The report into culture and administration at Swimming Australia is damning. There was a critical failure of leadership, under a system that doesn't put the best in charge, writes sports researcher Dr James Connor.
New research on TV audience share for August states Ten had the "worst since the turn of the century" and that more people watched Foxtel during the Olympics. Which is like comparing apples and blue cheese.
Market capitalisation of listed companies is arguably the best public measure of who is creating private wealth in our globalised world -- and it correlates reasonably well against the Olympics medal count.
Perhaps director Danny Boyle set the bar too high with his brilliant coordination of the Olympics Opening Ceremony. The Closing Ceremony was messy and wit-less, saved only by the spectacle of good old fashioned fireworks, writes Alan Davies.
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Comparing and judging cities on the basis of their planning for the Oymplics is a fraught exercise, writes Alan Davies, responding to a SMH story about how London allegedly prepared for the Games better than Sydney.