It was one of Australia’s last great sporting peaks to climb, and it came from an extremely brave ride where Evans didn’t hit the front until the second last day. But there are many exceptional performances by Australian athletes on the world stage to celebrate from the past decade. Here are 10 of the best. Stream over 50 sports Live & On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS on your TV, computer, mobile or tablet. Just $25/month, no lock-in contract. Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming instantly > 1. CADEL EVANS (CYCLING) He doesn’t boast the body of work of the rest of this list, but his 2011 victory in the Tour de France, where his time trial late in the race took him past his rivals, will always ensure Evans sits very high among the finest of our sporting heroes. He became the oldest to win the overall general classification in the post-war era. Cadel Evans is hugged by his BMC teammates as he crosses the finish line in the final stage of the 2011 … [Read more...] about The 10 best Australian sport stars of the decade
The Schuman Roundabout, site of the European Commission's headquarters, Berlaymont, was turned into a venue of Chinese cultural and sports immersion and celebration on Wednesday. There, a guzheng performance, woodblock printing experience and hanfu traditional clothing were part of a long list of activities and displays at China-EU Sports Day, part of the European Week of Sport. It was jointly hosted by the Chinese Mission to the EU and the European side. Dominique Kowalski, a high school student, and his two classmates, were on their way home after school when they were drawn by the festive mood. Walking into a huge tent, they paused at the stand where a young woman dressed in traditional Chinese costume was playing the guzheng, also known as the Chinese zither. … [Read more...] about Festive event spotlights Chinese culture, sports immersion
Email Posted December 11, 2019 07:54:39 Photo: Ashleigh Barty became the first French Open winner from Australia since Margaret Court in 1973. (AP: Michel Euler) Related Story: Ash Barty is on top of the tennis world, so what now? Related Story: Newcombe Medal winner Ash Barty credits 'unconditional love' for rise to greatness Map: Australia Ashleigh Barty has picked up further gongs in her stellar 2019 season, winning three categories at the Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.The French Open winner took out the Female Athlete of the Year award and Sporting Moment of the Year award.She also took out the supporter-voted ABC Sport Personality of the Year award."We are a sporting nation, we love it and it is in our blood so to receive the votes and the support from the public is amazing," Barty said.The 23 year-old finished the season as world number one and took out the rich WTA Finals in China, the Miami Open and Birmingham Classic along the way, as well as … [Read more...] about Ash Barty wins three AIS Performance Awards including ABC Sports Personality of the Year
The MCG pitch has once again been thrust into the spotlight after a calamitous Saturday session. Western Australia batsmen Shaun Marsh and Marcus Stoinis were left battered and bruised after deliveries rose sharply off the wicket, causing the game to be abandoned after just 39.4 overs. And it has led to calls for the MCG to be stripped of the Boxing Day Test, even though the wicket which will be used later this month wasn’t involved in the dramatic event. So just where is the MCG wicket at? Clark blasts dangerous pitch Cricket: Former Aussie quick Stuart Clark condemns "dangerous" playing surfaces ahead of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG Stream the Australia v New Zealand Domain Test Series Live & Ad-Break Free During Play with KAYO SPORTS. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly> HISTORY OF DROP-IN WICKETS Drop-in wickets were first developed for World Series Cricket in the 1970s, when Kerry Packer’s competition … [Read more...] about It’s the most revered ground in Australia — so why has it all gone horribly gone wrong at the MCG?
New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s birthday wish to former captain MS Dhoni became the most retweeted sports tweet of the year 2019. As per the details shared by Twitter India, Kohli's tweet has been retweeted 45.5K times. On July 7, Kohli took to the microblogging site when India's iconic batsman, Dhoni, turned 38. Kohli wrote "Happy birthday Mahi bhai @msdhoni. Very few people understand the meaning of trust and respect and I'm glad to have had the friendship I have with you for so many years. You've been a big brother to all of us and as I said before, you will always be my captain." Happy birthday mahi bhai @msdhoni. Very few people understand the meaning of trust and respect and I'm glad to have had the friendship I have with you for so many years. You've been a big brother to all of us and as I said before, you will always be my captain pic.twitter.com/Wxsf5fvH2m — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2019 Kohli had also attached a heartfelt picture … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli’s birthday wish to MS Dhoni is the most retweeted sports tweet in India