Pita Taufatofua: Viral Tongan Olympic sensation sets sights on climate change; eyes third sport

Pita Taufatofua: Viral Tongan Olympic sensation sets sights on climate change; eyes third sport

Posted April 06, 2018 06:19:31 Photo: Pita Taufatofua surprised the world by going topless again in Pyeongchang despite the cold. (AP: Sean Haffey) Tongan Olympic sensation Pita Taufatofua has set his sights on an Olympic-sized challenge — raising awareness about climate change. Key points: Taufatofua says neighbour Australia must “really …

Backstory: ABC broadcasters mentor Indo-Pacific women sport journalists at Commonwealth Games – Radio

Backstory: ABC broadcasters mentor Indo-Pacific women sport journalists at Commonwealth Games – Radio

As Commonwealth athletes compete on the Gold Coast, five women journalists from across the Indo-Pacific are achieving professional success on the sidelines. Samoan journalist Iutita Anitelea reporting from the athletes’ village on the Gold Coast. Samoan journalist Iutita Anitelea reporting from the athletes’ village on the Gold Coast. Sport journalists Iutita Anitelea …

Prince Charles opens Commonwealth Games amid arrest of protesters | Sport

Prince Charles delivered a speech composed by the Queen to the Gold Coast’s Carrara Stadium as he declared the 21st Commonwealth Games open after a ceremony that began with an almighty storm and concluded with a spectacular firework display. Joined by the Duchess of Cornwall in Australia, the prince briefly …

Boxer secures first Gold Coast medal … before Commonwealth Games start | Sport

The Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has secured the first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – nine days before actually stepping in the ring for her first bout. The 19-year-old from Queensland is guaranteed at least a bronze in the women’s 51-kg division after receiving a free pass to …

Commonwealth Games: Australia’s chance to repair sporting reputation | Sport

There are still references to cricket ball-tampering in the Australian newspapers, but they have been overtaken on the front pages by an enthusiastic embrace of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which present a timely opportunity to repair an international sporting reputation coarsened by sandpaper in recent days. Gold Coast is …

Investigation launched into alleged indecent assault at Commonwealth Games | Sport

The Commonwealth Games Federation has said it is aware of reports that an athlete from Mauritius alleged the country’s chef de mission indecently assaulted her since arriving on the Gold Coast. Queensland police are understood to be investigating the report in a Mauritian newspaper that detailed a claim made by …

Illegal feral pig hunters are accused of spreading the pests for sport – ABC Rural

Illegal feral pig hunters are accused of spreading the pests for sport – ABC Rural

They’re big, strong and, if you’ve heard the popular adage, smarter than your dog. Now experts are saying illegal hunters are spreading feral pigs even further for sport. Landcare biosecurity officer Annabelle Garrett, described the non-fussy omnivores, that hunt livestock and native animals, eat crops, down fences and spread serious …

Keith Murdoch: disgraced All Black who ‘went bush’ in Australia dies at 74 | Sport

Keith Murdoch played just three Tests for the All Blacks, but his name was etched in New Zealand rugby folklore after he became a recluse in the Australian outback following a scandal that ended his career. The hulking prop, whose death aged 74 was confirmed by New Zealand Rugby, became …

Ball-tampering scandal points to all that’s ugly in Australian sport

Ball-tampering scandal points to all that’s ugly in Australian sport

Posted April 01, 2018 04:32:45 Photo: Australians have lost sight of the very meaning of what sport is all about. (AP: Themba Hadebe) Related Story: ‘It’s inexcusable’: Warner apologises for role in ball-tampering scandal Related Story: Ghost of Cricket Future reveals Barmy Army’s favourite new way to sledge Australia What …