassroots to the elite level. The Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) is an organization which uses the power and influence of sport to raise awareness, support action to protect […]
BY ADAM HAYWARD @Hayward_AdamK Australia celebrated Harmony Day on March 21st, celebrating our multiculturalism, inclusiveness, diversity, respect and the continuing message that ‘everyone belongs’ and the National Rugby League prides itself on being a leader when it comes to harmony in sports. The NRL works hard to promote equality of opportunity in all its forms, […]
WORDS AND VIDEO BY ROB NYFFENEGGER @robnyff The International Festival of Speed, an annual event held at Sydney Motor Sport Park, Eastern Creek – celebrated its 14th Anniversary last weekend. Stace Van Wetering, 30, has been racing since 2013 and is competing in her first year as part of the RB Racing team. Stace really […]
Embed from Getty Images BY ADAM HAYWARD @hayward_adamk Women’s sports rise to prominence, inspiring girls to follow their dreams The meteoric rise in women’s sports has been one of the most exciting trends in the entire sporting industry in Australia as every prominent sporting code have now formed their own elite women’s competitions.
Paul McCormack – not a sportsman – interviews self-confessed sports nut Adam Staples. Camera by Michael Matthews. Featured image: Track athletics, 1911. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C./Wikimedia Commons
Embed from Getty Images BY JACK CLIFTON @ontheballaus “Get ready for a broken F*&$!@% arm!” barks Aussie skipper Michael Clarke at bemused English bowler James Anderson in the latter part of the first Ashes test in 2015. With those aggressive and crushing words a fire was lit between two of the longest standing rivals in cricket […]
View image | gettyimages.com RAFAEL SANCHEZ-BAYO @bayo_sanchez Spanish football champions Real Madrid have signed a six year contract for Brazilian right-back Danilo from Portuguese club Porto.
BY OLIVIA CVETANOVSKI 25-year-old weightlifter, Malek Chamoun from Summer Hill is the first ever legally blind athlete to qualify for the Australian Commonwealth Games Team. The teams have not yet been confirmed and will be revealed by June, but the Australian Weightlifting Federation says there is no doubt he will make it.
BY S.J ALEXANDER @samoz94Stephen Kearney has frustrated Rugby League fans with an apparent façade over questionable selections for New Zealand’s ANZAC clash. The most notable being the axing of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.