Colin Oliver death: Tasmanian athlete’s tragic loss felt hard in running, nursing communities

Colin Oliver death: Tasmanian athlete’s tragic loss felt hard in running, nursing communities

Updated May 16, 2018 18:14:02 Photo: Colin Oliver, pictured with Amanda Noye, died in the hospital he had worked in as a nurse. (Supplied: Amanda Noye) The heartbroken partner of champion Tasmanian athlete Colin Oliver has said she wished she could have “met him sooner and loved him longer,” as …

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes still on the run as visas expire

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes still on the run as visas expire

Updated May 16, 2018 10:47:04 Photo: Athletes from five African nations disappeared during last month’s Commonwealth Games. (ABC News) Related Story: Missing Games athletes contact Sydney refugee service There are “significantly more” than 19 athletes and officials missing since the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, a refugee legal advocacy group says. …

Commonwealth Games athletes to seek asylum after going missing | Australia news

Athletes who absconded from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are expected to seek asylum when their visas expire on Tuesday night. A Sydney-based refugee group has already provided assistance to a “significant number” of the athletes, among whom are eight from Cameroon, two from Uganda and one from Rwanda. The …

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes’ visas set to expire at midnight

Missing Commonwealth Games athletes’ visas set to expire at midnight

Updated May 15, 2018 05:49:37 Photo: The absent Cameroon athletes have not been officially reported as missing. (ABC News) Eleven athletes from three African nations who disappeared during last month’s Commonwealth Games have until midnight tonight to apply for protection visas or risk mandatory detention and deportation for overstaying their …

Children have muscles that perform like those of endurance athletes, study finds – Health

Children have muscles that perform like those of endurance athletes, study finds – Health

Ever wondered why kids can run around all day and never seem to get tired? A new study suggests it’s because their muscles resist fatigue in a similar way to those of elite endurance athletes. The study, published yesterday in Frontiers in Physiology, asked young boys, untrained men and endurance …

‘The proudest moment of my life’: athletes excel at the Special Olympics

‘The proudest moment of my life’: athletes excel at the Special Olympics

Posted April 17, 2018 20:03:18 It takes hard work and determination for people with intellectual disabilities to compete and excel in an able-bodied world. But athletes from across Australia are proving they have what it takes as they compete at the Special Olympics’ National Games in Adelaide. South Australian swimmer …

Commonwealth Games: ‘MKR ratings trumped athletes’ in Seven’s closing ceremony coverage

Commonwealth Games: ‘MKR ratings trumped athletes’ in Seven’s closing ceremony coverage

Updated April 17, 2018 16:38:12 Photo: Athletes are seen before the start of the closing ceremony. (AAP: Dan Peled) Related Story: Organisers should ‘hang their head in shame’ after athletes snubbed at closing ceremony Related Story: Seven was briefed on closing ceremony Channel Seven aired My Kitchen Rules rather than …

Cameroon team chief says he’s heard nothing from missing athletes

Cameroon team chief says he’s heard nothing from missing athletes

Updated April 17, 2018 05:55:09 Photo: The absent Cameroon athletes have not been officially reported as missing. (ABC News) Cameroon’s Chef de Mission is due to fly out of the Gold Coast this morning having heard nothing from his eight missing Commonwealth Games athletes, saying he is exhausted from the …

Seven rejects claim it knew athletes wouldn’t be part of closing ceremony | Sport

Seven’s Commonwealth Games host Johanna Griggs has rebutted claims made in an ABC news story that the network was well aware athletes would not be a major part of the closing ceremony but pretended to be shocked. “Channel Seven was aware athletes would be largely snubbed from the Commonwealth Games …

Commonwealth Games: Two Indian athletes suspended after syringe found in room

Commonwealth Games: Two Indian athletes suspended after syringe found in room

Updated April 13, 2018 12:05:13 Photo: The syringes were found in rooms in the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village. (ABC News: Tom Forbes) Two Indian competitors have been kicked out of the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village for breaching a “no-needle” policy. Games officials said race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi and triple …