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7 August 2018 2:04 AM The Canberra triathlete who couldn't swim

The swimming part of the triathlon journey would only start in 2011, where she took a leap of faith. "A friend had sent me a flyer for her club’s novice program that was about to start and I thought, 'Yeah, why not? I’ll give it a go, I’ve got no good reason not to do it,' despite the fact that I couldn’t swim," Gurnhill said. "I just wanted to build 26

27 July 2018 6:28 AM 'Gobsmacked' Carrie Graf urges sports to shatter gender bias

But almost a decade on there remains a major gulf when it comes to female coaches in the high performance space, and Graf says it is vital to break down gender biases and capitalise on the women's sporting movement. "There is still a lot of the people that are making decisions on coaching positions are, I’m going to say, old white men," Graf said. "I’m oldish 25

19 July 2018 8:12 AM Former rugby internationals square off in defence v police match

Former internationals and Super Rugby players will go head to head when the Australian Defence Force meet the Australian Police Force on Friday. New South Wales Waratahs and Queensland Reds-capped lock Cameron Treloar will spearhead the defence alongside former Canadian and Australian Barbarians player James Smith. Gold Creek primary students at a clinic 19

24 June 2018 8:18 AM Drug gang caught offside by Argentina police in smuggling operation

Slavisa Kokeza might well find himself with a job coaching an NRL team after the kind of spray that would make Des Hasler proud. The head of the Serbian Football Association believes his side was on the wrong end of a 'brutal robbery' by officials after the loss to Switzerland. Not only that, it was FIFA behind it all, with Kokeza suggesting that the governing 21

19 June 2018 8:06 AM Australian Defence Force and police women's rugby teams clash

"Every single girl here is so proud to be a part of this team and we just want to go out there and give it our best. "We definitely want to put one over the Defence because we are the cops and we think we are tougher. I'm sure they think they’re tougher but we will see who wins on the match." Both players agreed it was important to develop pathways for women 14

25 May 2018 11:31 AM Nastase surprise: Tennis great arrested twice in one day

Bucharest: Romanian police in Bucharest have arrested tennis legend Ilie Nastase twice in the same day, first on suspicion of driving while drunk and refusing to take a breathalyzer test, and then for riding a scooter without a licence. Police initially stopped the 71-year-old Nastase early Friday while he was driving his car and said he was visibly 32

18 May 2018 8:41 AM Biathlon scandal dwarfs Australian sport’s tales of wrongdoing

I was in Lausanne last week for a meeting. While I was there, I got to thinking about how big the world is and how small a place Australia occupies in it. And how little Australia sometimes knows about what’s going on everywhere else. This sprung to mind this week, upon digesting the umpteenth report analysing the likely, improbable and obscure consequences 25

22 April 2018 5:57 AM Jack Johnson, boxer jailed under Jim Crow, is being considered by Trump for pardon

World heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries refused to fight him and instead retired. But in 1908, Johnson gained the championship belt in front of 20,000 at Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Johnson had been pursuing incumbent Tommy Burns around the world as the latter took on the world's challengers, with a fight eventually agreed to after Australian promoter Hugh D McIntosh 48

23 March 2018 8:23 AM Adelaide Crows coach Bec Goddard wants AFLW fines to avoid Katie Brennan repeat

Goddard hoped the AFL would introduce fines for minor offences next season. She said the Crows had written to the AFL about the possibility after Chelsea Randall was reprimanded for striking this season. "The AFL's tried to do the right thing and set up a system that's commensurate with what the girls get paid, but it does have an impact and the penalty 42

20 February 2018 10:12 PM Aquanita staffs' text messages could spark Victoria Police investigation

The publication of text messages relating to the Aquanita inquiry, which show that horses were being treated with illegal substances in the 24 hours leading up to their races and being "topped up" on the day, leaves the door open for a Victoria Police investigation. The text messages, reportedly discovered by integrity investigators and published by News Corp, reveal 50