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China swimming doping scandal ‘stabs athletes in the back’

China swimming doping scandal ‘stabs athletes in the back’

Australian sporting royalty have been left staggered as bombshell new details emerged about China’s alleged doping cover up. It emerged on Saturday that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for a banned drug before the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed. The global doping watchdog left many commentators stunned after the organisation...

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Australia’s fastest woman Torrie Lewis stuns the world in China

Australia’s fastest woman Torrie Lewis stuns the world in China

Australia’s fastest woman Torrie Lewis has made another stunning sprint breakthrough in the run-up to the Olympics by beating the world 100 metres champ and powering to a stunning 200m triumph at the season’s opening Diamond League meeting in China. On a night in Xiamen when Armand Duplantis was setting another world pole vault record...

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Sending Australian team to Paris Olympics will cost $25M+

Sending Australian team to Paris Olympics will cost $25M+

Olympic track and field gold medallists in Paris will win $A75,000 but Senior Correspondent Mike Osborne reveals that prizemoney is a fraction of what Australian Olympic officials earn each year.    The top three executives at the Australian Olympic Committee earned a combined $1.05 million in 2023, more than 4.0 per cent of the $25 million...

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Boxing Australia head coach withdraws from Olympics over ‘disgusting’ sexual misconduct

Boxing Australia head coach withdraws from Olympics over ‘disgusting’ sexual misconduct

In short: Boxing Australia head coach Jamie Pittman has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics after admitting to “disgusting” sexual misconduct. Pittman apologised at the National Sports Tribunal, where he was found to have committed an “alarming” frequency of offences between July 16 and October 26 last year. What’s next? The tribunal has recommended a six-month ban backdated to November...

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Boxing Australia head coach Jamie Pittman admits sexual misconduct

Boxing Australia head coach Jamie Pittman admits sexual misconduct

Boxing Australia’s head coach has admitted to “disgusting” sexual misconduct involving female fighters and has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics. Jamie Pittman has apologised at the National Sports Tribunal, which has delivered damning findings about his behaviour. Pittman, national coach since 2021, has withdrawn from the Olympics in Paris, and the tribunal has recommended a...

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NRL targets record-breaking State of Origin crowd for game two in Melbourne

NRL targets record-breaking State of Origin crowd for game two in Melbourne

The NRL is targeting a sell-out and record-breaking MCG crowd for State of Origin’s first visit to Melbourne in six years, as a first match in New Zealand also looms in the near future. Victoria’s historic stadium hosted the series launch on Tuesday, 50 days out from the first match in Sydney on 5 June....

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State of Origin: When and where is Origin in 2024? | Sporting News Australia

State of Origin: When and where is Origin in 2024? | Sporting News Australia

The Blue are set to usher in a new era in 2024, with Michael Maguire expected to take over as head coach following the end of Brad Fittler’s tenure in charge. Can Madge turn things around and prevent Billy Slater and his Queensland side winning three straight series and heralding another Maroon dynasty? The NRL has...

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