Sport

The Knight on the Kings Highway – connecting periods in time
Sport
Deep in the forest, on the side of a mountain, lives a Knight and his Lady. You may have noticed the imposing handmade stone gateway on the Kings Highway between the Clyde Mountain and Nelligen. Black Flat, the stone home of Darrell and Lisa Bossley, sits high above the roadway. The front paddock is the home of their Friesian horses...
The curious case of Kyrgios
Opinion
Canberra tennis player Nick Kyrgios is once again in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Yet it will no doubt register as a mere blip on his radar. The 24-year-old has been fined a record sum of $US113,000 ($A167,000) by the ATP for his latest tantrum. The fines include five charges of unsportsmanlike conduct totalling $US85,000, $US20,000 for verbal abuse, $US5000...
What Tristan K’Nell learnt from chatting to Canberra sporting champions
Sport
Tristan K'Nell has had an opportunity every sports fan dreams of. He has sat down with sporting legends across the world for his podcast, Talking with TK, including George Foreman, Jonathon Thurston, Clyde Rathbone, Evander Holyfield, Steve Waugh, Caroline Buchanan, Kyah Symon, Archie Thompson, Craig Lowndes and Ellyse Perry. He gets to be a part of the inner sanctum, where sports...
Athletes urged to think twice about the unknown dangers of sport supplements
News
Do you know what ingredients are in your sports supplements? What is polydextrose and sodium selenite? Is inulin actually good for you? Is maltodextrin going to help you lose weight? While these ingredients can play an important role to improve performance, there are question marks around the risk they pose. Health experts are calling for more education about the dangers...
There’s no business like snow business – an AFL game that will go down in history
Sport
Having put myself through hundreds of tweets about Friday night’s AFL game between the Giants and the Hawks at Manuka Oval, I am convinced more than ever that the cold weather gives Canberra a point of difference. Sure, there was a certain amount of discord from some watching from afar questioning why the AFL would schedule night games in Canberra...
Avalanche in Snowy Mountains serves as timely reminder
News
A man trapped in an avalanche in the Snowy Mountains has had a lucky escape, an experience that is being used by emergency services as a warning to others. Police report that shortly after 12 pm yesterday (August 13) a snowboarder contacted Triple 0 (000) after her husband was buried as a result of an avalanche. The pair were snowboarding outside...
World surfing champ Mick Fanning on hand for Bawley Point rescue
News
A global surfing icon has put a smile on a teenage grommet's face during a surf rescue at Bawley Point, north of Batemans Bay, on the New South Wales South Coast. Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning was sharing the break off Meroo Head with 15-year-old bodyboarder Declan Lewis when trouble came at around 10 am on 4 August. NSW...
Community projects lobby for votes in government grant ballot
News
Community organisations across the Monaro, Bega, and Goulburn electorates are out touting for votes in the closing days and hours of the NSW Government's 'My Community Project' ballot process. Voting closes this Thursday (August 15) with residents in each electorate asked to decide which of the nominated projects should be funded as part of the program. Voting opened a month...
Jarrod Croker will go down in history as one of the Raiders greats
Sport
Such is his popularity, it would be no surprise to see a generation of young rugby league players in Canberra running around in the future donning Jarrod Croker-style white headgear. This could be partly due to the fact that he gives his headgear away to fans after each game, but more so as a reflection of his positive influence within...
Will Canberra’s hope for an A-League team play out at GIO Stadium this year?
Sport
A Football Federation fan forum in Canberra earlier this year moved to assure the local football community that the ACT would be one of the next to be considered for an A-League Licence. The assurance followed disappointment that Canberra had once again been overlooked in favour of a third team in both Sydney and Melbourne. The FFA though gave cause...
Alone with my thoughts: One man’s solo expedition causing a ripple effect
Health & Wellbeing
Spending three months alone on a river with the only companion being your thoughts and the ripple of the water would be intimidating and daunting for most, but this is the battlefield where Canberra's Marc Nieuwenhuys chooses to fight his greatest enemy. Departing on 24 August, Nieuwenhuys will kayak unassisted and with no support crew along Australia’s longest river - the...
Canberra’s Nick Delatovic: The most left-field contender for a place on the Olympic wrestling team
Sport
Nick Delatovic says he has learned to try for absurd long shots. None, it would appear, as being longer than to represent Australia in wrestling at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. What makes this story unique is the fact that Nick only took up the sport when he was 23 years old, an age when most people in wrestling are...
NRL must stamp out inconsistent rulings or risk losing fans
Sport
Switch on social media anytime during a televised sporting contest and the emotions are often overwhelming to the extreme, ranging from elation to despair. Seconds after a fixture is finished the Twittersphere erupts and in the wake of a loss there are calls for a coach to be axed or drastic changes to be made. More often than not we...
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