Arigato Tokyo!

After 12 days of fierce competition, the 2020 Paralympic Games ended with a spectacular Closing Ceremony on Sunday night. Tokyo’s ‘Harmonious Cacophony’ looked like a carnival-inspired video game brought to life: bright colours, pumping tunes, breakdancing, stilt walkers,...

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Side by Side: The Olympic and Paralympic movements

While our Paralympians are blitzing it in Tokyo, most of our OLYmpians are fresh out of quarantine and ready to be officially welcomed home… although these days that looks less like the old-school ticker tape parade, and more like a fancy black tie dinner! 

A question I’ve been...

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United by emotion

The road to Tokyo has been particularly bumpy for our para-athletes. Over the last five years, but particularly the past 12 months, they’ve had to draw on every bit of their determination, courage, and resilience.

But this week, we finally got to watch their triumphant start to #Tokyo2020!...

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A golden finish

While the dust settles on Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, and our OLYmpians are getting stuck into two weeks’ quarantine, I’m sitting here – like I’m sure many Aussies are – still in awe of everything I’ve seen over the 17 days of extraordinary...

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Ride the momentum

To say it was a HUGE first week of #Tokyo2020 would be an understatement! Our athletes have been absolutely world class, making waves with the best of the best! Because they are the best of the best!! 

And don’t they look good, too. The Australian Olympic Team team uniforms are the...

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Start strong, set the pace

They say how you start determines how you finish. If you go in feeling prepared and confident, some early wins can give you an edge and propel you forward. 

If that’s anything to go by, #Tokyo2020 is going to be a Games to remember (and Australia is going to bring home medals in the...

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And the winner is... Brisbane for 2032!!

We did it!!!

Last night's vote and announcement make it official: Brisbane will host the Games in 2032!!

It’s been a long race, but we have finally crossed the finish line! As John Coates AC said in last night's address, it actually started 35 years ago, when Brisbane made its first...

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Winning vs. Losing: two sides of the coin

Winning: we all want it. We all train for it, whether it’s a win in sport, business or our personal goals. But losing is the other side of the coin, and defeat can be brutal. 

We only have to look at this week’s coverage to see it: we watched Ash Barty collapsing to her knees...

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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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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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