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And the gold for whingeing about not winning goes to …

And the gold for whingeing about not winning goes to …

Dr James ConnorAug 24, 20168 Comments

Suddenly everyone is an expert in the world of elite sport, where winning is all that matters. Sports researcher and sociological academic Dr James Connor says the post-Olympic recriminations are as Australian as green and gold.

Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Why didn't we win more medals in Rio?

Alan DaviesAug 23, 20167 Comments

If Australians want to improve the medal prospects of their athletes in Tokyo and beyond, they've just one solution ...

Is Michael Phelps really the greatest ever Olympian?

Is Michael Phelps really the greatest ever Olympian?

Myriam RobinAug 17, 20164 Comments

Michael Phelps has a lot of gold medals, sure. But he has half a dozen chances to win a medal at each Olympics -- most athletes only have one.

How to deal with drug cheats at the Olympics

How to deal with drug cheats at the Olympics

Michael BradleyAug 11, 20161 Comment

Do athletes have to accept that the playing field is sometimes uneven and play against drug cheats? Freelance writer and lawyer Michael Bradley says our Olympians have had a gutful.

Bronzed Aussies a stain upon our national character

Bronzed Aussies a stain upon our national character

Ben PobjieAug 9, 20165 Comments

The Olympics' motto is "Faster, Higher, Stronger", not "Sorta Fast, Not Quite High Enough and Not As Strong as The Other Guy". Stop celebrating bronze medals, writes Ben Pobjie.

The magic formula for winning more Olympic medals

The magic formula for winning more Olympic medals

Alan DaviesAug 4, 20162 Comments

Certain countries consistently take the lion's share of medals at the Olympics, but it's got little to do with national character and a lot to do with national wealth and political commitment.

Cycling, golf ... and quidditch: Aussies are world champion sportspeople after all

Cycling, golf ... and quidditch: Aussies are world champion sportspeople after all

Sally WhyteJul 26, 20162 Comments

Australian athletes have been beating the world lately. But you wouldn't have read about it until now.

Why does the Olympic Committee want to sue everyone?

Why does the Olympic Committee want to sue everyone?

Sally WhyteJul 18, 2016

The International Olympic Committee doesn't like people or businesses co-opting its brand. It doesn't like it one bit.

Big Bash cricket is the most innovative, agile and Turnbullian start-up in Australia

Big Bash cricket is the most innovative, agile and Turnbullian start-up in Australia

Jason MurphyFeb 26, 20162 Comments

Is there room for non-tech thinking in Malcolm Turnbull's ideas boom?

Polished Hird’s ‘soft chat’ with ABC reporter fails to impress, illuminate

Polished Hird’s ‘soft chat’ with ABC reporter fails to impress, illuminate

Margot SavilleJan 18, 201616 Comments

James Hird's appearance at the Ethics Centre last night raised more questions than it answered.

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