Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sydney 2000: Where Humanity Shits Gold

The International Olympic Committee’s slogan at the time of the Sydney Olympics was ‘Celebrate Humanity’. Australia celebrated humanity so well during that fortnight that in his glowing column on the Games, Sports Illustrated’s Rick Reilly said “Let’s make it official, … Continue reading

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You Be The Jury

Sometimes, an incident becomes news before it’s properly investigated. Today’s editions of The Age and the Geelong Advertiser reported that a woman has claimed that Geelong forward Paul Chapman assaulted her at about 5:00am on Sunday morning in the centre … Continue reading

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All the World’s a Stage

Of all of the modern world’s sportspeople, the one who William Shakespeare would most appreciate is Jennifer Capriati. For The Bard always loved his characters to be mired not in purity, but in ever-changing shades of grey and with the … Continue reading

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The Worst Play in Sports History

Even if you haven’t seen the lists, you know they exist. ESPN counted down the 25 most memorable sporting moments of their first 25 years. The Times, back when their website was free to view, counted down 50 moments of … Continue reading

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