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Sport August 13, 2022

Eddie Betts and the shameful legacy of the Crows’ camp

Legendary AFL player Eddie Betts has revealed harrowing experiences at the Adelaide Crows, after a boot camp where players were mock-kidnapped, abused and traumatised.

Sport August 6, 2022

Manly pride jersey debate goes beyond the binary

The furore surrounding seven Manly NRL players’ refusal to wear the club’s rainbow pride jersey provides easy fodder for columnists but fails to interrogate what true inclusivity means.

Sport July 30, 2022

Skating through fear with Poppy Olsen

From the age of eight, Poppy Olsen knew exactly what she wanted to do. And by following her dream, she placed fifth in park skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics and secured her spot among the world’s best on four small wheels.

Sport July 23, 2022

The Australian stuffing his face for world fame

How a chance visit to a country New South Wales pub started James Webb on a path to hot dog-fuelled success on the world stage.

Sport July 16, 2022

Nick Kyrgios and a lesson in public outrage

When it comes to dividing the public, Nick Kyrgios is second to none among sports stars. But while he happily trades on his renowned recalcitrance, it is both his friend and his enemy in equal measure.

Sport July 9, 2022

The story of the Australian Sports Museum

As well as providing a location for the most revered sporting paraphernalia, the Australian Sports Museum – one of the few success stories of its kind in the world – also serves as an important lens into the national psyche.

Sport July 2, 2022

Adam Sandler’s basketball Hustle

Adam Sandler’s turn as an NBA scout elevates Hustle to sit among the great sports films.

Sport June 25, 2022

The debate over FINA’s decision on transgender athletes

The decision to restrict the participation of transgender swimmers at an elite level has heightened debate over fairness and inclusion, and sparked conflict between athletes and researchers alike.

Sport June 18, 2022

Socceroos head to the World Cup

Just when it looked as though the Socceroos would be watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup at home on their tellies, a penalty shootout pulled victory from the jaws of defeat.

Sport June 11, 2022

The slow rise of the Fremantle Dockers

For the Fremantle Dockers, the slow road to success has been paved with good intentions, some ugly footy and flashes of  wizardry. Finally, the club’s devoted fans have hit a gratifying purple patch.

Sport June 4, 2022

The case for handing golf courses back to the public

The pandemic’s transformation of a Melbourne golf course into a public oasis has become part of a broader movement to open up these spaces for community use.