Email By Tracey Holmes Posted November 17, 2019 06:17:12 Photo: Australia's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen at the London Olympic Games. (Reuters: Benoit Tessier) Related Story: On-the-attack AOC calls ABC decision not to buy radio rights for Tokyo Olympics 'short-sighted' Related Story: Live streaming changing Australian sports fans' viewing habits Map: Australia The ABC has been a member of the Olympic family for 67 years, but this week has gone into self-imposed exile, electing not to broadcast the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.The announcement shocked the Australian Olympic Committee and led to plenty of calls to local ABC stations around the nation as listeners offered their reaction to the news.The ABC's head of radio, Judith Whelan, said it was purely and simply "a money issue".The ABC says it would cost $1 million to stage its coverage at a time when the organisation is trying to find savings more than 84 times that amount and budgets are already … [Read more...] about Is the Olympic Games still relevant to Australians?
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All the hype the entire GOT fandom has been feeling is soon going to come to an end and while the excitement for the new season is palpable, there is a bit of sorrow because this is it. What began with Ned Stark’s signature line, “winter is coming”, changed to “winter is here” because it is, since the end of Season 7, when one of Daenerys’ dragons was turned into an important part of the Night’s King’s army. The North has been gearing up to ‘stay alive’ and on the other hand, is Cersei Lannister, doing what she does best to keep her position as the Queen of Westeros, plotting and planning her next move against her enemies. Did you know though, that Jon Snow is not really “Snow” or “Sand” and the three-eyed raven figured out that he is the true heir to the Iron Throne? It’s about time we found out - in 2 nights from now. As per the official Instagram handle of Game … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones Season 8: All the GOT merchandise you can own, For The Throne
Twenty-six years have passed since Shane Warne caused that stunned expression on Mike Gatting’s face at Old Trafford on a Saturday afternoon in early English summer. Only the blond Australian could have conjured up a ball like that. The leg-break turned prodigiously to beat Gatting comprehensively before hitting the off stump. With his ‘Ball of the Century’, Warne made the world fall in love with spin bowling all over again. There is indeed something magical, artistic and romantic about spin.Slow menAnindya Dutta’s third book is not about Warne, though. It is about Indian spinners, many of whom had caused considerable headaches to batsmen around the globe, long before the Aussie wizard made an unsuccessful Test debut against India in 1992 at Sydney. Wizards: The Story of Indian Spin Bowling is a comprehensive history of the country’s slow men.It traces, at some length, the fascinating journey of Indian spin over a century. It begins with Palwankar Baloo, … [Read more...] about ‘Wizards – The Story of Indian Spin Bowling’ review: The romantics in the game
Video PlayerClose CHENGDU, China, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Five players scored double-digits as Sichuan Blue Whale beat Guangzhou Loong Lions 104-99 in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league here on Saturday. After a tied first quarter, Sichuan opened fire beyond the arc in the second quarter and extend the advantage to around 20 points midway. But Andrew Nicholson and Zheng Zhun joined hands to engine an 10-0 run during the final phase of the second quarter, helping Guangzhou to cut the deficit to 8 points. From the third quarter, Guangzhou picked up the defense to shut down Courtney Fortson of Sichuan and turned the table 60-61 with a fast-break from Marcus Georges-Hunt. The host team came from behind in the opening minutes of the final quarter to lead 92-89 thanks to two three-pointers from Chen Chen and Li Yuanyu. Although Guangzhou tried hard in the last minutes of the game, Sichuan had a more effective offensive to seal the victory. Hunt earned a game-high 35 points. … [Read more...] about Sichuan edges Guangzhou 104-99 in CBA
Video PlayerClose JINAN, China, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Marshon Brooks had a game-high 33 points, leading the defending champions Guangdong to an overwhelming 113-83 victory over Shandong in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league here on Saturday. Thanks to a solid defense against Lester Hudson from Shandong, the visiting side Guangdong led the game from the start. Brooks and Sonny Weems combined to win a 26-point lead for Guangdong over Shandong after the third period. "Shandong improved a lot in terms of defense and how their young players performed under the guidance of coach Gong Xiaobin," said Guangdong coach Du Feng. Yi Jianlian of Guangdong had 28 points, while Hudson of the hosts got only 13 points. … [Read more...] about Brooks pockets 33 points as Guangdong crush Shandong 123-99 in CBA