Golden girls the winning formula for Australian rugby

JESS BEER One year on since their Gold Medal performance in Rio, our women’s Rugby Sevens squad has competing Australian codes fearing for their talent pools. From touch football, rugby league, basketball and track and field, our ‘golden … [Read more...]

Injury won’t deter local Griffith heptathlete from chasing dreams

CAILLIN PALMERO   Griffith University’s rising star heptathlete, Casidhe Simmons has her sights set on competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and won't let injury stop her. Injury is no new experience for Casidhe, who recently resumed … [Read more...]

Brisbane welcomes home our Olympians

SHARN KENNEDY Queen Street mall was packed today as Aussie Olympians were greeted with supporters to welcome the athletes home. Having competed in the Rio Olympics, and now back on home ground, our athletes were more then enthusiastic to mingle … [Read more...]

Athletic heroes turn to drugs

JESS ROBERTSON Recent reports of Olympic athletes testing positive to performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) poses the question of whether PEDs have become part of aspiring athletes everyday lives. The Court of Arbitration for sport reported … [Read more...]

Australians Olympians banned from Copacabana Beach

AARON COOPER & DAVID SIMON Australian Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller has banned Australian athletes from popular Rio beaches Copacabana and Ipanema after dark following reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed at … [Read more...]

Aussie girls win inaugural Sevens gold

    Australia have won the first ever Rugby Sevens Olympic Gold Medal following a 24-17 win over New Zealand in Rio. The Australians entered the contest as strong favourites following comprehensive group stage victories and a … [Read more...]

Aussies favorites to take out 4x100m mens freestyle relay

DAVID SIMON The Australian men's 4x100m relay team qualified third fastest for the final at Rio this morning. The Aussies will start from lane three, with the Russians and the USA occupying lanes four and five respectively. The final will be … [Read more...]

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Rio breaks Olympic condom record

ANNA J. JAMES Already, a Rio Olympic record has been broken: 450,000 condoms for 17 days. According to Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, athletes competing in Rio have access to 42 condoms each, as the International Olympic Committee … [Read more...]

U18 Australian sprinter brings home the gold

JONATHAN NAJARRO 17-year-old Brisbane athlete Trae Williams has brought home the bronze and gold following the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics in the men’s 100m and the mixed 8 x 100m relay. In the men’s 100m final Williams pushed off to a … [Read more...]