Retired athletes spar with mental health

Walking away from the sport they love is hard for athletes but many also find retirement is riddled with major psychological hurdles. Flinders University psychologist Ashley Montero and colleagues surveyed more than 600 athletes from around the world to gain insights...[Read More]

Patty Mills’ historic NBA All-Star call-up

Patty Mills’ emphatic arrival in Brooklyn has been rewarded with a maiden NBA All-Stars nod with the Boomers great the first Australian to compete in the three-point contest. Trae Young, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine, CJ McCollum, Fred VanVleet, Desmond Bane...[Read More]

Men’s tennis most grand slam titles in the Open Era up to 2021

  As well as a bit of a history lesson, this is how Federer, Nadal and Djokovic got to “20 ALL” before Nadal broke them at “21” (in ’22). Source: Sultans of Data

Cycling provides big economic boost

Tim Dornin (Australian Associated Press)   Cycling in Australia is making a significant contribution to the national economy, worth about $6.3 billion in 2020, and boasts a booming participation rate, a new report has found. Prepared for We Ride Australia, the...[Read More]

AOC to finalise post-Tokyo quarantine plan

Rob Forsaith (Australian Associated Press)   Quarantine arrangements for Australia’s Tokyo-bound Olympians will soon be finalised as the contingent’s chief medico downplayed the prospect of false positive COVID-19 tests derailing dreams. The Games,...[Read More]

Morrison open to regional quarantine camps

Matt Coughlan (Australian Associated Press)   Prime Minister Scott Morrison is open to Queensland’s push to make all international arrivals quarantine at remote mining camps instead of hotels. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will use Friday’s...[Read More]

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

(Australian Associated Press)  15/07/2020 07:16:37PM   LATEST DEVELOPMENTS A woman in her 90s has died in Victoria, which has recorded 238 new cases, and the state’s chief health officer warns the death toll will rise The source of Sydney’s...[Read More]

Australia’s sporting radar in 2020; Will you be a part of it?

Steve Larkin (Australian Associated Press)   KEY AUSTRALIAN SPORTS EVENTS IN 2020 * TOKYO OLYMPICS After sliding down the medal table in Rio four years ago, the Australian Olympic Committee is taking a fresh approach to the Tokyo Games which open on July 24. No...[Read More]

How ready is Queensland for the Olympics?

Warren Barnsley(Australian Associated Press)   The head of the world Olympic movement is impressed but southeast Queensland has a long way to go before it hosts the event, experts say. International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach likes what he sees in...[Read More]

Time set for fastest global marathon run

Christine McGinn(Australian Associated Press)   A Victorian economist has pinned down the likelihood of a marathon being run in under two hours. A male athlete has a one in 10 chance of cracking the sub-two-hour marathon record in May 2032, according to a study...[Read More]

Sydney Hobart yacht race by the numbers

Adrian Warren(Australian Associated Press)   SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE BY THE NUMBERS * Size of 2018 fleet: 85 * Biggest fleet:- 371 (1994, the 50th race) * Smallest fleet: 9 (1945, the inaugural race) *Average size of fleets: 1945-2017 -: 81 * Most line honours...[Read More]