Freelance sports writer, mainly cycling and tennis. Sometimes other sports, AFL, Swimming and Olympics.
Master of Journalism/Comms student.
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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. The article has done little other […]
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. The team celebrated victory on Stage 1 of […]
This week Michael Phelps was arrested, allegedly clocked doing 85 miles per hour in a 40 zone while twice the legal blood alcohol limit. These very serious allegations were quickly followed up with an apology via Phelps’ Twitter account. It’s not the first scandal Phelps has been embroiled in, nor even the first time he’s […]
The news on Friday that Cadel Evans was officially retiring from cycling after the Australian cycling season was not completely unexpected. Even so, cycling fans, Australian or not, avid fans or casual fans of the Tour de France, joined together in a chorus of love and respect for the man who has done much to […]
The 100m Freestyle has always been swimming’s blue ribbon event and the Pan Pacs on the Gold Coast will give us all of the excitement we’ve come to expect from this race. Beginning with the women, it’s almost impossible to look past Australia’s Cate Campbell to take out victory. The elder of the Campbell sisters, […]
Vincenzo Nibali has proven a worthy winner of the 2014 Tour de France. He was clearly the best rider over the three weeks. No one was able to stick with him, either on the cobbles or over the mountains. The departure of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador may have robbed us of some exciting attacks […]