Posts Tagged "Olympics"

The Australian Government is due to release the long awaited first official National Sports Plan in the next few months.

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North Korean skater Jong Kwang Bom has been slammed for bad sportsmanship after appearing to try and trip an opponent after crashing at the beginning of the men’s 500m short track.

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Last week, I read this article on The Ringer which ranks each category of Winter Olympic sports according to viewing experience.

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Per Wednesday’s National Basketball League (NBL) Media Release, Basketball Australia and the NBL have teamed up to announce its rollout of 3×3 basketball to Australians.

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Being a moralist in the Olympics doesn’t carry you very far. Turn one way and there are enterprising drug cheats, turn the other and there are wads of cash in envelopes.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin accused US agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Edwin Flack wins the 800 and 1500 metre track double at the first modern Olympics in 1896 and is later revered as an Australian hero. Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics for an alleged doping program. What’s the connection?

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Sports Illustrated heralded them as “America’s Game Changers.”

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The IOC has reacted strongly to the “disgrace” of Russia cheating at the Sochi Winter Olympics, according to the Australian Olympic Committee.

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The Russian Olympic Committee has been banned from sending a team to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has announced.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has agreed to dismiss all but one of the first 96 Russian doping cases forwarded by sports federations.

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Paris has been awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation.

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Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president John Coates says he’s not to blame for a dysfunctional culture tarred by fear, favouritism and open hostility in the organisation.

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Australia’s chef de mission for the 2020 Olympics will take a hands-off approach as he attempts to improve on a ruinous Rio 2016 campaign.

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Esports doesn’t need the Olympics, nor does the Olympics need esports.

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John Bertrand, the President of Swimming Australia, suggested on the ABC radio show The Ticket that any critical assessment of Australia’s performance at the 2017 World Swimming Championships should be downplayed on the basis that the 2020 Olympic Games is the ultimate aim. I disagree.

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Australian basketball coach Andrej Lemanis is thrilled with Andrew Bogut’s plans to push on until Tokyo 2020, saying he would involve the veteran NBA centre in his Olympic plans even if he was hopping on one foot.

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AOC president John Coates retained his position yesterday with a 58-35 vote over challenger Danni Roche at the annual general meeting.

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In the lead up to the 2017 Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President election, John Coates indicated that this would be his last term.

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A crisis meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee board on Wednesday will be held amid fresh claims of bullying within the organisation.

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