Topic archives: SPORT

How the Seven Network is failing the AFLW

February 9, 2018 10

After a big ratings dip, AFLW coaches are being asked to overhaul the game. With huge crowds and massive interest in the game, is that really the only factor at play?

Titus O’Reily presents A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

October 25, 2017

Ahead of the spring racing carnival Titus O'Reily, Australia's least insightful sports writer, looks back on some of horseracing's most elaborate and/or idiotic scams.

Why didn’t we win more medals in Rio?

August 23, 2016 7

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

SBS closes Zela, another door in female athletes’ faces

August 15, 2016

SBS has quietly announced it is closing its women's sport website, Zela. Sports writer and Zela contributor Erin Riley mourns its passing.

Why does the Olympic Committee want to sue everyone?

July 18, 2016

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

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven’s salvation on the mount

October 14, 2013 1

Car racing and talent shows kept viewers glued to Seven, while Nine continues to flounder

Despite corruption, the last thing we need is a world sport police

Despite corruption, the last thing we need is a world sport police

February 14, 2013 8

Given the corruption in sport, we must wonder -- why is the reality so far from the ideal? Sport is not beyond the foibles of mere mortals -- it is just like the rest of the things we do. And we should certainly not allow further investigative bodies, beyond national control, to police it.

Basketballers on coke, it’s the end of sport as we know it

Basketballers on coke, it’s the end of sport as we know it

February 13, 2013 9

The very existence of drugs has sucked the life out of sport. The era of the glorious four-minute mile is drawing to a close -- although sport will stagger on because big media needs it.

The politics of cricket: forget a reshuffle, it’s time to bring out the axe

December 12, 2011

It’s fitting that on the day Gillard announced a cabinet reshuffle, a devastating loss to New Zealand in the Second Test at Hobart may be the catalyst for the axe to be applied to the Australian cricket team, writes Leigh Josey.

Your one-stop All Blacks Rugby World Cup victory thread

October 24, 2011

Well done New Zealand. Winning the Rugby World Cup is clearly the nation's greatest achievement since it through the ring into the fires of Mordor, writes Leigh Josey.