Nine hot tips for the 2018 Games

Nine things you need to know about the Games, including what to see for free, accommodation still available, and your guide to Festival 18.


Meet the Refugee Olympic Athletes

Many athletes face challenges in order to reach the Olympic Games, but none more so than the first-ever Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA).


Has the Olympics lost its shine?

It used to be the epitome of sporting excellence but could the decision to hold the Olympics in Rio be the undoing of the Games or will it be the latest doping scandal that hits hardest?


And our Olympic flag bearer is …

It’s now just less than a month until the 5 August opening ceremony of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio and Aussie cyclist, Anna Meares, was this morning announced as flag bearer.


Win a Bowls: Biased + Uncensored book

Ever fancied taking up bowls? Then do we have a Friday Freebie for you, with the chance to win a copy of Bowls: Biased + Uncensored, by bowls aficionado, Ian Schuback.


Michelle’s win for women

When Prince of Penzance crossed the finish line at Flemington Racecourse, jockey Michelle Payne became the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup.


Cricket’s oldest rivalry renewed

Prince Charles visited the Australian cricket team ahead of The Ashes series beginning today.


Lleyton farewells Wimbledon

Lleyton Hewitt walked off the Wimbledon courts for the final time as a singles player yesterday, with a gutsy performance typical of the Australian tennis legend.


Vale Ron Clarke

Australian running legend, former world record holder and Olympic medallist, Ron Clarke passed away yesterday at age 78.


Captain Clarke retires on a high

Australian cricket team captain Michael Clarke has retired on a winning note, as the Aussies smashed New Zealand in the World Cup Cricket Final last night at the MCG.


Mark Webber survives crash

Australian racing driver Mark Webber has seemingly had a lucky escape, after crashing his car during a race in Sao Paulo. Webber has been checked out for injuries but appears to have escaped unscathed.

Catch the Commonwealth Games

The XX Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow today with the opening ceremony.

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