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There is more reason to ban alcohol ads than to ban tobacco ads. Alcohol does far more damage than any other drug.
by William Spaul - 23/01/2018 - 8 comments
No longer do existing teams appear, but new franchises, where older concepts like playing for your team, your local side, are deemed irrelevant.
by Glen Davis - 22/11/2017 - 5 comments
As the IAAF president Lord Coe acknowledged, he could not guarantee that the 2017 World Athletics Championships will be drug free on the basis that 'people will always seek to cheat'.
by Chris Lewis - 16/08/2017 - 1 comment
I don’t believe that any athlete should be booed after serving a drug ban and being allowed by the relevant sporting organisation to compete again.
by Chris Lewis - 10/08/2017 - 2 comments
Too much is made of the importance of the Olympic Games in an era where increasing importance is given to world championships for a number of reasons.
by Chris Lewis - 8/08/2017 - 4 comments
Over the decades, there was one distinct name in the commentary box that broadcast through the stands and in the homes of immigrants and naturalised Australians.
by Binoy Kampmark - 1/08/2017 - 1 comment
The tone got somewhat more excited with the announcement that Cricket Australia, after two decades, would end its relationship with Carlton and United Breweries.
by Binoy Kampmark - 27/03/2017 - 6 comments
Two thumping victories for the touring South Africans in the first and second test matches did not merely give the Australian cricket establishment the scare of its life; it suggested a potential implosion.
by Binoy Kampmark - 23/11/2016 - 2 comments
The risks were there, irrespective what the NSW cricket team had done, and 'were not exacerbated by any such matters'.
by Binoy Kampmark - 17/10/2016 - 6 comments
The 'host city effect' from the Sydney games has gone. The Australian team won as many medals at the Rio Olympics as it could plausibly expect to.
by Alan Davies - 24/08/2016 - 9 comments
Certain countries consistently take the lion's share of medals at the Olympics but it's got little to do with national character.
by Alan Davies - 10/08/2016 - 5 comments
One function of description is to point out aspects which may not be easy for viewers or listeners to follow.
by Ian Nance - 8/07/2016


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