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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Prepping 4 Paralympics

We saw so many astounding, inspiring, joyful and courageous moments with our Tokyo OLYmpians, and the 12 days of Paralympics are set to be just as jam-packed!

From Tuesday 24 August – Sunday 5 September, we’ll be seeing A LOT more green and gold on our screens! 

Australia is...

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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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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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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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