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Jess Fox a fitting victor in Olympics arena she has dominated for so long

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In London it was silver. In Rio it was bronze. In Tokyo it was bronze. For so long, Olympic gold has eluded Australia’s slalom queen Jess Fox. But after waiting four years between London 2012 とリオ 2016, and five ye...

Prevail again and Ariarne Titmus can lay claim to Katie Ledecky’s crown

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Ariarne Titmus won her first international swimming medal when she was 16, at the 2017 swimming world championships in Hungary. Her coach, newly famous Dean Boxall, remembers it well. “When she went up, she’d never go...

Round one to Ariarne Titmus but duel in the pool with Katie Ledecky continues

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After losing to Australia’s Ariarne Titmus in the women’s 400m freestyle, American Katie Ledecky departed the press conference tent at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre with a message: “See you in a few hours.” The five-time ...

Swimmer sacrifices Olympics dream in stand against Myanmar’s junta

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There are almost 1,000 athletes here for the swimming competition, which began on Saturday. Win Htet Oo is not among them. Having qualified for the 50m freestyle, Oo was ready to make his Olympic debut as Myanmar’s lo...

Patty Mills flew three flags in Tokyo: one in his hand and two in his heart

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Seven years ago, Patty Mills told an American journalist that he flies three flags – for Australia, for the Aboriginal people, and for the Torres Strait Islanders. 当時の, he was only was speaking metaphorically....

Australian swimmers eager to entertain on the eve of Olympics duel with US

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When Australia’s head swim coach Rohan Taylor holds court, his subtle American lilt becomes more pronounced. “You can tell I have an American accent,” he is quick to confirm. “I was born in Australia, but I did grow u...

Stark silence on Tokyo’s dead streets mirror Olympics only just tolerated

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On arrival at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, passengers are greeted with a sign addressed to those “concerned with the Olympics”. It was a clumsy translation – “associated with” might have been more accurate – but it is all...

Australia has prosecuted a brave individual. People who speak up keep getting arrested

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Sitting in the Magistrates Court in Canberra this week, I felt like I was watching a scene from Franz Kafka’s The Trial – the famous novel in which a man is arrested and prosecuted by a mysterious authority for an unk...

Australia’s swimmers on the pace in bid to knock US off Olympic perch

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先週末, American swimmer Lilly King made a defiant statement with the Tokyo Olympics just a month away. “I think the [United States] 女性, if we have the meet we can have, can win every single individual gold,”...

‘It’s the journey, not the destination’: cycling writer rolls out on 4,900km odyssey

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Sitting in a pub in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Rupert Guinness is searching his mind for a Mike Tyson quote. “I think it’s ‘everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth’,」と彼は言います. “But in my case it should ...

Tokyo ramps up for Olympics but winners will be scarce if Games go ahead

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Perhaps the Tokyo 2021 Olympics will provide the answer to an age-old question: what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the globe, and the Interna...

Tracks magazine: 50-year-old ‘surfersbiblereturns to its roots under new ownership

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The cover of the first edition of Tracks, which would become an iconic Australian surfing magazine, contained a curious subheading. “It was the description of a track, from the Concise Oxford Dictionary,” recalls co-f...