Jump to content


Members L2
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Tokyo Paralympics updates: Australia wins six gold medals in phenomenal opening day — as it happened Australia is on top of the medal tally with gold medals in cycling and swimming on day one. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-25/tokyo-paralympics-live-updates-day-one-swimming/100404874 WOW the Aussies are so so good, but that's to be expected the way people with disabilities are treated here is awesome.
  2. Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was given a rousing welcome as he arrived home in India after winning the men's javelin event in Tokyo and securing the country's first-ever athletics gold. In a cricket-mad country, Chopra's Olympic win was seen as a triumph for the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people, catapulting the 23-year-old to stardom. Hundreds of people gathered at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport to greet Chopra, who gave the V-for-victory sign as he looked over the crowd. Chopra won the country's first ever athletics gold. (Ge
  3. Tokyo Olympics 2021: Marathon king Eliud Kipchoge rated the greatest athlete ever After winning the men's Olympic marathon at Tokyo 2020, Eliud Kipchoge disarmingly remarked that he'd "wanted to test my fitness" and gauge how he was "feeling". With around 12km of the race remaining, Kipchoge pulled clear of the lead pack to cross the line in a time of two hours, eight minutes and 38 seconds -- more than a minute clear of the Netherlands' Abdi Nageeye in second and Belgium's Bashir Abdi in third. By winning Sunday's race the 36-year-old Kenyan became th
  4. It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ended with a typhoon blowing through and, still, a virus. In between: just about everything. The Tokyo Olympics, christened with "2020" but held in mid-2021 after being interrupted for a year by the coronavirus, glided to their conclusion in a COVID-emptied stadium Sunday night as an often surreal mixed bag for Japan and for the world. A rollicking closing ceremony with the theme "Worlds We Share" — an optimistic but ironic notion at this human moment — featured everything from stunt bikes to intricate light shows as it tri
  5. Neeraj Chopra held a corner of the India flag in each hand and raised it over his head. A half-hour later, the tri-colour was flying at the top of the mast at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium and Chopra was standing atop the medal podium, feeling on top of the world. A first gold medal in Olympic track and field for a nation of 1.3 billion, its first in any sports since a shooting title in 2008, had to be cause for celebration. Chopra won the javelin title at the Tokyo Games with a personal-best throw of 87.58 metres on Saturday night, securing the title with a throw to spa
  6. Why scrapping gold medal predictions worked wonders for Australia in Tokyo The decision to scrap Australia’s public gold medal projections has been a factor in the country’s stunning Tokyo Olympic Games performance, according to the boss of the Australian Institute of Sport. As the delayed Olympics come to a close on Sunday, the man responsible for allocating public funds to Australia’s national sporting organisations has backed the Australian Olympic Committee’s decision to abolish medal targets after underperforming in Rio. Australia won eight gold and 2
  7. How good is Australia? 42 medals, 17 gold medals in total so far, and still number 4 in the world, nothing to do with being a "rich" country, It has everything to do with quality of living, education, nutrition etc. Australia does not even give its athletic much for winning gold, this is also because of Australia's competitive nature in everything they do.
  8. How much do Australian sportswomen get paid? It’s impossible to give exact amounts of salaries for female athletes, different sports have different pay arrangements. Some athletes may have personal sponsorships or endorsements on top of these figures. Women in sport tend to be paid more at the international level than the club level, which is different to how men in sport are paid. So, this means all wages are approximate. If you have any updated payment details for women in sport in Australia, please leave a comment below. Minimum wages
  9. Wow, didn't know that, does this debunk the rich nations give more money to their Olympics athletes?
  10. Not sure I am sure they do, but probably below Australia or just above Australia.
  11. Australia ranks 19th in medal bonuses for athletes at Tokyo Olympics Asian nations offer their gold medal winning athletes the most for Olympic success. US-based news website SwimSwam analysed medal bonuses paid by Olympic committees ahead of the Tokyo Games and found the astounding difference paid to athletes between competing nations at this year's event in Japan. Asian countries are at the top of the list as the most generous, with Singapore awarding the single-highest bonus, SGD$1 million (AUD$1,003,027) for winning an Olympic gold medal. Hong
  12. Indian women's hockey is on the rise, just watched the replay on CH7. What a wonderful win by the Indian women, awesome defense, they were unbreakable in defense. Australia wasted a lot of the dominance they had, but didn't take anything away from the Indian women's hockey team.
  13. Australia Swimmer Emma McKeon Becomes First Female To Win Seven Medals At Single Olympics Australia's Emma McKeon won her seventh medal in Tokyo, a feat no other female swimmer has ever achieved at a single Olympics. Australia swimmer Emma McKeon won her seventh medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Emma McKeon made Olympic history Sunday in helping Australia upset two-time defending champions the United States to soar to the women's 4x100m relay gold medal Sunday. Their team of Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, McKeon, and Cate Campbell touched in a new Ol
  14. 'Phenomenal': Australia makes history with four gold medals in one day at Tokyo Games Remember the date - August 1st 2021 - the day Australia achieved its greatest ever haul of gold medals in a single day at an Olympic Games. Day nine of the Tokyo Games started with Australian swim star Emma McKeon claiming gold in the 50-metre freestyle final, before she earned another gold during the 4x100m medley relay alongside fellow athletes Cate Campbell, Kaylee McKeown and Chelsea Hodges. Later in the day, Australia claimed its third gold, but this time on land when L
  • Create New...