Category: Olympics

Mind-blowing 400m has Aussie gladiator in medal hunt

They’re regarded as the gladiators of the Olympic Games and in Tokyo an Australian decathlete is vying to be crowned the world’s greatest all-round athlete.

Mind-blowing 400m has Aussie gladiator in medal hunt

They’re regarded as the gladiators of the Olympic Games and in Tokyo an Australian decathlete is vying to be crowned the world’s greatest all-round athlete.

Mind-blowing 400m has Aussie gladiator in medal hunt

They’re regarded as the gladiators of the Olympic Games and in Tokyo an Australian decathlete is vying to be crowned the world’s greatest all-round athlete.

Next Usain Bolt has to wait his turn

Erriyon Knighton isn’t ready to sit on Usain Bolt’s throne yet.

Next Usain Bolt has to wait his turn

Erriyon Knighton isn’t ready to sit on Usain Bolt’s throne yet.

Next Usain Bolt has to wait his turn

Erriyon Knighton isn’t ready to sit on Usain Bolt’s throne yet.

Australia reacts to Bol’s near miss

Peter Bol just missed out on a coveted Olympic medal, finishing fourth in the men’s 800m final in Tokyo.

Australia reacts to Bol’s near miss

Peter Bol just missed out on a coveted Olympic medal, finishing fourth in the men’s 800m final in Tokyo.

Bol-d effort: Aussie Peter sends Paris message in 800m final

He wasn’t going to die wondering and Peter Bol certainly did that, running a daring Olympic 800m final only to just fall short of the medals.

British boxer refuses to wear medal

Cuba’s Arlen Lopez won his second Olympic gold medal on Wednesday as he taught Ben Whittaker a boxing lesson in Tokyo – the disconsolate Briton refusing to wear his silver medal and putting it instead in his pocket.

US journalism wins gold in mental gymnastics

Simone Biles and the new sport of athletic narcissism

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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 […]

What The Delightful Patriotism Of Olympian Tamyra Mensah-Stock Says About America

American athletes can make a lot of money demonizing their own country these days. U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock has taken a different route.

Aussie ‘legend’ that knocked every hurdle

Aussie Olympic athlete Nicholas Hough has left viewers reeling after an awkward performance in the men’s 110m hurdle semi-final on Wednesday.

Bizarre pic gifts Aussies shot at gold

A desperate Germany tried everything to keep its Olympic campaign alive but the Kookaburras weren’t about to break Australian hearts for the second day in a row.