Olympics boss ‘confident’ in Brisbane games organisers

13 September

Australia’s Olympics chief has defended the nation’s ability to host the world’s premier sporting event, saying he has “every confidence” in the Brisbane 2032 games organisers. Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll made...[Read More]

Sports concussion report looks to tackle issue head on

6 September

A landmark inquiry into the impact and extent of concussions in sport has recommended improved data collection, greater research and better management of the medical condition. The federal parliamentary inquiry investigated concussions and repeated...[Read More]

McLachlan backs updated AFL review system for finals

6 September

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan is confident updates to the league’s ARC system will ensure a repeat of the recent goal review howler is avoided during the finals series. Adelaide missed out on a top-eight berth after Ben Keays was controversially...[Read More]

Technology high on AFL footy boss Kane’s agenda

30 August

New AFL football boss Laura Kane will prioritise the league’s implementation of improved technology as she seeks to improve match officiating. The league has been trialling ball-tracking hardware in the hope it will eventually assist goal umpires...[Read More]

Almost half of elite athletes ‘earn below poverty line’

30 August

Almost half of Australia’s best athletes are earning below the poverty line threshold with an annual income of less than $23,000. That’s the finding from the Australian Sports Foundation, which warns that without bolstered financial support the...[Read More]

AFLW prize money to match men’s $1.1 million

23 August

AFLW players will still receive less than the men despite the league pledging to double the prize money for the 2023 season. The announcement was made on Monday by incoming AFL chief Andrew Dillon, less than two weeks until the first round of season...[Read More]

Much to be revealed in the race for AFL finals spots

16 August

Much like the rest of the competition, GWS coach Adam Kingsley says all will be revealed about his club in the next fortnight. With two home-and-away rounds remaining before the finals, three clubs – Collingwood, Brisbane and Port Adelaide – are...[Read More]

Matildas daring to dream as ‘scary’ Kerr prospect looms

9 August

The Matildas are into the quarter-finals of a Women’s World Cup blown wide open, high on confidence and believing they can handle whatever opponent is thrown at them. To top it all off, they’ve just got Sam Kerr back. Everything is opening up...[Read More]

Women’s World Cup permutations and knockout match-ups

2 August

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP GROUP STAGE PERMUTATIONS * GROUP A Switzerland (5 points), Norway (4), New Zealand (4), Philippines (3) Switzerland and Norway through to the knockout rounds after Sunday night’s final group games. * GROUP B Australia (6),...[Read More]

One year out, Aussies set sights on Paris Olympics

26 July

The countdown to the Paris Games has got very real for a handful of aspiring Olympians as they celebrated one year to go to the opening ceremony. Flanked by political heavyweights, Australian Olympic Committee top brass and sporting luminaries at...[Read More]

Chalmers cruises in swim quest to find missing piece

26 July

Kyle Chalmers is buoyed by a minor milestone in the first stage of his quest to claim the missing piece of his storied swimming career. The Australian logged his fastest-ever 100 metres freestyle heat time at the world championships in Japan on...[Read More]

AFLW players agree on 10-round regular season in 2023

19 July

AFLW players have struck an agreement with the AFL to play a 10-round regular season in 2023 as their push continues for an extended competition in future years. The AFL confirmed on Monday the eighth season of its women’s competition will begin...[Read More]

Men, women’s Ashes series produce record TV numbers

12 July

Sky Sports have reported another surge in viewing figures for this summer’s Ashes, with records broken in the men’s and women’s series. The satellite broadcaster brought in an average viewership of 965,000 across the four days at Headingley...[Read More]

Extra funding proposed to protect Test and Women’s cricket

12 July

Extra funding to protect Test cricket and the women’s game has been proposed by the MCC’s world committee, which has also called for men’s ODIs to be “significantly reduced” after the 2027 World Cup. The financial imbalance existing...[Read More]

Wimbledon stars want new mum Ash Barty back in tennis

5 July

The news of Ash Barty becoming the mother of a baby boy has overjoyed her old rivals at Wimbledon – and they hope she will one day return as a tennis ‘supermum’. The Australian great and her husband, golf professional Garry Kissick, reported...[Read More]