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Melbourne Demons Steven May, far left, and Jack Viney, far right launch the Narrm Football Club along with Indigenous artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward Ben Gibson / Melbourne Football Club

Demons adopt Indigenous name

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Melbourne Football Club has adopted its traditional Indigenous name for two rounds of the AFL season in a move the club hopes will promote education and important conversations

Ivy Kerkemeyes, 9, from Adelaide, won the "mini" division of the Artistic World Roller Skating Cup in Italy, defeating 26 other girls with her score of 44.33 out of 50.

Young Ivy rollerskates to ‘mini’ World Cup win

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The ‘mini’ division of the Artistic Skating World Cup in Italy delivered a major victory for an Adelaide roller girl, who first laced up and skated onto a local rink at the tender age of two

Ariarne Titmus of Australia reacts after setting a new world record in the women's 400 metre freestyle final on day five of the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide on May 22, 2022. (Photo by Brenton Edwards / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

Ariarne sets world record at Aussie swim trials

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Aussie Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus has stunned the global swimming community, breaking the world record in her pet event after Zac Stubblety-Cook breaks the 200m breaststroke barrier

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Moments that made sporting history

Indigenous Sporting Firsts artwork for Kids News
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To celebrate Indigenous Sport Month, Kids News is looking at 50 sporting firsts achieved by Indigenous athletes through history, from Patty Mills to Cathy Freeman and everyone in between

Bulldozer PM crashes into young soccer player

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LIBERAL BUS TOUR  18/5/2022  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends training night at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club following the recent announcement by Gavin Pearce to upgrade ground facilities if re elected. This event is located in the electorate of BRADDON.  
 
ATTENDING:
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister
Mr Gavin Pearce MP, Federal Member for Braddon
Mr Drew Smith, President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Chris McKenna, Vice President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Malcolm Gory, Coach WomenÕs Super League

Picture: Jason Edwards
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Under-8s soccer player Luca Fauvette has become the unexpected star of the federal election campaign after his tangle with the PM on the pitch

Aussie teen’s triumphant Everest trek

17/05/2022 Gabby Kanizay at the summit of Mt Everest.. Gabby is the youngest Australian female to climb both Everest and Lhotse. picture : Facebook
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There were happy tears as Melbourne teenager Gabby Kanizay made it the top of Mt Everest after a six-week trek and became the youngest ever Australian to conquer the world’s highest peak

Traditional Indigenous games build sports skills

London Olympics 2012 - Women's 20km Race Walk in London. Australia's Beki Lee in action.
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Olympian Beki Smith loves learning traditional Indigenous – or Yulunga – games from her eight-year-old son. You can try them too by downloading the special Yulunga games guide in this story

Tassie girl becomes face of AFL team bid

SUN TAS.  Push for a Tasmanian AFL team with Lily Champ 10 of Launceston the star of the advertising campaign.  Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones
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The young star of Tasmania’s campaign for its own AFL team is a ten-year-old girl who dreams of tackling the opposition on her home turf as a future AFLW talent, not moving to the mainland

Barty: I want to inspire kids to chase their dreams

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Indigenous Sport Month ambassador and retired tennis champ Ash Barty reveals her heroes and hopes for the future

eSports in line for Brisbane Olympics debut

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019 Richard Tyler Blevins (on screen), aka Ninja, speaks to the crowd at the start of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals - Round Two  at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York City. - Fortnite rejoiced on October 15, 2019 as a new chapter began, freeing them from staring at a black hole that marked the end of the last one. "Drop into a New World Fortnite Chapter 2 is available now. Share your #FirstDrop!," Fortnite tweeted.On Sunday, an asteroid blew up the Fortnite virtual world, where users must search for weapons and other resources while eliminating other players -- all while trying to stay alive. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
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Competitive video gaming could be included at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games – but there are fears it will come at the cost of some iconic Australian sports

Bol’s belonging boost for youth

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12. 04/08/21.  Athletics Finals and Semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Australias Peter Bol in the Final of the Mens 800m.    Picture: Alex Coppel.
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Peter Bol became Australia’s fastest ever 800m athlete at the Tokyo Games, now the Sudanese-born sensation is racing toward a new goal: supporting troubled youths in juvenile justice centres

Covid kids can’t throw or catch

Pictured at Lilli Pilli Oval in Caringbah is Finn Thearle, Lily Thearle and Hugh Thearle.
They are looking forward to an undisrupted season winter sport that hopefully wont be affected by cover restrictions.
Picture: Richard Dobson
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The last two years of cancelled club sport and PE classes have left a large number of Australian children without sporting skills, as experts call for a rethink so Covid-impacted kids can catch up

Microchipped footies to keep AFL on the ball

MELBOURNE.  04/03/2022.  AFL. AAMI Community SeriesÉ  Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions at Marvel StadiumÉ.  Lachie Neale of the Lions  manages to keep the ball in as he runs around the boundary line chased by Bulldog Robbie McComb    . Photo by Michael Klein
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Footy commentator Eddie McGuire wants microchips inserted into footballs to aid umpiring decisions and keep the AFL in the game

Footy’s best and fairest sealed with a ‘shoey’

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Emily Bates of the Lions poses for a photograph after winning the 2022 AFLW Best and Fairest award during the 2022 AFLW W Awards at Crown Palladium on April 05, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)
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Brisbane Lions star Emily Bates has been crowned the AFLW’s best and fairest player – and her coach has pulled out a classic ‘shoey’ to celebrate

Ibis ‘bin chicken’ to the big time?

Brisbane Ibis
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Worshipped by Ancient Egyptians, the ibis has been down on its luck since arriving in Australia – but all that might change after calls to make the nation’s ‘bin chicken’ an Olympic Games mascot

Aussies win Women’s World Cup

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 03: Australia celebrate winning the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Final match between Australia and England at Hagley Oval on April 03, 2022 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
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Already the undoubted cricket team of the ODI tournament, Australia toppled England in Sunday’s rewrite of the record books, finally hoisting the Women’s World Cup trophy aloft

A farewell Warnie would have loved

Mark Knight cartoon on Shane Warne memorial
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Shane Warne has a smile from ear to ear in Mark Knight’s cartoon on the cricket great’s memorial service at the MCG

Aussie kids get D- for physical activity

Kids at  Emmaus Catholic Primary School in Mt.Clear playing on unconventional play items, hay bales, poles, tyres etc. Year 3/4 get ready for action.
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A new report card has found children and young people are failing to move enough, with just one quarter meeting physical activity guidelines

Buddy Franklin gets his ball back

Lance Franklin back at the SCG where the match ball he kicked his 1000th AFL career goal was returned to him by fan Alex Wheeler. Buddy signed a jumper, boots and ball for him and as well Alex received a five year membership from the Swans and an SCG membership for his gesture of returning the ball. Photo by Phil Hillyard (**NO ON SALES**- ©Phil Hillyard)
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Buddy Franklin’s 1000th goal marked a great moment in AFL history and kicked off some high drama when the Sydney Swans forward’s fabled footy went home with a fan

Female skaters ramp up Olympic ambitions

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Pictured at Monster Skatepark at Homebush in Sydney are young girl skaters Paige Tobin 6, Addison Garner,11 and Lacey Garner, 8.
They are among droves of girls who are getting  involved in skateboarding.
Picture: Richard Dobson
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Girls are hitting skate parks in record numbers, some with an eye on skateboarding all the way to an Olympic Games

The party’s over but it sure was memorable

Mark Knight's cartoon on Ash Barty's shock retirement from tennis.
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The end of the Barty Party has left many of us feeling a bit flat, but the tennis champ knows when the time is right for her to head for the exit, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Ash Barty retires from tennis

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Australian tennis legend Ash Barty has made the stunning decision to retire from tennis at the age of 25, saying she is ‘really, really excited’ about what the future holds

Thank goodness footy’s back!

Mark Knight cartoon on the return of the footy season for 2022
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The start of the AFL season this week is just the distraction we need after a bumpy start to 2022, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Fans unite to make Warnie a knight

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on December 28, 2006, Australian spinner Shane Warne waves to the crowd after playing his last Test Match on his home ground, the MCG, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test played in Melbourne. - Australia cricket great Shane Warne, widely regarded as the greatest leg-spinner of all time, has died aged 52 according to a statement issued by his management company on March 4, 2022. Warne's management said he died in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)
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A constitutional change – plus bringing back knight and dame titles – could be all that’s needed to declare Aussie great Sir Shane

Olympic hero honoured after Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 05:  Cedric Dubler and Ashley Moloney of Team Australia compete in the Men's Decathlon 1500m on day thirteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Cedric Dubler’s memorable sacrifice motivating teammate Ash Moloney to a decathlon Olympic bronze medal has won a sportsmanship award

Warne takes his place beside the great Bradman

Mark Knight cartoon on Shane Warne. For Kids News
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Cartoonist Mark Knight says Shane Warne has taken his place next to Don Bradman in Australian cricket history

Celebrating our female sporting champs

MELBOURNE, JANUARY 29, 2021: Australian Open Tennis 2022. Ashleigh Barty in action against Danielle Collins during the womens singles final on Rod Laver Arena. Picture: Mark Stewart
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Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with a look at eight inspirational Australian female athletes

Tributes flow for cricket great Warnie

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Shane Warne of Australia bows to the crowd at the end of day three of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 4, 2007 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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The MCG’s largest stand is to be renamed after Shane Warne as celebrities, fellow sports stars, politicians and ordinary Australians joined in tributes to the ‘spin king’

Could Daisy Pearce be AFL’s first female coach?

AFLW star Daisy Pearce - for Kids News
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AFLW star Daisy Pearce has what it takes to become the first female to coach a men’s AFL team, according to some greats of the game

Global warming threat to outdoor sport

Courier-Mail real estate, Home, advertising feature - Ausbuild - The Sanctuary at Warner.



Cropped portrait of cheerful little girl playing football with her family in the park on a sunny day. She is having fun while passing the ball. Family, kids and nature concept. Horizontal shot.
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The Australian way of life will have to change unless leaders take greater action now to address climate change

Sportsmanship makes a comeback in cricket

There was a touching act of sportsmanship in the Ireland vs Nepal game.
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Cricket fans around the world have praised a gracious act of sportsmanship that shows the spirit of cricket is alive and well. WATCH THE VIDEO

What it takes to be a netball pro

Olivia Lewis from Melbourne Vixens. Photo: Grant Treeby / NV
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Imagine getting paid to play your favourite sport! That’s life for new Vixens defender Oliva Lewis – but being a professional netballer takes plenty of hard work too

Victoria set to host 2026 Comm Games

Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Day 11. Closing Ceremony at the MCG.
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The Commonwealth Games will have a new look if the state of Victoria is named as host for 2026

Our best Winter Olympics as slider takes silver

YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 12: Jaclyn Narracott of Team Australia slides during the Women's Skeleton heat 4 on day eight of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 12, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
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After a bone-rattling, heart-stopping slide to the finish line, Jaclyn Narracott has won silver in the skeleton, delivering Australia a fourth Winter Olympics medal for the first time in history

Teens hailed for brave surf rescue

Lachlan Larven (L), and Toby Sutton, both 14, who sprang into action to save a drowning woman's life, 300m south of the Broadway Kiosk at Glenelg on Thursday, Jan 20. The pair have been nominated for a Surf bravery award. 29 January 2022. Picture Dean Martin
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A training drill turned into a real-life rescue when these quick thinking teen lifesavers sprung into action to save a struggling swimmer

Langer’s messy exit just not cricket

Mark Knight cartoon on Justin Langer quitting as Australian cricket coach
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An impressive collection of trophies was not enough to save former Australian cricket coach Justin Langer from the chopping block, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Gold medal win for Jakara’s mighty moguls

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 6 : Jakara Anthony of team Australia wins the gold medal during the Olympic Games 2022, Men's Ski Freestyle Moguls on February 6, 2022 in Zhangjiakou China. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Jakara Anthony dominated the women’s moguls from the start and got her fairytale finish, winning a gold medal and capping off a historic day for Australia that started with Tess Coady’s bronze

Aussies fly the flag at Winter Olympics opening

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 04: Flag bearers Brendan Kerry and Laura Peel of Team Australia carry their flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium on February 04, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Joint flag-bearers and three-time Olympians Laura Peel and Brendan Kerry led out the Aussies at a colourful but pared back Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing

How to lunch like an Olympian

Olympian Riley Day shares her tips for a healthy lunch box.
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Olympian Riley Day knows how important a healthy lunch is. Let’s see what she recommends. Plus you can enter Healthy Harold’s search for Australia’s healthiest lunchbox

Meet our top Winter Olympic medal hopefuls

ZHANGJIKAOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 02: Tess Coady of team Australia performs a trick during the Slopestyle training ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Genting Snow Park on February 02, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Australia hasn’t won Winter Olympic gold since 2010, but that could all change thanks to a crop of young stars taking to the snow and ice in Beijing

Jakara hopes new trick is a Winter Olympics winner

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - JANUARY 31: Jakara Anthony of Team Australia skis during the Women's Freestyle Skiing Moguls Training session at the Genting Snow Park on January 31, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Young mogul skier Jakara Anthony plans to use a daring new trick to bring home a medal from the Beijing Winter Olympics

Barty’s the queen of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Ashleigh Barty of Australia poses with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning her Women’s Singles Final match against Danielle Collins of United States during day 13 of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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It’s been 44 long years since an Aussie has won the Australian Open but that all changed with Ash Barty’s gutsy comeback victory. Download your Barty hero poster here

Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year

MELBOURNE.  26/01/2022. Australian Open Tennis.  Day 10. Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott with the Australian of there Year trophy at Melbourne Park this morning.     Photo by Michael Klein
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Tennis champ and Paralympic gold medallist Dylan Alcott is the first person with a disability to win the nation’s top award. He’s well known for his sport but that’s not his only achievement

Sam Kerr takes out pitch invader

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: A pitch invader collides with Sam Kerr of Chelsea during the UEFA Women's Champions League group A match between Chelsea FC and Juventus at Kingsmeadow on December 08, 2021 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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Australian soccer superstar Sam Kerr has been applauded for giving a pitch invader an AFL-style bump in England but not everyone was happy with her actions

Djoker’s toughest opponent in record bid

Mark Knight cartoon for Kids News.
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One man stands between tennis superstar Novak Djokovic and his bid to win a record number of Grand Slams with victory at the Australian Open, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Aussie teen’s world record twist

James Harvey 15 who has the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive cat twists on a trampoline at the Eastside Activity Centre at Rokeby.  Picture: Chris Kidd
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A Tassie teen has set a new trampoline world record for the most ‘cat twists’ in a row. Can you guess how many he landed?

Who is this cricket star?

Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne as a young cricket player. Picture: Cricket Australia
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Do you recognise this young cricketer? He’s all grown up now and a key member of the Australian cricket team. Find out who he is and how he turned his love of the game as a little kid into an impressive career

Girls more active in PE without boys

MELBOURNE, NOVEMBER 11, 2021: Rowers at Melbourne Girls Grammar School, L to R Alexandra Williams, Georgie Gough, Amelia Kogler. Picture: Mark Stewart
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Girls get a bigger workout in single-sex school sports than they do playing on mixed teams with boys

Aussie codes unite against racism

RAMPANT racism at elite and junior sports events has been uncovered in ÒstartlingÓ new research. Western Bulldogs VFL footballer Reuben William is leading the push against racism in sport. Reuben is joined by Jay Knol, 7, Jackson Ramantanis, 8, Hugo Wallert, 7 and Imani, 10. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
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Australia’s biggest sporting codes have called time on racist conduct with new guidelines to hold offenders to account

Call for more inclusive sports terms

A multi-ethnic group of elementary age children are playing a soccer game outside on a sunny day at the park.
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Whether terms like ‘sportsmanship’ and ‘man on’ are discriminatory has sparked gender debate in physical education

Aussies make cricket T20 World Cup history

Australia's Glenn Maxwell (L) and Mitchell Marsh celebrate their win in the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on November 14, 2021. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)
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Few rated the Aussies a chance, but batsmen Mitch Marsh and David Warner had other ideas, leading Australia to its first T20 World Cup title

Tennis legend Dylan Alcott to retire

MELBOURNE. Tennis Announcement. 09/11/2021.  Australian wheelchair tennis player announces that the 2022 Australian Open will be his last and he will retire from the sport     .  Photo by Michael Klein.
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The world's most successful quad tennis player is set to retire, with Golden Slam champion Dylan Alcott confirming next year’s Australian Open will be his last

‘Ridiculous’ bikini rule scrapped in women’s handball

The Norway’s women’s beach handball team.
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A controversial, outdated rule for women’s uniforms in beach handball has finally been changed following a wave of bikini backlash

Cartoon celebrates a Verry Elleegant winner

Mark Knight cartoon for Wednesday
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Cartoonist Mark Knight reckons Verry Elleegant won the race and the fashion stakes at this year’s Melbourne Cup

Cricket star backflips on taking the knee

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 23: Players of South Africa take the knee ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and SA at Sheikh Zayed stadium on October 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
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South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has changed his mind about taking the knee against racism and apologised for walking out on a T20 World Cup match

‘Novax’ will need special passport to play

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday 26th of October Herald Sun Newspaper
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Cartoonist Mark Knight reckons world No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic might need a special vaccine passport to defend his Australian Open title

Patty Mills’ towering praise from Gaze

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)  Patty Mills #8 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center on October 08, 2021 in New York City. The Nets defeated the Bucks 119-115. 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 Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Boomers basketball great Andrew Gaze has predicted NBA star Patty Mills will take the top spot as Australia’s best ever player

Golden girls could finally get Olympic due

digital art for the daily tele
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Australian athletes robbed of Olympic medals during a notorious period of cheating may finally be given their rightful place in sporting history after a 40-year fight for justice

Chloe McCardel breaks English Channel record

TOPSHOT - Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel celebrates following her 10-hour swim across the English Channel for a world record-breaking 44th time, after landing on Wissant Beach, France on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)
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Aussie marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel is the queen of the English Channel after making a record 44th crossing

Panthers pounce on historic NRL premiership

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03:  The Panthers celebrate with the Premiership Trophy after winning the 2021 NRL Grand Final match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium on October 03, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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The Penrith Panthers are celebrating victory over South Sydney in the first NRL Grand Final held in Brisbane, following an AFL decider also played away from its traditional home

The amazing kids setting world records

Guinness World Records 2022 - Zaila Avant-garde - Most bounce juggles in on minute, most bounces in 30 seconds and most basketballs dribbled at once
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From the youngest magazine editor to a basketball and spelling prodigy, the Guinness World Records 2022 edition showcases some of the globe’s most amazing young people

Port Adelaide star wins Brownlow Medal

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Brownlow Medallist Ollie Wines of the Power poses for a photograph following the 2021 Brownlow Medal Count at Optus Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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Port Adelaide star Ollie Wines outlasted Bulldogs champ Marcus Bontempelli to be crowned the 2021 Brownlow medallist, the first time a Port player has taken the honour

Racism pain inspires song about Eddie Betts

NO INTERNET - EMBARGOED UNTIL SATURDAY - Adelaide Crows Eddie Betts wearing this year's Indigenous Jumper. Photo Sarah Reed
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One of Australia’s most respected singers and songwriters has turned AFL legend Eddie Betts’ fight against racism into an emotional song

Perth Grand Final has a blockbuster feel

Mark Knight cartoon for Monday 13th of September 2021 Herald Sun Newspaper .
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The AFL’s biggest game of the year has plenty in common with a movie blockbuster, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Alcott claims historic Golden Slam

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Dylan Alcott of Australia celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Niels Vink of the Netherlands to complete a 'Golden Slam' during their Wheelchair Quad Singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2021 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Wheelchair tennis champ Dylan Alcott has achieved what no other man has – a Golden Slam – after his latest victory in the US on what was a big day for Aussie sports stars

Travelling in style all the way to Perth

Mark Knight cartoon - AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan heads west for the Grand Final in the famous batmobile.
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If the 2021 Grand Final must go to Perth, the AFL boss and cup might as well travel in style in the famous “batmobile” from 1991, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

‘Scooter’ our hero of Tokyo Games

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 31: Grant Patterson of Team Australia celebrates with the silver medal during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 50m Breaststroke - SB2 Final on day 7 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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Australia has fallen in love with Paralympic swimmer Grant ‘Scooter’ Patterson and not just because he was one of 12 Aussies to score medals in one big day in Tokyo

AFL Grand Final is heading west

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: A general view of play during the round one AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Sydney Swans at Optus Stadium on March 25, 2018 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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It’s official, the AFL Grand Final will not be played at the MCG for the second year in a row, this time heading to Perth

Dees win, the sixth reason to leave home

Mark Knight cartoon on Melbourne finishing on top of the ladder during lockdown
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Melbourne footy supporters have had to wait 57 years to see their team finish on top of the ladder. Cartoonist Mark Knight jokes that surely that’s another reason to leave home during lockdown

Cyclists score first of six Aussie golds

(L-R) Australia’s latest Gold Medalists Emily Petricola and Paige Greco. Day 01of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Paralympics Australia / Day1  Tokyo Japan :  Wednesday 25th Aug 2021 © Sport the library / Greg Smith / PA
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Australia’s cyclists started a gold rush on a spectacular first day of Paralympic competition which saw Australia scoop six gold medals and soar to the top of the medal table

Paralympics kick off in blaze of colour

Opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Mauro Ujetto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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A spectacular opening ceremony has marked the start of the Tokyo Paralympics. Now get ready for another medal rush for Australia

Bear attack survivor going for Tokyo gold

Australia's Table Tennis Team new addition Lin Ma practicing prior to the start of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games Paralympics Australia / Day -4 Tokyo Japan :  Friday 20th Aug 2021 © Sport the library / Greg Smith / PA
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Like many Paralympians about to compete in Tokyo, Ma Lin has faced many challenges. But few have a story as unique as this table tennis player who lost an arm in a bear attack as a child

Olympian sells medal to save baby’s life

Silver medallist Poland's Maria Andrejczyk celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony for  the women's javelin throw event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo by Javier SORIANO / AFP)
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Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk has a heart of gold, selling her Tokyo Olympics silver medal to fund lifesaving surgery for a sick baby she has never met

The Big Pineapple’s Brisbane Olympics bid

Sunshine Coast local and Olympic Champion Clint Robinson at the Big Pineapple. Picture Lachie Millard
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Some Olympic mascots have completely missed the mark – but the Big Pineapple’s birthday bid to become the Brisbane 2032 mascot is a green and gold Queensland dream

Kindness shone through competition in Tokyo

Isaiah Jewett L of the United States and Nijel Amos of Botswana fall down during the Men's 800m Semi-Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 1, 2021. (Photo by Jia Yuchen/Xinhua via Getty Images)
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Wow, what a Games! The postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics were certainly worth the wait, with countless golden moments, epic sporting feats and some heartwarming acts of kindness

Skateboarder lands record-equalling gold

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 05: Keegan Palmer of Team Australia competes during the Men's Park Final on day thirteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on August 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Teenager Keegan Palmer has won Australia’s first Olympic skateboarding medal and our 17th gold at the Tokyo Games, equalling our record set in Athens in 2004

Flipping out over new Olympic sports

mark Knight cartoon on Australia winning gold in the BMX at Olympics
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Cartoonist Mark Knight believes new sports like BMX freestyle have fitted right in at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Peter Bol’s inspiring Olympic run

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12. 04/08/21.  Athletics Finals and Semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Australias Peter Bol in the Final of the Mens 800m.    Picture: Alex Coppel.
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He might not have won a medal, but Peter Bol won the admiration of the nation with his daring run in the men’s 800m final in a day of highs and lows for Aussie athletes at the Tokyo Olympics 

Dutch runner was down but not out

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 02: Sifan Hassan of Team Netherlands gets back up after falling over Edinah Jebitok of Team Kenya in round one of the Women's 1500m heats on day ten of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 02, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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A fall in her 1500m heat did not stop Dutch runner Sifan Hassan fighting her way back to victory in a mighty display of Olympic determination

Olympic high jump heroes strike a chord

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)
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Olympic sportsmanship was on full display when two high jumpers decided to share gold rather than have a 'jump-off' to split their tie in the final

Our greatest Olympic day ever

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
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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

Jessica Fox takes gold in historic win

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)
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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

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