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Winning in Tokyo: Finding the sun

As the last century ended, Nelson Mandela was resigning from public office. His 1999 farewell speech to Parliament closed with his dream that “all our children may play in the sun” and warning “the long walk continues”.

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Daniel Carroll: Rugby's greatest Olympian

Google “Aussie Olympic Trivia” and you will find this item: “Daniel Carroll won gold in rugby at the 1908 Olympics playing for Australia, and also gold while playing for the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics. He later coached the gold-medal winning USA Rugby team at the 1924 Olympics.”

Fourteen Wallabies, one victory, and a long history of prejudice: Why the Indigenous jersey must be permanent

A decade or so ago, I was sitting in front of my television set watching St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, playing St Ignatius’ College, Riverview. After about 15 minutes, the telephone rang. “How good is he!” my son Zolton yelled out down the line.

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