Greg Blood Roar Rookie

Greg Blood

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About

Australian sport information specialist with an interest in sport history and high performance sport. St Kilda and Canberra Raiders supporter.

Member Since:
 
June 2016
Based In:
 
Canberra
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket, Cycling, Football, League, Racing, Rugby,

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2017 Australian Day honours

2017 Australian Day honours

27 Jan 2017

The Australia Day honours recognise the achievements of Australians on and off the sporting field.

Jarrod Mullen was injured, why can’t he use medicine to get better?

Jarrod Mullen was injured, why can't he use medicine to get better?

20 Jan 2017

Jarrod Mullen’s reported positive test made me reflect on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and whether it should prevent athletes from using drugs that are performance-enhancing but also therapeutic.

Notable Australian sports retirements of 2016

Notable Australian sports retirements of 2016

28 Dec 2016

It’s tricky these days to determine when an athlete has retired – often they make comebacks or play in lower level competitions. For instance, cricketers like Shane Watson, Brad Hogg, and Brad Hodge have retired from first class cricket but still play in the Big Bash.

Notable Australian sports deaths of 2016

Notable Australian sports deaths of 2016

18 Dec 2016

There were several significant Australian athletes, coaches, administrators and journalists that died in 2016. This list is not exhaustive as it does not include the many contributors at the state and local level.

Australia’s 2016 sporting controversies

Australia's 2016 sporting controversies

3 Dec 2016

With the end of 2016 in sight it is worth reflecting on some of the issues that that Australian sporting administrators have had to deal with.

Australian sports biographies of 2016

Australian sports biographies of 2016

1 Nov 2016

With the end of the year in sight, it is interesting to look back at autobiographies and biographies on current or recently retired Australian athletes and coaches published during the year.