Winter Paralympics: Australian para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst crashes in training, ruled out of Games

Winter Paralympics: Australian para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst crashes in training, ruled out of Games

Updated March 11, 2018 16:19:33 Photo: Australian flagbearer Joany Badenhorst has had her Winter Paralympics cut short after a training accident. (AP: Ng Han Guan) Australian co-captain Joany Badenhorst has suffered a horrible case of deja vu, ruled out at a second consecutive Winter Paralympics after a training crash. The …

Commonwealth Games: ‘Incredibly loud, patronising’ train announcements to be quieter

Commonwealth Games: ‘Incredibly loud, patronising’ train announcements to be quieter

Updated March 23, 2018 17:18:39 Video: One of the ‘loud’ Commonwealth Games announcements being played on trains (ABC News) Related Story: These are the most annoying noises driving people mad Announcements on south-east Queensland trains about travel to the Commonwealth Games next month, described as “loud and patronising” on social …

Winter Paralympics: Melissa Perrine wins Australia’s third medal of Pyeongchang Games

Winter Paralympics: Melissa Perrine wins Australia’s third medal of Pyeongchang Games

Updated March 14, 2018 19:29:58 Photo: Melissa Perrine (L) celebrates with her guide Christian Geiger after winning bronze in Pyeonchang. (Reuters: Paul Hanna) Australian alpine skier Melissa Perrine has won her second medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics with bronze in the women’s giant slalom vision-impaired class. Perrine was third …

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Gold Coast council dumps plan to mine Facebook data from Commonwealth Games visitors using free wi-fi

Posted March 22, 2018 13:01:09 Photo: The free wifi option available on the Gold Coast will no longer require a Facebook login. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella) Related Story: Handing over your Facebook data the price of free wi-fi Related Story: Facebook loses $US35b after massive data breach, tech stocks lead …

Commonwealth Games set to follow a familiar Australia-heavy script on Gold Coast

Commonwealth Games set to follow a familiar Australia-heavy script on Gold Coast

Updated March 15, 2018 10:28:30 Photo: The 2018 Commonwealth Games begin on the Gold Coast in April. (Supplied: 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games) If this were to be the Commonwealth Games’ swansong on the Gold Coast in a few weeks, would we really care? Some see it as an outdated …

Commonwealth Games paratriathlon is next big challenge for Katherine’s Emily Tapp

Commonwealth Games paratriathlon is next big challenge for Katherine’s Emily Tapp

Posted March 17, 2018 08:00:43 Photo: Emily Tapp will compete in the paratriathlon at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Supplied: Triathlon Australia) Emily Tapp was barely 20 when a campdrafting accident left her with a fractured vertebrae and paraplegia. The rehabilitation, she said, was long and difficult but she was lucky …

Commonwealth Games steeplechase runner James Nipperess ready to redeem himself

Commonwealth Games steeplechase runner James Nipperess ready to redeem himself

Posted March 19, 2018 08:00:29 Photo: James Nipperess (white shirt) is a confirmed starter for Australia’s team at the Gold Coast. (Sydney University AC) Related Story: If the Commonwealth Games ended after Gold Coast, would we really care? Related Story: Games hopefuls head for the hills and beat the heat …

Commonwealth Games athletes’ village: 1,170 apartments, 100k condoms and a smoothie bar

Commonwealth Games athletes’ village: 1,170 apartments, 100k condoms and a smoothie bar

Updated March 19, 2018 15:26:06 Video: Take a look inside the athletes village for the Commonwealth Games (ABC News) Thousands of athletes and officials will begin descending on the Gold Coast next week, so what better way to iron out last minute kinks in the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village than …

Gold Coast 2018: Jenna O’Hea to make Opals return at Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018: Jenna O’Hea to make Opals return at Commonwealth Games

Posted March 21, 2018 13:03:47 Photo: Alice Kunek (L) and Jenna O’Hea will team up together for the Opals at the Commonwealth Games. (ABC News: Damian McIver) It was an email that moved Jenna O’Hea to tears. After six years on the outer of the national team, the Victorian basketballer …

Paralympian Kurt Fearnley to pull on green and gold for last time in Commonwealth Games

Paralympian Kurt Fearnley to pull on green and gold for last time in Commonwealth Games

Posted March 21, 2018 10:01:09 Photo: Kurt Fearnely says it’s “amazing” to be representing his country at the Commonwealth Games. (ABC Newcastle: Robert Virtue) Newcastle’s champion wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley has been named co-captain of Australia’s Commonwealth Games athletics team in what will likely be his last appearance in the …