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Kieren Perkins says Swimming Australia ‘very concerned’ by Maddie Groves withdrawal over ‘perverts’

Perkins says athlete safety is ‘paramount’ after Australian star swimmer withdraws from Olympic trials citing actions of an unnamed individualSwimming Australia has urged Maddie Groves to provide more information on allegations the athlete made after s…

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Brisbane close to hosting 2032 Olympics after approval of ‘irresistible’ bid

IOC’s executive give unanimous approval to bidMembers to vote on 21 July before final confirmationBrisbane is close to being formally confirmed as the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics next month after its “irresistible” bid was unanimously app…

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Star swimmer Maddie Groves withdraws from Olympics as lesson to ‘misogynistic perverts’

The silver medallist said her decision to pull out of Olympic trials should ‘make them pervs quake in fear’Maddie Groves has pulled out of the Australian Olympic swimming trials just days before the event begins in Adelaide, saying her last-minute with…

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Trbojevic inspires NSW to record 50-6 State of Origin win over Queensland

Trbojevic scores second Origin hat-trick, Mitchell gets twoMaroons went down 20-0 after 29 minutes in TownsvilleThe Tom Trbojevic factor proved greater than any home-ground advantage in Townsville as NSW annihilated Queensland 50-6 in their biggest-eve…

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State of Origin series opener moved to Townsville amid Covid outbreak in Melbourne

Game One moved from MCG due to Victorian lockdownMelbourne will now host games in 2024 and 2026 The 2021 State of Origin opener will be played in Townsville after the Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne forced the match to be moved from the MCG.Queensland C…

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AFL scrambles again as Melbourne lockdown causes chaos for sport

Games in Melbourne to go ahead but without crowdsRichmond’s match against Adelaide moved to Sydney Victoria’s new Covid lockdown restrictions explainedFull list of case alerts and public exposure sites in VictoriaFollow LIVE Covid updates on Thursday a…

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AFL scrambles again as Melbourne lockdown causes chaos for sport

Games in Melbourne to go ahead but without crowdsRichmond’s match against Adelaide moved to Sydney Victoria’s new Covid lockdown restrictions explainedFull list of case alerts and public exposure sites in VictoriaFollow LIVE Covid updates on Thursday a…

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Cricket Australia open to investigating any new ball-tampering information

CA responds to Cameron Bancroft interview with GuardianSandpaper scandal took place in 2018 Test at Cape TownAustralian cricket’s governing body says it is open to investigating any new information about the ball-tampering scandal after comments made b…

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Jack de Belin remains stood down by NRL after hung jury in sexual assault trial

Dragons forward still faces charges over 2018 incidentDecision over possible third trial to be made by 28 MayJack de Belin remains unable to play in the NRL after the league confirmed the St George Illawarra player is still subject to its no-fault stan…

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Jack de Belin remains stood down by NRL after hung jury in sexual assault trial

Dragons forward still faces charges over 2018 incidentDecision over possible third trial to be made by 28 MayJack de Belin remains unable to play in the NRL after the league confirmed the St George Illawarra player is still subject to its no-fault stan…

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Tony Williams loses contract with US club over comments backing former NRL teammate Jarryd Hayne

Williams targeted Hayne’s victim on Instagram, questioning the woman’s truthfulness and the justice systemFormer NRL player Tony Williams has been sacked by a US rugby league team for comments he made in support of his former teammate Jarryd Hayne afte…

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Jarryd Hayne sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for rape of a woman in 2018

Former NRL player to spend at least three years and eight months in jail following conviction in MarchTwo-time NRL player of the year Jarryd Hayne will spend at least three years and eight months in prison for the rape of a woman in 2018. Hayne on Thur…

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Jarryd Hayne sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for rape of a woman in 2018

Former NRL player to spend at least three years and eight months in jail following conviction in MarchTwo-time NRL player of the year Jarryd Hayne will spend at least three years and eight months in prison for the rape of a woman in 2018. Hayne on Thur…

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Stranded Australian cricketers weigh up options as they consider fleeing Covid crisis in India

The Morrison government’s India travel ban has some in the IPL contingent reportedly planning to charter flights to Dubai or MaldivesAs other international cricketers make plans to leave India following the suspension of the IPL, Australian players, co…

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In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within th…

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In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within th…

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‘Petri dish for abuse’: gymnastics faces a reckoning in Australia

A scathing report into child abuse allegations within the sport has cracked open a win-at-all-costs culture where young girls are subject to extreme physical expectationsThe gymnasts sit cross-legged on the mat. Some in activewear crop tops, others in …

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‘So full of life and love, so sad inside’: how Jacinda Barclay’s death could help us understand concussion in sport

When the fearless, open-hearted athlete took her own life in October, the shock was immense. Now her family is determined to find out why Damage found after late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay donates brain for concussion researchTall, whispering gum tree…

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‘So full of life and love, so sad inside’: how Jacinda Barclay’s death could help us understand concussion in sport

When the fearless, open-hearted athlete took her own life in October, the shock was immense. Now her family is determined to find out why Damage found after late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay donates brain for concussion researchTall, whispering gum tree…

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Australian Olympic team to receive fast-track Covid vaccinations ahead of Tokyo Games

Federal government says athletes ‘deserve the opportunity to compete’ while Olympic committee argues they need ‘comfort and certainty’Athletes representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympics and their support staff will be prioritised for vaccination ahea…