Rise up and succeed! Women In Sport Summit

Some of Australia’s brightest sports stars, movers and shakers gathered at USC for the Women in Sport Summit, presented by the Ministry of Sport and Sunshine Coast Council last Friday.

Hosted by NRL Commissioner Kate Jones, the Summit celebrated the achievements so far for women in sport,...

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Celebrating OLYmpic Day

There’s so much more to the Olympic Movement than just cheering for our country’s best athletes in the world’s biggest sporting competition. The Olympic Values are a way of life that acknowledges the power of sport to bring us together.

Held each year on 23 June, Olympic Day is...

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What's your impact?

Sometimes I wonder if anyone listens? This week I received a sign that people do!

I had the opportunity to speak with Sam Edmund on the SEN podcast, This Is Your Sporting Life. We talked about my OLYmpic dream, right from the start as an 8 year old girl in Townsville, to my final Games in London...

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Unearthing next-gen talent

The possibility of a 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games has got Aussies buzzing. It keeps coming up in conversation (maybe because I’m a tad excited!); with business contacts, friends, and even parents at my daughter’s school. One of the questions that keeps cropping up is, “How can I...

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Financial hurdles for Aussie athletes

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked throughout my career is,“can you make a living from being an elite athlete?”

Unfortunately, the answer for most is, “no”! 

 

People often look at our NRL stars or top tennis champs, and the impression is that...

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Masters make waves in Cairns

My family and I are heading north this week for the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games (GBRMG) in Cairns! It’s a fantastic event, and I’m honoured to be the official ambassador for this year’s Games. 

Last week on my blog, I talked a bit about the importance of kids getting...

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A taste of gold on the road to Tokyo

Aussie athletes and supporters are beginning to warm up, with less than 75 days to go until the Games in Tokyo! The final countdown is now on. 

These Games will be unique for a number of reasons, but they will be especially important as a highlight in the lives of the athletes and young...

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2033 Legacy

As I proudly reflect back on my career, spanning 5 Olympic Games, I hone in on the one that was in my home country! Not just because it was declared “the best Games ever”, or because we WON a Gold Medal, but mostly because all of that happened in front of (and for) my family, friends...

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Hitting the accelerator on sports innovation

Recently, I shared the OLYmpic announcement declaring Brisbane as the preferred host city for the Games in 2032. The announcement, made on 25 February, is a big deal for so many reasons, but especially for the innovation of sport and technology in Queensland.  

I am very proud to have...

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One giant leap for Brisbane!

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2021

When I leapt out of bed yesterday, I had so much spring in my step, I almost felt like Neil Armstrong landing on the moon! Why? Because Brisbane was named the preferred city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032!!

This is massive news for the town I’ve called home for 33 years! We...

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