Kate Smart Roar Guru

Kate Smart

Roar Guru & Live Blogger

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Freelance sports writer, mainly cycling and tennis. Sometimes other sports, AFL, Swimming and Olympics.

Master of Journalism/Comms student.

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Michael Phelps and the scandal that wasn’t

Michael Phelps and the scandal that wasn’t

22 Nov 2014

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 […]

Specialized Securitor show precious mettle in the Tour of the Goldfields

21 Oct 2014

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 […]

Phelps may be the world’s best swimmer but no man is an island

Phelps may be the world's best swimmer but no man is an island

2 Oct 2014

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 […]

Chapeau, Cadel

Chapeau, Cadel

29 Sep 2014

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 […]

Pan Pacs 2014: Make sure you stay in for tonight’s 100m freestyle

Pan Pacs 2014: Make sure you stay in for tonight’s 100m freestyle

22 Aug 2014

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, […]

Tinkoff-Saxo – the best team at the 2014 Tour de France

Tinkoff-Saxo - the best team at the 2014 Tour de France

29 Jul 2014

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 […]

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