Beer bong footage at Canberra Cavalry shines spotlight on ‘disturbing behaviour’ in sports club

Beer bong footage at Canberra Cavalry shines spotlight on ‘disturbing behaviour’ in sports club

Updated May 08, 2018 06:35:57 Footage of an underage Canberra Cavalry baseball player sculling alcohol through a beer bong has prompted health experts to accuse the club of failing in its duty of care. The video, obtained by the ABC, shows a 17-year-old player being encouraged to drink alcohol through …

From the APY Lands to Alice Springs, hundreds descend on Hermannsburg for sports weekend

From the APY Lands to Alice Springs, hundreds descend on Hermannsburg for sports weekend

By Emily Napangarti Butcher Updated May 06, 2018 16:14:09 Photo: Footy players take to the field as part of the Hermannsburg Sports Weekend (ABC News: Emily Napangarti Butcher) Related Story: Sports fixtures trial brings remote communities together Related Story: Rain hampers Yuendumu Sports Weekend They’ve been dubbed the “black Olympics” …

If sports broadcasts lose so much, why does TV keep bidding up the rights?

If sports broadcasts lose so much, why does TV keep bidding up the rights?

Posted April 15, 2018 07:38:19 Photo: Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins pose with the Ashes trophy at the SCG in Sydney on January 8, 2018. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: Cricket broadcast deal faces regulatory hurdles as ODIs head behind paywall Related Story: Nine signs $300m …

Freediver’s death off Sydney beach raises concerns about increasingly popular sport’s safety

Freediver’s death off Sydney beach raises concerns about increasingly popular sport’s safety

Updated April 12, 2018 18:34:28 Photo: Dmitriy Ross was a certified scuba diving instructor and had become interested in freediving. (Supplied: Della Ross) Related Story: Diver’s body pulled from water in Botany Bay after fatal evening swim Related Story: Tourist deaths prompt new rules for snorkellers on Great Barrier Reef …

NSW combat sports review hears claims of concussion, extreme weight loss and unfair match-ups

NSW combat sports review hears claims of concussion, extreme weight loss and unfair match-ups

Posted April 11, 2018 17:01:12 Shocking claims about concussion, weight loss and a lack of regulation have been heard at a public forum in New South Wales as part of a statewide review of combat sports. Amateur and professional fighters across all codes are under the spotlight amid scrutiny of …

A sports body that embraces politics? Welcome to the Commonwealth Games Federation

A sports body that embraces politics? Welcome to the Commonwealth Games Federation

Posted April 08, 2018 08:56:10 Photo: Rwandan athletes have marked the anniversary of the Tutsi genocide. (Reuters/Jeremy Lee) The Rwandan women’s beach volleyball team, competing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, marked the 24th anniversary of the Tutsi genocide on Saturday by wearing black armbands in their match against New …

Think you know your Commonwealth Games sports? Let’s see if you can win gold in our quiz

Think you know your Commonwealth Games sports? Let’s see if you can win gold in our quiz

Posted April 04, 2018 12:15:14 Do you have what it takes to be an Aussie champion, or will you fall at the first hurdle? Test your knowledge of Commonwealth Games sports with our quiz. We’ll show you two sports at a time. You’ll need to choose the one which will …

Bitcoin sports betting site ‘pretending’ to be Australian to be probed after complaint to ACMA

Bitcoin sports betting site ‘pretending’ to be Australian to be probed after complaint to ACMA

Posted March 07, 2018 16:47:08 Photo: Tasmania’s Andrew Wilkie is leading the charge against the JustBet site. (ABC News: Giulio Saggin) An Australian-registered sports gambling website allowing bets to placed with bitcoin is under investigation after urging from Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie. The JustBet site is registered by the …

NBA: Australian sports scientists are changing the game with new ideas and expertise

NBA: Australian sports scientists are changing the game with new ideas and expertise

Updated March 14, 2018 13:27:52 Photo: Australia’s Ben Simmons (C) is lighting up the NBA, but teams are also turning Down Under for sports science expertise. (AP: Chris Szagola) Australians have had a huge impact on the NBA this season — largely due to the performances of Philadelphia rookie Ben …