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THE NAKED CITY – WILL THE STADIUMS ROCK AGAIN?

The sight of large crowd numbers at the recent football grand finals in Sydney and Brisbane drew mixed reactions. Admittedly capacity was reduced to around half and COVID protocols observed, however, there was some concern to see so many people gathered together in such close proximity. On the other hand others welcomed it as a […]

Racism not Goodes enough

BY ALEC SMART The allegation that racism was at the heart of the relentless crowd booing that irked Australian Rules’ football player Adam Goodes has reignited, following recent screenings of a documentary film on his career, The Final Quarter. It was further augmented by ABC sports commentator Charlie King, himself of indigenous descent, who singled […]

Smoking Banned at Sporting Venues

Smokers caught lighting up at all outdoor organised sports events in New South Wales may incur a $300 on-the-spot fine, but the law does not require signs warning of the penalty. NSW Sport and Recreation Minister Stuart Ayres said the smoking bans protect everyone from harmful second-hand smoke. “Families and children make up a large […]

THE ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL

Activists, adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers come together in the Adventure Film Festival, a collection of shorts that will inspire, motivate and even terrify. The sporting shorts are breathtaking, such as Sportlife: Water, introducing us to one of the world's free-diving champions, who holds his breath up to seven mins 47 seconds, diving to depths of over […]