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Gareth Wasik is a professional stand up comic who has appeared on SBS insight and opened up for international acts such as Axis of Awesome, the Blanks, Rhys Muldoon, Peter Berner, Mikey Robbins and Austen Tayshus.He also has a weekly Rugby segment on 2hd - Newcastle 1143am.

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The crime in gambling

Two weeks ago, the ACC was an organisation unknown to most sports fans. Now, as Australian sport adds its own chapter to the Underbelly series, our sporting nation is still left in the dark with not a hint of a night light.

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2013

The crime in gambling

I would suggest that Rugby is not immune from corruption. Players can bet on shute shield matches, so why would they not look to improve thier standings. When governments get involve as in gambling, it makes these issues become less about duty of care and more about bottom line.

Sport's drug crisis: why has rugby been immune?

I agree, the lack of funding and support for the paralympics is attrocious across all levels. While basketball teams complained about their standard of seating, their wheel chair equvilants, had to pay for their own – which probably included excess baggage as well! I would much rather see money go to people who appreciate it than a bunch of sooks who think they sit higher in the food chain than everyone else.

The toxicity of vanity in Australian Swimming

Looks like he is firing!

Sachin Tendulkar will make this Test series his own

no, I mean when they sign hoffman mid season to cover for SBW who has gone missing/boxng/Ra raing.

*suckers.

Sonny Bill Williams: Should we believe the hype?

Hoffman is a better buy for the roosters.

Sonny Bill Williams: Should we believe the hype?

He’s a positive influence is more the context ofthe article.

Sachin Tendulkar will make this Test series his own

massive fan!!

Sachin Tendulkar will make this Test series his own

Khodder Nasser shouldn’t have been able to even broker the deal. Thats how much of a farce it is.

Sonny Bill Williams: Should we believe the hype?

I agree with Mark’s thoughts. Check out what I wrote adressing the crime in gambling. http://www.theroar.com.au/2013/02/19/the-crime-in-gambling/. I believe the government is more accountable than any criminal.

MARK GERRARD: 'Disappointed athletes were thrown in deep end'

I definately think they should – check out my thoughts a couple of days ago on he ACC and gamling – http://www.theroar.com.au/2013/02/19/the-crime-in-gambling/ – The crime in gambling.

Should NRL clubs sue the ACC for defamation?

My prediction is SBW will play a maximum of 9 games. He is aleady in doubt for the first match. He was a good talent when he left, but his work rate will be less than Idris and Taylor combined.

Sonny Bill Williams: Should we believe the hype?

Maybe gt Ellyse Perry i themiddle order?

Cowan crucial to Australian cricket's chances

Ed Cowan is th perfect foil for Dave Warner. Nice article, and Watson shouldn’t even be in the team due to form, let alone injury. The fact is Warner and Cowan are the best opening pair Australia have had in 4 years. I’d even go as far to say that Cowan should be in the one day side as well.

Cowan crucial to Australian cricket's chances

I agree that there are no effect yet, bu systematic steroid abuse in other sports overseas has seen multiple athletes pass at an early age, record heart problems. Reports in other publications have shown that Sports scientists and club docors are willing to trial untested enhancers on athletes without any thougt to long term effect. Of course you are not aware of untowad things, that is he purpose of various audits happening to make people aware of systematic cheating. Physically and mentally it must take a toll on the athletes, while the clubs deny knowledge and show a minimum duty of care – which is wa the article is addressing.

Athletes are just a commodity these days

@ Turbowed Thats not what the article intended at all. The article is about duty of care towards athletes. Its not the athletes in question in the article, its those around them. Its the administrators, coaches, medico’s and even the government who arte turning a blind eye for short term gain. A footballer for example is told to take a supplement, even educated to take something that is going to gve them a better chance to “make” it. The majority of the time these training aids are pushed on to them. Anthony Watmough didn’t employ Stephen Dank. The Manly Sea Eagles did. People will look to blame the players, when the pressures put on them by club, are to blame.

Athletes are just a commodity these days