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TOPSHOT - Gold medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim (L) of Team Qatar and silver medalist Gianmarco Tamberi of Team Italy celebrate on the track following the Men's High Jump Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Christian Petersen / POOL / AFP)

Olympic high jump heroes strike a chord

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Non-stop Sunday surprises had athletes and fans in a state of shared Olympic bliss – except perhaps for tennis ace Novak Djokovic

Emma McKeon wins Gold during the finals of the Womens 50m Freestyle at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  Pics Adam Head

Our greatest Olympic day ever

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Four gold medals – two in the pool and one each on the BMX track and in sailing – delivered Australia its best day in Olympic history and a new Olympic queen in Emma McKeon

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 29: Gold medalist Jessica Fox of Team Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony following the Women's Canoe Slalom Final on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Jessica Fox takes gold in historic win

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It’s the first time women have been allowed to compete in the women’s C1 canoe slalom at the Olympics and Aussie paddler Jessica Fox has become the event’s very worthy first winner

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The world’s biggest sporting event

Kids News Olympics Education Kit artwork for intro story and education kits home page.
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Celebrate the Tokyo Games with 25 fun activities to help kids learn all about Olympic history, traditions, sports and athletes

Coach Dean Boxall deserves a gold too

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday 27th of July 2021 Herald Sun Newspaper .
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Ariarne Titmus wasn’t the only one to put in a gold medal performance in the 400m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Awesome foursomes start Olympic gold rush

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 04. 28/07/21. Rowing Finals at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan.  Australias Lucy Stephan, Rosemary Popa, Jessica Morrison and Annabelle McIntyre win Gold in the final of the Womens Four.  Picture: Alex Coppel.
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Both the women’s and men’s fours started strong and held on, taking rowing gold in two heart-stopping races – and that was before Ariarne Titmus’ late-run triumph in the pool

Golden girl Kaylee did it for dad

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 27:  Kaylee McKeown of Team Australia celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's 100m Backstroke Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Kaylee McKeown made all of Australia proud with her gold medal backstroke swim, but she had one special person on her mind after her victory

Titmus triumph delivers more Olympic gold

Australia's Ariarne Titmus wins gold in the Women's 400m Freestyle final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Pics Adam Head
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Aussie swim star Ariarne Titmus, who is nick named the Terminator, captured Australia’s second gold medal in an epic win over a US great at the Toyko Olympics

Women’s 4x100m team grabs gold and world record

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: (L-R) Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma Mckeon and Cate Campbell of Team Australia pose after winning the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Golden girls Cate and Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Meg Harris made a spectacular splash in the pool as Australia scored three medals in the pool at the Tokyo Olympics

Australia set for big Olympic gold medal haul

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 24: The silver, gold and bronze medals are displayed after the Tokyo 2020 medal design unveiling ceremony during Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games "One Year To Go" ceremony at Tokyo International Forum on July 24, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
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Australia is tipped to win 16 gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, our most successful Games since Beijing in 2008. Find out where our golds are expected to come from

Brisbane named host of 2032 Olympic Games

Fireworks over Southbank as Brisbane is named for the 2032 Olympics.  Pic Peter Wallis
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It’s official! The Olympics are headed to Australia for a third time, with Brisbane announced as the host of the Games for 2032

Olympics opening ceremony flag honour

Aussie flag bearer Patty Mills
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Basketballer Patty Mills and swimmer Cate Campbell will share the honour of carrying Australia’s flag at the historic opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

New Barbie doll a hit with tennis star

Naomi Osaka shared photos of her new Barbie on social media.
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A new Naomi Osaka Barbie doll has been released ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and the Japanese tennis star hopes kids will love it as much as she does

Barty repeats her idol’s Wimbledon feat

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy after winning her Ladies' Singles Final match against Karolina Pliskova of The Czech Republic  on Day Twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Simon Bruty - Pool/Getty Images)
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Tennis star Ashleigh Barty is celebrating victory at Wimbledon 50 years after her idol and fellow Indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley first achieved the feat

Basketballer Ben Simmons out of Tokyo Olympics

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JUNE 20: Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Atlanta Hawks tries to stela the ball from Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Wells Fargo Center on June 20, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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NBA All Star Ben Simmons has officially pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics but his Aussie Boomers teammates and coach have expressed their full support

From laps in dam to Paralympic dream

Australian Paralympic swimmer Colin Pearse has set up a lap lane in his parent's dam in northern Victoria to train while in COVID-19 lockdown.
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Teen swimmer Col Pearse was training in a dam on his family’s farm last year and has now been tapped for the Tokyo Paralympics team

Flying car races set to take off after Aussie trials

The Alauda Aeronautics Mk3 EXA race-craft, designed in Adelaide, will take part in a race series organised by fellow Adelaide company Airspeeder.  , Picture: Supplied
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A world-first, global “flying car” Grand Prix series is planned after the success of tests in the South Australian outback

Daniher gives the MND beast a shove

Mark Knight cartoon on Big Freeze 7
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Though we are in a pandemic, the annual Big Freeze event reminds Mark Knight that there are other medical battles being fought that also deserve our attention

Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Pelkingese dog "Wasabi" is seen with the trophy after winning Best in Show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show June 13, 2021 at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York. - Spectators are not allowed this year, apart from dog owners and handlers, because of safety protocols due to Covid-19. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)
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Wasabi the Pekingese is one hot hound, beating 2500 other pooches to the top prize: best in show at the world-famous Westminster Kennel Club dog show in the US

Aussie Dylan Alcott wins third French Open

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 07: Dylan Alcott of Australia lifts the winners trophy following victory in their quad wheelchair mens singles final against Sam Schroder of The Netherlands during day nine of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 07, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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For the third year in a row in France, and 13th time in his career, Aussie wheelchair tennis ace Dylan Alcott is a Grand Slam champion

How outback oval became the ‘MCG of the Desert’

Ashley Smith, 11, and Latahnia Anderson, 10, on the newly grassed Santa Teresa Oval in the Northern Territory  on May 3, 2021.  Picture: Emma Murray
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A footy oval has been transformed into a green grassy oasis in a remote Northern Territory town in a project led by the Melbourne Football Club

Ancient Games sparked the Olympic tradition

TOPSHOT - Actress Katerina Lechou performing as the high priestess lights the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera  on April 21, 2016 during the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC.  The Olympic flame was lit today and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil's political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
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PART 1: The modern Olympic Games have been around for 125 years, but you have to look back much further than that to understand how the Olympic tradition began

How modern Games became biggest show on earth

Beijing Olympics 2008. Opening Ceremony at the National Stadium. Gymnast Li Ning lights the Olympic Flame.
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PART 2: What started as one man’s idea to encourage world peace is now the biggest sports event on the planet. Let’s take a look at the history of the modern Olympic Games as we gear up for Tokyo

Friendship, respect and excellence drive the Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Athletes walk during the "Heroes of the Games" segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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PART 3: The founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, believed sport could bring people together and help them excel. These values are still at the core of the Games today

Follow the fascinating trail of the Olympic torch through time

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 25, 2021, Japanese torchbearer Azusa Iwashimizu (L), a member of Japan women's national football team, lights the Olympic torch on day one of the torch relay in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture. - From a historic virus postponement and summer heat fears to unprecedented restrictions on fans, the path to staging the Tokyo Olympics, which begin in nearly one month on July 23, 2021, has been far from smooth. (Photo by KIM KYUNG-HOON / POOL / AFP)
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PART 4: The Olympic flame continues its journey as one of humanity’s most uniting and symbolic sparks in the modern era

Olympic medals go green in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 03: A medal tray that will be used during the victory ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is displayed during an unveiling event for the victory ceremonies' items including podium, music, costume and the medal tray for the Olympic and Paralympic games at the Ariake Arena on the day marking the 50 days to go to the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony on June 3, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Issei Kato - Pool/Getty Images)
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PART 5: The Tokyo Games are the first where the gold, silver and bronze medals are also green, having been made entirely from recycled metals

Meet mascots Miraitowa and Someity

The unveiled statues of Miraitowa (L) and Someity, the officials mascots for the Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics and Paralympics Games, are seen to mark 100 days before the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Tokyo on April 14, 2021. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko / POOL / AFP)
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PART 6: Two stars of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics won’t be going for gold but they do have superpowers! We look at Olympic mascots and emblems

Olympics host nation in profile – hello, Japan!

ESCAPE: TOKYO COVER OPTION  ..  Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. Picture: iStock
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PART 7: One of the most exciting parts of any Olympics is discovering more about the host city and wider country – welcome to Tokyo, Japan!

Australia’s Olympic Games leave their mark

15/09/2000. 2000 Olympic Games. Sydney Olympics. Opening Ceremony. Cathy Freeman lights the Olympic cauldron.
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PART 8: We’ve been lucky enough to host two Olympic Games, with the 1956 Melbourne Games and the 2000 Sydney Games both playing an important role in Olympic history

Celebrating Australia’s Olympic heroes

16 September 2000. Australian swimming champion Ian Thorpe celebrates winning gold in the 400m freestyle on the first day of competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. (AAP Photos/Julian Smith)
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PART 9: Australia has produced many Olympic heroes, from our first Olympian Edwin Flack to five times gold medallist Ian Thorpe

The sports set to light up Tokyo

Rio Olympics 2016. The Swimming finals and semifinals on day 06, at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bronte Campbell [lane 2] and Cate Campbell [lane 4] dive in for the final of the WomenÕs 100m Freestyle. Picture: Alex Coppel
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PART 10: The Tokyo Games will feature 339 events across 33 sports – and a pictogram to go with each one

How the Paralympics became a world sporting spectacular

DO NOT ARCHIVE... 29/08/2012 WIRE: LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29:   Fireworks light up the stadium as a large scale reproduction of Marc Quinn’s celebrated sculpture ‘Alison Lapper Pregnant’ emerges during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics at the Olympic Stadium on August 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Pic. Images Getty
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PART 11: What started as a way for injured World War II veterans to rehabilitate has grown into one of the world’s biggest sporting events. Learn more about the Paralympics

Cool facts about the Winter Olympics

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 04:  Torah Bright of Australia trains during Snowboard Slopestyle practice at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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PART 12: Australia’s Winter Olympics history might not have the same golden glow as our Summer Games’ record, but it has still provided some really cool highs

Auskicker Jaguar is game for big Grand Final role

Jaguar Bogert, 6, was named Auskicker of the Week in round eight and will present a premiership medal to a player from the winning team on Grand Final Day. Picture: AFL Photos
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Imagine presenting a premiership medal to an AFL hero on Grand Final Day. That’s the big job pint sized footy fan Jaguar Bogert has after being named an Auskicker of the Week

Australia’s most influential Indigenous sports stars

Athlete Cathy Freeman wins gold. Cathy at Medal Presentation. PicCraig/Borrow  headshot /sydney olympic games sport olympics athletics olympic2000 sydney2000 25 Sept 2000
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They have thrilled us on the field, track, court and in the pool, but the achievements of these Indigenous athletes go beyond sport

Aussie invention coins reveal national love of chocolate

KIDS NEWS: Australia Post's Great Aussie Coin Hunt. Lucy and Archie, both 7, pictured with a giant M for MILO. Picture: Australia Post/David Swift.
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Some of Australia’s best chocolate creations are being celebrated on new $1 coins – along with other great Aussie inventions

Footy celebrates Indigenous links

Sydney Stack of the Tigers leads the pre match activites during the Round 10 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, May 25, 2019.  (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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The history, culture and achievements of Our First Nations peoples will be in the sporting spotlight this week as the AFL and NRL kick off their Indigenous rounds

Basketball hall of fame honour for Jackson

Australia's Lauren Jackson, left, drives to the basket against Brazil's Adriana Pinto during a women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Lauren Jackson is about to become the first Australian player ever to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, widely regarded as the sport’s biggest honour

Australia’s Olympic Games uniforms unveiled

DAILY TELEGRAPH - Pictured are Olympic Athletes (L-R) Gronya Somerville, Lachlan Tame, Keesja Gofers, Jess Fox, George Ford, Bendere Oboya, Tarni Stepto, Dan Watkins and Safwan Khalil, unveiling the Sportscraft Tokyo Olympic Games Uniforms at Wylies Baths in Coogee today. Picture: Tim Hunter.
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Australia’s Olympic Games uniforms for Tokyo show how clothes carry stories, memories and inspiration for our athletes

NRL hero backs local sports boost

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Luke Keary of the Roosters scores a try during the round 19 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Sydney Cricket Ground on September 19, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Injured Roosters star Luke Keary loved his junior rugby league days and is excited more local sports are sharing the spotlight in a new campaign to boost community competitions

Aussie attempts planking world record

Planking guinness World Record - to raise money for CRPS.
Daniel Scali has just been approved to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's longest abdominal plank. Pictured at Henley Square.
Friday 30 April  2021 Pic Roy VanDerVegt
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Living with chronic pain from childhood has inspired one South Australian man’s world record bid for the longest abdominal plank.

Sherpa Kami summits Everest for record 25th time

In this photograph taken on May 2, 2021, Nepal's mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa (3R) performs a ritual after an interview with AFP at the Everest base camp in the Mount Everest region of Solukhumbu district, as Sherpa on May 7 reached the summit of Mount Everest for the 25th time, breaking his own record for most summits of the highest mountain in the world. (Photo by Prakash MATHEMA / AFP)
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Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita has set a new record for the most Everest ascents, reaching the summit of the world’s highest peak for the 25th time

Hawk’s in the running for best teammate

Hawk Hodkinson, 13, ran 7km to get to his football game with Highett Football Club after his coach forgot to pick him up. Picture: Andrew Henshaw
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Junior footballer Hawk Hodkinson was so determined not to let his team down he ran 7.5km to his match after his coach forgot to pick him up

Game on for girls’ cricket, footy and basketball

Girls Sport. Analysis of some five million community sport participation rates that show girls aged five to 14 were joining sports traditionally dominated by males, such as basketball, AFL and cricket, pre-COVID in greater numbers than ever before. Basketballers L-R Arden 11, Melody 11, Lia Green 11, front L-R Jazmin 12 and Stephanie 11 at Eagle Stadium Werribee. Picture Rebecca Michael
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A study of Australian sporting participation records shows an increase in the number of girls playing club sports traditionally played by boys, but fewer boys aged 5-14 are playing sport

How murderball relit Shae Graham’s Olympic flame

TOKYO, JAPAN - OCTOBER 18: Shae Graham of Australia in action during the match between United States of America and Australia  on day three of the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on October 18, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Moto Yoshimura/Getty Images)
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The first female in Australia’s wheelchair rugby team hopes to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics and fulfil her childhood dream

New Aussie high jump record hits 2m mark

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Nicola McDermott competes in the Women's High Jump Final during the Australian Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on April 18, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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Australian Olympic team member Nicola McDermott has set a new national high jump record, becoming the first Aussie woman to break the two-metre barrier

Aussie 15-year-old breaks halfpipe world record

South Coast 16-year-old Valentino Guseli has set the world record for the highest jump from a half pipe during an event in Switzerland, Picture:  Mathias Wittwer/LAAX
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Snowboarder Valentino Guseli from Narooma, NSW, has jumped 7.3m and broken an 11-year world record for the highest halfpipe jump at the Halfpipe World Cup in Switzerland

Hi-tech mouthguards to help tackle concussion

Footy kids Harper Mai, 8 and Jonah Mai, 10, show off the new mouth guards. Picture: Jake Nowakowski.
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Junior footballers could soon be wearing new hi-tech mouthguards fitted with data chips to monitor head knocks and concussions

Australia’s women’s cricket team triumph again

TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 04: Megan Schutt of Australia (C) is congratulated on bowling out Hayley Jensen of New Zealand during game one of the ODI Series between New Zealand and Australia at Bay Oval on April 04, 2021 in Tauranga, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)
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Our women cricketers have achieved a level of excellence that places them at least alongside famous sporting teams such as the Invincibles. But are they the best of the best?

Aussie athletes dressing for Olympic success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Australian athletes pose during the Australian Olympic Team Tokyo 2020 uniform unveiling at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on March 31, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
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Members of the Australian Olympic Team have revealed the Tokyo 2021 Games uniform. Meanwhile, FIFA has announced nine Australian cities will host Women’s World Cup matches in 2023

Aussie 100m sprinter breaks Olympics drought

Rohan Browning became the second Australian in history to break the 10-second barrier over 100m when he won his race in a blistering time of 9.96 seconds at the Illawarra Track Challenge in NSW on Saturday, January 16, 2020.

Picture: David Tarbotton
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Rohan Browning is set to light up the track in Tokyo after running 10.05 seconds and becoming the first male Australian sprinter to qualify for the 100m at an Olympics in 17 years

Sydney Swans change their song

Swans players sing their team song in the rooms after winning AFL match between the Sydney Swans and St.Kilda Saints at the SCG. Picture. Phil Hillyard
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AFL team the Sydney Swans have announced a more inclusive team song – part of a growing movement that includes the recent change to Australia’s national anthem

Being fed to the Tigers at the home of footy

Mark Knight's cartoon for the return of AFL to the MCG. Picture: Mark Knight
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Cartoonist Mark Knight celebrates the return of AFL to Victoria and the MCG and draws comparisons with the gladiatorial battles of Ancient Rome

Teen baseballer’s big dream coming true

BASEBALL - Tuesday, 9th March, 2012 - Riley Yeatman, 17yrs has signed a contract with US Major League organisation the San Diego Padres. Picture: Sarah Reed
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Riley Yeatman has dreamt of playing in US Major League Baseball. Now the rising star from Adelaide is one step closer to that becoming a reality after signing with the San Diego Padres

Australia’s incredible women of influence

Australian Open tennis. 17/02/2021. Day 10.. Ash Barty vs Karolina Muchova on Rod Laver Arena.  Ash Barty during her 3 set loss    . Pic: Michael Klein
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March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day of celebration when all women are recognised for their achievements. Kids News profiles 10 incredible Australian women of influence

Skater on track for a switch kickflip front board

Chloe Covell skateboarding. Picture: supplied
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Eleven-year-old skater Chloe Covell is learning fast and will this weekend go up against some of the country’s top athletes at the Australian Skateboarding League National Championships

How Lucy’s drawing became big AFL news

Port Player Xavier Duursma and Lucy Burford, who was just seven years old when her guernsey design won a Port Adelaide Football Club competition and was adopted to be its home guernsey Alberton 12 years ago. Adelaide, Tuesday March 2, 2021. (The Advertiser/ Morgan Sette)
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Lucy Burford was just seven when she restyled Port Adelaide’s AFL guernsey. Eleven years later she reflects on her achievement and the inspiration behind the design

Olympics 2032: Dream is on for young and old

Brisbane athletes Will Curran 14, Sophie Burger 15, Ned Curran 14 and Gretta Johnson 14 are all extremely excited about the prospect of the Olympics coming to their home city in 2032. Pics Adam Head
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Brisbane has been named preferred candidate by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2032 Olympic Games, great news for Australian Olympians of the past, present and future

When a wombat on the tennis court is normal

Mark Knight cartoon for Monday 8th February 2021 Herald Sun Newspaper .
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In a world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, we have to expect the unexpected, even when the unexpected comes in the form of Ash Barty’s wooden wombat tennis trophy

Warner girls are great all rounders

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Candice Warner and kids Ivy (6yrs old on right) and Indi (4yrs old) at Kensington Oval this morning playing some cricket. Picture: Sam Ruttyn
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Star batsman David Warner’s girls love cricket — and quite a few other sports too. And their mum, Candice, wouldn’t have it any other way

Hard work ahead to clean up at Collingwood

Mark Knight's cartoon about Collingwood's report on racism.
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Racism is something we should all seek to bring to an end, whether it be in our daily lives, politics or in sport, writes Mark Knight in his column explaining the story behind this cartoon

Steve Smith shares his inside tips on batting and slips catching

Australia's batsman Steve Smith drives a ball from the New Zealand bowling on the second day of their second cricket Test match at the MCG in Melbourne on December 27, 2019. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --
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Aussie cricket champ Steve Smith knows a thing or two about hitting a great cover drive and taking a spectacular catch. Watch his tips in our special How To video series

Breakdancing added to 2024 Paris Olympics

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 9, 2016 Sofiane, or B-boy Soso, from Melting Force dance crew poses in front of the Eiffel Tower on Bir-Hakeim bridge in Paris. - Breakdancing, surfing, climbing and skateboarding : the Olympic Games Organizing Committee (COJO) for Paris-2024 will unveil on February 21, 2019 a list of "guest sports" for the Paris-2024, which still needs to be validated by the International Olympic Committee (CIO), it was announced on February 20. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)
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Breakdancing, skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing have been approved for inclusion at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in a bid to include sports popular among young people

BBL return marks summer of cricket fun

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Mohammad Nabi of the Renegades bats during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder at Marvel Stadium on January 30, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
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Big Bash cricket is back — but it will look a bit different this summer. Check out the new rules and download our fun activity sheets and BBL scoreboard

Fast bowler Brown named WBBL Young Gun

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Darcie Brown of the Strikers celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Jess Jonassen of the Heat during the Women's Big Bash League WBBL match between the Brisbane Heat and the Adelaide Strikers at North Sydney Oval, on November 07, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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Adelaide Strikers’ super-fast bowler Darcie Brown has been named Young Gun of the WBBL as she completes her year 12 exams from inside a Cricket Australia player hub

Cricket star grows all out for charity

NSW cricketers Sean Abbott (L), Moises Henriques (centre) and Daniel Hughes (R) prepare for Movember in 2020. For Kids News. Supplied by Cricket Australia
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They might look a bit funny, but there’s a serious message behind the moustaches sprouting from some of our star sportsmen, including cricketer Moises Henriques

Queensland wins Origin series

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18: Maroons celebrate winning game three of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on November 18, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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Underdog Queensland has scored one of its greatest State of Origin series wins after taking the decider in a 20-14 upset

Indigenous design first for our men’s cricket team

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc shows off the indigenous playing shirt the Australians will wear in the T20 international series against India. For Kids News
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Australia’s indigenous culture will be celebrated when the men’s cricket team takes to the field in the coming T20 series. Discover what the design represents

New push to change Australian anthem lyrics

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: The Wallabies players embrace during the playing of the Australian National Anthem before the 2020 Tri-Nations match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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The NSW Premier has called for a change to the lyrics of the national anthem to better acknowledge Australia’s proud Indigenous history but some say it’s not enough of a change

Horse in a face mask another COVID normal?

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday 3rd of November Herald sun Newspaper .
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This year we combined the race that stops the nation with the virus that stopped the world. Mark Knight explains how he came to do a quick sketch of a Melbourne Cup horse in a face mask

Winners are grinners in Grand Final showdowns

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 24: The Tigers pose for their team photograph during the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at The Gabba on October 24, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
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Richmond and Melbourne Storm were crowned the 2020 AFL and NRL premiers in a historic weekend of Grand Final footy

Looking down on the Grand Final barbie

Mark Knight cartoon - 21 October 2020. For Kids News
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Spare a thought for Victorians and more particularly those poor old Melburnians locked down for so long. At least they have an AFL Grand Final gathering to look forward to … or maybe not

Cricket star’s message to kids: tough times won’t last

Portrait of Australia's Alyssa Healy ahead of the ICC T20 Women's World Cup which starts tomorrow at Spotless Stadium in Sydney. Picture. Phil Hillyard
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She’s a superstar of Australian sport, but things haven’t always gone to plan for cricketer Alyssa Healy. Here’s her advice for bouncing back from difficult times

A day in the hub with our women cricket heroes

Australian all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner trains in the Brisbane hub ahead of the T20 and One Day series with New Zealand, which starts September 26, 2020. For Kids News.
Source: cricket.com.au
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Aussie cricket star Ashleigh Gardner reveals what it’s been like preparing for the return of international competition in the team’s quarantine hub

Aussie boy sets sights on Paralympics

Jarvis Smoker, 12, hopes to represent Australia in snowboarding at the 2026 Winter Paralympics in Italy.  His inspiring story has been told in a video entry in the 2020 Focus on Ability international short film festival, now in its twelfth year. Picture: supplied.
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A genetic condition that affects co-ordination and muscle development is no match for this little boy with a big dream

Aussie Richie Porte claims historic third in Tour

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 20: Podium / Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo - Visma / Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey / Richie Porte of Australia and Team Trek - Segafredo / Celebration / Trophy / during the 107th Tour de France 2020, Stage 21 a 122km stage from Mantes-La-Jolie to Paris Champs-Élysées / #TDF2020 / @LeTour / on September 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Tasmanian cyclist Richie Porte rode the time trial of his life to become only the second Australian ever after 2011 winner Cadel Evans to finish on the podium of the Tour de France

Aussie teen driver wins F3 world champs

SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 11: Oscar Piastri of Australia and Prema Racing (1) drives during practice ahead of the Formula 3 Championship at Mugello Circuit on September 11, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)
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The future of Australian motorsport looks bright after 19-year-old Oscar Piastri claimed the 2020 FIA Formula 3 championship season after a thrilling final race in Italy

The moment Djokovic stared into the void

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday  8th of September 2020 Herald Sun newspaper .
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It is big news for the world’s best tennis player to be disqualified from a Grand Slam, so Mark Knight wanted to draw a cartoon to show Novak’s shock and realisation of what he had done

Here comes the AFL Batmobile, bound for glory

Mark Knight cartoon on AFL Grand Final
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There were so many ways to draw a cartoon on the AFL Grand Final heading to Qld. Mark Knight decided to ignore all the obvious ways and resurrect a special vehicle for one more drive

AFL Grand Final heads to Queensland

Ryden Clarke, 10, from the Jimboomba RedBacks Aussie rules club, Brisbane 1st of September 2020.  Ryden featured in the Queensland governments video trying to win the AFL grand final.  (Image/Josh Woning)
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The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland at Brisbane’s Gabba on October 24, the first time in history it has been played outside Victoria 

The day the flag was missing from the big game

Knight cartoon for 22/8/20 on the aboriginal flag ownership rights during the AFL Indigenous round
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What a thrill to see this year’s big AFL Dreamtime game between the Bombers and the Tigers played in Darwin. But what a shock that the Aboriginal flag — an important symbol — was missing

Female Aussie swimmer tops men’s world record

A handout picture taken on and released in London on August 16, 2020, shows Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel reacting aboard her support boat, off the coast of Calais, northeast France,  after completing her 35th swim across the English Channel. - A Australian marathon swimmer on Sunday became the second woman to break the men's record for number of Channel crossings -- and avoided new UK quarantine rules on French arrivals on her return. Chloe McCardel, from Sydney, completed her 35th swim across the world's busiest shipping lane after emerging on the northern French shoreline in the early hours of Sunday. (Photo by Jason Kelvin / Newgate Comms / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT  " AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT /  Jason Kelvin via Newgate Comms"  -  NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS   -   DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  -  NO ARCHIVE
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Marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel has completed her 35th English Channel crossing — her fourth in 16 days and more than any man — battling fog, darkness, ships and quarantine rules

Whose big AFL grab will we sing about?

Knight cartoon for 10/8/20 on QLD looking to hold the AFL Grand Final
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The AFL Grand Final is one of the major sporting events of the year but everything about the 2020 season is different. Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk could take the mark of the year

The history of the Olympic Games

TOPSHOT - Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou dressed as an ancient Greek high priestess holds the olympic torch during the olympic flame handover ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, on March 19, 2020 in Athens. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / various sources / AFP)
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We should have been cheering on our Olympic heroes in Tokyo right now. But with coronavirus putting the Games on hold for another year, it’s a chance to take a look at where the magnificent sporting tradition started

Uncomfortable uniforms could force girls out of sport

Abbey Tyrrell, 12, Lily Murrihy, 13, and  Bronte Mosley, 13 in their footy and basketball uniforms for a story on whether the cut/design/sizing of uniforms for use at school and comps affects the desire of girls to continue playing sport.  Picture: Alex Coppel.
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Girls are dropping out of sport at high rates as they move from tweens to teens and a new study is looking to see if uniforms are part of the problem

Qld set to be Australia’s sporting capital

AFL fans Matilda Mooney 5, Amelia Shelton 7, Bronte Mooney 7 and Harley Shelton 5 will get plenty of footy to watch with all the Melbourne clubs in Qld as well as having their own clubs the Suns and Lions at home all the time. Pics Adam Head
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All Victorian AFL clubs and Victorian and NSW-based Supercars racing teams will move to Qld in a big win for the Sunshine State, with the location of the 2020 AFL Grand Final to be confirmed

Celebrations as Women’s World Cup heads our way

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Lights are projected on the Sydney Opera House on June 25, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Australia along with New Zealand are predicted to be announced as the hosts of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, announced early on Friday Sydney local time. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)
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Soccer stars and fans are celebrating after Australia and New Zealand were chosen as joint hosts of one of the globe’s biggest sporting events, the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

AFL season 2020 on again after long wait

AFL Round 2. Collingwood v Richmond at the MCG. 11/06/2020.  Taylor Adams of the Magpies tackles Trent Cotchin of the Tigers q4    . Pic: Michael Klein
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Collingwood and Richmond rebooted the 2020 footy season after a two-month break, with a bizarre low-scoring draw to kick off the most long-awaited round 2 in the history of the game

Collingwood fans react to big AFL news

Mark Knight's collingwood fan cartoon
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In this weekly series for Kids News, Mark Knight explains the news and the creative process behind one of his latest cartoons. Mark imagines Pies fans would have been outraged!

Goalkicking yips could be in players’ heads

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs after missing a set shot at goal during the Round 23 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Western Bulldogs at the MCG in Melbourne, Saturday, August 25, 2018. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Have you ever wondered why footballers struggle to convert set shots for goal? Australian sports scientists believe the answer could be all in the mind

Search for solutions to sports’ COVID-19 problems

Eane Whitton from Buffalo Sports and Andrew Fitzgerald, MD of Gospel Whiskey have
made some sports ball suitable sanitiser spray. Picture: Mark Stewart
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As clubs and players prepare to return to training and playing sport, people are working to find solutions to COVID-19-related challenges, including how to legally sanitise a cricket ball

Molly’s on the run for good cause

Molly Bremner is a very small 9yo but loves running 10km every day and also runs marathons. In September she will be running from Melbourne to Canberra for Children's Cancer Institute, with her mum Angela Bremner riding beside her on her bike.  Picture: David Caird
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Pint-sized Molly loves to run — and she’s planning to do it all the way from her Melbourne home to Canberra to raise money for children’s brain cancer.

Australian man’s new toilet paper world record

In this photo provided by Lucas Carberry, Jed Hockin poses in front of recycling cans and a basketball hoop in  Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Records are still being set even with many sports on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. There's a chance to be crowned world’s best in categories such as most soccer touches with a roll of toilet paper in a 30-second span (winner: Jed Hockin with 84) or by simply putting on socks in a timely manner. (Lucas Carberry via AP)
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A young Queensland soccer star has claimed his fourth Guinness World Record, despite most sport being cancelled during coronavirus-related restrictions

NRL restart to attract massive TV audience

APAC Sports Pictures of the Week - 2019, September 16 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Maika Sivo of the Eels scores a try during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Bankwest Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Footy is finally back, with millions of sports-starved viewers around the globe expected to watch the return round of rugby league.

AFL announces next rounds in restarted 2020 season

A general view is seen during an AFL Tigers training session at Punt Road Oval in Melbourne, Monday, May 25, 2020. (AAP Image/Michael Dodge) NO ARCHIVING
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The wait is over for footy fans desperate to know who, when and where their beloved club will play as the league announces the fixture for rounds two to five, including several blockbusters

Dusty models COVID-safe return to AFL season

Mark Knight on Dusty return to AFL
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There’s a small light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel with the AFL’s announcement of a restart to the footy season. Mark Knight imagines how Tigers star Dustin Martin could help

Record price for Michael Jordan’s rookie shoes

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 4, 1997 former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan sticks out his tongue as he goes past Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz during game two of the NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, IL. - Michael Jordan believes the Chicago Bulls 1990s NBA dynasty would have stayed together for at least one more season if team chiefs had backed coach Phil Jackson.  The retired legend made his comments in the last chapter of hit documentary "The Last Dance", saying he would have re-signed a one-year deal had management kept the team together, including Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and Jackson. (Photo by VINCENT LAFORET / AFP)
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Basketball star Michael Jordan’s 35-year-old second-hand shoes that aren’t even a matching pair just sold for $873,000 at auction, but that doesn’t quite make them the most expensive shoes ever

World’s strongest man lifts new record

Hafthor Bjornsson, who played “The Mountain” in The Game of Thrones medieval fantasy series has set a world record by deadlifting 501 kilograms
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A man known as Thor and The Mountain has broken the world deadlift record after successfully lifting an incredible 501kg, making the polar-bear-sized lift look easy

Teenager Prespakis wins AFLW best and fairest

Madison Prespakis of the Blues poses for a photograph after being announced as the 2020 AFLW Best and Fairest winner in Melbourne, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (AAP Image/Supplied by Michael Willson, AFL Photos) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Just one year after being named the Rising Star of the AFLW, Carlton midfielder Madison Prespakis has now taken home the league’s best and fairest award

Protect yourselves, we’re living in strange times

Mark Knight cartoon on the craziness at supermarkets during the coronavirus crisis
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In his weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he drew a cricketer protected by pads and a helmet heading off to buy toilet paper at the supermarket