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Swimming against the tide: do athletes make good bosses?

Swimming against the tide: do athletes make good bosses?

Crikey February 20, 2013 1 Comment

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.

Foxtel out-rated Ten during Games? Yes, but no …

Foxtel out-rated Ten during Games? Yes, but no …

Glenn Dyer September 13, 2012

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.

Every post a winner for Fahour’s guests at Games

Adam Schwab September 3, 2012 6 Comments

Australia Post took dozens of its largest clients and their partners to the London Games, with the largesse including business-class airfares and accommodation a five-star hotels.

Mayne: our biz performance well behind Olympic record

Stephen Mayne August 15, 2012 1 Comment

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.

Ranking countries according to their respect for the rule of law

Ranking countries according to their respect for the rule of law

Richard Farmer August 15, 2012 3 Comments

An interesting sidelight to the efforts of Julia Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden ...

Fireworks: the one thing that saved the Closing Ceremony

Fireworks: the one thing that saved the Closing Ceremony

Crikey August 15, 2012

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.

Media briefs: Jewish News defiant … Olympic ratings … homeless MasterChef …

Media briefs: Jewish News defiant … Olympic ratings … homeless MasterChef …

Crikey August 14, 2012

In today's Media Briefs:Jewish News defiant over boat people op-ed .... Front Page of the Day ... London Olympics a TV hit. Shock. ... MasterChef to find a new home ... The legacy of Helen Gurley Brown ...

Sydney v London Olympics: who was better prepared?

Crikey August 14, 2012

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.

Rundle’s Olympics wrap: ‘piece of weird-ass shit’

Guy Rundle August 13, 2012 7 Comments

My God, the Olympics ... something the hell is happening; outside there's fireworks or mad bombing, and it's on the TV screen too, so ahhhh, it must be the Olympics closing ceremony.

Will Nine’s Olympics gamble pay off? All eyes on Big Brother

Will Nine’s Olympics gamble pay off? All eyes on Big Brother

Matthew Knott August 13, 2012 5 Comments

There's no doubt Channel Nine's head honchos will feel bruised by the bollocking their station's Olympic Games coverage has copped from journalists and social media users over the past two weeks.