Category Archives: Sport-general

Cool graphic. Spot the outlier!

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Dances with wolves

I met Adam Goodes very briefly in a restaurant in Randwick in 2000. He was then not well known but my sports-mad son Oliver noticed him and pestered me to let him request an autograph. I eventually relented and, when … Continue reading

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And now for some good news on racism: raising awareness makes a big difference

Awareness Reduces Racial Bias by Devin G. Pope, Joseph Price, Justin Wolfers  –  #19765 (LS PE) Abstract: Can raising awareness of racial bias subsequently reduce that bias? We address this question by exploiting the widespread media attention highlighting racial bias among professional basketball referees that occurred … Continue reading

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Adam Goodes: Welcome to the Nicky Winmar “here I stand” hall of fame

VIDEO: Goodes gutted by girl’s name-calling In the absence of Jacques intervention, WordPress’s coding interferes with my ability to ’embed’ this video on Troppo but I recommend it. Funny how my team and those around it can be depended on … Continue reading

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Collingwood’s chances (Hint: not good)

Well it’s off to the footy tonight.  Wish me (and outsider Collingwood) luck. Do we have a chance against the mighty Hawks? Not much. Why? Let me count the ways! We seem to have been down on form lately – but … Continue reading

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I’ve always liked badminton – to play and to watch, though I do almost none of either . . . Strange.

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Sport and the cause of a better world

My son came home from last night’s and this morning’s hockey matches with a rainbow coloured band round his wrist with which he was playing on which were printed the words “Fair go, sport!”  This is a pilot campaign launched last … Continue reading

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