Category: Sport

Tokyo Olympics Observations

Ariarne Titmus week has morphed into Stewart McSweyn week for us here on The Islands. It’s funny how this level of excellence somehow now feels comfortable for us; Tasmania has come a long way. Maybe Australia too. I remember seeing English cricketer Fred Titmus play in an Ashes Test in Melbourne in 1974, in what […]

Fresh details emerge in Walker’s AFL racism probe

The AFL integrity unit is investigating former Crows captain Taylor Walker over an alleged racial slur at a SANFL game last month.

Eagle’s emotional reitrement speech

AFL: An emotional Daniel Venables announced his retirement in front of the West Coast playing group, after multiple concussions forced him out of the game.

Teams: Injuries force Bulldog into retirement

Western Bulldogs midfielder Lin Jong has called time on a 10-year AFL career after battling a spate of injuries.

Day 11 wrap: Boomers and boxing success

Olympics: The Boomers were in action against Argentina, the men’s team pursuit got going in the velodrome and Harry Garside secured a boxing medal for Australia on another jam-packed day of Olympics action.

Biles reveals hidden family tragedy

She didn’t get the gold, but American superstar Simone Biles left the Tokyo Olympics a winner after conquering the demons which had derailed her gymnastics campaign.

Demon star banned after dirty elbow

AFL: Jack Viney is in hot water and faces a two game ban for ‘serious misconduct’ in the round 20 clash against the Giants.

Kookas win chance to add to the pool of gold

Australia’s perennial bridesmaids, the men’s hockey team, have earned themselves another chance at Olympic glory, on the day the nation’s most successful swim team arrived back on home soil with a record haul of medals.

Rats up a drainpipe in Tokyo’s coolest sport

Any number of athletes are climbing the walls at a most restrictive Tokyo Olympics. At least these blokes can get a medal for it.

Buzz relives the famous Battle of Brookvale on the 10 year anniversary

AFL: Buzz Rothfield relives the famous Battle of Brookvale on the 10 year anniversary of the blue.

REPLAYS: TCC v Kirwan in Aaron Payne Cup, Cowboys Challenge

The Cathedral College will look to continue on their winning way in the Aaron Payne Cup on Tuesday.

Green set sights on Paris after Tokyo lessons

Gold Coast paddler Tom Green says he is hungry to win in Paris 2024 after a disappointing finish in the blue ribbon K1 1000m final.

NZ beer festival cruels Wallabies

A beer festival in Wellington has forced the Wallabies to stare down two consecutive Bledisloe Cup tests at Eden Park in Auckland, a venue Australia has not won at since 1986.

‘She ran into me’: Matilda speaks out after brutal ref howler

“One hundred per cent it was a fair goal”.

Wide of the Mark (Motorcycling)

 Wide of the Mark follows six riders with a hunger for motorcycle adventure in its purest form. Hand-building adventure motorcycles for a wild and gritty 2 week off road adventure.The only guide – a rough road map of the most testing terrain Tasmania had to offer. Usually a motorcycle adventure starts on the ride, […]