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Master of Journalism/Comms student.
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Sunday night’s edition of The Bike Lane on SBS served as a reminder of the complexities that are inherent in debating just what we should do with those who do not conform to society’s rules.
We could drive ourselves mad trying to answer the great philosophical question of what came first, professional athletes or the fans whose fandom essentially pays their enormous salaries.
When news.com.au decided to publish an inaccurate and potentially dangerous piece of clickbait yesterday, suggesting that US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has had some sort of sordid affair, I saw social media respond overwhelmingly with the sort of intelligence and maturity lacking among the editors who published the article.
Cycling is a sport where the highs of a stage win one day can come crashing down in a pile of twisted bodies and machinery the next – as highlighted by Specialized Securitor at the last women’s National Road Series (NRS) event in Ballarat over the weekend.
This week Michael Phelps was arrested, allegedly clocked doing 85 miles per hour in a 40 zone while twice the legal blood alcohol limit.
The news on Friday that Cadel Evans was officially retiring from cycling after the Australian cycling season was not completely unexpected.