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THE NAKED CITY – THIS SPORTING POLITIK

Politics and sport have always combined to produce some particularly ugly moments such as the 1936 Berlin Olympics, hijacked by the Nazis as a hideous propaganda exercise. In Australia the 1971 South African Springbok tour was met with numerous anti-apartheid protests but a decade later in New Zealand a similar tour led almost to a […]

The Inner West rowers taking on Tokyo 2020

By DANIEL LO SURDO With a much-anticipated Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games set to begin in the coming months, five Inner West based rowers are set to make their mark on the global stage. To commemorate the occasion, the Independent has profiled all five rowers that will represent both the Inner West and Australia […]

THE NAKED CITY – BREAKDANCING IN BRISVEGAS

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics aside, many would argue that the so called Olympic movement has suffered substantial reputational damage in recent years. The Games have always been politicised with Hitler setting the gold standard back in 1936 in Berlin. However widespread doping, which has plagued the Olympics since WWII, plus the domination of […]

THE NAKED CITY: THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – SYDNEY 2000

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics and we have all been encouraged to reflect on this historic event with pride and admiration – not only for the sporting achievements but for the way our city welcomed thousands of visitors from overseas. There are lots of feel good stories like the success of athlete […]